Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Click on bolded dates to find out more information about upcoming events.

August 2018

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  • Friends of Griffin Bike Park Work Day
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  • Tour De Parks
  • Half Moon Run
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Upcoming Events

The Griffin Bike Park Festival Presented by NIPSCO with Heroes New Hope

Presented by NIPSCO With Heroes New Hope Honoring the memory of Dale Griffin September 7 – 9 Friday, 7:00 p.m. All Ages and Skill Levels $15 All Classes Registration: 5K Trail Run. https://www.truesport.com/index.php/events/truesport_event/817 XC MTB Race. https://www.truesport.com/index.php/events/truesport_event/816 Come Celebrate Friendship Family Freedom and Community at the Griffin Bike Park. Free Rides throughout the weekend, Races on Saturday and Sunday, Cool off with the Lake Jump, open 2 evenings after the races. Live bands on the stage. Kids racing and fun events. Fun for the whole family. Friday kicks off the weekend with Sundance Skills Clinic Beginners Clinic at 5 p.m. Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/griffin–sundance-collide-beginner-skills-clinic Check in and Meet and Greet at 4 p.m. Followed by the Glow in the Dark Trek Ride at 7 p.m. Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/glow-in-the-dark-trek-ride Saturday rolls in with the NIPSCO 5k Trail Run at 7 a.m. Registration: https://www.truesport.com/index.php/events/truesport_event/817 Followed by the Indiana Interscholastic MTB Association State Championship Series races at 11.a.m. Open rides and Lake Jump after the races if there is interest. Sunday is the last but not least day of our festival. 9 a.m. Dual Slalom Series Finals. Register day of race. 12 p.m. XC MTB races begin Registration: https://www.truesport.com/index.php/events/truesport_event/816 3:30 p.m. Kids races. Get your racing fix in with us or just come say... read more

Tour De Parks 2018

This year we begin and end at beautiful Prairie Creek Park. Saturday, August 18 9:00 a.m. Ride Begins All Ages & Skill Levels $20 Preregistration, (includes t shirt) On site registration. Join us for a tour of the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Dept properties. A 53, 35, and 11 mile ride will be available. SAG stops will be on the 30 and 50 routes. Refreshments after the ride. (13 and under require adult... read more

2018 Griffin Bike Park Activity Schedule

    Buffalo Soldiers Winter Ride Recognizing Black History Month Saturday, February 3 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Griffin Bike Park: Main Parking Lot Register Onsite All Ages & Skill Levels Ages 18 and under free! $10 Per Rider Sundance Mountain Bike Skills Clinics and the Trek Women Advocates will be honoring our fallen soldiers by hosting a fundraising winter ride at Griffin Bike Park! Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies after the ride. (13 and under require adult supervision)       Casual Friday Ride Every Friday, (Weather Permitting) 6:00 p.m. ride begins Griffin Bike Park: Main Parking Lot All Ages & Skill Levels Free! All Ages Finish your week with a fun, relaxing ride through our woods at Griffin Bike Park.  Hybrids and mountain bikes are preferable; however, helmets are required. Adult supervision is required for ages 13 and under. Bring a bike light or head lamp to light the trail. Check Griffin Bike Park’s Facebook page every Friday for an updated ride status or call 812-462-3392. (Ages 13 and under require adult supervision)     Save the Date: National Bike to School Day Wednesday, May 9 Details Pending     Hardline Cross Country Races In conjunction with Soldier’s Salute Spring Ride Saturday, May 26 9:00 a.m. Racing Begins Online Registration coming soon All Ages Intermediate to Advanced Riders Recommended $30 per rider w/$5 Timing Chip The Hardline Cross Country Mountain Bike Race will include some of the toughest and rowdiest trails in the Griffin Bike Park trail system. If you are looking for a tougher race than your run of the mill cross country race,... read more

Fowler Park Camping FAQ

Just a little extra info if you are camping with us. Fowler Park Camping FAQ 1. Check and setup by 9:30 p.m. Gatehouse and Gates close and are locked at 10:00 p.m. No entrance or exit after 10 (besides emergency) 2. Stop at Gatehouse before setup. Provide License number and requested info at this time. 3. Set up tent or wheeled camping equipment immediately after check in. This serves to reserve your camp spot. 4. Return your Parking Pass to the gatehouse mailbox when checking out of the campground. Rules to Remember All camping is first come first serve. No reservations. No alcohol is allowed in Vigo County Parks. Cash or in state check is accepted for payment. NO bike riding on Fowler Park Trails. (Hiking Only) NO bike riding in the Pioneer Village. Thank... read more

Griffin Bike Park Festival Sept 1 – 4

Griffin Bike Park Festival Friday – Monday, September 1 – 4 Festival begins 6:00 p.m. Griffin Bike Park: Main Parking Lot Registration Coming Soon! All Ages & Skill levels (13 & under require adult supervision) Free! Come celebrate friendship, family, freedom, and community with the Griffin Bike Park. Free guided and non-guided rides will happen throughout the weekend. Friday will kick off with the spectator friendly Dual Slalom qualifying rounds. Saturday morning will be the finals of the Big Money Dual Slalom race. Saturday will also be the inaugural race of the Indiana Interscholastic MTB League Cross Country races. Then finish the day with a cool off on the Griffin Bike Park Lake Jump and Floating Trail. Sunday will feature a grueling Cross Country race with categories for all skill levels and ages. Children’s activities will be available throughout the weekend. Enjoy live music at the Griffin Bike Park stage. Camping is available at Fowler Park. For more information email Griffin Bike Park Manager, Rich Moore, at... read more

Veterans Day Ride to Remember

Nov 11th – Special “Veterans” Day Ride: Meet: VFW Post 972, 1111 Veteran Sq, Terre Haute, IN 47807 When: November 11th at 11:00 am for Veterans Day Program Ride Time: 12:00 pm immediately after the program Ride Route: Purpose: To Honor and Remember all those who have paid the price for our Freedom. Vigo County Parks & Recreation Department Griffin Bike Park ride… to remember • Start at the VFW and ride from 12th Street to 13th and Wabash • • Lunch provided by Baesler’s Market Ride 13th Street (South) all the way to Oregon Church Road Go right (West) on to Oregon Church Road over to Bono Road • Go right (North) on to Bono Road to Griffin Bike Park There’s lots of things to do once you get to the park. Have family and friends meet you there after the... read more

Moonlight Ride: Fundraiser

Moonlight Ride: Fundraiser Saturday, December 23 6:00 p.m. ride begins Wabashiki Wetlands: Dewey Point Trailhead All Ages & Skill Levels $5 per rider Bike the Wabashiki Trail with our Naturalist and Griffin Bike Park Manager on an adventurous 10-mile fundraising ride through the Wabash River bottoms. Hybrids and mountain bikes are preferable; however, helmets are required. Clear-lensed glasses suggested. Adult supervision is required for ages 13 and under. Bring a bike light or head lamp to light the trail. Snacks and water provided while supplies last. Payment will be accepted onsite with cash only, please. Decorate your bike with red & green. The best bike decorations will receive a gift certificate for a free weekend stay in our... read more

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