Race Series Updates

Our race series were back in action last week!

The Pump Track series was well attended with new head to head format. Afte working out some early qualifying kinks the races were amazing.

Series Points are Here.

The J’s Bikes Dual Slalom was rained out. We will not be making this race up this season. So the points race will come down to your best 3 out of 4 races! Better get them in!

And the Thompson Thrift Short Track Series just missed a thunderstorm with some creative race shortening. The new track layout was well recieved and will likely be used again in the future with minor modifications.

Points are Here.

Thanks again to our series sponsors.

Thompson Thrift Construction

J’s Bikes

And Team Ortho Greene County Hospital

See you August 1st for the next round of racing!

June Race Results!

We were able to hold our first events of the season Back on Track!

Nice Turnouts for All 3 race series. And Perfect Weather as well! Results are here!

Pump Track : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZurEYjW8VKNNGBhUrZ8pNn1MYnMPSAuL/view?usp=sharing

J’s Bikes Dual Slalom: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ukjwipCVYth78NW4Fx65uENotA-DKnqa/view?usp=sharing

Thompson Thrift Short Track Series: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XkRhASPOInAepfjkzY_4iafEtJdVHqyk/view?usp=sharing

 

Thanks to our Series Sponsors:

J’s Bikes

Thompson Thrift

Team Ortho Greene County General Hospital

 

See everyone in July!!

 

Halloween Bike Fest

Join GBP and The Vigo County Parks and Rec Department Saturday for our non-scary Halloween bike fest. We have all kinds of fun planned!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/427963121145526/

October 5th and 6th parking.

NOTICE!!

October 5th and 6th are Pioneer Days at Fowler Park. There will also be a kids event being held at the bike park.
There will be NO public parking in Griffin Bike Park Ocotober 5th and 6th. Parking will be available in the field north of our main gate for $5 per car. This is Pioneer days parking so tell them you are going to the bike park after paying.
Thanks!
Rich

May 19th Racing Canceled

Dual Slalom and Pump Track racing is canceled for May 19th. We will run a best 3 out of 4 race series. Next race will be June 9th.

Camp Griffin Day Camp

March 25-29!

Camp Griffin Spring Break Day Camp: We will provide bike riding clinics, Structured rides, Hikes, educational content, and fun games and activities all week at the bike park.
Ages 8-14
8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
$25 per day or $90 for the full week.
Registration by March 22. At the Parks office at 155 Oak St.
Call 812-462-3392 for more info and to register.

2019 Griffin Bike Park Schedule

A few Changes for 2019. A new Pump Track Series running with the DS series. A couple less XC events (dates are open for interested promoters). And more rides/fun educational events. Look for more being added as well.

 

Buffalo Soldiers Winter Ride

Recognizing Black History Month

Saturday, February 2

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 2nd and 4th Friday, (Weather Permitting)

May through November

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)

Wabashiki Full Moon/Moonlight Rides

Once a Month starting March 23 through December 21.

Dates: March 23, April 19, May 18, June 22, July 13, Aug 17, Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 29, and Dec 21.

Bike the Wabashiki Trail with our Griffin Bike Park Manager and VCPRD Natural Resource Programmer on an adventurous 10-mile fundraising ride through the river bottoms. Hybrids and mountain bikes are recommended, helmets are required. Clear-lensed glasses suggested. Adult supervision is required for ages 13 and under. Bring a bike light or headlamp to light the trail. Snacks and water provided while supplies last. Payment will be accepted onsite with cash only, please.

Spring Break Day Camp

March 25 – 29

Griffin Bike Park

DINO Series Races

Saturday and Sunday, April 27

All Ages & Skill Levels

Signups available soon at http://www.dinoseries.com/

Times and Race Schedule available: Dino Series

The Do INdiana Offroad Series makes its annual stop at Griffin Bike Park. Classes for everyone from young to old, beginner to pro. Battle it out on the Dual Slalom, Pump Track, and Saturday Trail Run or Sundays Cross Country races. DINO is Indiana State Championship Series for Mountain Biking.

Soldiers Salute Spring Ride

Honoring those who have served from the Wabash Valley

Saturday, May 18

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Register online

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 spring ride at Griffin Bike Park!

Snacks served after the ride. T-shirts will be available for sale.

(13 and under require adult supervision)

Griffin Bike Park Giant Dual Slalom Series

Five Race Series

Beginning May, 19th Ending September, 8th

Dates May, 19, June, 9, July 7, August,10, September, 8.

Onsite Registration.

Race times: 1 p.m.

All Ages & Skill Levels.

New age classes for 2019.

Dual Slalom Racing on the Giant Dual Slalom at Griffin Bike Park. Our true King of the Mountain competition. Riders will be broken down into age and skill classes. Racing 2 heat, bracket racing to determine class champions for each race and the overall season points championships!

 

NEW FOR 2019

Pump It Up Pump Track Challenge

Five Race Series

Beginning May, 19th Ending September 8th

Dates May 19, June, 9, July 7, August 10th, and September 8.

Onsite Registration.

Race times: 10 a.m.

Bring your speed and skills and race on the GBP Pro pump track for prizes and bragging rights. Head to Head double elimination format. Riders will be broken down into age classes. Racing 2 heat, bracket racing to determine class champions for each race and the overall season points championships!

Ride for the Fallen/Volunteer Party.

Monday, May 27

8:30 a.m. Meet at Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park – West side ISU Stadium

All Ages & Skill Levels (18 miles)

Free!

Special “Ride” for the Fallen: To Honor and Remember all those who have paid the price for our Freedom.

Group Ride Route:

Start at the Stadium, ride around the Veterans Trail passing and honoring over 7,000 flags representing our Fallen heroes killed in Iraq and Afghanistan (8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.).

Then, go north of the Park and take Heritage Trail East to Highland Lawn Cemetery for Patriot Guard ceremony at Sargent Dale Griffin’s grave site at 9:15 a.m., then attend Memorial Day presentation in the Cemetery from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Next, leave Cemetery with Police escort and bike to
Fowler Park’s front gate entrance for a special flag ceremony to honor Army Cpt. Eugene Russell Fowler. (18 miles to the Park).

Bike to Griffin Bike Park for Volunteer Appreciation Event, Manager’s State of the park speech, Fun Rides and events for Kids, Cookout!

(13 and under require adult supervision)

Save the Date:

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day/ ICAN Nature Play Days

Saturday, June 8

Time TBA

Griffin Bike Park Summer Skills Day Camps

Dates TBA

Tour De Parks

Saturday, June, 15

9:00 a.m. Ride Begins

All Ages & Skill Levels

$20

Join us for a tour of the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Dept properties.

A 50, 30, and 10 mile ride will be available. SAG stops will be on the 30 and 50 routes. Refreshments after the ride.

(13 and under require adult supervision)

 

Storming the Castle

A Trips for Kids Griffin Bike Park Fundraiser

Saturday, June 29

9:00 Ride Begins

Ages 13 and Up

$30 Registration

Come Storm the Clayshire Castle in Bowling Green Indiana and benefit the Trips for Kids Griffin Bike Park Chapter. 35 mile one on way or 70 mile roundtrip from Griffin Bike Park. Refreshments and games at the castle. Sag stop and vehicles. Sponsored by Clayshire Castle and Sundance Mountain Bike Skills Clinics. Route TBD.

Sundance Skills Clinics Coed MTB Camp

Saturday and Sunday, July 19 – 21

Friday 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday All day

Sunday All day

Signups available soon at http://sundancemtbskillsclinic.com/

60 rider limit. Professional Skills Instructors.

Update your mountain bike riding skills with this clinic by the Sundance Mountain Bike Skills Clinic Company. A 2 day clinic with a Friday night fun ride, merchandise tent, Silent Auction and the Lake jump will be open Saturday evening!

More info soon!

Griffin Bike Park Festival

Honoring the memory of Dale Griffin

September 6 – 8

Friday, 7:00 p.m.

All Ages and Skill Levels

$15 All Classes

Registration Online Coming Soon

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. Full event schedule available at www.griffinbikepark.com.

 

VCPRD Halloween Festival

Ride Race and Play!

Honoring the areas First Responders

Saturday, October 26

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

All Ages & Skill Levels

Free Event

The Halloween Festival Returns! Join us for rides, games, costume contest, the Trick or Treat Trail, a bonfire and more! Full event schedule available at www.griffinbikepark.com.

(13 and under require adult supervision)

Ride to Remember

Monday, Nov 11

11:00 a.m.

All Ages and Skill Levels

Free

Meet: VFW Post 972, 1111 Veteran Square, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Purpose: To Honor and Remember all those who have paid the price for our Freedom. Vigo County Parks & Recreation Department Griffin Bike Park Present Ride to Remember. We will observe the ceremony at the VFW in honor of all that have served. Then do a short to moderate ride afterward with a gathering for snacks at the finish.

(13 and under require adult supervision)

Hats and Hoodies are IN!

Hats and Hoodies are IN!!!

Hats $25.
Hoodies $35
Prices are for pickup only.
Available at the Parks office
Griffin Bike Park Office
and your local Terre Haute bike shops.
Get Yours today!

Halloween Bikefest Presented by NIPSCO with Heroes New Hope

Join Griffin Bike Park, NIPSCO and Heroes New Hope at the Griffin Bike Park Halloween Bikefest!

Ride Race and Play!
Saturday, October 27
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
All Ages & Skill Levels
Free Event
The Halloween Festival Returns! Join us for rides, games, costume contest, the Trick or Treat Trail, and Bonfire!
(13 and under require adult supervision)

 

6/12 hour race registration available: https://www.truesport.com/index.php/events/truesport_event/827

Griffin Bike Park Halloween Bikefest

Ride Race and Play!
Honoring the areas First Responders
Saturday, October 27
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
All Ages & Skill Levels
Free Event

4 p.m. Kids Races

5 p.m. Kids Costume Contest and Trick or Treat Trail

6 p.m. Hot Dogs and Smores on the Camp Fire.

The Halloween Festival Returns! Join us for rides, games, costume contest, the Trick or Treat Trail, and Bonfire! Full event schedule available at www.griffinbikepark.com.
(13 and under require adult supervision)

Griffin Bike Park Festival Weather Update

We are postponing, rescheduling,or cancelling parts of the Griffin Bike Park Festival due to incoming severe weather.

The Glow Ride and Sundance Skills Clinics will be rescheduled.
The Glow Ride and Sundance Skills clinic will be held September 14th beginning at 4 p.m.
The Friday Fright Fest Ride and Skills Clinic will be held October 26th beginning at 4 p.m.

The Indiana Interscholastic MTB Association races will be held on September 15th beginning at 11 a.m.

The GBP Dual Slalom Finals will be held September 23 beginning at 12 p.m.

The 5k and MTB XC races will be cancelled.

Follow our Facebook page for updates. https://www.facebook.com/griffinbikeparkIN/

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 Hi!