Park News

J’s Bikes Racing Gravel Fondue

Saturday, April 29 11 a.m. Griffin Bike Park: Main Parking Lot All Ages & Skill Levels (13 and under require adult supervision) $10 Preregistration, $15 after 4/17/17 Gravel Race South of Terre Haute in Southern Vigo and Northern Sullivan Counties. Flat and Fast, or Flat and Muddy and Slow. Either way = Flat. Lots of gravel and dirt roads with minimal pavement. This is a rain or shine event. Grand Fondo style – mass start, timed event, with both open USAC and non-licensed categories. There will be timing /placing, and results submitted to Truesport, USA Cycling and posted on our own website. But there won’t be much else. No Prizes, No live music, No podium girls or boys. Bring your own food. However, there will be lots and lots of glory! This is a pilot race for a bigger event we planning in the fall. Visit the World- Class Griffin Bike Park while in town for the race. Preregister at Gravel Fundue Signup. $15 Day of registration. Categories: All USAC Licensed – Long Distance 50+ miles All USAC Licensed – Medium Distance 25+ miles All Non – Licensed – Long Distance 50+ miles All Non – Licensed – Medium Distance 25+ miles Mass neutral start for all categories: 11 a. m. Check in and registration begins at 8 a.m. Located at 10700 Bono Road, Terre Haute In....

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day/ICANN Play Day June 17

Saturday, June 17 All ages welcome Free Admission This event is one of the highlights of our year and a great opportunity for kids of all ages to try out mountain biking. Kids age 4 to 16 must bring a guardian, bicycle in good working condition, and helmet to participate. Riders younger will require parent or guardian to assist them. The ride is part of a nationwide celebration know as Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, supported by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). 12:00- Arrive at the event at the Griffin Bike Park 12:30- 1:30 Bike Skills Clinic 1:30- 2:00 Ride the trails 2:00- 3:00 Nature Program with Snacks and Drinks 3:00- 4:00 Ride the trails Contact...

DINO Series at Griffin Bike Park June 23-25

The DINO Series comes to Griffin Bike Park. Expect a weekend full of exciting riding and racing action! Friday kicks off the fun with the weekly Casual Friday Ride. A great time for a pre race ride of the courses. Saturday events include Pump Track, Dual Slalom and Short Track XC. The Lake Jump will be open Saturday night! Sunday is XC day! Remember camping at Fowler Park is available first come first Serve. More info at...

IMBA Instructor Certification Program July 7-9

The IMBA Instructor Certification Program (ICP) offers professional training and certification for individuals who lead group rides or teach mountain bike skills clinics. With the ICP, IMBA is building on proven, successful methods nearly two decades in development, and aims to establish a standard for mountain bike skills instructor training. July 7-9 A twenty-hour course that certifies an individual to guide rides and perform fundamental skills analysis with a high level of competence.  This course focuses on group and risk management including an introductory to skills instruction. $495 for IMBA members. $550 for non-IMBA members Course Requirements      Current First Aid and CPR certificate (American Red Cross or equivalent) 18 years of age or older Three or more years of mountain biking experience Good communication skills with a strong desire to help others have more fun and progress safely Ability to perform basic trailside repairs (flat tires, broken chains, shifting & brake adjustments, etc.) – A manual and all course documents are included in the course fee. – First day’s session is 5-8pm (classroom setting). – Second and third day sessions are on-bike outside, approximately 8am-5pm with an hour break for lunch. – A schedule will be emailed prior to the course. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT CLOSES: June 23rd, 2017. REGISTER...

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...
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