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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...

Grand Opening Race Results.

Thanks to everyone that came out. Here are the race results. griffinbikepark5kresults dualslalomresults griffinbikeparkpumptrackresults griffinbikeparktimetrialresults griffinbikeparkxcresultsv2 Dirt Jump results Wyatt Clark  Best Young rider Chase Manuel First to Fly (launched the 6 footers first!) Maverick  Biggest Air Jeff Grady  Best Whip Austin Woolston Best trick (2 no footers in one jump run) Gratz guys. I will get your medals out to you!...

UPDATED Grand Opening info!

Grand Opening Schedule Downloadable Schedule Saturday: ALL DAY: Guided Park Tours, Group Rides, Open Riding, Skills Clinics 11am:  Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening Ceremony 12 am to 1pm: Grand Opening Celebration and Free Hot Lunch 1pm- 8pm:  Kids Race, 1 mile time trial, Dirt Jump Competition, Pump Track Race, Dual Slalom Race and Lake Trail Challenge. Sunday: 8am: Cross Country Bike and 5 k registration opens 10am: Cross Country Bike races begin 1pm: Durt jump and pump track demonstrations 2pm: Dual Slalom Demonstrations 3pm: 1 mile Fun Run/Walk followed by Run to Remember.   Race Lengths, classes, start times   Registration Links: Mountain bike events  1 mile fun run/walk, Run to...
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