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


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, this race is for you. We will be including parts of Bushwack, Kabar, and Zulu as well as some other fun surprises. Then stick around for the Soldiers Salute Spring Ride.

(13 and under require adult supervision)



Soldiers Salute Spring Ride

Honoring those who have served from the Wabash Valley

Saturday, May 26

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, 27th Ending September, 8th

Dates May, 27, June, 23, July 8, August,5, September, 9.

Onsite Registration.

Race times will vary with each event.

All Ages & Skill Levels

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!





Ride for the Fallen/Volunteer Party.

Monday, May 28

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

Veterans Memorial Park – West side ISU Stadium

All Ages & Skill Levels (18 miles)


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 9

Time TBA



DINO Series Races

Saturday and Sunday, June 23 – 24

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.


Griffin Gals Mountain Bike Weekend

Saturday, July 6 – 8

All Ages & Skill Levels

All Day Beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Register Online Soon

Take a walk on the wild side with Trek Women’s Advocate Sally Marchand Collins from Sundance Mountain Bike Skills Clinics! How about a girl’s only getaway with a twist? Rides from casual to hardcore! Ladies only “Griffin Style” Enduro race. Fun events, then chill and relax by the fire after your day. And a Sunday field trip to Faye Pickering mountain bike trails in Marshall Illinois for a change of scenery.



Sundance Skills Clinics Coed MTB Camp

Saturday and Sunday, July 20 – 22

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!



Tour De Parks

Saturday, August 18

9:00 a.m. Ride Begins

All Ages & Skill Levels

$20 Preregistration, (includes t shirt) $25 after 8/1/2018

Online Registration coming soon

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)




Griffin Bike Park Festival

Presented by NIPSCO

Honoring the memory of Dale Griffin

September 7 – 9

Friday, 7:00 p.m.

All Ages and Skill Levels

$30 All Classes w/$5 timing chip deposit

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.



GBP Halloween Bike Fest

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

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)




GBP Last Gasp 6/12 Hour Races

The last race of the year at the Bike Park

Saturday, October 27

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ages 13 and up $30 (includes $5 timing chip deposit)

Registration Online Coming soon

Test your endurance in our final race of the season. Sign up for 6 or 12 hour solo races. Bring your friends and compete in the 2 or 4 person team events. Divisions and rules available at www.griffinbikepark.com.

(13 and under with parental supervision/escort)




Ride to Remember

Saturday, Nov 11

11:00 a.m.

All Ages and Skill Levels


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 ride… to remember.

Start at the VFW and ride from 12th Street to 13th and Wabash, 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 are lots of things to do once you get to the park. Have family and friends meet you there after the ride!

(13 and under require adult supervision)





Fowler Park Camping FAQ

Just a little extra info if you are camping with us.

Fowler Park Camping
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 You