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 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)

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!

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, 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)

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 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

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 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)

 

 

 

 

Hoodies are BACK!

Just in time for cool weather and the holidays! Hoodies are back in stock! Quantities are limited. Be sure to get yours while we have them!

https://griffinbikepark.com/product/griffin-bike-park-hoodie/

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 You

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 Rich@griffinbikepark.com.

Moonlight Ride September 9th

Moonlight Ride
Saturday, September 9th.
9:30 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 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. Glow bracelets available for decorating your bike. Snacks and water provided while supplies last. Payment will be accepted onsite with cash only, please.

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 ride!

Halloween Bikefest!

Come Celebrate Halloween with Griffin Bike Park! Rides, Races and Family Events all day! Kicking off at 8 a.m. with 6 and 12-hour races for various skill levels.
4 p.m. will be Kids races on the Basic Training Skills Zone.
5 p.m. Is the Kids Costume contest and Trick or Treat Trail.
6 p.m. Hot Dogs and Smores on the fire in the LZ.
8:30 p.m. 6/12 hours awards. Race registration here:https://www.truesport.com/index.php/events/truesport_event/741
Race Fee: $25
Festival Events: Free
Ages 3+

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 campgrounds.