Mountain Biking

 

ladies downhill

Ladies Downhill Mountain Biking 101 NEW!

(18+, 14+ with an adult) You can get to the top of the climb, but coming down is another story. Join us as we get rid of the guys and discuss body position, braking, and picking a line to get you on the way to exploring more of the area trails! The program fee includes instruction only. Participants are required to have their own bike, helmet, and pass to Carvins Cove. Participants should describe themselves as an intermediate rider. Carvins Cove day passes are available at the Bennett Springs parking lot. Day passes are $2.00, yearly passes are $20.00. Cash or check only for the passes on site.

Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $6
Meeting Location: Bennett Springs Parking Lot, Carvins Cove
Register Here by Sunday, August 28.

roots and rocks

Roots and Rocks Mountain Biking NEW!

(18+, 14+ with an adult) Smooth trails are fun, but technical rocky and rooty trails can provide quite the adventure! Gain the skills you need to conquer the roots and rocks and branch out into the back country! The program fee includes instruction only. Participants are required to have their own bike, helmet, and pass to Carvins Cove. Participants should describe themselves as an intermediate rider. Carvins Cove day passes are available at the Bennett Springs parking lot. Day passes are $2.00, yearly passes are $20.00. Cash or check only for the passes on site.

Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $6
Meeting Location: Bennett Springs Parking Lot, Carvins Cove
Register Here by Sunday, August 14.

Interested in a Group Ride? Check out these weekly mountain bike rides through RIMBA and local bike shops!

RIMBA has plenty of group rides for all ability levels. The most popular ones are listed below, but check out their calendar for the most up to date schedule of what they have going on.

RIMBA Beginner/Intermediate Ride at the Cove–Saturday mornings at 11:00am at the Bennett Springs Parking Lot

RIMBA Beginner Ride at the Cove–Thursdays at 6:00pm at the Bennett Springs Parking Lot

RIMBA Intermediate Ride at the Cove–Tuesdays at 6:00pm at the Bennett Springs Parking Lot

RIMBA M3: Monday Mill Mountain–Ride with Kyle Inman as long as it is 50 degrees or warmer on the Mill Mountain trails. Duration is between one to one and a half hours. Meeting time is 6pm at Rivers Edge Park.

RIMBA Thursday Lunch Vacation Ride–Meets at Underdog Bikes at the base of Mill Mountain at 12:30pm on Thursdays. Duration is about an hour and participants commonly grab a bite to eat at Fork in the Alley afterwards. For more information, check out “RIMBA Lunch Vacation Ride” on facebook.

Weekly Thursday Night Ride at Mill Mountain–sponsored by East Coasters Bike Shop. This ride leaves from Fork in the Alley at 6:30pm and is an intermediate ride for approximately 90 minutes. ¬†For more information, contact East Coasters at 540-774-7933.

Cardinal Bike Shop Ride at Mill Mountain РEvery 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month Cardinal Bike Shop will be sponsoring a free group ride at Mill Mountain. There will be a fast pace and a beginner pace group and the rides will meet at the Discovery Center at 5:30pm.

Know of another group ride that happens at Mill Mountain, Carvins Cove, Fallon Park Cyclocross Course, or Fishburn Park that you think should make the list? Contact Renee Lavin Powers, Outdoor Recreation Specialist for Trails and Trail Programs at renee.powers@roanokeva.gov and let her know!