Guided Group Rides
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Dryer Road Park is a mountain biker’s dream-park with trails for all levels of ride experience. It’s also a great place to kick off road rides, with beautiful country roads surrounding the park.
All rides will be led by experienced Ride Leaders from local Cycling Clubs. We have a full schedule of beginner to advanced trail rides and road rides. Bring your bike and helmet to participate in these rides.
Guided mountain bike rides
These will be on the trails at Dryer Road Park, to be held for ALL levels at various times throughout the day, check schedule for details. A fun skills area is located next to the parking lot for brand new MtB riders wishing to try MtB before taking to the trails.
If it rains we will determine if and when trail rides will take place in order to respect the integrity and sustainability of the trails.
Ride Leaders are experienced leaders from area cycling clubs. Bring your bike in good mechanical condition and a helmet to participate. Riders are encouraged to have a seasonal tune-up so your bike is ready to ride at the Fest.
Check out the park’s trail descriptions and download a map of them HERE. The level of each ride is determined by the terrain and the duration of the ride. Trails in Dryer Road Park are coded by difficulty. Easy rides will be lead at a slower pace than the advanced rides.
Roadies that are new to mountain biking, and people who have only ridden MTB’s just a few times, are asked to use flat pedals with no cages or clips.
Any bicycle with tires wider than 35 mm and classified as a MTB (hardtail or suspension) will be appropriate for these rides. Hybrid bikes are NOT appropriate for Dryer Road Park trails.
People with no adult biking experience are urged to try the skills area next to the parking lot, or the hill at the north end away from the Fest grounds, to become comfortable with the feel of a MTB before joining a guided ride.
Guided road rides
Rides of various lengths and difficulty in the surrounding area of Victor, will start at various times throughout the day from Dryer Road Park.
Ride Leaders are experienced Leaders from area cycling clubs. Each road ride will have two leaders – one in the front to lead, and one in the rear to sweep and ensure no rider is left behind. Bring your bike in good mechanical condition and a helmet to participate in these rides. Riders are encouraged to have a seasonal tune-up so your bike is ready to ride at the Fest.
The level of each ride is determined by the terrain and the length of the ride, but note that there are no entirely flat rides in this area, so you should expect at least some rolling hills on all routes. Easy rides will be lead at a slower pace than the advanced rides. Maps provided. Road rides will be offered unless weather conditions deem them unsafe.
Riders are welcome to take a cut (shown on map) if preferred, but please let the Ride Leaders know that you are leaving the group ride so they aren’t looking for you!
- Easy Road Ride = 9 miles in length
- Intermediate Road Ride = 15 miles in length
- Advanced Road Ride = 30 miles in length
Check back for downloadable GPS links for bike computers – we’re working on them!
Full ride schedule here.