Mountain Bike

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE: CLOSED

Due to the steady rain yesterday, last night, through this morning, and still taking place, the trails are officially CLOSED for today, Saturday, September 17. The Crossfit Haymaker event will still take place, however not on the off-road trails, but only on the Greenway. As always, please spread the word, and thanks for your patience.

Our hope is that conditions will improve and dryer weather will roll in later this afternoon. With that said, the goal is still to host the final KCV Mountain Bike Time Trial on Sunday, September 18 at 1pm and also the Giant Bicycles Demo Day on Tuesday, September 20, 2-7pm.

Stay tuned for updates. Thanks for your patience and respect for the trails.

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE: OPEN

Thanks to limited traffic, some sunshine, and a nice breeze on Thursday, the trails dried out well, and thus we’re opening them up. So get out and enjoy them. IMG_6730

The greenery is really coming in, so remember that hikers/walkers/runners travel in opposite direction of mountain bikers (whom follow the green and black arrows). Always use proper trail etiquette, be courteous and announce yourself, so the other trail users know you are there – especially in blind corners.

Please note that with the ever changing spring weather and conditions, remember that the off-road trails are closed no matter what the website posts and signs say when it is raining. If a storm rolls in while you are on the trails, please exit the trails as soon as possible, to prevent any dangerous situations for the trail user, and any damage to the trails.

Also note that in two weeks we will be hosting the Fat & Skinny Tire Fest and the DINO Series Mountain Bike Race. The off-road trails will begin to get marked on Friday, May 20 and will be closed to all users, except for those that have registered for the DINO Series races on Saturday until 4pm. The trails will then be open to the public.

If you would like to try your hand at mountain bike racing, there has never been a better time…This year, DINO has made mountain bike racing more accessible to the first-timer and occasional racer. There is NO racing license or one day permit required. Racers who don’t have a USA Cycling license will save $5 at every DINO race compared to prior years. Registration and check in are also going to be simpler for everyone. If you’ve never raced, or only race on occasion, now is the time to jump into a DINO Mountain Bike Series race. First-time racers can race free, in DINO’s “Intro” division – designed specifically for rookie racers!

Either way, we hope to see all of you out and about enjoying one of the funnest and most beneficial, family-friendly events in our community – Fat & Skinny Tire Fest 13 – May 20-22, 2016.

Run+Ride for Ride+Walk 6 and 12 Hours of Winona

What do you know a post about something other than the trails being closed.  Believe me I am very happy to not be logging in every day to post updates about that.

On August 22, KCV Cycling will be continue the tradition of trail running and 6/12 hours of mountain biking supporting the Ride+Walk Fund.  All proceeds from the event will go towards helping the communities of Warsaw and Winona Lake become even more bike friendly.

Mark it on your calendars and plan to join us for a day of competition and good times with your closest cycling (and running) friends.  More information can be found on the KCV website located here.

 

If you just want to register for either event click one of the links below.

It is a great event don’t miss out!

Michianan Mountain Bike Race
The Michiana Mountain Bike Race formally known as the NIMBA Race Series will be visiting Winona Lake.  All proceeds of this event go directly back to Winona Lake Trails.

More information is located on the KCV Cycling Website.  Come on out and support your local trails

6/12 Hours of Winona Lake | September 13th, 2014

Just a friendly reminder that on Saturday September 13 KCV Cycling will be hosting the 6/12 hours of Winona.  This year we are raising money for the Market Street Project and our own Winona Lake Trails.
The course is designed to be beginner friendly with a shorter loop and will not have any Black sections in it.  It is a fun day to come and compete among your friends or just to enjoy a nice day hanging out in the trails.  Festivities start at noon on the 13th.  If you happen to be prepping for Iceman, what a great way to get some miles in before November 8th.

We have 8 different categories to choose from,  do it solo or with a team.  Make sure you come up with a good team name as well.  More information can be found on the KCV Cycling website.  Or if you want to just register just go over to our registration site.  We hope to see you all out there enjoying the day and competing for this years bragging rights.

  • Solo Male 6Hr
  • Solo Female 6Hr
  • Open Duo Team 6Hr
  • Solo Male 12Hr
  • Solo Female 12Hr
  • Open Duo Team 12Hr
  • Female Team 12Hr (max 4 riders)
  • Open Team 12Hr (max 4 riders)