Due to increasingly wet conditions from the snow, and unfrozen ground, the trails are becoming very sloppy and rutted. Thus, we are closing the trails until they dry out or the ground freezes. Please spread the word, and thanks for your patience. We’ll open them back up as soon as it’s best for the health of the trails.
With the steady rains and increasing winds, the trails are closed and will remain so on Tuesday, November 29 to allow for proper drying, and evaluation of wind damage. We will reassess on Wednesday in hopes the trails are dry and we can get them cleared as well. As always, thanks for your patience and helping us spread the word.
We’re happy to report the trails are open again. Know that some spots might still be soft where the leaves are no longer providing coverage. Please do not go around soft spots and widen the trail. Also, watch for any downed trees from recent wind and storms. Enjoy the trails and get outside while the temperatures are still moderate. Thanks for your patience and respect!
Well, we hate to do it but we must. We have to close the trails down due to all of the rain we got today. We know many of you were planning an early calorie burn on the trails before you enjoy giving thanks with family and friends tomorrow.
Woo Hoo! We’re officially opening the trails, however, please note that due to the storms, there is some brush and trees down, and there may be some slick spots still lingering until the sun finally comes out. Use caution, and watch for other users. Thanks for your patience and respect of the trails.
Enjoy the weather this week, and get outside!
Due to recent rain and continued rain in the forecast, we’ve CLOSED the trails to help protect them. We will continue to monitor conditions and hope to open them again this weekend – weather permitting.
Thanks for your patience, and as always, please spread the word.
PLEASE NOTE: The Winona Lake Off road Trails will be hosting the annual Hash Ride & Run TODAY – Saturday, September 24, 2016. The trails will still remain open to the public, but we request that you not tear any tape down that has been set up for the course on the front half of the trails. The trails will be taped off, starting at 2pm, with riders and runners using the trails from 5-6pm.
Join us at the Cerulean Garden at 4:30pm (registration and opening comments) with the ride starting at 5pm. Runners and riders will have one hour to complete as many laps of the approximately 5k course as they’d like, returning to the Garden after each lap to receive a complementary beer. Both off-road and on-road loops available.
The evening concludes with great food and live music by DJ Chuck Fry, with Dos Hermanos at 7pm, Space Ships at 8pm, and James and the Drifters at 9pm.
All proceeds benefit the Winona Lake Trails and the community’s Ride+Walk Warsaw+Winona Lake initiatives.
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.
Trails are open and ready for riding. Be cautious there are several trees down.
We had a pretty good dumping of rain last night that continued throughout the morning. Reports are coming in the trail is extremely wet. We’ll check the status tomorrow and post an update. For today they are closed.
Trails are surprisingly dry and ready for you to ride. Enjoy the weekend!
Winona Lake got alot of rain. Word on the trail is you could Kayak down them. Stay off until further notice.
As dry as we have been the rain did the trails some good. There may be some greasy spots but overall the trail is good for use. However, there is rain in the forecast the next few days and we may need to close them down again. Keep an eye out on the website and our Facebook page for the latest details.
With the humidity staying high, and another burst of rain on Thursday night, please remember that regardless of what the website and Facebook pages say, use common sense before heading for the trails. If it is wet, and you would be leaving ruts, or tearing up the top soil, refrain from walking, running, or riding on the trails. This certainly goes for during or even after a heavy storm – give the trails time to drain and dry.
When it comes to posting on the sites, we are all volunteers with other full-time jobs, so we may not be able to get out to the trails to do a thorough observation of conditions and then post/update as quickly as we’d like or you’d like. So, thanks for your understanding and patience.