Saturday, June 30, 2007

Corby North Loop

Corby North must be the favorite trail of most STJ Mountain Bikers. It was built during the winter of 2006/2007 and has quickly developed into a fast and fun course. It is approximately 3.5 miles and is easily linked with the Corby South trails on the otherside of the parkway.

Brownie Scout Trail

The Newer Brownie Map

The Older Brownie Map

This section of trail is just the first part of a much longer loop that is in the works. Look at all that green yet to be explored. The Brownie trail is very technical, off camber, rocky, tight, and fun. Enjoy this one, but don't try it if your nerves or bike handling skills are shaky. The currently complete trail is about 1.5 miles. The trail starts just East on the Parkway across from Krug park.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Krug Race Loop

Krug.... This is a tough course by all standards. It can be confusing with multiple trail crossings, and the 5.5 miles in the loop can seem like 10 or more. Hills are long and steep, and left over from a time when trails were built straight up and down the contour of the slope. Washed out and rooty climbs/decents are the rule. Even still, once the subtle charm of the trails are realized, a love affair with this trail system quickly blooms.
Summer is a tough time in Krug park though. Idiot teenager vandalism, and massive spider-webs every 5-10 feet at face level can ruin the experience of this trail pretty quickly. However, between the months of November and May, Krug park is some of the toughest, best mountain biking you will find in Saint Joseph, or anywhere.