Single Track biking with attitude
in Tryon Park just across the bay. Tryon Park a trial bike trail program is open to off-road mountain bikers who are looking for a challenge. Before May 2011 it was illegal in New York state to ride bikes on trails in the New York Trail system.
Thanks to GROC (Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclist) and other partners working closely with the parks department to come to a compromise. Shared use trails are becoming more common around the NYS area with more home owners looking for that off-road experience as exercise. It's nice to go fast but more fun to challenge your-self physically and mentally with obstacles.
Riding over roots, rocks, man made bridges, water, hills, curves trees are all obstacles in your quest to conquer the mountain. Don't forget to bring the proper foot hear, shoes, covering and learn the proper riding technique to go up and down hill. If riding up hills was tough on the road, then the difficulty of biking on trails is 10 fold harder.
Experience the thrill on trails throughout new york and especially in Monroe, Ontario & Livingston County. They range from very easy to difficult.
List of Single Track Mountain Biking Trails in New York State:
The GROC website reviews, maps and categorizes these trails.
- Tryon Park- Rochester, NY- Monroe County
- Irondequoit Bay Park West- Irondequoit, NY- Monroe County
- Dryer Road Park- Victor, NY- Ontario County
- Ontario County Park- Gannett Hill- Ontario County
- Letchworth State Park Trails- Livingston County (Finger Lakes Trail)
- Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area- Honeoye, NY- Ontario County
- Whiting Road Nature Preserve- Webster, NY- Monroe County
Benefits ofsingle trail mountain biking are numerous
including social benefits, emotional benefits, cardiovascular and mentally fighting the course of natural obstacles. So whether you are with a friend or joining a group,
Wear Safety equipment. Buckle up (wear a helmet), cover key areas such as eyes, hands and legs due to mother natures protrusions. Bring lots of fluids and snacks as you will burn tons of calories and sweat.