Eagle MTB Park Ride 2

CYCLE ADELAIDE, MOUNTAIN BIKING, EAGLE MTB PARK RIDE 2 It was a long time in the planning but Eagle Mountain Bike Park is now a reality – and it was certainly worth the wait. Opened in December 2006, Eagle is the first purpose built Mountain Bike Park in the metropolitan area and builds on the popularity of the Cudlee Creek Mountain Bike Trails. Like Cudlee Creek, Eagle comprises a network of marked trails, ingeniously sited in the regenerated bushland of a former Adelaide Hills quarry. Riders of varying abilities are catered for, with the trails graded and signposted as green - beginners, blue - intermediate and black – advanced, for safety and navigation. The park is open all year round, except on total fire ban days or during extreme weather. Access is also restricted during various events – including a round of the annual National MTB series. If you want to join in or check out the action, contact Bicycle SA, Adelaide Mountain Bike Clubs or Inside Line Mountain Bike Clubs for more information. Eagle is undoubtedly the hardest of SA’s mountain bike parks, and the trails are pretty demanding - the black routes, in fact, have safety regulations on their use. You also need to obey signage within the park, and follow the MTB Code of Practice, but otherwise the park’s facilities are there to explore. There are 21kms of cross country and downhill trails, a skills development park, jumps park and trials area - all free for public use. Ride 2, in contrast, is almost entirely on blue single track and is both technically and aerobically challenging. A steep, winding downhill start is a warm-up for the climb ahead, as we zigzag up to the highest point in the park. From there it’s a gradual descent around the southern boundary, then a plummeting ride to the valley floor on The Overlocker. A meander on Blue Gums to the bottom of the park is welcome respite, before the finish back up the steep switchbacks of Top Deck.
Ride type:
Sightseeing
Mountain biking
Road riding
Commuter
Kid friendly
Difficulty: Advanced (Black)
Ride Duration: A variety of options
Fitness Level: High
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Estimated Distance (Kms): 11.0
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire facilities
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber

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