Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy & MountainTrue host group mountain bike ride May 13

Photo courtesy of CMLC
Photo courtesy of CMLC

From the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy:

GROUP MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE AT DUPONT STATE RECREATIONAL FOREST
Saturday, May 13, 2017, Lake Imaging Parking Lot

Have you thought about trying out a new outdoor sport? Have you ever wondered what it is like to soar though the forest on two wheels? Have you been dying to try mountain biking, but been too nervous to go it alone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and MountainTrue on Saturday, May 13, for a group ride experience at DuPont State Recreational Forest.

Biking enthusiasts from CMLC and MountainTrue are coming together to co-lead the perfect beginner biking experience! This ride is free, family friendly and a great chance for new mountain bikers to try out the sport in a supportive group environment. In addition to biking, you will also have the opportunity to learn about how CMLC and MountainTrue work together to help protect DuPont.

Our ride will start with a gradual climb through mixed hardwood and pine forests following single track trail as well as, logging and gravel roads for a total elevation gain of 787 feet. During our climb we will stop for water and take breaks to learn about the park and the contributions made by both CMLC and MountainTrue. We will finish out our adventure with a ride down Ridgeline trail, one of the most fun and famous trails in DuPont State Forest. The ride is 5.0 miles round trip is no-drop and features non-technical trails.

Our group ride free and open to the public but will be capped at 40 participants so register today by visiting bit.ly/advneturesignup. For more information about Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, visit carolinamountain.org or “Like” our page on Facebook to stay in touch. To find out more about MountainTrue, visit mountaintrue.org or “Like” their Facebook.

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