Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Summer of Fallen Trees

We have word that a large tree has fallen in the Black and Blue section.  We are working to get it cleared but it is rather large and is in a difficult spot.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Another Tree Down

This is just after mile marker 1.  We hope to have it cleared later today if not tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tree Update

We believe we have gotten all of the trees off of the trails.  However there is one exception Sweet Darlin is closed due to Skyway being torn up and will be for a while.  The tree that fell is giving us a good opportunity to get that section done up right.  We've got big plans so check back later for pictures etc.

Happy 4th of July and remember ride Dirts Trails not Mud Trails!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

UPDATE: 7-1-14 Trees Down, Brush Everywhere and Wet.

We are getting word from our crew on Facebook that the trails have so much brush and trees down.  Crews are currently working to clean it up but it will stay wet for a while.

This is a picture of the trail section Skyway on Sweet Darlin'.  It is no longer rideable.  Please skip this section of trail.

Remember ride dirt trails not mud trails if you are leaving ruts please leave the trail.

The trails will remain closed until tomorrow after work until we can get back out there and take another look at it.

Potential of Down Trees

Due to last nights storm, there is a possibility of trees down on the trail.  If you come across anything that needs work please let us know by clicking here and filling out the trail maintenance form or emailing us.

REMEMBER if you are leaving ruts on the trail it is too wet to ride!

UPDATE 9:54am:  We have reports of alot of debris and limbs down with very soft trail conditions.  Please do not ride today.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tree Down

We have reports of a tree down going into Caution Trail/Technical.  Please be careful if you are riding this section until we get it removed.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

11th Annual Fat and Skinny Tire Fest


In just two short weeks Warsaw and Winona Lake will be hosting the 11th annual Fat and Skinny Tire Fest.  Last year marked a big year for our community, we became a bicycle friendly community that is nationally recognized by the League of American Bicyclists, and it was our tenth year celebrating all things bicycles.  We are now kicking off our second decade of Bike Fest and true to form we have so many cool things going on this year.

First, the Winona Lake Trails will be closed for the DINO Series mountain bike race on Saturday May, 17th.  This exciting event brings in the states best competition to our home trails.  If you feel like you are up to the challenge there are all kinds of levels for you to participate in.

Following the DINO Series mountain bike race we are going to have a Hash Ride to benefit the trails.  What is a Hash Ride?  Well our friends at Cerulean will be helping us provide a beer a lap on a short course ride from Winona Lake through the trails.

Not into mountain biking,  no worries.  We have many other events the whole family can enjoy.  A multiple length Country Side Tour, Road Racing, Criteriums, Kids Events and the exciting Orthopaedic Cup Corporate Challenge.

For more information please visit our websites, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds and don't forget to use the hashtag #FSTF11



If you missed the action from 2012 check out our video.  PayProMedia will unveil this years video at our kick off party May 16th in downtown Warsaw.



Fat and Skinny Tire Fest 2012 from curt barkey on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

It's Nice Go Ride Your Bike!

That's right we have opened the trails for today and tomorrow.  We have a couple slick spots but other than that the trails are in fantastic shape.

Remember if you leave ruts in the trails it is too wet.  Wear a helmet, enjoy the ride and be safe.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Trail Update

We know it's getting warmer out.  Today at lunch it was 55 degrees out!  We know you are looking to get out and shake off the winter cobwebs from the legs, breath some warmer fresh air and hit the trails.

PLEASE bear with us this spring as we continue to keep the trails closed until the water has drained.  When we do open them you can be sure we will post it here and on our Twitter account.  When we do open the trails we anticipate that some of our trouble sections are going to be closed.  You can find that status in the upper right hand side of the site under the header CLOSED TRAIL SECTIONS.  If we have this marked off with caution tape please don't ride that section.

Our Friends over at HMBA have a nice piece about why we need to let the trails dry out this spring.  You can read more about it here.
Be on the look out too for our first spring maintenance day.  We have a few trees to clear and other miscellaneous items to take care of in preparation for Fat and Skinny Tire Fest 11.  If you have any questions at all please let us know by email.