Sunday Trail Rides
Sunday Trail Rides
Sunday Trail Rides are a family-friendly, weekly mountain bike group ride. Although our main trail is at Timber Ridge, every third Sunday of the month, we’ll visit another regional trailhead. Wherever we ride, the goal remains the same: ride bikes on dirt, meet new friends, explore the woods, build confidence, get fit, and have fun.
MAY SCHEDULE—BIKE MONTH!
Sunday Trail Rides meet every Sunday, May 9–October 31 at Timber Ridge, unless the third Sunday of the month. For the month of May, our weekly ride celebrates Bike Month.
Meet on May 9 (5th Annual Take A Mom Mountain Biking Day), May 16, May 23, and May 30. Gather at 11:45, ride out at noon. On Sunday, May 16, we’ll meet at the Maplehurst trailhead in Elk Rapids.
Stay Safe: As Norte continues to do its part to #stopthespread of COVID-19, we ask that all participants arrive with masks on. We will limit the gathering time to 10-15 minutes before and after, maintaining six feet of socially distancing throughout. Then, hit the trails!
Everyone is welcome, from preschoolers on balance bikes to high school seniors on 29’ers, all ages and abilities are welcome. This ride is not guided but rather an open ride for families and friends. We 100% support kids who know their way and have the necessary skills to ride alone without an adult, but we ask parents to stick with their children. We also encourage participants to help those who need some tips. We’re on this ride together.
GO THE DISTANCE THAT’S RIGHT
How far you and how fast you go is totally up to you. Go big or short. It doesn’t matter, whatever challenge your crew is ready to embrace. The critical thing, get out there.
THIS RIDE IS FREE
Norte is calling these rides into being. You do the rest.
As we aren’t monitoring participation, we ask that families continue to practice responsible riding and avoid large groups of more than ten riders together. This awareness will ensure everyone has fun and stays safe and healthy.
Parking at Timber Ridge: Please reserve parking spaces closest to Timber Ridge for registered guests. Mountain bike riders are asked to park in the unpaved parking area to the left as they enter Timber Ridge.
- Health Check – Self-monitor and stay home if you’re feeling sick.
- Wear a mask – Take it off when you eat or drink, then put it back on, even outside.
- Physically Distanced – Keep six feet apart as much as you can.
- Wash Hands – Wash hands regularly. 20 seconds with soap and water.
Norte also supports socializing outside in well-ventilated areas and getting a vaccine as soon as available. If we all work together, we will beat this pandemic.