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Mountain Biking at Yellow River Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Stone Mountain, GA   Bike: Mountain Biking at Yellow River Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 3 2011  9:00 am >> Sun, Jul 3 2011 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Jun 22 2011 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 2 2011 10:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Harry F
Ashley W
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We'll ride 8 to 10 miles on easy to intermediate bike trails.   Participants are welcome to bring hybrids for this ride, and will be able to ride at least the 1st several miles.

We'll start with 4 miles on the easier "River" side of the trail system, partially along Yellow River (see map links below).  The River loop features some nice overlooks, some manmade, some natural.  We'll venture onto some intermediate trails. 

We'll then return to the parking lot, re-group, then continue across the street to the "Creek" side for those wanting to ride the intermediate loop. This side features some long though manageable uphills, fun downhills and a picturesque creek crossing. It is a great place to take a step up in terrain and have a great time doing it!  

 Features of the trail:

  • Parking lot includes restrooms, changing station, bike wash and water fountain.
  • Trail features wider and smoother single track than normal, ideal for beginners.
  • Only 13 miles from I-285

 In case of rain or wet conditions: Please check your E-mail by 9:00 PM the prior evening in case of postponement due to rain or wet conditions (rain in the previous 24 to 48 hours).  A rain date may then be set at that time.  You may also call the Gwinnett County trail hotline (770-978-5270).   If  the trail is closed according to the hotline, the event will be postponed.   However, please still check your E-mail.

Video of River Side along the river:

 Trail maps of River and Creek sides:


Required Items to Bring:
Mountain Bike (hybrid OK for this ride)
Water (min 1 quart)
Spare tire tube
Tools to remove wheel, if needed
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Camelbak or other pack to carry water, snack, tools, etc.
Trail snacks and water bottle.
Spare tube and Air pump (portable) for bike
Multi-tool for various maintenance needs, tire levers to remove tube, air pump

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Directions to Trailhead

From I-85/I-285 ("Spaghetti Junction") -  18  mi each way (24 minutes) 

1. Go south on I-285 5.0  mi to exit 39B to merge onto US-78 E toward Snellville/Athens  

2. Go 9.3 mi on US-78.  Turn right at East Park Place Blvd.  

3. Go 2.5 mi on East Park Place (becomes Rockbridge Rd, then Annistown Rd)

4. Turn right at Juhan Rd SW, go 1.3 miles.
 Turn left into bike parking lot at stop sign, about 1/4 mi past the main lot.  Parking is on the left.  Look for Harry's green Honda Element.

Address: 3232 Juhan Road, Stone Mountain, GA;  
Address is to entrance to parking lot, GPS Coordinates are to trailhead parking.


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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

If you can't attend please delete your registration so those on the waiting list may be moved up. After the cut-off date and time please email trip leaders and follow-up with phone call if possible to cancel and advise.