Beginner to Intermediate Mtn Biking at Yellow River Park (Stone Mtn) - Sun, May 6 2012

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Beginner to Intermediate Mtn Biking at Yellow River Park (Stone Mtn)

The Basics:
Event Type:Mountain Biking
Event Location: Stone Mountain, GA   Mountain Biking: Beginner to Intermediate Mtn Biking at Yellow River Park (Stone Mtn)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 6 2012  1:00 pm >> Sun, May 6 2012 4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Apr 30 2012 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 5 2012 8:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Harry F
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is intended for beginner through intermediate mountain bikers and will include instruction in riding skills and basic bike maintenence.  You may bring a hybrid bike (mountain bikes are recommended), but I ask that all bikes are in good riding condition (please test ride your bike if you've not had it out for awhile).  Also, when signing up, please indicate in the Notes your level of experience as 1 to 5 (1 being 1st time mtn biking, 5 being intermediate/advanced rider neeing no instruction).

After a 30 minutes instruction and intro period, we'll start with an easy 3 to 4 mile ride, with some progression in difficulty, pointing out riding skills as we go.  We'll then return to the parking lot before heading out for the intermediate portion of the ride, consisting of several miles (and including the creek side of the park...see map links below). Experienced riders may be asked to help beginners as necessary on the 1st portion of the ride. 

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 10:00 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.

Ride Video of River Side trail:

 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.


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

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.