When is the Hare Scramble? I may go up Saturday. Depends on how much more rain we get. My riding partner is going camping this weekend and I really didn't want to go by myself. If you go be sure and post a ride report.
Do try and make it there. I went today and it was great. The MX track is not finished yet but the woods were a blast. They let you run the course that is set up gor the Hare Scramble. I was the first one there and the old parts of the trail were very slick at first because of all the rain. They got better later after they dried some.
The new trails were perfect. Lots af fairly tight off camber stuff. Be prepared for some pretty rough whoops on the grass part.
Talked to some of the guys running the place and they were very nice.
I live in Northern Illinois (Chicagoland area) a drive with my buddies 6 hours each way to ride at Turkey Bay OHV park in Paducah, KY once or twice a year. How doe this new place compare? It is privatley owned? How may acres? Do they have a website? Phone #? Thanks in advance,
Me and 2 others will be there on Sunday 2 Hondas and 1 KTM.
I ran a Mid-South race there in December and it was muddy so I couldn't realy tell what the dirt was like but the trails are kind of tight with some grass track. they have 400+ acres so it's not as big as Turkey Bay but there are hardly any rocks.
The trails are much tighter than at Turkey Bay, but then again, what isn't.
It is alot more challenging than Turkey Bay. It is privetly owned but you have to buy an Illionis sticker. Sticker cost $11 and is good all year for the whole state. They charge $10 a day to ride.
We went ahead and went anyway, you were right it was yery slick, not realy deep muddy just slick, slick. The first few miles of the estimated 13 mile loop were very technical, hilly, slick .My group and I strugled with this section the first time through, but then it got alot better tuning into some of the funnest tighter woods that I've riden. The second time through it was a little dryer and a little more fun. We will definetly be going back several times this year, but will make sure it hasn't rained the night before. This club has put out an EXTREEM efort into this place and will be expanding as funding alows. They have put up a very nice building at the entrance and that tells me that they are not going anywhare, that is good for us!
I haven't heard of anything. I'll ask around.
Sounds like we should have went anyway. Were many people there? After my buddy called and cancelled, I decided to go up to Turkey Bay (already had my bike loaded and it's only 30 miles from my house). Big mistake! Didn't even unload my bike. The place was completely packed! Had to be at least 200-300 jeeps & sand rails. I was embarrased by all the red-neckism going on. I bet the meat wagon made several pick-ups there.
Lance Martin told us how to get there but I don't remember exactly, you might call him his # is on the Mid-South Harescrambles site on the Scheduale page. I did heare that they have about 250 acres and not very much trail cut.
Unfortuatly about 10 of those redneck jeepers were from my town, I work with 2 of them but have absolutly no use or intrrest in what they do with there jeeps (junkyard buggies). They (jeeps) have ruined 2 local riding spots in the last 3 years. Besites the meat wagon I'll bet there were several thousand's of dollers in fines for drinking and dumb%$# desease. Turkey Bay is not a place I will ever go on Memorial or Labor day because of just what you witnessed.
There were about 15-20 bikes and about 10-15 ATV's, once we started the loop we never realy saw anybody else.