Little Egypt opening?

Joined
Oct 23, 1999
Messages
70
Likes
0
#1
The last I heard the Little Egypt OHV park in southern Il. was supposed to open this weekend. Can anyone confirm this? Anybody going?

Steve
 
Joined
Jun 9, 1999
Messages
127
Likes
0
#2
I stopped by the local Honda shop today and the mechanic that has been helping cut the trails for the upcoming MSHS said it would be open. I plan on going up Sunday.
 
Joined
Oct 23, 1999
Messages
70
Likes
0
#3
Yamahauler,
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.

Thanks

Steve
 
Joined
Jun 9, 1999
Messages
127
Likes
0
#4
Mid-South's scramble will be June 10th. I think the SOIL series is going to have 2 or 3 scrambles at Crab Orchard this year.
 
Joined
Oct 23, 1999
Messages
70
Likes
0
#7
Called the place and the pre-recorded message said they would open Sat. the 26th at 8am. Anyone going Saturday? If anybody lives near there, how muddy is it.
 
Joined
Oct 23, 1999
Messages
70
Likes
0
#8
It is open

Yamahauler,
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.
Have fun
Steve
 
Joined
May 2, 2000
Messages
123
Likes
0
#10
More info requested on Little Egypt

Hello,

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,

regards,
WoodChuck
 
Joined
Jul 5, 2000
Messages
208
Likes
0
#11
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.

Kevin
 
Joined
Jun 9, 1999
Messages
127
Likes
0
#13
Hey Kevin,
A friend of mine was in Marion last night and said they had some very heavy rain. We've decided not to go. He mentioned it would be like last years race... really muddy! Maybe next weekend.
 
Joined
Jul 5, 2000
Messages
208
Likes
0
#14
Yamahauler,
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!

Kevin
 
Joined
Oct 23, 1999
Messages
70
Likes
0
#15
Kevin or Yamahauler,
Do either of you know how to get to the other riding area that recently opened up in Harrisburg?

Thanks,
Steve