Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Get ready for some fun mountain biking! This trip is designed for beginners or anyone who wants to get some more mountain bike experience before hitting any really serious trails.
We’ll meet at Echols and ride over to the Softball Park by the Law School. There, we’ll spend about 30 minutes practicing:
Controlled Hill Descent
Steep Hill Ascent Techniques
Curb / Obstacle Hopping
Trackstanding / Balance
Even if you’re an experienced mountain biker, practice with these essential skills never hurts. From the park, we’ll exit onto the Rivanna trail behind the softball field and ride toward the UVa Police Department as the trail roughly follows US-250. After crossing the train tracks, we’ll get back on the trail and continue to follow it as it traverses the less extreme side of O’Hill. We’ll hit the southern end of US-29 Business and ride back to Grounds, totaling roughly 6 miles of riding.