Mountain Biking For Seniors [S-18-39]
|Classes:||2 Sessions 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Tue 3:00 PM 05/01, 05/08|
This is an opportunity for individuals to take advantage of bicycle riding off road on trails (often called “single track”) here in Northern New York. Our biking location is the Lenny Road Trails, in Colton. Participants will be presented with a few skills and techniques that will help them enjoy trail riding. Our locations for biking are: Day 1: Lenny Road Trails (Colton); Day 2: Downerville State Forest (Russell).
Jim Akins has been a resident of St. Lawrence County for over 60 years. He turned to bike riding in the late 70s to satisfy his need to exercise and to enjoy being outdoors. He has ridden many miles both on and off roads in Northern New York, Canada and places around the world. Jim has been serving as president of the Saint Lawrence County Mountain Bike Association for the past four years.
LOCATION NOTE: Directions to the Lenny Road Trails: From SH 56 just south of Colton, turn left onto CR 58 (to Parishville). Travel about 1.5miles and bear slightly left onto Lenny Road. There is a cemetery right at the beginning of the Lenny Road. Travel about 1.5 miles North on Lenny Rd to a dirt entrance on your right. CONTACT: Jim Akins cell phone 315 244 2381.
NOTES: 1) A mountain bike is desirable, but not necessary. A bike in good working order – with brakes and multiple gears – is all that is needed. 2) Bring a water bottle. 3) See biking links, and more information on where to assemble on the Mountain Biking for Seniors course page on the SOAR website.