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Anyone ride Bankhead Nat'l Forest, north-west Alabama?(4 posts)

Anyone ride Bankhead Nat'l Forest, north-west Alabama?DT
Sep 22, 2001 5:42 PM
I'm thinking of going riding there, but I can't find anyone who has ridden there. Any opinions? Thanks!
re: Anyone ride Bankhead Nat'l Forest, north-west Alabama?jaques
Sep 23, 2001 3:08 AM
Go to this Huntsville, Alabama cycling club website and post your query. The club is large, well-organized and Huntsville is relatively close to the Bankhead National Forest. I'm sure someone will reply.

http://www.springcity.org
Monte SanoBikinCO
Sep 23, 2001 6:38 AM
I lived in Huntsville for 3 years and the mountain biking is great. Most of the road rides I did were either around town and over the mountain into the Hampton Cove area or south of town. We had weekly group road rides that started near the mall.

There were three areas that I rode all the time. Monte Sano, The Land Trust trails, also on the mountain, and Colonial Hills. I liked Monte Sano the best because of the technical sections.

http://www.mtbr.com/trails/Alabama/ColonialHills.html
http://www.mtbr.com/trails/Alabama/montesanostatepark.html

There are also some good trails around the River Golf Course at Hampton Cove. The trail head is of the highway just before you get to the parking lot at the golf course. It starts as a dirt road but becomes single and double track after you cross the creek. The trails end up at the river.
re: Anyone ride Bankhead Nat'l Forest, north-west Alabama?Rev. Litespeed
Sep 23, 2001 10:14 AM
I pastored a church in the bankhead NF for two years while I was in collage(I did not ride then). I have ridden MTB in the bankhead and it is great. I have not ridden the road bike but there are some nice places. I can tell you one thing people do not see road bikes in Winston county so be careful. I would like to try it some time myself.
Peace to you
Alan