Mountain Bike Trail Opens at Waid Park

UPDATE: Due to anticipated inclement weather the grand opening has been changed to June 1 (10am).

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Experience the Old Buzzard, a new mountain bike trail, at Waid Park in Franklin County.

The trail incorporates elements of flow and freeride features into a one-of-a-kind progressive experience unique to our region. All features are rollable and appropriate for mountain bikers of nearly any skill level.

old buzzard bikeLocated in an agrarian setting, the natural beauty is amplified by the iconic 1900-era barn which houses the trail’s namesake buzzard. Old Buzzard has already developed a powerful social media following and will certainly draw riders from surrounding states.

Come ride it for yourself during a grand opening celebration on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. The event is free. (Get directions.)

Check out the trail and participate in gear giveaways. (Helmets are required to ride.)

Franklin County thanks Michael Carnrike and opening day sponsors: Roanoke Outside, Virginia’s Blue Ridge, Back Country Ski & Sport; East Coasters, Chain Of Fools, Just The Right Gear, American Flyers, and volunteers who contributed over 150 hours of time.