Pivot bikes was having a demo day in Medina Ohio and I had a day off so why not! I decided to check out demo day and ride a few of the local trails.
Unfortunately it rained the night before I arrived so all the trails were closed, expect for one…Vulture’s Knob.
It’s a privately owned property and is supported by donations.
Driving up I was starting to get skeptical about the level of riding. You’ll drive down a flat, dry road going about 10mph(posted) and bysome crop fields. Then you’ll pass a composting facility. It smells ripe that’s for sure!
You pull in park and see a garage, inside there are self-serve waivers and a donation barrel(the big metal orange one on the corner).
Once signed in, the trail begins left of the garage, you’ll see a sign saying “the beginning”.
It’s definitely not easy, lots of roots, switchbacks, and technical climbing. Doable for a novice, but I’d caution beginners. There were some nice downhills and a few jumps laid out here and there.
Afterwards there is a nice setup for lunch or some cold ones if you brought either with you. I didnt find any water at the location so you better bring your own.
I would definitely go back, there are some nicely cared for trails and the trail names keep you smiling. Especially “Oh Sh***”