1996 MTBR Olympic Course - Trail, Conyers, Georgia

1996 MTBR Olympic Course - Trail, Conyers, Georgia

DESCRIPTION

This is where they held the 1996 Olympic Mountain Biking Competition. Also, they use the same trail as the site for the UCI/Grundig XC Race. Tight single track, steep climbs, very fast decents, jumps, dropoffs, everything you need for a fun day of bike riding. No exactly sure of the milage.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 15, 2006]
glovemtb
Weekend Warrior

Have ridden for a number of years. Not many options in Atlanta so thank goodness for this course still existing. If you do 3+ hours you will be tired. Lots of up and down hills that are long enough that it is hard to roller coaster over. Similiar to Chickapee but with longer hills and some really neat slickrock sections. Sometimes yellow river sewage overflow can be a bit malloderus only on the west side.
In my opinion it really is a 5/5 at race pace. But, the only reason I give it a 5 overall rating is because in my opinion it is the hardest of the courses close to Atlanta. Thus, best local training.
(My 5 ratings (in Georgia) are usually reserved for courses like Rich Mountain, Pinhoti especially around Snake Creek Gap towards Dug Gap.)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 03, 2006]
vabene
Cross Country Rider

This trail is terrible, don't go here. I did the 24 hour race twice and I will not ride there again. The first loop isn't bad, but there aren't really any sections where you think wow, that was fun. The granite loop has no redeeming sections. None. Its challenging, yes, but so is calculus. If you want a hard challenging trail that is fun go to Rich Mountain.

Customer Service

Don't go here.

Similar Products Used:

Rich Mountain Bull Mountain Tsali Bear Creek Mountaintown Creek

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 16, 2006]
EyeDefy
Weekend Warrior

Still an Olympic-sized workout, the '96 Olympic MTB trails in Conyers continue to stay in great shape. Technical in every sense of the word, this course provides a great x-country experience. Conyers doesn't have any/many mountains, and when approached by car the terrain can look a bit deceiving. That changes once you hit the dirt. A slow, warm-up ride thru the horse fields from the parking lot puts you in the woods and positioned for some quick, tight downhill. You continue thru a hilly course that challenges your shifting skills. Some mad (for a 35 y/o like me, anyways) uphills had me pushing a couple of times the first time around. Once you're out of the woods (~35 min. later), the other side of the road is a mass of granite that takes a bit of getting used to. Don't know how anybody can ride this without full suspension. Follow the painted arrows for a most excellent route of speedy downs and challenging ups. Don't fall off coz it's gonna hurt! This part of the trail dumps you back into the woods for some similar terrain as the first part of the trail, and then you're back on the granite for a nice downhill finish.

Customer Service

There is only one way to ride the first part, and that's counter-clockwise starting along the white fence near the parking lot. Keep following the signs as they are well marked. When you get back to the field, keep on the right and it curves you back to the road. Follow the road for a hundred yards, and then you'll cross over to the granite side. Likewise, follow this route in a counter-clockwise direction.

Similar Products Used:

Blanket's Creek near Woodstock - Dausett Trails in Jackson - Bull Mountain near Dahlonega

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 19, 2004]
Steve Tucker
Cross Country Rider

This is a good aerobic trail with anaerobic sections. I go from regular carving cross country to outright trials. If the sections are too easy for you then look at the other lines within the section, how slow can you go. Play simon bikes with a friend through the rocky side. SORBA ATL and specifically the mon, wed night crew have taken good care of this trail to avoid serious erosion problems with rutting on the assents and decents. You will see deer and other harmless widlife in the trail. There are drops and decents. You can make the trail as hard as you want.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 03, 2003]
Jim Bennett
Cross Country Rider

Rode these trails in early July 03 and thoroughly enjoyed them. Had some trouble finding them when we arrived as there are no apparent markings. After tooling around a bit, we were ended up at the tackle shop and that's where you should start! We did pay a nominal fee, can't recall how much it was,but it wasn't more than $5. We signed a release and got a parking permit for our vehicle as well as a fairly useful trail map. We rode the granite side first and had an absolute ball as neither of us had ridden any real rock. We crossed over to the opposite side and got about half way through when a big thunderstorm dumped on us and we bailed. All in all these are great trails.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 14, 1998]
Michael

I have ridden this trail twice this summer. Once in the rain, and once in the burning hot sun. I reccomend neither. It is a fun course, just as long as it is pleasant weather, but come on, it's Georgia, and it's near Hotlanta so of course it will never be TOO pleasant. Can't say I didn't have fun, and to those in the begginner U-18 age groups at the Atlanta twilight and world cup tha finished behind me, good race, and to those ahead I don't know how in the H.E.L.L. you were able to do it so dang fast.

Customer Service

Same

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 14, 1998]
skillet

You wouldn't expect this trail to be so tough at first sight, but you soon realize how much planning went into this trail to make it a world caliber race course.
Brian Stickel and Dave Wiens designed it to make the best use of the terrain. There are some steep uphill grunts, and the granite section will rattle your bones.
UCI World Cup races will be held here for the next 2 Junes.

Customer Service

same as given

Similar Products Used:

Free trails at Road and Trail Cyclery in Oxford are a few more exits East on I-20, about 15 minutes away. Call (770)787-8193 for detailed directions.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 05, 1998]
Tim

This parking lot side is the faster less technical side with the drop offs. Across the street is what I consider the more technical endurance fun side. If any of you have a full suspension this is the place to go, The huge sheets of granite that the trail runs across will brutalize any hard tail rider. There is track to keep anybody from getting bored with it. I've been told that you must pay five dollars to use the track, witch I would gladly pay. There was a lot of hard work in developing this course, But who and where do I pay?
As a final note, I reccomend to anybody who has thought about going to go.

Customer Service

On the parking lot side go around the loop go counterclockwise. On the other side just follow the signs.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 11, 1998]
norm

this is probably the best trail I have ridden, but it is not nearly long enough. the planning that went into making this trail really shows through. there are some really steep hills on this course (in one place it exceeds a 40% grade) but they are mostly smooth uphills and then somewhat technical descents follow. this trail is really fun, but make sure you have an energy bar with you.

Customer Service

follow the signs

Similar Products Used:

I dont know of any in that area

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 20, 1998]
Daniel

Parking lot side has mostly single track, short climbs and drop-offs. Watch for the ruts after drop-offs! They don't use your 5 bucks for maintenance. There is one steep downhill (keep your ass back) and one very technical climb near the end (attack!). Across the road you will find the lunar landscape, a couple nice switchbacks and a lot of fun singletrack.

Customer Service

I20 east, left on 138, right about 2 miles down the road - Follow signs to Horse Park.

Similar Products Used:

Covington 5 miles east on I-20. I like it better and its free. You want fast single track that is your place.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
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