Oxford Bike Shop Trail - TRAIL

Oxford Bike Shop Trail - Trail, Oxford, Georgia

This trail is fun, fast and often technical. It has things for all skill levels. A couple of creek crossings that can be great fun. There's also a great bike shop right at the trailhead.

User Reviews (16)

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Tebr73   Cross Country Rider [Oct 19, 2006]

Al closed this trail a year or two back. I haven't heard of it re-opening. I think it crossed power company land and they were not receptive to such activity. Too bad, it was a good course.

Customer Service

none

Similar Products Used: Conyers Olympic trail
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4
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3
Wes   [May 16, 1999]

Just rode this trail and was very impressed. There there is a long trail and a shorter one. The short side has a long climb with a rewarding downhill. The long section has a great variety of scenery and mix of terrains. Some fire roads, single track with twisting sections and in-outs. Great single track ride through ferns and a twisting creek. A couple of fun creek crossings and some great, fast downhill sections. The course is very well marked with signs and orange netting. Having a bike shop at the entrance is a big plus. Sign the release at the shop entrance before you ride. If you are going to Conyers to ride the Olympic course, just drive by and ride here. Oxford is free and they don't want Mountain Bikers in Conyers anyway. If there is a drawback, it would just be that the trail could be longer.

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4
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waffle   [Jul 26, 1999]

this trail is also called Road and trail cyclery

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5
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Frank   [Aug 14, 1999]

One of the best trails in the area. Well maintained and lots of technical areas. The two trails are for intermediate and advanced mountain bikers. The Road and Trail Cyclery is at the begining of the trail. Fresh water and rest rooms are in the parking lot.

Customer Service

Long Trail (approximate 8 mile figure eight loop). The Short Trail (approximate 4 mile loop).

Similar Products Used: Yellow River
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5
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Darren   [Oct 23, 1999]

Seriously, the only truly cool thing here is the BMX track. The most beautiful, natural air you can imagine. The xc trail is crap. Maybe if I had a FS it would be fun, but not even then. I'm not saying it isn't challenging, but damn is it rocky, rutted, and abusive. I normally agree with most people's reviews, but I think this trail is highly overrated for both racing and recreational riding. Head to north georgia if you can, or even yellow river.

Customer Service

At the back of the shop, get on the BMX track and jump like crazy.

Similar Products Used: North Georgia is amazing riding.
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2
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Ted   [Oct 26, 1999]

It's true the short course is a bit worn down in some places, but this is still a great technical ride, take the long option and you get a some of everything-first some nice "REGULAR" singletrack and fireroads and then you get to the race course where, even though it's a little worn, it's great technical riding-I like the Yellow River also, but you really need to try this course to work on your skills if you have never ridden it-a tough ride for first-timers

Customer Service

The long option, for speed & technical riding, the short loop for 4 miles of tight, twisting singletrack.

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4
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marie   [Jan 30, 2000]

The cool thing about this trail is that the boys at Oxford ride this trail regularly, and when one section gets rutted out or worn down or just too familiar, they break out the Bush Hog and cut a new route. I ride this trail every month or so and it's different every time--THAT is the cool part. THere's a little big-ring singletrack and a couple of stream crossings, but mostly rolling, semi-twisty middle ring stuff.
Warnings: don't depend on the bike shop to be open; the hours are a little irregular. And don't forget to sign the release of liability--that's what keeps it open.

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4
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Casey   [Jul 17, 2000]

This is my local dirt. I ride it about every week since I don't have job. Although the guys inside intentionally leave the trail pretty stump-laden so you blow some tubes, I've never had a breakdown here.

My friend Junky Jeff and DJ Lexticy douche y douche think I'm weak for hitting this so often. We're all used to riding big hills in Aspen that make this trail look foolish.

The creek jump is pretty stellar, so make sure you carry phat speed before you hit it. One dude I rode with was so extreme that he broke his bar-end off yard sale-ing it on the landing.

The whoops are cool, too & you'll go endo if you don't watch your speed through the switchbacks (easy, not like the ones out west, where you only have 1 tire on the ground at a time & will fall off 5-6 ft drop , if you miss the switch.)

Overall, this trail makes me pretty horny.

Customer Service

COunter-clockwise....start on road-side of bike shop

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4
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Jon Danielson   [Jul 26, 2000]

The best thing here is the Bike Shop, stop in and talk to Al, he's cool. The trails are all right, not that fun though. I never got any real speed, except for one. Each downhill ended in a sharp turn, wich limits speed(at least for me). So if you don't mind a slow course, ride it.

Customer Service

Long route.

Similar Products Used: Visit the Horse Park in Conyers, it's closer to Atlanta and a lost more fun an challanging.
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3
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Steve   [Apr 06, 2001]

Funky place altogether. It's just this bike shop and trail dropped arbitrarily in the middle of nowhere. Really nice folks in the shop and riding the trails.

The course was really sloppy the day I rode it -- March was very wet this year. Every flat section had standing water and mud, many of the descents were rutted and very slick, and I got nailed with more briars across the face, arms and legs in one lap than on all the rides last month put together.

Overall, it's a good technical course with lots of twisting, tight trail, roots, rocks, a few log crossings, and some whoops. 2 to 3 potential endo spots. No chance for mammoth speed -- too slick and too many sharp turns. No brutal climbs either. There should be epic carnage at Sunday's race given the bottlenecks and briar-lined trail.

I wouldn't make the trip from Atlanta unless it was to race or pre-ride. Yellow River is 20 miles closer to Atlanta, and Heritage is 11 miles past it, and both provide much more speed and technical riding.

Customer Service

5 mile loop. I'm told that counterclockwise is a quicker ride and clockwise makes it a climber's course. Review is for clockwise.

Similar Products Used: Yellow River (do Creek and River) and Heritage Horse Park. In north GA (east to west), start at Chikopee on Friday after work, then meander over to Bull Mountain for a half-day ride Saturday, You gotta do Bear Creek next, and end your weekend with an easy 6 mile loop at Fort Mountain. Not enough climbing? Squeeze in 7-1/2 over at Carter's Lake.
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