Francis Beatty Park - Trail, Charlotte, Carolina

Francis Beatty Park - Trail, Charlotte, Carolina

DESCRIPTION

Rolling Singletrack. 4 miles constructed to date. Total will be 8-9 miles when finished. The current trail is a loop that goes around the entire park. It is not technical, and it is maintained very well by the Tarheel Trailblazers Bike Club. The remaining 4 miles will be technical and will be finished by end of 2000. Fun trail - fast.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 08, 2006]
my2jeeps41
Cross Country Rider

Hard to enjoy when your car's getting broke into to...

Customer Service

Route from the tennis cout although now I will park at the main office parking lot and ride the road round to my normal loop start at the tennis court. I've been hearing a lot of folks have been geting their cars broken into there. Shame you can't even enjoy a nice ride without stressing about your property.

Similar Products Used:

Pee Wee's, Beech Springs, Hickory Park,

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jul 19, 2005]
DJK
Cross Country Rider

The loop is complete now, roughly 7.7 miles I think. Very well maintained by the Tarheel Trailblazers. Good mix of climbs and fast downhill sections, nothing too crazy but very narrow for the most part and tons of roots that will beat you up on a hardtail requiring a lot of out of the seat riding.

Customer Service

When you enter the park, take your first left and park at the tennis courts, then ride back out the way you came and enter the trail on the right side of the road where the bike sign is. Very easy to find.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 25, 2004]
Orphan Bob
Weekend Warrior

Extensive clearing of woods is currently being done at FJB. About 1/5 of the loop has been removed. Looks like homes will be going up in place of the trail. Currently, there is no "loop" unless you can find the entrance back into the trail.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 29, 2000]
Fat Tire

Bring your speed..this trail aint for the slow. Very fun for beg/nov and experts alike. If you are new to mtn. biking, I highly recommend starting here or Renaissance, then move on to Poplar. CTBlazers did a kick @ss job on these trails.

Customer Service

All 4 miles..at LEAST 2 times.

Similar Products Used:

Uncc, Poplar Tent(dont forget to stop at the corner store and get a slushy after you ride), Renaissance

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 01, 2000]
Bob

This trail is FAST with plenty of opportunity to eat some tree if your not careful. There is a nice launching pad on the back side as you re-enter the woods as well as a cool place to get some air in plain view of the people at the lake. This trail is a great ride when you just need to blow off some steam

Customer Service

Complete Trail

Similar Products Used:

Cane Creek, Waxhaw; Catawba, Renaissance

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 15, 2000]
Tom

This is a great all round trail. Good for any level. Very fast and well maintained by Tar Heel Trailblazers Bike Club. I usually ride 2-3 loops for a good workout. Looking forward to the remaining 4-5 miles getting finished.

Customer Service

Counter clockwise

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 25, 2000]
jwicker

Trail is very fast no much uphill, but very good singletrack, Will return to ride it again another day.

Customer Service

Go to the last parking lot, trail a little hard to find at first. Park needs a map or some guide posts.

Similar Products Used:

Cane Creek, Catawba Riverfront

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 08, 2000]
matthew

This trail makes you go over lots of roads, so go when there is little traffic. But I really don't think you should go at all unless you are a beginner, or maybe a first time mountain biker. Nothing technical, just a fast four mile loop.

Customer Service

You have to go north towards charlotte, not south. McKee road is the first light you come to.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 19, 2000]
AJ

i thought that the trail was pretty cool even enough i live down the road to it. There not to many really steep downhills but it's a trail you can go really fast on and not have to stop and make a sharp turn. There is some uphill parts but not to bad. Beautful scenery with a lake in the middle of it and a great trail for beginners (first 4 miles) and advanced (last 4 miles).

Customer Service

Go to the last parking lot to where the visiting center and take graval with your bike, that's the best place to start.

Similar Products Used:

Waxhaw (COMING SOON)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 10, 2000]
Andy Sutorius

EXCELLENT for beginners (like myself and my wife). Lots of small tree stumps, roots, a few dips and a couple of "valleys" (which we walked our bikes down and up), plenty of turns, use all of your gears on this trail, crosses paved roads Beatty park ("traffic" is not an issue compared to what one reviewer wrote) at two locations. Yes, there are a definite lack of signs. Pond, paved streets, hills, turns, ups, downs, stumps, bumps, gear changing, fast, slow, trees, no trees...in other words...it's got it all! Side-topic: I am going to develop a website (I'm a website developer) for NC and allow people to do postings like this website but just for NC, check out www.ncbiketrails.com.

Customer Service

there's only one route...counter-clockwise when standing in front of the visitors center

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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