NOCTERRA TREK MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB
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Private Facebook group for organizing rides & communicating with club members:
THU FEB 24, 2022 7-9P - CLUB MEETING
We will be gathering at the Nocterra taproom in Powell, OH to discuss changes to the club in 2022. We will layout a schedule of events. Listen to feedback from 2021. Enjoy a few Nocterra beers and talk about bikes.
WEEKLY GROUP RIDE
Every Wedneday. April-October at Alum Creek P1 MTB Trail
Be ready to ride at 7:30pm. All skill levels. Supported by Trek. No-drop ride with sweep.
6090 Lewis Center Rd, Galena, OH 43021
INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED
10AM START TIME (Unless we post otherwise. Try to arrive early and be ready to ride by 10.)
Explore cool trails in Central Ohio. These rides will vary in difficulty. If you are unsure about whether you are up for them, then we recommend attending a couple of our weekly rides at Alum Creek first to build your fitness & skill levels.
These rides are dependent on good weather. If trails are wet, we will not ride and there will not be a rain date. Ride cancellations will be posted to Facebook & Instagram as soon as the call is made.
We recommend that you download "MTB Project" or "Trailforks" apps to your phone to help with navigation. RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK. We will aim to ride as a group, but getting lost is a possibility and you should be prepared.
March 19 - Dillon State Park - CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
4405 Dillon Hills Dr, Nashport, OH 43830
(Beach parking lot near this addresss. 5-8 mile ride planned. Features semi-technical terrain with lots of rocks. Difficult features can be walked.)
Apr 9 - Mohican State Park - Loudonville, OH
3175 OH-3, Loudonville, OH 44842
(MTB Parking Lot. 8-mile ride planned. Ride starts with a long climb.)
May 8 - Horns Hill Park
1250 Horns Hill Rd NE, Newark, OH 43055
(MTB parking lot on top of hill. Downhill course with advanced features. Ride within your skill level. Hoping for shuttle access. Easier green trails have no shuttle access.)
Jun 11 - Chestnut Ridge Metro Park
5260 Mason Rd NW, Canal Winchester, OH 43110
(MTB Parking Lot, not main entrance to park. 5-10 mile ride planned. Shortcuts available.)
Jul 16 - A. W. Marion / Lake Hargus
20330 Catherine Blvd, Circleville, OH 43113
(Parking lot near kayak launch. 8-10 mile ride. You go around a lake. No shortcuts available.)
Aug 6 - Great Seal State Park
155-2387 Lick Run Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601
(Lick Run Road parking lot. Lots of climbing. Most trails loop back to car for those that want to cut it short. 5-10 mile ride planned.)
Sep 18 - Bailey's Trail System
8389 W. Bailey Rd, Millfield, OH 45761
(Main MTB Parking Lot. 5-10 mile ride planned. One of the easier trails on the list. Beginner-friendly.)
Oct 8 - Vulture's Knob Mountain Bike Park
4300 Mechanicsburg Rd, Wooster, OH
(MTB Shelter House at end of gravel rd. Old skool trail with plenty of fun features. Private property and there will be Nocterra beer afterwards. 5-10 mile ride planned. Shortcuts available.)
Nov 12 - Lake Hope State Park
Park Rd 9, New Plymouth, OH 45654
(Lake Hope Beach / Little Sandy Mountain Bike Trailhead. Fast & flowy XC trail that is fun for most mountain bikers. Lots of trails. We will hit 5-10 miles.)
HOW CAN I JOIN NOCTERRA TREK MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB?
For 2022, the Nocterra Trek Mountain Bike Club is an open community. There is no cost to entry. Please invite your friends to our rides. The more the merrier. Nocterra & Trek are coordinating rides at some of the best trails around Central Ohio, which gives you an opportunity to meet cool mountain bikers, explore new trails, test your skills and learn about equipment.
There is NO FEE to be a part of the club. Just show up and ride. We will be offering a 2022 ride jersey/kit for those that dig what we're doing and want to show it off on the trails. Jerseys & bibs will be preordered only and we will be emailing details to the group. We also encourage everyone to be a member of the Central Ohio Mountain Bike Organization (COMBO). Support local trails, shops & breweries!
If you'd like to get more involved, or get emails with the latest details and updates, you can email jamesATnocterrabrewingDOTcom. Or, stop by one of the 3 Trek stores to sign up and learn more.
Trek Bicycle - Columbus/Dublin
2720 Sawmill Place Blvd
Columbus, OH 43235
Trek Bicycle - Westerville
5985 Maxtown Rd
Westerville, OH 43082
Trek Bicycle - Gahanna
1374 N Hamilton Rd
Gahanna, OH 43230
Grab your bike. Have an adventure. Build a community. Celebrate with beer.
Nocterra Brewing Co. was started by a group of outdoorsy folks with an itch for the occasional adrenalin rush. We adopted the following motto as a guiding force for how we run the business:
Beer + Outside = Nocterra
Nothing better than a great hike, epic rock climb, or killer mountain bike ride to get you thirsty for a beer.
Trek's commitment to the outdoors and the sport of mountain biking, made them the perfect partner. They have some of the best equipment in the industry. No matter what kind of riding you like, they have a bike for you.
WHO CAN SIGN UP?
This is an open community and anyone who enjoys or wants to learn about the sport of mountain biking is invited to come out. We accept riders of all skill levels and are more interested in building a community and having fun than standing on podiums. While we will have a few experienced riders that compete at an expert level, our hope is that they can help mentor those that are newer to the sport. At the end of ride, regardless of skill level, we still all just want to have a beer and hang out.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
In 2022, there is no cost to join the Nocterra Trek Mountain Bike Club. We're planning events and hoping that you'll come out and enjoy the community and keep us in mind when you need help with your bikes & beers. Trek has some of the top bikes and talent in the area. If you need a new bike, they have something to fit your style of riding. Something breaks? Their crew can get you fixed and back on the trail in no time.
On the Nocterra side, they have a full selection of ales & lagers. Whether you like big IPAs, crisp lagers or fruity sours, they have something for you. Please ask for Nocterra whenever you go out or hit the grocery store.
There is no deadline to sign up, but the sooner you do, the sooner you get to start having fun.
WHAT DO WE DO?
For 2022, we're holding a weekly no-drop group ride at Alum Creek Phase 1 mountain bike trail from April to October supported by Trek. We will also be holding monthly group rides for intermediate & advanced riders at some of the best trails around Central Ohio from March to November.
HOW DO WE COMMUNICATE?
Club communications will be run openly through our Facebook & Instagram pages. @nocterratrekmtb We also have an email list that provides extra communications and reminders. If you would like to be added to the email list, reach out to jamesATnocterrabrewingDOTcom or stop by a local Trek store.
WHAT DO WE EXPECT OF YOU?
We're looking for positive people who want to participate in club events and love mountain biking. When you're out on the trails. Be kind and help each other out. If you choose to have a Nocterra Trek MTB jersey, we hope you'll be extra kind & cool. We hope you will keep Nocterra Brewing and Trek Bikes in mind whenever you have any beer or biking needs.
For folks looking for a larger role, we need help organizing our events and posting to social media. Consider becoming a club captain or entertainment director. Email jamesATnocterrabrewingDOTcom if you want to learn how to get more involved.
The official 2022 club "kit" is packed full of "trail cred". Look sweet while you're shredding. Jerseys are not required to be in the club, but are guaranteed to make you 15% faster & twice as gnarly. We will be offering jerseys/kits at least once a year on a preorder basis. If enough people express interest, we will consider doing a mid-season order.
2022 Ohio Mountain Bike Schedule
Here are a list of mountain bike races & events in Ohio. The list is focused on Combo, OMBC, NICA, NUE & our own Trek rides. These are great places to compete and meet other mountain bikers. Let us know if you are heading to any of these events and don't forget to take plenty of pictures.