So I have a mountain bike. Now what? Googling mountain bike trails is easy. However, I have some specifics in mind (requirements, requirements, can’t get the IT out of me). I have to consider that I have a 3-year old daughter and a wife who is also a casual rider.
That said, I want an easy trail where I can safely ride with a kid at the back seat, and a picnic area for us to play around and just relax. After all, this is a family activity. Unfortunately, I do not have a child seat for now so me and the missus are currently scouting for potential child-friendly trails.
Woodlands Historic Park looks like a good spot for beginners. And as a plus, it’s only a 13-minute drive from our place. I dropped a pin on the parking space near the picnic area so it’s easier for you all.
Parking and Picnic area
If my map is right (and I pray that it is), then you should find yourself at the parking and picnic area. See photos below:
The whole scenery lives up to its name, Woodlands. It gives you that very peaceful, yet adventurous feel whilst riding through a bit of mud and some loose gravel trails. It was not very demanding in terms of cycling skills, but we realised we needed to work on our cardio. The slopes were challenging enough for a slob like me.
I really wish I could give you more photos and videos but this is all I have. The bright side is, you’ll have to go see for yourselves. 🙂
We have not covered the whole area so I will definitely be back. This will be a good training ground for us, getting us in shape and ready for more demanding trails ahead.
Lastly, this may not be the best trail when kids are in tow. Regardless of your bike skills, it is always best to keep the kids within sealed roads, in my opinion. But where’s the fun in that? I’ll leave that to you. 🙂