Join us for the fist ever Mineols Midnight Madness Mountian Bike Race!
This nightime event begins at 6pm with a 6 or 12 hour window to log as many laps around the trail as you can, as an individual or part of a team! The appromaimely 10 mile trail winds through the Mineola Nature Preserve.
A portion of the prceeds for this event will be donated to the Mineola Nature Preserve.
Check back for more details regarding packet pickup as we get closer to race day!
Planned trail map:
Start/finish area will be near the main entrance of the Mineola Nature Preserve following the blue dotted circuit on this map in a counter clockwise direction. It'll loop from the pavilion through the archery area and toward the beehive, cross the rail trail onto Apache Cutoff up to the Hub. There will be a port-a-potty and hydration at the Hub. From there the trail will head down the Old Tyler Highway to the Double Bridges intersection. A connector trail leads to Turkey Island Trail / Palmer Trail, then back onto the lower end of the rail trail (Canoe Launch Trail), which is followed north to the Dr. John Thomas Bridge. In case of high water, either the River Bottom Trail or the Old Tyler Highway will be used to shorten the loop connecting to the Dr. John Thomas Bridge.
There will be a port-a-potty and hydration station at the bridge.
Next, continue on the Mustang Trail to Alligator Loop (note the alternate divergence depending on water levels) and up to the Greer Hill singletrack. There will be a port-a-potty and hydration station on Greer Hill. Descend from Greer Hill on the Zeppa Well Trail to London Bridge, then on either Chestnut or Duncan/Buckskin Trails to Navajo, toward Pullen Pond and up the hill to the pavilion.
Approximate loop distance: 8-9 miles. Actual distance and route will be mapped and finalized once the area is dry enough to ride.