Today was the first mountain bike ride for the season on Long Island at Edgewood Preserve Mountain Bike Trails in Deer Park / Dix Hills area. This mountain bike park has over 800 acres of mostly flat beginner trails, singletrack and some wider double-track which is nice when you can ride side-by-side with your mates. In the photo below are some members of the Merrick Mountain Bike Club who took the ride on a mild Saturday in March – Brian and Luke.
Edgewood Preserve is a good beginner to moderate difficulty mountain bike park to start off the season and get your body and leg ready for future and more advanced mtn bike trails. Edgewood is about 5.5 miles to 17 Miles long but has a lot of bailouts if you decide to stop if you get tired or mechanical problem or for whatever reason decide to return back to the parking lot. All the bailouts on the mountain bike trails make this an easy park to navigate.
Today we road a total of 6.5 miles. The terrain is relatively flat and you ride through pine tree woods so there is a soft cushion of pine needles across the bed of the forest floor. This makes the trails forgiving if you happen to go down but the trails are so mild you probably never will.
Today we rode with the President of the Merrick Mountain Bikers Brian Asch and his Cousin Luke Coyne.
If you would like to download a .pdf brochure of Edgewood Preserve Mountain Bike Park which has trail map on it and directions to the park, click here.
If you would like to see more information about Edgewood Mtn Bike Trails and other mountain bike trails on Long Island, visit our TRAILS PAGE here.
Directions: Take 495 to exit 52 Commack Rd south about 2 miles. The trail head parking area is on the left hand side of the street. Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve, Commack Rd, Deer Park, NY 11729
A few members of the Merrick Mountain Bikers.
Paul,Brian and Luke