Oglebay is excited to announce that phase I of the new Mountain Bike Trails is now open.
Nearly three miles of trails are included in this phase and the trails give riders a full variety of riding experiences. The course traverses open ground, goes through tall grasses, winds among a pine and hardwood forest and crosses small streams. Another part of the ride includes jumps, ramps and a humped back ramp/jump combo called ‘Nessie’.
Rider access to the trails is included in Oglebay’s activity wristband, and a Mountain Biking only wristband is available at the Par-3 building during normal operating hours for $10. Bikes may be rented at the Par 3 building for $15 per hour or a four hour rental for $45. Helmets are required for all riders.
Charles Griffith, Sports and Recreation Manager for Oglebay said, “We are thrilled to give local enthusiasts a place where they can ride. This will give people a view of the park that they have never seen before.”
Additional trails are under construction with several miles of trails opening later this summer.
Griffith added, “Part of the fun of the trail development has been going back to the trail maps that were in place over 60 years ago and then hiking into the woods and rediscovering these beautiful paths through the park.
“The opening of Mountain Biking is another in a list of activities and events that are new to our visitors and guests.” said Oglebay CEO Steve Hilliard. “So far this summer we have opened Fountains of Fun at the Oglebay Pool, introduced a Farmers’ Market on Monday afternoons, planted the Oglebay Terrace Gardens with fruits and vegetables, revitalized the Sunday Summer Entertainment Series, and added special family nights at both Oglebay and Wheeling Park pools as well as a special after 5pm pool admission of $2 for adults and $1 for children daily. The Oglebay Garden Bistro, the park’s newest dining experience will be open this weekend.
The Mountain Bike trails are open daily from 9 am to 7:30 pm, weather permitting. For more information about Mountain Biking at Oglebay, call 304-243-4049.