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Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am CST

| $3 - $8

Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!


* Must have CALLED IN reservation to participate.  Please Call:  (915) 566-6441, Mon. through Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

* If you later decide not to attend, please call to cancel your reservation Monday through Friday so we can open your spot to those on our waitlist. 

* Minimum of 5 persons for tour to go.

Fee:  $8.00 per person ($5.00 park entrance fee + $3.00 tour fee)/$3.00 for pass holders/ $1.00 for Children 12 and under


Meeting location: Chuck Heinrich Park

Start:  9:00 a.m.

Length:  about 5 – 6  miles / 2 hrs

*Difficulty level:  Beginner – Moderate.  Meet at Chuck Heinrich Park. We’ll ride down the street for about 3/4 mile where we’ll transition on to gravel road leading us 1.5 miles to the Bowen Round House Ranch site; we’ll take a break then turn onto Lazy Cow trail for a fun 3 mile section of  single-track returning us to the Chuck Heinrich parking lot.  There are a few steep dips that we’ll stop ahead of to discuss body positioning and technique.  Everyone has the option to walk their bike down if they don’t feel comfortable riding these sections.

Bring: functional mountain bike, cycling helmet, drinking water and eye protection (sunglasses). We highly recommend that each participant also bring flat repair materials (extra inner tube, plastic tire levers, handheld bicycle pump, etc.), snacks, cycling gloves, cycling shorts, sunscreen, and a backpack or hydration pack (i.e. Camelbak).

Driving Directions to Chuck Heinrich Park:  

Hwy 54 – take exit 31 toward Martin Luther King Jr Blvd/Kenworthy St.  Turn north onto Martin Luther King Jr Blvd travel 0.6 mi.  Left onto Jon Cunningham Blvd, drive to end parking lot.

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Franklin Mountains State Park
1331 McKelligon Canyon Road
El Paso, TX 79930 United States
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