MCMBA: Rouge Park

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Re: MCMBA: Rouge Park

Postby chris_f » September 10th, 2015, 2:43 pm

Trail is in great shape! Dry and cleared of recent deadfall from storms.

The GirlBike group recently did a group ride that include Rouge Trail, the Rouge Gateway Bikepath, and Dearborn trails.
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Re: MCMBA: Rouge Park

Postby MTB_huh » September 17th, 2015, 11:31 am

I rode this trail for the first time a couple days ago. According to both the MMBA Trail guide and the map provided by mcmba.org ( http://site.mcmba.org/index.php/our-tra ... geparkmenu ), it shows the trail being 3 miles. I completed two laps and was only a bit over 3 miles total. I don't believe I missed any part of the trail. Has anyone else experienced this?

The trail itself was relatively dry and is ready to ride.
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Re: MCMBA: Rouge Park

Postby chris_f » September 17th, 2015, 2:37 pm

Hi Jim - thanks for posting. The complete loop is probably slightly under 3, but definitely not half that. I find measuring by GPS alone will undercount due to the approximations, twisty lines, and speed. A calibrated wheel odometer usually comes in just under 3. (We lost a few segments due to necessary reroutes too.) All the more reason to expand to other blocks once the City and partners are in a better position to work with on the master planning.
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Re: MCMBA: Rouge Park

Postby dougmint » February 12th, 2016, 7:23 am

Do you think the trail is suitable for winter fat bike riding?
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Re: MCMBA: Rouge Park

Postby chris_f » March 9th, 2016, 12:01 pm

Doug - sorry I missed this earlier - yes, the trail would be fine for winter fatbiking. Although it'll probably be sloppy with the spring thaw underway now.
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