Michigan Mountain Biking Association
lawn dart wrote:utabintarbo wrote:BTW, the rain the past few days have really hit the trails hard the past few days, such that I was contacted by the OCP to let everyone know that the trails are officially CLOSED for the time being. Given the relative crawl at which Addison drains in the Spring, you can figure at least a week to get some semblance of structural integrity back on the trails. As always, stay tuned for updates.
*banghead* I wish I had read this post before heading out today.
Yes, Addison still has a lot of places that are draining. Much of the trail is in fine shape, but there are areas where frost layers are still melting and soaking large sections of trail. It makes the going very slow and not fun. We tried our best to work around the obviously wet areas, but only found more wet, soft, gooey, spongy, sloppy earth.
With all that said, the trail is not all that heavily rutted, but there are few reasonable optional lines, so best to avoid for now.
There is a BIG tree with lots of debris down at about 1 mile, another at around 2 miles, 1 or 2 more that will require a dismount, and lots of smaller bits that can be ridden over.
You can see where lots of great trail work has been done, so (a little later) this year Addison Oaks should be in rare form.
jpjones wrote:Judging from what I've read, it sounds like I should avoid Addison tonight? What trails nearby would be recommended? I don't mind driving a little to find a rideable trail tonight. thanks!
Alexg wrote:Anyone have any updates on Addison? I was thinking of heading over there this afternoon.
Big_Clyde wrote:I live down the road from Addison Oaks so I jumped on my bike yesterday and rode down to check it out and see how the trail was doing. The beginning was extremely soggy and torn up so I turned around and rode the Buhl trail to the back half of the singletrack. There were 2 or 3 minor puddles on the rear half and it was extremely slow, so I would definitely avoid Addison Oaks for a little while longer.
TechStumpy wrote:Any updates as to whether the trails are rideable?
Was hoping to get out there today but it appears Stoney may be a better option.