I just got done riding Sleepy Hollow State Park so I thought I would give a short ride report.
Right now is a great time to hit the trails as there are dry conditions and lots of fall color foliage.
It is really a nice trail that can be ridden many different ways.
If you want a nice relaxing fall ride, you can do that. Rolling terrain and back woods, along with meadow crossings
makes for a very pleasant ride.
Want to make it a bit more challenging? Up your pace and you have some moderate climbs and a good 11 mile course
to get your heart rate up. South of Price road has the best hills and views, with many areas reminding me of the Vasa trails
and other "Up North" areas.
Want to get a few practice rides prior to Iceman or other fall rides?
Do the course twice. Once counter clockwise, once clock wise, then throw in 10 miles of fast gravel road riding.
You then have about 32 miles of training all in one place.
You won't have the big climbs that other trails have, but the varied terrain and lack of crowds makes it a great place to ride.
Here is a link to the trails as I did one circuit around the park.
Overall it is a good place to get a good ride in without having to drive too far from the Lansing area.
Special thanks to the Sleepy Hollow Park Ranger for his efforts at improving the trails,
and to Owosso Bob for his volunteer work.