Nashville-area Riding Opportunities
Posted April 17, 2007 - 05:58 AM
We're surrounded by all this farmland but unfortunately I don't own any of it.
I'd also appreciate your thoughts about Honda Hills and Wooly's Off-road if you've been there before.
Thanks a bunch.
Posted April 17, 2007 - 02:03 PM
Posted April 17, 2007 - 06:53 PM
Posted April 18, 2007 - 08:16 AM
LBL is the best bang for the buck.
Hope this helps.
Posted April 18, 2007 - 06:25 PM
Cedars has been closed for a few years, I've heard rumors of it reopening. Any one else hearing this?
143 shut down but there is another place just a few miles up highway 13 called volunteer valley, I haven't been there yet, they have a website I think.
I've been thinking about Honda Hills one weekend, I had a map bookmarked...or so I thought, can't find it now. Anyone been there?
Posted April 20, 2007 - 08:42 AM
We ride at least once a month. Sometimes it's the guys and sometimes it's the families.
Posted April 30, 2007 - 07:25 PM
They charge $10 per bike and have about 80 acres. They also have a small supercross-style track. There were two bermed turns holding TONS of water so I only did one lap and moved to the trails. (Track is also very slick from the churt covering.)
The trails were not much better as they all seem to lead quickly to a dead end. I felt like I did more turning around than anything.
There are some decent hillclimbs and we watched some guys working on a step-up jump - very cool. My kids and wife climbed a couple of hills that led to a flat area that had several jumps. They had a good time around there.
All in all, I don't think we'll be going back. The owners are nice but the riding wasn't too spectacular.
If you've been, let me know of your experiences.
Posted May 04, 2007 - 06:44 PM
The other side of the road is made up of some huge rolling feilds seprarated by some occasional tree lines and hills. This side of the road is great for the wife and kids especially if they are beginners or novice. Not sure of the agreage, but i would estimate Wooley's is 20 to thirty times bigger than Honda Hills.
I wouldn't waste my time with Honda Hills. Been to both and there is no comparison. Two thumbs down for HH and Two Thumbs up for Wooley's.
Book it and go to Wooley's
Posted May 04, 2007 - 06:48 PM
www.Ballancemotox.com (Bowling Green Area)
Dunn's Playground is another place to go in the Bowling Green area. Lots of fun, Tow mx tracks, one for beginners and kids, excellent easy track with small jumps. A freestyle track for the experts and a huge 2 or 3 mile woods Motocross track.
You may wan to to check out an orginization called Northern Alabama Trail Riders Association. They lease land south west of Lawrenceburg and it is another great place to ride if you are south of Nashville.
Posted May 06, 2007 - 07:12 AM
For middle tennessee woods riding (motorcycle only), nothing beats the Cumberland Mountain Riders Association (CMRA) land just south of Winchester, TN (17000 acres, 100 miles of trails). This is a members only riding area. There is also a motocross track at the base of the mountain (Mountain View MX Park).
You might want to checkout Prentice Coope State Forest near Chattanooga. It is about the only State operated ORV area in TN.
Another place you might want to check into is North Alabama Trail Riders Association (NATRA). They have several riding areas listed on their website. They have a members only riding area called Westpoint near Lawrenceburg, TN.
A good place to take the family is Houston Valley ORV just south of Chattanooga in Georgia. Bad things are that it is crowded on Saturdays with ATVs and the trails are two-way traffic. $5 each to ride on this Federal Land.
Also, there is Coal Creek near Oak Ridge, TN.
Posted May 26, 2008 - 06:11 PM
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Posted May 30, 2008 - 06:24 PM
Anyone know if Turkey Bay inforces the spark arrestor mandate? We are thinking of going this weekend and none of us have them.
They don't check for spark arrestors.
Posted June 09, 2008 - 12:28 PM