Friday, May 22, 2015

Adventure Biking at the Rock Sports Complex

Most of us know how to ride a bike.  We learned as a kid and used it for recreation and transportation. Things have changed in recent years to kick the sport up a notch, and we're lucky to have one of the most premier locations for adventure bike sports in the nation right here in Milwaukee county.

The Rock Sports Complex opened its bike park in 2013 and they keep expanding it to include new trails and jumps.  Here's a map from the website to give you an idea of the terrain and the kind of trails.  This is a ski hill during colder months.  You can see from the map that this system connects to the county parks trails.  Be sure to go to the website and watch the video which gives you a great overview of what they can offer.

You need to know how to ride a bike, but they will teach you the rest.  They even offer family packages where you can get a lesson and all the gear for $60 per person.  This is available on the weekends by reservation only.  Summer camp five week sessions at the Dirt Farm are available for beginners too. Instructors are brought in for special sessions on the weekends.  

If you're already familiar with gravity biking, you can rent gear or bring your own bike.  You take the chairlift to the top and ride down on one of the trails, chosen by your ability.  The Rock Sports Complex is the place to try out a variety of unique biking.  Their overall theme is to be "bigger, badder, and better" than any other facilities in the nation, and offer a variety of extreme sports as well as team sports.  Go watch a BMX race to see our local talent compete with others from around the US. 

If you need a drink, check out the umbrella bar where you can find a variety of cool brews and even live music every Saturday evening all summer long.  To stay current on activities planned, like The Rock's Facebook page

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