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    Any Mt Biking around WildWood??

    This maybe a stupid question. I know Wildwood is the Beach. I am from Pittsburgh, PA, and my wife's whole family planned this big vacation to Wildwood. I am a hard core mt biker, and I would hate to miss out on a week of vacation with no Mt. biking. Is there any riding in the general area? Within an hour drive? Let me know, and possibly, let me know were I could get some maps??????????????

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    Just bring your sand tires You will have blast

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    estell manor maybe?

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    The question is can you go mountain biking if there are no mountains
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    Is Estell Manor okay offroad trails? I did stumble across it on the weg. It is about 20miles from where I am staying.

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    I guess it is your best option if you'll be in Wildwood....Good luck
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    Estelle Manor

    The northern part of the park has some mt bike specific trails put in by local volunteers w/ IMBA support. When I lived 10 minutes away it was fun to go there and blast around on a SS or CX bike. The trails are twisty, narrow singletrack. With the exception of a few up and down berms it's completely flat. Not like just lightly rolling but 100% flat. Also, you can ride every trail in both directions in less than an hour, easy.

    So long story short I wouldn't bother. You're going to drive 30-40 minutes to ride < an hour in a place you wouldn't drive 10 minutes to get to if it was outside of Pittsburg.

    The other option is just east of Millville on Rt. 49 there's about 7-8 miles of singletrack hidden in the woods. You really need a local yokel to show you around but the trails are a bit more fun then Estelle Manor.

    If you can get away for the day go up to Philly and do a Belmont/Wissahickon double header.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Burgess
    The northern part of the park has some mt bike specific trails put in by local volunteers w/ IMBA support. When I lived 10 minutes away it was fun to go there and blast around on a SS or CX bike. The trails are twisty, narrow singletrack. With the exception of a few up and down berms it's completely flat. Not like just lightly rolling but 100% flat. Also, you can ride every trail in both directions in less than an hour, easy.

    So long story short I wouldn't bother. You're going to drive 30-40 minutes to ride < an hour in a place you wouldn't drive 10 minutes to get to if it was outside of Pittsburg.

    The other option is just east of Millville on Rt. 49 there's about 7-8 miles of singletrack hidden in the woods. You really need a local yokel to show you around but the trails are a bit more fun then Estelle Manor.

    If you can get away for the day go up to Philly and do a Belmont/Wissahickon double header.
    Stay away from Millville in the Summer, it's way to over grown. Estell Manor is better maintained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wojo14
    This maybe a stupid question. I know Wildwood is the Beach. I am from Pittsburgh, PA, and my wife's whole family planned this big vacation to Wildwood. I am a hard core mt biker, and I would hate to miss out on a week of vacation with no Mt. biking. Is there any riding in the general area? Within an hour drive? Let me know, and possibly, let me know were I could get some maps??????????????

    Bring the road bike! With the wind down there, it will be like riding uphill sometimes -- well, kinda sorta.

    One thing to keep in mind -- if you bring your bike, keep on top of the rust. That salt air really does a number on the chain and can pit your aluminum rims, too, if you don't clean it off.

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    Millville in the Summer

    I used to just ride there in the fall and winter. I forgot that the few times I rode in the summer months I got covered in ticks. Nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Burgess
    I used to just ride there in the fall and winter. I forgot that the few times I rode in the summer months I got covered in ticks. Nasty.
    It's a shame, because it's a way better trail than Estell Manor. By far the best in Atlantic County.

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    Gloucester County Community College is about an hour away from Wildwood I think. They hold a MASS race there in July, and Id say its worth checking out if you've got half a day to kill

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    GCC and an article on Estell Manor

    GCC is pretty far, if you're driving all the way there I would just keep going and hit Wiss in Philly.

    Here's an article from last week on the EM trails. Quotes my friend:

    http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/a...-7342023c.html

    It also references a new trail in Batso which is outside of Hammonton, sort of mid-way between AC and Philly. It also mentions Parvin SP which is outside of Vineland. I forgot about that trail. Not bad by SJ standards..

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