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    Has or does anyone lived/live near or ridden/ride the trails at Massanutten? Interested in what the terrain is like. My fiances' family has a house on the mountain there and may be doing a little Bachelor/wedding shower ride with the new fam. If so what gearing would be a good choice currently set up 32/16 26er.
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    Theres a race out there called the Massanutten Hoo Ha. Search youtube and you'll get the picture.

    I've hiked it before, and rode the next ridge over--Elizabeth Furnace. It's rocky and steep, so unless you're full diesel, gear down.

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    One of my riding buddies did the Hoo Ha and "rocky and steep" seems to be an understatement from what he's told me. This guy's been riding for years and I've never seen him get off the bike on any trail but he said he walked a lot there lol. But if you're going on a family ride I can only assume that they may be riding on some more less agressive trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inabnibbs View Post
    Has or does anyone lived/live near or ridden/ride the trails at Massanutten? Interested in what the terrain is like. My fiances' family has a house on the mountain there and may be doing a little Bachelor/wedding shower ride with the new fam. If so what gearing would be a good choice currently set up 32/16 26er.
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    Why not ask in the Virginia regional forum?
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    I work at Massanutten Resort and the bike trails are great! There are marked loops that range from beginner to expert. As others have said, the trails further up the ridge are very technical and can be steep.

    The trails are only open to Massanutten Resort guests, employees, and property owners. The Shenandoah Bicycle Company (bike shop in nearby Harrisonburg) has great resources about the Massanutten trails and other local riding. The members of their bicycle coalition are also given access to the Massanutten trails in exchange for trail work - the club has helped revamp and build new trails in the last decade that have made it even more fun.

    Massanutten Bike shop (M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm) - 540.289.4957
    Shenandoah Bicycle Company - 540.437.9000

    I hope this helps, let me know if you need more info -- Ian

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    Niiiice.
    I did my 'bachelor party ride' at Elizabeth Furnace 2yrs ago.
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    I live here on the mountain and ride the trails daily. I run 32x20 on my fixed gear. Works great for me. Enjoy.

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    I've only skied at Massanutten, I'm heading up for the Shenandoah 100, so hopefully I'll get to try the trails on a mountain bike

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