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PARQUE SAN NICOLAS (AJUSCO)

Average Rating:    (4.17 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

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19.200944173892662
Longitude
-99.239501953125
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KM 11.5 CARRETERA PICACHO-AJUSCO. IMBA Helps Establish Two Mountain Bike Parks near Mexico City.New mountain bike parks are developing just outside Mexico City with the technical assistance of IMBA experts. In March, The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew visited the area to conduct a Trailbuilding School. Using information taught in the school, locals will continue to construct and maintain trails that will be both sustainable and fun to ride. During the school, IMBA donated trailbuilding tools and funding for use in the construction of new trails and facilities. Both contributions were made possible through the RockShox/IMBA grant program. Working with advisors from Consultoria Balam s.c., IMBA has helped guide the construction and maintenance of more than 150 kilometers of trails in the town of San Nicols. IMBA is also developing a second area in El Ajusco, which will be open to mountain bike use later this summer. Today, the San Nicols area comprises three downhill courses and various singletrack and doubletrack trails for cross country riding and racing. The El Ajusco area is currently constructing a 20-kilometer cross country trail with plans for further expansion later this year. The goal of IMBA's involvement in Mexico is to develop sustainable mountain biking opportunities. In turn, IMBA's work will help slow urban sprawl, reduce the economic dependence on natural resource extraction, and create reliable income for rural landowners. A big concern of mountain bikers in Latin America is personal safety in the backcountry. Both mountain bike parks that IMBA is helping to develop are secure and designed specifically for mountain bikers. The recent IMBA Trailbuilding School follows a two-part exchange last summer. First, IMBA sent a representative to central Mexico and then hosted four Mexican trailbuilders in Colorado. Founded in 1988, IMBA works to promote the sport of mountain biking and build sustainable, multi-use trail systems. IMBA works with its members and affiliates to secure access for mountain bikers in all parts of the world. from: THIS WEB (MTBR)SAVE THE TRAILS
Trail Length
more than 100 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Mexico City
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Review Date
October 1, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: tacubaya ,  Downhiller

Summary:
I do AM, DH, 4x and this place is the best in the South. The only problem is that park managers dont care about the quality of the trails so users have to constantly rebuild jumps and repair brake bumps in the popular downhill trails.

There are may XC routes, but talking about DH there are 5 trails:

El Muerto: Slow, really technical full of rocks downhill trail, you need tons of momentum and skill to stay alive.

La Nueva: Very fast, hardpack with small jumps and berms, about 2.5 miles long.

Amanzalocos: Clay type soil, steep with lots of roots and tight switchbacks, at the end you will find rock gardens which require lots of momentum.

Cabroroca: This trails has everything, speedy singletrack descent, steep chutes, long difficult rockgardens and easy hardpack sections.

Cardos: You need to climb a lot to get to this downhill which involves 2km of rocky decent with lot of wide turns, then you have 3km of medium speed technical, rooty hardpack and loose over hardpack downhill which requires pedalling and then you end up in a place where you can select one of the 4 trails mentione above. In total its like 7 or 8km of descent.

Recommended Route:
Climb all the way to Mirador (a 8 mile fairly steep climb) and descend via Cardo-Amanzalocos or Cardo-Muerto for skill required downhill.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Axosco circuit is just 8 km up the highway and its a 10 or 12mile loop which involves 3-4 hours of pedalling and a half an hour descent though singletrack.



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Review Date
April 28, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: umektor , from Australia

Summary:
this place is just amazing, nice people( ask for kruger or gonzalo, they know the shit) 6 tracks to choose from, tacos to eat at the bottom and people on many kinds of bikes participate for the love of it. though there are a lot of people with shit hot bikes that they dont know what to do with them the atmosphere compared to Austalia and England is what mountaining biking should be about. had sooo much fun here and begging to go back. pay 10 for parking and 15 for shuttle to the top. xcountry there aswell but just observed. TAKE YOUR RIG TO MEX CITY. rohan!

Recommended Route:
head south of mex city and ask for ajusco o san nicolas

Other recommended trails in the same area:
STREET RIDING IN INSURGENTIES



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Review Date
August 19, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Steve , from Asuncion, Paraguay

Summary:
When we lived in Mexico City from 1999-2001, we bought MTB and heard about this place called Ajusco. I'm glad IMBA has worked with them, because they have the potential to create a monster (in a good way). There are just mountains and paths. Up, and down. The terrain varies seasonally -- when it's wet, it's slick-techinal, while dry it's razor sharp. There are a lot of people, but the higher you go and farther from the parking lot you travel, the fewer other riders you find. There's something for all levels... if you are challenged, keep going back until you get it. If it's too easy, keep going until something kicks your butt. I am not aware of a good map of all of the trails... so take lunch with you in case you can't get back to the tipico restaurant near the estacionmiento. There are also tours that take you to the top of the scariest downhill I've ever seen ... we walked our bikes up it shaking our heads. Most importantly, it's safe. Patrolling guards prevents what has happened at Desierto de los Leones and Dinamos -- armed men taking your bikes away in small trucks. We left Mexico in 2001 -- on our last ride, we found this trail that gave us a bird's-eye view of the Popocatepetl volcano, steam pluming from its crater. This, my friends, cannot be beaten. Steve

Recommended Route:
From Parking lot, go up. There are a variety of routes; a good benchmark is to the Virgen, an outcropping after a 500-meter climb. You can continue to climb from this point, though ... the only limit to how much you can explore is how much your legs and lungs can take



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Review Date
April 22, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Erick Navarrete , from Ajusco mexico

Summary:
I do cross and downhil and her you con find all cain of routs for all cain of skils is de nicest place in mexico city to ride.

Recommended Route:
For all cain of people how loves the natur.



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Review Date
November 23, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Luis Javier , from Mexico City

Summary:
Very diverse routes, for everyone, from kids to hardcore downhill, only be sure to be early, at around 11 a.m. the place is a market.

Recommended Route:
X country to the cabrarroca and then a little downhill thru the amansalocos

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chiluca



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