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1996 MTBR Olympic Course

Average Rating:    (3.73 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 60

This is where they held the 1996 Olympic Mountain Biking Competition. Also, they use the same trail as the site for the UCI/Grundig XC Race. Tight single track, steep climbs, very fast decents, jumps, dropoffs, everything you need for a fun day of bike riding. No exactly sure of the milage.
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Latitude
33.66953268905725
Longitude
-83.94275665283203
Trail Directions
From Atlanta, take Interstate 20 east, to exit #42 (GA Highway 138). Take Highway 138 northeast five miles (or follow the signs). The course is open to the public every Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The course will be closed from January to March and during special events. Call ahead for info 770-860-4190 or 1-800-CONYERS. There is a $5.00 riding fee per rider. You can purchase it at the bike shop located on site.
Trail Length
No sure miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Conyers
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Review Date
March 15, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: glovemtb ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Have ridden for a number of years. Not many options in Atlanta so thank goodness for this course still existing. If you do 3+ hours you will be tired. Lots of up and down hills that are long enough that it is hard to roller coaster over. Similiar to Chickapee but with longer hills and some really neat slickrock sections. Sometimes yellow river sewage overflow can be a bit malloderus only on the west side.
In my opinion it really is a 5/5 at race pace. But, the only reason I give it a 5 overall rating is because in my opinion it is the hardest of the courses close to Atlanta. Thus, best local training.
(My 5 ratings (in Georgia) are usually reserved for courses like Rich Mountain, Pinhoti especially around Snake Creek Gap towards Dug Gap.)



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Review Date
February 3, 2006

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: vabene ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is terrible, don't go here. I did the 24 hour race twice and I will not ride there again. The first loop isn't bad, but there aren't really any sections where you think wow, that was fun. The granite loop has no redeeming sections. None. Its challenging, yes, but so is calculus. If you want a hard challenging trail that is fun go to Rich Mountain.

Recommended Route:
Don't go here.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rich Mountain
Bull Mountain
Tsali
Bear Creek Mountaintown Creek



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Review Date
January 16, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: EyeDefy ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Still an Olympic-sized workout, the '96 Olympic MTB trails in Conyers continue to stay in great shape. Technical in every sense of the word, this course provides a great x-country experience. Conyers doesn't have any/many mountains, and when approached by car the terrain can look a bit deceiving. That changes once you hit the dirt. A slow, warm-up ride thru the horse fields from the parking lot puts you in the woods and positioned for some quick, tight downhill. You continue thru a hilly course that challenges your shifting skills. Some mad (for a 35 y/o like me, anyways) uphills had me pushing a couple of times the first time around. Once you're out of the woods (~35 min. later), the other side of the road is a mass of granite that takes a bit of getting used to. Don't know how anybody can ride this without full suspension. Follow the painted arrows for a most excellent route of speedy downs and challenging ups. Don't fall off coz it's gonna hurt! This part of the trail dumps you back into the woods for some similar terrain as the first part of the trail, and then you're back on the granite for a nice downhill finish.

Recommended Route:
There is only one way to ride the first part, and that's counter-clockwise starting along the white fence near the parking lot. Keep following the signs as they are well marked. When you get back to the field, keep on the right and it curves you back to the road. Follow the road for a hundred yards, and then you'll cross over to the granite side. Likewise, follow this route in a counter-clockwise direction.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Blanket's Creek near Woodstock - Dausett Trails in Jackson - Bull Mountain near Dahlonega



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Review Date
October 19, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Steve Tucker ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a good aerobic trail with anaerobic sections. I go from regular carving cross country to outright trials. If the sections are too easy for you then look at the other lines within the section, how slow can you go. Play simon bikes with a friend through the rocky side. SORBA ATL and specifically the mon, wed night crew have taken good care of this trail to avoid serious erosion problems with rutting on the assents and decents. You will see deer and other harmless widlife in the trail. There are drops and decents. You can make the trail as hard as you want.



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Review Date
September 3, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jim Bennett ,  Cross Country Rider , from NC

Summary:
Rode these trails in early July 03 and thoroughly enjoyed them. Had some trouble finding them when we arrived as there are no apparent markings. After tooling around a bit, we were ended up at the tackle shop and that's where you should start! We did pay a nominal fee, can't recall how much it was,but it wasn't more than $5. We signed a release and got a parking permit for our vehicle as well as a fairly useful trail map. We rode the granite side first and had an absolute ball as neither of us had ridden any real rock. We crossed over to the opposite side and got about half way through when a big thunderstorm dumped on us and we bailed. All in all these are great trails.



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