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Rum Village pathway

Average Rating:    (3.83 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 24

All singletrack about 5 miles in lenght.Some dips and steep climbs and tight trails
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Latitude
41.647727120364934
Longitude
-86.2735104560852
Trail Directions
take 31n into town to Chippewa Ave. turn left go to the t turn right trailhead is about half mile on the left there is some parking across the street and more in the park wich is on the right a little farther down the street.
Trail Length
5 miles aprox.
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
South Bend
   


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Review Date
September 9, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Savathi Kem ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I was just in town for the weekend visiting in laws up in Middlebury and never expected to find local trails to ride! I rode this one and the Winona Lake one (which is way better but this one was good if you're looking to breaking a sweat). You can tell that whatever group upkeeps this trail does a good job. Trails are well marked, singletrack flows pretty well for the terrain they're working with (pretty much flat). Switchbacks are smooth enough to rail through without brakes so that was nice. Lot's of sandy spots though....not used to that. Almost ate it a few times. I'm used to riding in South Korea where it's VERY mountinous so obvoiusly this mid-west terrain didn't give me much of a cardio work out. I was pretty much able to sprint through the entire thing. I DID come across a 6-7 ft drop which I stared at...thought about..and moved on haha. Not at that level yet son. But it's there if you're into that sort of thing i.e. suicide.

Anyway, great fun trail to get a work out in and break a sweat. Not really technical so I think it'd be a great place for new riders to get their feet under them. I did come to a spot where I had to dismount because there was no way my fat ass was zipping between these two trees at the angle the trail approached it. Couple that with a curb sized root AND an up hill entry...haha, I'm just not skilled enough to engage that.

I gave this trail a 4 purely because I just didn't expect there to be any trails let alone a trail maintained to this caliber! So a very nice pleasant surprise. I'm not the most skilled rider and I was able to blow through this with relative ease so obviously, a ranking based on technical difficulty would be a little lower.

Recommended Route:
No clue, I was there very early morning so it was dark. I just rode until I ended up at the entrance again.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Winona Lake for sure. What a blast! See review.



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Review Date
June 13, 2011

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: Stickman89 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Pretty good trail to just go out a couple times a week for exercise and has some great technical areas but it is marked very bad in certain areas. i love riding there though but i havent been to many to compare it to so far

Other recommended trails in the same area:
lawless



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sbmtb (11/20/2011)
We just completed re signing the trail, come ride it.
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Review Date
April 9, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: John.M ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode this trail a couple of weeks ago when the weather finally broke, and had a great time. A couple of other reviewers were right that it isn't really easy to follow, but it's not impossible either. Just keep taking a right turn any time you have the chance, and you'll follow it.

There is only one scary spot on the trail that is about 5 miles in to it - just above the junkyard there is a drop in the middle of the trail. If you hit it straight on, make sure to shift your weight as far back over the rear wheel as you can. I didn't, and I flipped over the handlebars, breaking my collarbone at it - took me out of riding for a few weeks, but could have been worse.

I am sure that once the vegetation starts growing in really well, this trail will be a lot easier to follow at speed. Whoever maintains it does a good job.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lawless - my absolute favorite trail in the area.
Potato Creek - pretty fun.
Custer - a bit of a drive from Rum Village, but well worth it.
Love Creek - a very well marked trail up near Berrien Springs - nothing technical, but a fun workout nonetheless.



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sbmtb (11/20/2011)
We just completed re signing the trail, come ride it.
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Review Date
May 31, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: STACKBARREL ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
For Indiana, this trail is a blast! It's not marked real well, but some of that could be from people knocking down or removing arrows. Still was a lot of fun. Will go back for sure. No huge hills, but enough to have a good time ang get the heart rate up. If you like Imagination Glen or Winona, you'll like this. Give it a ride!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Glen, Winona, Potato Creek. Rating this trail for Indiana, not Utah!



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sbmtb (11/20/2011)
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Review Date
June 12, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ctwfo ,  Racer

Summary:
This is the worst trail I have ever rode. The one cool thing is the bridge. The trail has no flow and has way to many side trails, I had no idea what to ride.

Recommended Route:
None

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dont waste your time on this one go to TK Lawless or Winnona Lake!



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