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RAYBURN

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90% Single track. (A Few cart paths) You will criss cross the power lines a few times if you follow marked course. The four miles of Trails on left hand side of power lines is probably a little more advanced than the trails on the right. Offering lots of rocks,bridges, stone wall crossings, off camber down hills, and tight turns. Trails on right side of power lines offer lots of tight- twisty turns, stone wall crossings, short up and down hills, off cambers, roots, rocks, bridges . Watch out for a few drop offs and steep down hills. Offering a little bit for everyone...If you don't like the trails at first, wait a mile, it'll change. (Trail system is usually marked well in early Spring for the Time Trial Series which has been running for the past 8 years. Explore around if you'd like but following the arrows will provide you with about a 10 mile loop that leads back to the place you started. This course does ride long for 10 miles though so get ready and bring some water.)
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Latitude
42.199720346596884
Longitude
-71.74739599227905
Trail Directions
146 South or North. West Main Street Exit. From North, take a left off off-ramp. From South, lake a right. Straight through Millbury Center. Take a left at fork following CVS pharmacy. (Mass Pike and Rte 122 sign points direction.) Straight through following four way intersection. Take second left up Carousel Drive. Follow to the top right into Rayburn Drive. Parking is under Power lines. Trail head is up power lines on left from direction you came. (Note: This is a legal riding area but you are parking on a public street. Please be kind to neighbors and watch for children in the road as you come and go.)
Trail Length
10 to 14 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Millbury
   


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Review Date
July 22, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dstroyr ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
this place still rocks, 15+ miles now!



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Review Date
November 7, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Stickman1001 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Just to update this area:
A lot has changed since original posting. Over the years, development has taken away some of the best "knarly" single track this are offered and with each passing day-- more and more is lost to either new neighborhoods (100 houses or more). Even sadder--Quads looking for a place to ride have found some of the trails and done thier fair share of damage.
All is not lost though and there is still PLENTY of sweet single track worth riding in the area. Stuff made by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. New stuff always being built and new routes around developments being worked out. So--- not as good as it once was but still one of Central MA premier riding spots.

Recommended Route:
If you park on Rayburn___ head up power lines and jump into trail system on the left. (about 4 and 1/2miles) Follow various markers/ribbons and you'll eventually find most of the trails on that side. I say most because there is secret stuff ---snicker, snicker--- out there. Once (or IF-- as a lot of people do the right side first) you do the left side of the powerline trails--- enter the right side and enjoy the old school xc fun. FYI: this is the side the development is happening on BUTTT... you can still get over 12 miles of fun riding on that side alone. Almost all trails can or will work your way back to the power lines but I suggest you just keep going and you'll really be able to enjoy the constant trail flow change Rayburn is all about. Keep your eyes open because there is a lot to see and you might miss the entrance to a section. All told-- lots of Twisty fun--- followed by flowy stuff that you can relly get moving on. Spring Time Trials still happening out here too so check out the "FREE" fun filled racing/training action. Weeknight over the years change but usually in Mid April to Late May on Tuesday or Wednesday nights. Just ride around and ask someone about it.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
West Main is Awesome. Plumbers Landing (or Goat Hill)--sweet, Upton--good cruise place, Sutton-- oh yeah! Really-- just about any place in this Central MA- Worcester County area rocks > or roots< with good New England styled riding.



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Review Date
December 31, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: ducatirdr ,  Racer

Summary:
What an awesome place to ride. I can't believe how technical a tight winding trail can be. I rode today in icy conditions and the single track was ice free. I would look into this place if you are in Central MA and are looking for a winter ride location.

HDRK62 Bikeracer737 ducatirdr = ducatirdr@hotmail.com

Recommended Route:
Look for the blue ribbon and arrows on small plates



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Review Date
November 16, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: singletrackjunkie ,  Downhiller

Summary:
I was just at the Great Canadian Canoe and Kayak store in Sutton, MA and a customer was trying to describe to one of the workers how to get to these trails. She also said that not many people know about them. Well, these trails are way too sweet to remain unknown.

There are 15+ miles of tight single track. About a 2/3rds of it is fun technical (think Nam) the rest smooth and twisty. There are even a few nice drops! If you've never ridden here before you are in for a treat. These are some of the best trails in central MA.

Since moving away from the trails (they used to be right out my door) I now park at Buck Bros on left side of Brightside Street. I talked with the owner and he said that he did not mind us parking there after hours. Even during business hours there are only 2 cars in the lot. I led a NEMBA ride from there and the lot held cars for all 18 people that showed up. Here is the address and map.

45 Brightside St
Millbury, MA

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=45+brightside,+millbury,+ma&t=h&hl=en



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Review Date
November 16, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: singletrackjunkie ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
See above.

Recommended Route:
I recommend starting from the Brightside entrance because of the great parking and the flexibility of loops. From the Buck Bros lot climb Brightside all the way to the end. The trail continues straight and to the left. Bear right at the first intersection and ride all the way up to the power lines. Go down the power lines then back up and turn right into the woods. You will then come out on the other power lines and then head into the woods. Upon entering the woods you can do the tight short loop called "intestines" that almost ends up right back at the start or follow the main loop straight ahead to the right. Team Bums has time trails here every spring and has a nice one-way marked loop. You can follow the yellow plates for a nice loop but they recently changed it and I don't quite agree with the re-route. After cruising through some awesome single track from the power lines you will come out on a double track and make a right. Follow the double track but instead of heading down the rocky hill like the yellow plates suggest turn left and follow that double track a short ways until you see a single track veering off to the right. Follow this serpentine trail and you will soon rejoin the marked loop. If you were to follow the loop down that rocky hill you will miss some really nice single track and instead do a technical downhill (which is kinda fun) and then a steep uphill (which is not). Trust me take the other route. The other area I usually stray from the marked route is when you get back to the power lines again near Riverlin Street. Instead of crossing the power lines and riding the loop over there (which is pretty fun I guess) go back up the double track and take the straight single track on the right. You will have to ride over a log. Fly down this trail and when you start to climb look for a trail on your left. Climb up this and you should be back on the marked loop. This is a great section of trail. There is a double drop than can be rolled with a nice roller rock right after it. Then shortly after that a nice hip rock. This trail will lead back out to the power lines. But instead turn left right before the power lines and that will take you back to the intersection of “intestine”. If you had enough you can head back to the car which is only a couple of minutes away but if you have some strength left you can do another loop. Head back across the power lines and when you reach the second set, instead of going left back to the car, take the barely noticeable single track on your right. Follow this trail for some nice bridges and a nice rock climb. When you come out on a double track go left down the hill. About 3/4ths the way down, look for a trail on your left. This is a great trail which should only be done by those who are confident on their bike. It is all tight rocky single track which will totally frustrate a novice. Experienced riders will have a blast. There is a nice 4’+ drop. This trail will end up back at the top of Brightside. From here coast down to the car and head back to Millbury for some awesome ice cream at the Ice Cream Barn or some brews at the Dah Bar or A&D Pub. If you would like more information of would like me to show you the trails drop me an email at kevincorcino@hotmail.com See you on the trails! Kevin

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Singletary
Hodges Dam
Plumbers Landing



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