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Bloomer in Rochester Hills

Average Rating:    (4.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Singletrack and fire roads with a nice DH/loopy/switchbacky/superfun hill wall section. This is a great place to train for hills since it has some of the steepest I have ridden yet in Michigan, not to mention its close proximity to yuppieville.
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Latitude
42.67044598912975
Longitude
-83.10118675231934
Trail Directions
From M-59, exit either Dequindre or Rochester Rd, and zig, or zag, your way over to John R. Rd. Follow Johnny all the way north unitil you run into Bloomer Park. If you miss it, you are stupid.
Trail Length
depends on how long you ride for, and whether r not you get lost
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Rochester Hills
   


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Review Date
April 25, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: David Z ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I grew up about 1/2 mile from where there is now a trailhead access point off Letica Drive in downtown Rochester. Rode the heck out of these trails all through high school and I still ride it whenever I can get up to visit my parents. There are literally trails for all skill levels, and even though I have been riding there 15+ years, I still find new paths to take when exploring the singletrack. Great switchback sections, even one or two that are super steep, as well as some more moderately technical singletrack/switchbacks and plenty of easier winding trails and fire roads, too.

Recommended Route:
M-150 (Rochester Road) to 2nd Street, right turn on second street, second street turns in to Letica Drive and there is a small parking lot/trailhead on the right (south) side of the street. If that is full, you can park in the empty parking lot across the street which is a stamping plant, or you can park in downtown Rochester about 1mi away.



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Review Date
July 16, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: jkkfam89 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail offers a bunch of options. I enjoy the switchbacks myself. This is a great trail.

Recommended Route:
The yellow trail seeemed to have my interest. You can hit all the trails for a great day of riding.



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Review Date
January 9, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Mike Brown ,  Racer

Summary:
I grew up a 1/2 mile from this trail and return every year to ride it when I visit the 'rents. It's great riding, even when compared to the massive singletrack network of the Pisgah National Forest where I live in NC. Fast, tight switchback singletrack, "hill repeat" climbing in and out of a river valley, and, if you look for them in a double-secret location, some incredible technical stuff that I'm not going to describe because I'm note sure if it's legal... anyway, this place is fantastic, if you're in or from SE MI, check it out.

Recommended Route:
You're going to haveto explore- this area is so tight that you to make up your own routes, but you can link everything so you use a few main "arteries" to swing into singletrack sections for a total of 10-12 miles of great riding.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pontiac Lake and, hands down the best, Highland Rec.



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Review Date
June 17, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Tony , from Cleveland, OH

Summary:
Damn you Michganers for having far better MTB trails than Cleveland will ever have. Zooming switchbacks, tight hillside-hugging singletrack, precariously planked log bridges, fast flats, big jumps, little jumps, mud ... just about everything I wish I had in my city. Something for everybody from newbie to shredder. Damned fine place to spend a few hours and cheat death. I'm coming back as soon as I can.

Recommended Route:
Bloomer Park parking lot. Park next to velodrome.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
"Dances With Dirt" -- Not a bike event, but a killer ultramarathon in Sept in Hell, (yes, Hell) Michigan. Named one of North America's 12 toughest running races by Trail Runner magazine. Not sane.



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Review Date
May 19, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: djs , from berkley MI

Summary:
Very tight single track that runs next to the river, Man made obsticles from 3' to 16' A lot of sand and roots, If it rains the trail changes because of downed trees and over flowing river. The main part of the trail inside Bloomers park is tight, technical, off camber hillside traversing the first half is mostly DH and then back up and across.
Once you find a route stick to it, its very easy to get lost when new to this trail

Recommended Route:
Take Dequinder rd. till it ends make a right , park iin lot on the left. Go back over little bridge and through the fence and follow the river!



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