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Ruby Campground

Average Rating:    (4.13 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

This is a privately owned campground, which charges about $2 per biker to ride the trails. All singletrack of moderate difficulty with 2 water crossings of about 20 ft. in length. The water is only about 6" deep and very rideable. There is a killer hill after the first water crossing.
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Latitude
43.03671312257188
Longitude
-82.6411771774292
Trail Directions
From I-69 East: Exit #189 (Wales Center Rd), go left for 1 mile to stop sign (Lapeer Rd.). Turn right, go 2 miles to Cribbens Rd. Turn left, go 3 miles to Imlay City Rd. Go left 1/4 mile to campground. From I-69 West: Exit at Barth Rd., go right to Lapeer road. Go left 2 miles to Cribbens rd. Turn right to Imlay City rd. (yield sign), go 1/4 mile left to campground.
Trail Length
4 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Ruby
   


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Review Date
July 27, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: sv ,  Racer

Summary:
As far as singletrack goes, if you can go fast here, you can do it anywhere. Tight, momentum robbing trees and corners attack your line from every angle. You'll need legs to go fast for certain, but the key to speed is in looking ahead. There are hidden lines at every turn rewarding those who search them out with fast lap times (the trail is now up to 5.2 miles) and the satisfaction of being one with your machine! If you're going fast it's aerobic. If you're just getting around the trail, there are only two big climbs that will take you up in the red. There's a river to cross and a pond to swim in afterwards when the temps soar in the summer. Here's a link to a video if you're interested (may need to paste it into your browser http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg57GmXJStU&feature=plcp

Recommended Route:
A little difficult to follow, but you start after the general commons and office area after heading out briefly in to the campground. The trail markers are better than ever (great job and props to the local club), so be sure to watch for the yellow card with black arrow cues.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Unfortunatley, there aren't any others in the area.



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Review Date
July 4, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: adumbfu ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Privatly owned, all voluteer grounds crew, $2 riding fee, & challenging course adds up to one of the absolute best trails for serious riders in lower Michigan. If these trails are'nt good enough... quit your whining! You live in Michigan, not Utah!

Recommended Route:
The whole thing!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There are none thanks to our DNR!



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Review Date
June 13, 2005

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: djtrd ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Well, where do I start... Ruby Campground is under new management and they're excited about bringing in riders. In fact they are a stop on the NORBA points series this year. Also there could possibly be a 12 hour race held there, nothing set in stone as of this review, oh the review... technical, tight, lots of climbing, kind of an all work no play situation. It is fun though. Some changes this year to the layout and relatively short at 4 miles or so, but worth the ride when the conditions are dry. And night rides are allowed but you might want to contact me about the particulars. Many thanks to Dave at the Bike Barn and all the guys from there and Alpine Cycles who help maintain the trails.



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Review Date
November 28, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Mark ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I have developed a love/hate relationship with this trail over the years. Probably the most technical trail I've ridden, take your attention off the trail for a second and kiss a tree! The "outhouse hill" is a must, good climbs, a screaming downhill on the wet side of Mill Creek are highlights of this ride. Thanks to Dave at the BFB in Port Huron for all the work he puts into this trail!



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Review Date
May 28, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Mark , from L.O.

Summary:
Some challenging climbs and neat descents. The Outhouse Drop is intimidating-looking from the top. Just don't look at that tree! You will hit it. Ruby makes a fun racecourse with two water crossings per lap. I only ride it a few times per year, as it is out of my way. I find it to be a fun change from the normal Metro-area trails.

Recommended Route:
Byan, were you lost? Did you just ride laps of the pond? Lots of climbs and short, steep descents. Visit the campground office and get a map.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
PLRA, Highland, Holdridge



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