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Vassar Farms

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 22

Vassar Farms has something for everyone, it has a long gravel fireroad if your just looking for an easy cruise, but it also has some of the tightest and most technically difficult singletrack in the area. Together with some North Shore style stunts, big drops, plenty of dirt jumps and enough log crossings to make a bash guard a worthwile investment, this place will leave you begging for more. All in all, one hell of a ride.
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Latitude
41.674835134557675
Longitude
-73.89747619628906
Trail Directions
Coming From Rte. 9, take rte. 44/55 arterial to Raymond Ave. Follow the signs for Vassar college. Go past the entrance of the school to the end of Raymond Ave. At the intersection of 376 you will see a dirt road in front of you, enter there. Follow that to a big parking lot. The trail head is back the way you came about 100 yards or so, on your left after the pond.
Trail Length
About 10 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Poughkeepsie
   


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Review Date
December 8, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: xalaskax ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I would agree with undergog1 in that it's a great area for some fast XC riding. Not to technical other than a few spots. Rode the newly revised Billjangles trail and Joejangles trail both of which are more technical then the main trails. These trails are hard to spot to the casual riders, but worth the effort of finding. "Flat track" is a great way to warm up and get in the mood.

Recommended Route:
Flat Track, Billjangles, and Joejangles

Other recommended trails in the same area:
909 (of course), Tymore



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Review Date
December 4, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: undergog1 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Things have changed at Vassar in the last year. All obstacles ramps etc have been removed I believe by the college. The trails in the mid section have been cleaned up log obstacles removed. Its ok for a fast ride the better trails are across Boardman Rd (across form Lords HS]

Recommended Route:
start at the pond and go through to the HS and cross Boardman Rd look for a trail on the left near a fence.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
909 tymore Park,



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Review Date
April 25, 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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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Timman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Vassar is a fun place to ride with a good variety of terrain. I was stoked to read about some of the improvements planned for this year. I went out Sunday to do some raking and cleanup. I wasn't able to get to all the named trails but I made a dent in it. I hope this helps with getting the improvements started. See you on the trails.

Recommended Route:
I usually ride the ridge trail to the named trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
909, Hunter Mtn.



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Review Date
February 12, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Spooky ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Vassar rocks! I can not wait until this season. There are many new trails and stunts planned for this year. Most of them are pretty significant. Scotty's Trail will be returned to its former glory with some new improvements of course, the Split Tree stunt is finally happening, Watch The Gap will be built if only I can find a way out, and I can't even give away the big secret yet. Just wait and see; they'll all be built. I know I say that every year, but this year I have help and hopefully do not have to repair as much as last year. A lot of the older stunts had to be replaced and/or removed last season much to the chagrin of myself and others. Progress will be made however! It looks like we will get an early start to clean up too, if the weather keeps on its current track. So if you see me or a group of guys out raking one day help us out a bit if you can. The better start to the season we get the better chance the new trails will happen. Let's all try to stay on the trails this season and stop cutting shortcuts. The trails were designed the way they were for a reason, let's keep them that way.

Recommended Route:
Same as I always say. Start at flat-track, end on the named trails. Don't forget church though!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
909, Ninham, Stewart, etc...



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Review Date
February 10, 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: Timman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I have been riding at Vassar for about a year now. Vassar offers a good variety of singletrack, short hills and drops, and stunts. Vassar is also close so you can get a good workout in a short amount of time. The trails for the most part are pretty well maintained and dry out fairly well after it rains. As the last reviewer said, please respect the trails and the amount of work that goes in to maintaining them. Take a few minutes out of your ride, especially in the spring, and pick up loose sticks and debrie so that it doesn't end up in someones derailer. A little bit here and there can make a difference. All in all Vassar is a fun ride and worth checking out. Also, if anyone is interested in taking a morning or afternoon in the spring to clean up and repair the trails I would be interested.

Recommended Route:
I usually ride flat track and take the ridge trail to Blair and those trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
909, Hunter Mtn. in the summer.



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