Tag Archives: Bicycling
Dan’s Comp is a specialty bicycle store that offers a wide selection of bicycles for different people and uses — including street, BMX and mountain biking — along with a wide variety of supplies and accessories and a top notch maintenance and repair facility. Dan’s expansive showroom just outside of Mount Vernon is staffed by knowledgeable and enthusiastic cyclists who love to share their expertise and knowledge, and are always happy to suggest great places to ride. Continue reading
Murphy Park is a large public park featuring both old and new style playgrounds, a basketball court, fitness stations and abundant spaces for picnics or other outdoor activities, including a shelter house that can be rented for special occasions. Its playgrounds include Playtopia, which is designed for children of all ages and includes wooden walkways and castles, as well as a fenced area for two to four-year-olds with a playhouses representing New Harmony’s main street. It is ADA accessible. It also features camping spaces with water and electric. Continue reading
Harmonie State Park is a premiere mountain biking destination. Almost 20 miles of mountain bike trails wind through fantastic forested hills and deep ravines filled with towering old growth oaks, sycamore and birch. Features include dirt berms, log rides, and a “rock garden, and a black diamond slope with numerous jumps.
The Sycamore Loop, or Trail #1, takes a mostly flat route and is perfect for beginners or those who just want an easy ride. The Walnut Trail, Trail #2, goes up and down the hills and over the creeks and should only be ridden by intermediate and advanced mountain bikers. Continue reading
Harmonie State Park campground has 200 sites with electricity and a dump station. It includes a nature center, several playgrounds, a stage, and access to several hiking and biking trails. An Olympic size swimming pool with a water slide is nearby. There is also a youth tent area that hosts groups such as school excursions and rustic cabins available for rent. Continue reading