PLEASE NOTE: LOGWOOD BIKE HAVEN CLOSED ITS DOORS FOR THE LAST TIME IN FEBRUARY 2008 AFTER TAKING MANY HIGH VELDT MTB RIDERS FROM RIDING DIRT ROADS TO AN ADDICTION TO TWISTY GROOMED SINGLE TRACK. THIS PAGE REMAINS BECAUSE SO MANY RIDERS ASKED US TO KEEP IT UP, A NOSTALGIA THING FOR SOUTH AFRICAS FIRST COMMERCIAL BIKE PARK.
Skill Rating: Green 2
Everyone wants to know where the names for the Trails come from almost as much as they want to know how fast you can ride them!
Virtually every Mountainbike Park in the U.S.A has a trail called Kitchen Sink. Many of them actually have a derelict sink strung up in a tree somewhere as a reminder that mountainbiking can throw anything at you…including the Kitchen Sink.
Cyclists as a rule are sticklers for tradition (even though Mountainbikers don’t like to admit it) and we at Cult Cycling thought we would carry on this tradition at Logwood Bike Haven.
Having been thus reminded, this trail starts off with a super tight right hand berm as soon as you enter…but remember, this berm will hold speeds of up to 35 kph from experienced riders…before then launching into a single track climb back up toward the Clubhouse.
At the eastern fence-line the trail negotiates a series of switchbacks that are designed to encourage a very physical form of “argy bargy” during race events (virtually all of which use either this trail or Showtime at the beginning) that is viewable by spectators (and race marshals remember boys!) at the Clubhouse. Coming out of these switchbacks things start to go downhill fast in a “mountainbiking fun” sort of a way! This section of the trail could be compared to the toboggan racing at the Winter Olympics, consisting of a series of twisting berms that lead past the turnoff for 12 Steps and down to the exit back onto The Main Drag through a big super-fun left hander that doubles back to the right before spitting you out grinning.
This is the first of the “FASTER IS BETTER” trails, a theme that continues through the trail loops from this level up. Remember, no dabbing!!!
If you would like some tips on how to ride berms and humps and other trail features just go to the REGISTER button and grab a password. It’s free and then you will access menus that you cannot see now with text, pictures and video instruction.