Mountain Biking

Please note that almost all mountain biking events are impromptu and therefore not listed on the schedule. If you have questions about YP's mountain biking, please email the contact person listed below. 
Season Generally, late October through early April. Contact the coordinator below for more information.
Ride Lengths Usually three to six hours, often with a part day bail-out
Start Locations Various locations generally in central or northwestern CT, but individual rides may start anywhere in CT, south central or western MA -- and occasionally in NY state.
Route Sheets None - - lead by leader & group stays together
Rating System. The system works much like a college course catalog: rides will have a 100, 200, 300, or 400 number. Your understanding of the system will prevent a long drive for a short ride and/or help prevent considerable unhappiness during a ride.
MB 100-199 Beginning topics in mountain biking, with modest terrain and obstacles. Suitable for beginners. Flat bars and knobby tires recommended
MB 200-299 Intermediate mountain biking, with more demanding terrain, logs and brooks. Introduction to single track riding. Flat bars and knobby tires required.
MB 300-399 More "advanced topics": rapid dismounts, faster pace to stupid speed, less user friendly terrain
MB 400-499 Exploration. The ride site is new and unrated. Prerequisites: sense of adventure and humor. No whining.
MB 500 Really Stupid. Exploration at night, not for the timid, unskilled or improperly equipped. Definitely NOT a Yankee Pedalers endorsed activity.
Contact Dave