Three. Well built bridges, some flowy double and singletrack, well-marked and easy to follow once you get oriented. Favorite Trails. Main trail and Carriage are just the tip of the iceberg. Rides. Not for the timid, or beginners. Recent. Saratoga Springs, NY. Trail is awesome. Humbled by this old school Eastern trail system. On February 23rd, I decided to drive in to the trailhead, which was a mistake. The trails should be accessed via the Access Road, 1/4 mile east of the intersection of Clinton St. and Daniels Rd. He bolted from Saratoga Gardens Apartment Complex yesterday at 9:30am and has been since at Daniels Road State Park at 2:30pm and 8pm yesterday (9/8). Plenty of rocks and roots to keep you challenged for days. Social distancing in effect; bring a leaf blower/rake and we will head out to clear the trails! Manage this club? Rode these trails for years when I was a local! May 29, 2020 Cleaning up The Rookery (the Dams) Apr 27, 2020 2020 Membership. It’s better to ride from town. Very difficult with FEW sections where you can relax. The Finch Pruyn land is now owned by New York … SMBA, William's Lake and Round Top. Favorite Trails. How far I have come and seeing my progressing skills on my bike. VERY TECHNICAL trails some of the things there are almost unridable and you will find your self walking your bike at times. Favorite Trails. Go to Attendee List. On Sunday May 22nd the Saratoga Mountain Bike Association (SMBA) will be hosting its First Annual Mix Up the Dirt Ride. Rory . Parking at the intersection of Clinton and Daniels is limited and inadequate. Even the carriage road has a nasty ledge!. This leased land was just north of the area where the Stables trails were. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Almost no obstacles,just pure Adirondack style mountain biking. It was very hard on a hardtail and I'm not a pro so if are a really advanced rider this is this place for you. Racing in the 2017 Cyclocross National Championship. I was very impressed with the SMBA Daniels Road trails, and would like ride there more. ( Log Out /  I finally tried some new trails this year, which also meant trying some more challenging trails. A 538 acre tract of land that holds some of the most versatile and fun mountain biking terrain in all of northeastern New York. This is a place where mtn biking demands tactics. Do no build unauthorized trails or modify existing trails. SMBA has an official Volunteer Stewardship Agreement with DEC. Mountain Bike Deals, Copyright 2020 Blue Spruce Ventures LLC | My main place for years. Events. That said it is unmatched technical riding. Just exhilarating.Can easily spend the day here....if you survive that long. Mon, Aug 24, 2020, 10:30 AM: Daniels Road is mostly level terrain with plenty of loops to explore. Members. Click here for directions. Great trail. Daniels Road Trail - Trail - user reviews : 4.4 out of 5 - 40 reviews - MTBR.com All of the trails here are worth riding. It is NOT for beginners. North Country MTB | North Country MTB shows you how to ride all seasons (including Winter and night rides) and will provide essential tips and tricks to get you hooked up! Thank you for your support! I got oriented soon after, but most new rides are an adventure till you get used to what is what. Daniels road immediately after RR tracks.. ok I cant believe this, drive 1.13 more miles and take left onto clinton, and park on side of road.. See map if confused... Alternate route would be to find clinton road in saratoga and go there directly but saratoga s was TRAFFIC galore when we drove through. 2015 SMBA Officers President - Corey Carpentier Vice President (South) - Chris Morris Vice President (North) - Josh Haugh Treasurer - Rob Piparo Secretary - Dan Patterson Membership Director - Theresa Crombach Trail Director (Pittstown) - Chris Cavanaugh Trail Directors (Daniels Road) - Owen Dougherty & … Membership fees are collected to pay the lease and other related expenses. LOTS of fun! Visit saratogamtb.org. If you can't find a trail here to enjoy, sell your bike and get some golf clubs. Ride Out To Upper Canyon Loop | Daniel's Rd. Then Skidmore threw the mtn bikers off and a group called Saratoga Mountain Bike Association (SMBA) formed and leased some land from the Finch Pruyn lumber company. A 538 acre tract of land that holds some of the most versatile and fun mountain biking terrain in all of northeastern New York. 4 hour time frame is approximate, depending on our pace and how many trails we cover. Click here to view the M.U.D. The trail head is located just north of the City of Saratoga Springs, at the corner of Clinton Ave and Daniels Road in Greenfield, NY. Just rode there June 12. JV # of years on Team. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has officially purchased the Daniels Road tract, the property formerly leased to SMBA by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Finch Pruyn. I have a hard-tail and it truly kicked my *ss. Daniels Road State Forest is an old-school trail system with the majority of the trails being over 20 years old. ( Log Out /  Colonie Town Park. It was fun on Aprl 18th but poor conditions with large downed trees. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Looking forward to my next ride there.... Fun Fun Fun. JV # of years on Team. Well maintained and used. Will be spending some time in Lake George in a few weeks and was hoping to get some riding in. In the distant past it was known as Skidmore or The Stables. Trails. It has been the best ride by far scince I've been here. Has anyone ridden at Gore? Matt Fairbank. There is plenty of parking(probably space for 10 cars using both parking lots on either side of road)Trail markings aren't the best. Widgets, Explore   IMBA Epics | Nice hiking loop on trails maintained by the Saratoga Mountain Bike Association (SMBA). Formerly known as SMBA or the Stables, this land is now public and open to everyone without a permit. The third area is a different animal, Daniels Rd north of Skidmore in Saratoga Springs. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. At some point I need to get back out there and ride on a more capable bike, since the rock gardens were hard to appreciate on an old hardtail. Very difficult with FEW sections where you can relax. Directions: Clinton Ave and Daniels Road Parking is very limited here and not recommended. Eric Dulmes. Formerly known as SMBA or the Stables, this land is now public and open to everyone without a permit. Please call me if you see(n) him. Change ). Oct 18, 2020 Daniels Road Trail Day. Great network of advanced trails for the accomplished rider. From what i have seen on youtube, it is nothing like Mountain Creek. Daniels Road is mostly level terrain with plenty of trails/loops to explore. Visit saratogamtb.org . Support Us | Miles. 1 recommendation for SMBA Daniels Road Parking from neighbors. He is likely wandering the trails. 3. SMBA, William's Lake and Round Top. Well maintained. Monkey Bridge is another great trail, although I'm not sure it is part of SMBA. It kicked my but, I have a hard tail defiantly need full suspension. Trails are fun and challenging. Singletracks Merch | Daniels Road State Forest. That said it is unmatched technical riding. About a 1/2 mile ride in on a carriage trail. SMBA: Saratoga Mountain Bike Association. The way the weather has been I don't know when they will actually dry out. Members I'm a Member. Plenty of parking around the horse stables on Daniels Road. Exploration Daniels Road State Forest and Surrounding Lands – 3 Mar 2019 and 23 Feb 2019 . Elevation gain is minimal making for a fairly easy walk, however some sections of trail are littered with large rocks potentially making it a moderate hike for some. Greatest Accomplishment. Signage is good. Race Category. 0. For advanced riders only (except for carriage roads). This is just starting to be the Adirondacks and the rocks and roots proclaim it. If you are a rider that likes to go fast and have lots of flow these trails aren't for you. Spier Slab Ride!!! Race Category. Tough to get my groove and rhythm going here but my level is intermediate. Competing in a new, frustrating sport and only crying once or twice the whole season. It is NOT for beginners. Have been to Moab, Burke and everything in between and I must say this pace will humble you. This area has had various names, once known as Skidmore or the Stables and was called SMBA when the Saratoga Mountain Bike Association was leasing the land from Finch Pruyn. Excellent network of trails built and maintained by the SMBA. JV # of years on Team. You are required to purchase a use sticker, which are available at Elevate Cycles on Van Dam St in downtown Saratoga Springs. Best trails I've ever ridden. Not a lot of climbing, but the technicalities will wear you out. Great network of trails. Cleaning up The Rookery (the Dams) May 29, 2020 / Erin Lasky. My first ride there, and I got a little lost, even with a map, as some trails are marked and some are not, the map at the 'sign in kiosk' was gone, so when you guess, you may not be where you think you are. Not a lot of climbing, but the technicalities will wear you out. Please be aware that riding on these trails without a membership is trespassing. Attendees (5) See all. Daniels road/SMBA. Have been to Moab, Burke and everything in between and I must say this pace will humble you. The toughest thing I did ride there was Dam Ext., and obviously I had to get off the bike a few parts of it. Bee and the Dam Loop are the classic trails, Ridgeline is one of my favorite trails. Company   PLEASE NOTE: If a trail is not on the map it is not considered part of the SMBA trail system and you may be trespassing on private property. Great ride,went with a local resident. I was very impressed with the SMBA Daniels Road My last two weekend long runs were at Daniels Road State Forest. Terms | Privacy, We encourage all attendees to park in town and bike to the trails. Sophomore # of years on Team . Little Gunpowder via GUMBO. Foursquare uses cookies to provide you with an optimal experience, to personalize ads that you may see, and to help advertisers measure the … Sunday, 10/25 Trail Day at Daniels Road. This is a place where mtn biking demands tactics. SMBA has an official Volunteer Stewardship Agreement with DEC. As steward of the state forest, SMBA will continue to steward the Daniels Road trails, much the way we always have. My main place for years. As such, most of the trails were built with the rake and ride method and are rough, rocky and rooty. Daniels Road State Forest and Surrounding Lands – 3 Mar 2019 and 23 Feb 2019. Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Best riding in area. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Daniels Rd. 248-534-9745 Last updated May 7, … Dec 6, 2020. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has officially purchased the Daniels Road tract, the property formerly leased to SMBA by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Finch Pruyn. Race Category. Old and new markers along the Putnam Dam Trail. Three. Some cool technical areas scattered throughout the woods. Amazingly, one other car was parked at the trailhead: another Subaru. SMBA is a non profit organization dedicated to fostering and protecting the mountain biking resources in the New York State Capital-Saratoga-Adirondack-Rensselaer County region. Best MTB Gear | Unofficial trail … Meet at 9am in the parking lot. How to find us. 0. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has officially purchased the Daniels Road tract, the property formerly leased to SMBA by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Finch Pruyn. Everything from family-friendly green doubletrack to highly technical double diamond sphincter-clenching singletrack. Rooty, rocky at times - but great. Flyer!!! But overall it was fun and I had a good time on my bike. 0. Daniels Road Trail Day. While lacking in total elevation change, Daniels Road is … Best XC trail system in Capital District. Mountain Biking SMBA Video; Share Even the carriage road has a nasty ledge!. First added by GoKite5 on Aug 12, 2010. The trails I were able to ride here in a short amount of time were fantastic. Just exhilarating. Details. Bring water and insect repellent.Meet at the small parking lot where Clinton St forms a "T" with Dani SMBA’s trails on Daniels Road are a haven for cycling enthusiasts from around the country. My last two weekend long runs were at Daniels Road State Forest. If I had needed to pull off to let another car pass, I would have been stuck. October 18, 2020 / Erin Lasky. Rory . Maps.and trail markings are well done also. This is a PDF Map of the trail network at Daniels Road State Forest in Greenfield NY, just north of Saratoga Springs. Daniels Road State Forest via SMBA. Kirby assessing the situation. If you are accustomed to Gurney Lane or Luther Forest, this is a completely different animal. Do they allow you to climb up? Not for beginners. Why do I have to pay to ride at the SMBA trails? One. The road was two rutted tracks, 6 inches deep, and slippery the entire way. Parking in the clearing or on the access road will not be, Saratoga Mountain Bike Association (SMBA). The majority of this loop is on private land that adjoins the Daniels Road State Forest. The Point. Greatest Accomplishment. Technical trails that are very well maintained and designed. SMBA shall be a non profit organization dedicated to fostering and protecting the mountain biking resources in the New York State Capital-Saratoga-Adirondack region. Rocks, roots, drops, twisty, up and down...all VERY technical. The typical surface is mixed dirt,root,rocks winding thru tight trees, shallow ledges, shallow hills. A great mix of double track, single track, rock gardens and roots, great technical on Dam loop and sybil and more. SMBA has a membership fee to handle trail maintenance and administrative costs. MTB Podcast | March 5, 2019 March 5, 2019 phelpsoddity. May 27, 2017 - Daniels Road SMBA | Blue Sky Bicycles group ride | MTB 2017 Some of the most versatile and fun mountain biking terrain in all of northeastern New York. Simon . Brendan . A fun loop on a difficult Saratoga Mountain Bike Association trail just north of Saratoga Springs and Skidmore College This is a great loop for advanced mountain bike riders in the Saratoga Mountain Bike Association Trail (SMBA) trail system. Dec 6, 2020 at 13:33. Race Category. Competing in a new, frustrating sport and only crying once or twice the whole season. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Update 2007 - Its been 2 years since we've hit up Devils Den. Greatest Accomplishment. 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