Mountain Biking at PVSP

Mountain Biking at PVSP!

It’s no secret that the trail system at Patapsco Valley State Park is a destination for mountain bikers from near and far – and these cyclists help comprise one of the largest trail stewardship communities in the country. While FPVSP is not a mountain bike organization, the cycling community plays a HUGE role in supporting the park – each year individual cyclists, bike shops, outdoor retailers, and bicycle manufacturers donate thousands of hours and substantial resources ($) to build and maintain our multi-use trail system and grow our diverse trail community. FPVSP is happy to support our partner organizations, cycling, and stewardship events at Patapsco Valley State Park.

MORE recently awarded a 10k grant to Friends for the purchase of trailwork tools!

We are very fortunate to have a longstanding partnership with MORE (MId-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts) one of the largest, and oldest mountain bike organizations in the U.S. – get involved with trails, advocacy, and all things MTB by clicking the logo below!

2022 Mountain Bike Events

Schools Out Open House & The Punisher At Pickall

School’s Out Open House & The Punisher at Pickall! This event has been 100% volunteer produced and has raised over 5k for all park users! Click the above image for more info
photo @hkopshoots.

Schools Out Open House & The Punisher at Pickall! This four-date series provides open rides on the Schools Out Loop from 2pm – 5pm and grassroots bike racing from 5pm -7:30pm. Only one date remains and this series is totally sold out! A big thanks to the Spence Group of Keller Williams Integrity and Countryside Veterinary Clinic for underwriting registration fees for all U18 participants.

The 6 Hours at Woodstock (6HAW)

6HAW Is one of PVSP’s annual highlights, with 6 hours of racing in the incredible Woodstock Area! Each year Joe’s Bike Shop Racing team donates over 5k to support all park users.
Click the above image for more info on 6HAW.

Longtime PVSP supporter Joe’s Bike Shop and the super fun (and fast) Joe’s Bike Shop Racing Team produce 6HAW! If you are looking for a challenging event on some of the park’s sweetest trails – the 6HAW event is for you.

Mini Pedals

Mini Pedals (and Muddy Pedals too!) are dedicated to fostering an inclusive cycling community in the Patapsco Valley! Our partners at Muddy/Mini Pedals have donated over 7k to support the park in 2022! Click the above image for more info.
photo courtesy Muddy Pedals

FPVSP is proud to work with Mini Pedals to encourage, challenge, and educate children to be comfortable and confident on their mountain bikes. Friendships are forged on the trail, challenges are overcome on the trail, and confidence is built on the trail. Check out the incredible Muddy/Mini Pedals here!

Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League

Student-athletes love the Patapsco trail system and we love being a part of MICL family. Click on the above image to learn more about MICL! photo – Ivan Reid / @ivanreid_photo

We couldn’t be prouder of our partnership with MICL! Student-athletes are a big part of the PVSP trail community and it’s absolutely humbling to be a small part of the positive impact that MICL has had in the Patapsco Valley. In 2021, in partnership with MICL, we constructed the Schools Out Event Loop in the PIckall Area, and we are thrilled to have the MICL/NICA finals returning to the park this fall!

Patapsco Trail Fest

Each year we bring together all users of the Valley in a celebration of all things PVSP.
Click on the above photo for information about PTF22! photo @hkopshoots.

(Did you know that as a requirement for any trail event at the park, our partner organizations are required to donate .5 hours of trail maintenance for every participant?)

The photographs on this page are courtesy of @khopshoots