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. Each year individual cyclists, bike shops, outdoor retailers, and bicycle manufacturers donate thousands of hours and substantial resources ($) to build and maintain our trail system and our trail community. FPVSP is happy to present, with our partner organizations, cycling, and stewardship events at Patapsco Valley State Park.

Cyclists of all ages and all abilities enjoy the PVSP Trail System –
Above photo – Brian Rayford, Cover photo – Ivan Reid / @ivanreid_photo

(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?)


2022 Mountain Bike Events

Schools Out Open House & The Punisher At Pickall

School’s Out Open House & The Punisher at Pickall! 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. 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! 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! 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!

NICA’s Five Core Principles:

  • Fun: Inspiring friendship, joy, and adventure.
  • Inclusivity: Everyone should be able to participate in our programs and feel welcomed, respected and supported.
  • Equity: Means being committed to fair treatment, equal access, opportunity, advancement and elimination of barriers to encourage participation for all.
  • Respect: Consideration for all others, oneself, and the outdoors.
  • Community: NICA unites diverse people, families and communities through cycling by creating fun and welcoming experiences.

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.

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!

The photographs on this page are courtesy of @khopshoots