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