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Bike Skills Flow Park

Located at Gateway Park – 115 Henderson Drive, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 .

 

Gateway Park, located behind Sunrift Adventures in Travelers Rest, is on track to be the next mountain biking destination in Greenville County. The GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail travels right past the park at Mile Marker 24 (Sunrift/Gateway) and Mile Stencil 24.1/.2 (Henderson Rd). This is the best way to get to the Flow Park and has parking for the trail!

In the Summer of 2011, Trail Dynamics, Upstate SORBA, & Greenville Rec came together to build the first park feature – a high thrill, low risk pump track – next to the baseball field in the northwestern section of Gateway Park. This initial flow feature loosely follows a free figure-8 design and allows for multiple riders to ride at a time. Bikers just getting started will have a chance to get the hang of off-road biking and get comfortable with the sport before heading to Paris Mountain State Park (SC) or DuPont State Forest (NC) . Experienced bikers will appreciate some of the more challenging features and the chance to hone their bike handling skills right in town. >.

 

Greenville Rec’s Division of Greenways, Natural, & Historic Resources was awarded Recreational Trails Program funding from the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism through Federal Highway Administration fund allotment.

 

The next phase of the Bike Skills Flow Park was completed in March 2013 thanks to Trail Dynamics, Upstate SORBA and Greater Greenville Parks Foundation’s Park Heroes volunteers. Maps, guides, and pictures coming soon!

Graham, 8, takes on the PBJ section of the flow park and shows the big kids how it’s done. This loop is for riders with some experience and is labeled blue for difficult.

Bells-Laroy-Kickstarter-bikIsabel, 2.5, on the kid’s kickstart section of the flow park. This figure-8 loop includes all the different surface areas the other trails in the mountain bike area enjoy but is geared toward beginners and labeled Green for Easiest. You can find this loop next to the playground and picnic area.