|Mountain biking in Southwestway Park (Photo courtesy of Visit Indy)|
Monday, April 6, 2015
Mountain Biking in Indianapolis
If you talk with most mountain bikers in Indianapolis, they will tell you about Town Run Park on the north side. For us southsiders there are a number of closer trails over at Southwestway Park. They have five different trails ranging from easy to intermediate. The DINO (Do INdiana Off-road) series will have mountain bike races at Southwestway Park on Sunday, August 30. Most people are surprised that there is something this nice within Marion county. In 2014 Scott Bicycles had a demo day at the park where riders could try out various mountain bikes (and a few road bikes as well). We're hoping they will do it again this year.
To get to Southwestway Park, just take Southport Road west across White River (If you are going there on your bike be very careful - The traffic on Southport can be pretty bad). Head south when you hit Mann Road, and Southwestway Park will be on your left. There is no admission charge.
Here is a video of some of the mountain bike trails. There is additional information on this & other local trails at our Indianapolis Area Mountain Biking Trails web page. If you are needing a new mountain bike, be sure to contact Circle City Bicycles at 317-786-9244. Bill or one of the other guys will get you set up with the latest and greatest for off-road riding. We also have some closeout mountain bikes listed towards the bottom on our main page.