Celebrate New Year's Day Mountain Biking at Big South Fork
Every New Year’s Day, the Big South Fork Bike Club invites all mountain bikers to ride the Big South Fork at an annual event called the "Mail Run.“ Bikers meet at Bandy Creek Visitor Center at 10 a.m. (ET), January 1, and then hit the trails.
The ride is traditionally called the Mail Run because ‘neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of the night’ keep us from getting out there on the first of the year,” said Joe Cross, President of the Big South Fork Bike Club.
The Mail Run consists of a choice of rides varying anywhere from 8 to 35 miles so bikers can pick the group ride of a length they are most comfortable with. Hot chocolate and coffee will be available at Bandy Creek Visitor Center before the rides starts.
For further information, please call park headquarters at (423) 569-9778. Descriptions of Big South Fork bike trails are availabe at the TRAILS tab above, at https://www.mtbproject.com/directory/8012330/big-south-fork-national-recreation-area, and at https://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/mountainbikeriding.htm.