Want a little Challenge? Need an excuse to Ride your Mountain Bike? How about some friendly competition! Join us for our first GoFAR Tread the Trails mountain bike races.
The GoFAR Tread the Trails Mountain Bike Races are a great way to get tune-up or get started in your off-road bike racing. While we have held several running trail races and a couple of Obstacle Course, this will be our first Mountain Bike event at the Park!
For those who have not heard of GoFAR USA Park we are an outdoor adventure park with obstacle course, forested trails and a farm petting zoo near I65 on the east side of Decatur, AL between Priceville and Hartselle. Check us out at https://gofarusapark.com/ and on Facebook. We opened to the public back in March 2020 right at the time of Covid 19 onset. Our slogan at GoFAR USA Park is 'Get Out and Play!'
GoFAR USA Park
895 S Bethel Rd
7:30am: 8.5 & 4.25 Mile Races
9:30am: 2.5 Mile Race
4.25 Mile Race:
Single Track dirt trails after a 0.6 mile start on a wider gravel path. Expect some twists, roots, flats, hills and rocks! There are also a few small open bridges, planks and a ditch. This course will test your mettle while taking you into the great forested outdoors! Expect 30 to 55 minutes to complete.
8.5 Mile Race:
This is 2 loops of the 4.25 Mile Race. Expect 1 to 1:45 (hrs:mins) to complete.
2.25 Mile Race:
This is two loops of the Parks novice 1.25 mile Fat Tire Trail at the park. This is a relatively easy and flat trail with some fun twists and turns but it does include riding over roots, a couple of small open bridges and potentially some wet areas. Expect 15 to 25 minutes to complete.
All times will be recorded and published. The 8.5 & 4.25 Mile Races will start in mass and begin on a wider gravel & dirt path for the first half mile or so to allow for the pack to spread out. After that the majority of the trail will be a dirt single track paths. Please call your pass and allow the front rider time to give room to pass. The 2.5 Mile Race will start in mass but has a shorter distance to spread out. After you sign up you are welcome to come pre-ride the trail during normal business hours.
After you sign up it is recommended that you come pre-ride the trail during normal business hours.
Fee through October 29th*:
- 8.5 Mile: $35
- 4.25 Miler: $35
- 2.5 Miler: $25
*Fee Increases by $10 for entries after October 29th.
List your shirt size when registering.
Awards for the top 3 male and female finishers in each race!
Bring your families and enjoy the natural playscape, Human Foosball & Gaga Ball courts, our obstacle courses and see the farm animals along GoFARm Way free for your family during the biking events (until 10am). Just stay clear of the biking trail.
Course Map and more. The RED trail is the 4.25 mile and 8.5 mile course. The GREEN trail is the 2.5 mile course. The Start is modified for the RED trail to avoid starting on single-track; rather it starts on the BLUE trail at the 'Trail Start' mark.
A glimpse of the trails. GoFAR Tread the Trails 2022 will be the first mountain bike race held at GoFAR USA Park. This is a challenge you will not want to miss. See an easy section here.
More of the trails after the 3.5 mile mark - backside of Rock Garden. GoFAR Tread the Trails 2022 will be the first mountain bike race held at GoFAR USA Park. This is a challenge you will not want to miss. A challenge for all skill levels!
GoFAR USA Park
895 S Bethel Rd
Decatur, AL 35603
We look forward to seeing old and new running friends! Get Out and Play! And Run!