Cycling at Dryer Park
Dryer Road Park, Victor, New York
Dryer Road Park was dedicated in May, 2004. It is the site of two multi-purpose athletic fields as well as a box rink for lacrosse, soccer and in-line hockey. In addition, children and families can enjoy a multi-age playground and year round park building. Dryer Road Park boasts the region's most diverse multi-use trail system for hiking , mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The park links Victor's Native American past with our future.
Here is a write up aboout Dryer Road Park trails from singletracks.com:
Kudos to the Victor Parks and Recreation Department and Trailblazers Bike Shop for developing this dedicated mountain bike area.
Sign in with a permit at the trailhead. There are maps available also, although not the easiest to interpret when you are out on the trails. For example, some of the trails are apparently designated one way, but it is not easy to determine which trail you are on and whether you are going the right direction. Some trail head markers with trail names and directional markers would help. Despite the ma**hortcomings, the trails are well marked once you are on them. The trails traverse some beautiful areas under the canopy.
There are several paths from the parking lot up a relatively short but winding singletrack to a large open meadow with a doubletrack path around the perimeter. There are twelve to fifteen trails off of the meadow. They are marked like ski trails with easy, intermediate and black diamond. The trails offer a good variety. The more difficult trails have obstacles, steep uphills, switchbacks, a lot of off-camber areas that are difficult when wet. There are some nice log traverses that are built up. The volunteers that built the trails put some thought in to making them a challenge and to keeping riders on the designated paths.
This area offers several hours riding without covering the same area twice, except brief returns to the meadow to locate the next path. The variety of trails will appeal to riders of different skill levels. There are additional trails in the making as evidenced by the flags outlining proposed routes. This venue will only get better with time and use!
I would compare it to Tryon Park or East Bay, but with a greater diversity of trails. Best of all, this is a park where mountain bikes are not only permitted, but are the focus! Enjoy!
Shared by Bernie Sampson, Scoutmaster, Troop 207, Fairport, NY
- Family Scouting
- Sea Scouts
|Street||7405 Dryer Road|
|Location||SouteEeast of Rochester NY|
|Season/Time of Year||Year-Round|