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St. Patrick’s Day session at Ray’s MTB

13 03 2013

I’m heading down to Ray’s MTB in Cleveland this weekend for a St. Patrick’s Day session.

So if you’re in the area on March 17, come on out and let’s go ride!

I may or may not be busting out a green outfit for the occasion but I’m pretty confident that a Shamrock shake (or two) will be consumed over the course of the weekend.

Looking forward to a good session…Ray’s MTB is always a good time!

stPatricks

Not sure who this is but she really seems to enjoy Guinness

(Some people just can’t wait to celebrate St. Paddy’s!)

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Everyone loves Ray’s MTB

15 03 2012

One of my best riding experiences this past year was riding Ray’s MTB bike park in Cleveland, Ohio.

To put it simply, Ray’s MTB rocks!  So much to ride and a welcome relief to dealing with the colder riding months.

So what’s the story behind Ray’s?

A couple days ago I stumbled upon this video interview with Ray Petro (the Ray in Ray’s MTB) where he explains some of the back story of how Ray’s came to be. What I found most interesting is learning how the expansion to Milwaukee almost put Ray in the position of having to close the legendary bike park’s doors for good.

Great interview. Check it out.

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Ray’s MTB rocks!

17 11 2011

I feel like I’m a little late to the party but I finally made it out to Cleveland, Ohio last weekend to ride the world-famous Ray’s MTB bike park.

I have to tell you it lived up to the hype.

The park truly has something for everyone: jumps, skatepark-style stuff, cross-country…you name it.

Scott Steinbrick, a Ray’s local, was cool enough to meet up with me on Saturday for a session at the park. After a quick tour of what the park all had to offer, it was time for some riding.

Hitting the Red Bull turn...one of the first things you see when you enter Ray's

I think I ended up riding for close to 4 hours and there’s still plenty of stuff I wish I could have spent more time on. There is so much to see and ride.  On top of that, the staff was awesome…very helpful and while seemingly always busy, never reluctant to answer a question or provide assistance.

Exiting the Red Bull turn at warp speed

I want to give a shout out to Scott for showing me around and locals Joe, Brad and Jeff* for being so cool to chat and ride with (and being so spot on with suggestions for places to check out on Saturday night!)

A wall in one of the lounge areas is covered with magazine spreads featuring Ray's

Ray’s MTB is  a bike park you definitely want to check out. (I’m already trying to figure out a time when I can go back!) And while I didn’t have the foresight to pack a video camera, the good folks at Vital MTB  recently posted a video of the Ray’s season opener that provides a real good feel for what’s like to ride at Ray’s. Check it out.

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*I hope I got everyone’s names right…