Outdoor Recreation Activities
FRANKLIN COUNTY MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB
Kids ages 9 to 13 who are interested in mountain biking should consider participating in this free club. Kids younger than 9 will be allowed with parental participation. Practice is held Saturday mornings, April 1st through May 20th, at Waid Park, 9:30 am to 11:30 am. This non-competitive club is all about fun. Bike handling techniques and safety considerations will be the primary focus. This club is intended for beginner to intermediate riders. A limited supply of mountain bikes are available for use thanks to Virginia Outdoors Foundation grant (Trek Marlin 7's). Contact Parks and Recreation at 540-483-9293 if interested. Registration is limited and will close March 29th. FREE!
FRANKLIN COUNTY YOUTH TRAIL RUNNERS
Building healthy habits through fun group accountability. Youth ages 8-13 years old and their family members are encouraged to participate in weekly trail runs at Waid Park every Wednesday, March 15 - April 26. Not sure if trail running is for you? This is a great place to start. Registration is required for this free non-competitive program.
GOOD TIMES SHORT TRACK MTB RACE AT WAID
KIDS FISHING DAY AT WOODY LAKE
MARCH THROUGH THE WOODS HIKING SERIES
In this 5 week hiking series you will have the opportunity to hike 5 different trail systems. All hikes are considered moderately difficult. Hike distance and pace will reflect the ability of the group. Transportation is provided and leaves the Essig Recreation Center at 10am. Pack a lunch/snack and expect to arrive back at Essig around 2pm. Pre-registration is required. $35.00
Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve– Meet at Essig Center - March 1
Explore Park - March 8
Mill Mountain - March 15
Smart View - March 22
Smith Mountain Lake Community Park - March 29
|Locations Above||10:00am-2:00 pm||$35.00|
YOUTH CROSS COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE
The Franklin County Mountain Bike Club will host their second free youth bike race on May 27th at 9:30am at Waid Park. This free event is open to all youth ages 8-15. This timed race will have a start/finish gate, and the course will be fully marked. Finisher prizes will be issued to all participants in this non-competitive race.