Winter Riding

Indiana winters experience some of the most freeze-thaw cycles in the United States. A freeze-thaw cycle is when the moisture in the ground freezes and expands the soil. Once these ice crystals melt there is extra space allowing eve more moisture to enter the ground each time it rains or snows, eventually tearing apart the trail. This cycle can occur 100 times in the season, so it is important to stay off of wet or muddy trails during the winter, or to ride only when the ground is completely frozen.

Brown County Ranked Top 33

Bike Magazine has listed the mountain bike trails in Brown County State Park as one of the top 33 trails in all of North America. It has also received top marks in the Best Trail Network category, second only to the Kingdom Trails of Vermont. See article at:

Park/Trail Closings

Be advised that some of Indiana's state parks will be closed in order to reduce deer populations. Brown County and Versailles Parks among others are some of the areas where trails will be inaccessible while the deer are being removed. Read the full article at:

jumping biker

Video shot in first person by bikers at Brown County State Park


resting bikers

dirt trail

bikers on wood ramp

biker in creek

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