A new, five mile mountain biking trail opened Wednesday morning in Port Washington. Watch what it’s like to ride it.
PORT WASHINGTON, NY — Start peddling, mountain bikers — a new, 5-mile trail opened Wednesday in Port Washington. Town officials joined mountain biking advocates at 11 a.m. to unveil the new trail at Hempstead Harbor Woods on West Shore Road.
The biking trail, located between the Aerodome and the golf course, was designed and built by the nonprofit group Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists, or CLIMB. The organization will also continue to maintain the trail.
Dina De Giorgio, the North Hempstead councilwoman who represents the 6th District comprising Port Washington, previously told Port Washington News the to the town.
“They have a lot of volunteers and I thought frankly it was a little too good to be true,” she told the newspaper in June 2018. “I did my own research about the organization. Everything they said was true. We did speak to a few other municipalities. I arranged a meeting at the town with the parks department, the town attorney and CLIMB. We just wanted to see if there was anything that we were missing and there wasn’t.”
Mountain biker Geordie Grassie of Oyster Bay told Patch on Wednesday the trails offer a nice mix of features for enthusiasts.
“It’s got some awesome flows, some cool tech features, some sharp, grinding uphills,” he said. “It’s just a sweet little trail.”
Grassie said the trail reminds him of Cunningham Mountain Bike Park in Queens.
“It works your muscles a lot,” he said. “It’s the most exhausting two or three miles I’ve ever done, but it’s fun.”
You can watch a video of what it’s like to bike on the trail here, courtesy of the Town of North Hempstead.