Bath, NY — On Sunday, August 8th, Mossy Bank Park will host the 2nd annual The Hills on Fire Enduro XC which is a new kind of mountain bike race. The course is located in a young Hemlock stand with easy access for spectators and family and friends to watch. The course will be about 7-8 miles in length with a good mix of single and double track. There will be a 6 hour window to complete 4 laps of the course (solo riders will need to complete all four laps, while riders for two-person teams will need to do two laps each). The event is a fundraiser for the park. A Chicken BBQ will also be available as an additional fundraiser for the park. Award-winning Steuben Brewing Company will be on hand for craft beer tasting as well.
Throughout the course will be 3 timed segments: One Downhill, One Climb and One XC Singletrack Section. The event is a fundraiser for Mossy Bank Park. The first 50 registrants get a free t-shirt. There is an active Bald Eagle nest, be sure to check it out!
You can register for the race at https://www.bikereg.com/the-hills-on-fire.
The event’s name is a nod to the past and an natural disaster that actually led to the park being developed.
Located on 167.5 acres of land at an elevation of 500 feet offering breathtaking views overlooking the river and the community of Bath below, Mossy Bank Park was donated to the village of Bath by the Davenport Estate in 1958, but remained undeveloped until 1963 when the face of the cliff was hit by lightning which caused a forest fire that lasted for days. The Hills on Fire Enduro XC’s name offers a nod to the event that transformed the hillside into what is now a beautiful park visited by many for hiking, picnicking, as well as mountain biking.
First 50 riders to sign up get a free T-shirt.
Any questions can be emailed to Taylor Crowe at Wheels Unlimited (Taylor@wheelsu.com) or by calling the shop at 607-776-6609.
About Mossy Bank:
Mossy Bank Park is 167.5 acres and was donated to the village of Bath by the Davenport Estate in 1958. It was undeveloped until 1963 when the face of the cliff was hit by lightning which caused a forest fire that lasted for days. Roads were cut through the woods to allow fire equipment to reach the site of the fire. After the fire was out, the village board decided to develop the property into a public park. The park was developed to include pavilions, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms, hiking trails and a scenic overlook.
The pond site of 14 acres was purchased and a 5.2 acre pond was constructed in 1966. It provides water for fishing, outdoor activities and fire protection. The Mossy Bank Nature Center was constructed in 1998 to provide a setting for indoor study of nature, displays, activities and programs of interest for the public.
Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes (aka Steuben County Conference & Visitors Bureau) was established in 1994. As Steuben County’s official tourism marketing agency, our mission is to stimulate the tourism economy through authentic storytelling, supporting & developing destination amenities, and connecting visitors to the Southern Finger Lakes. Steuben County is home to the World’s Most Beautiful Wine Region (Budget Travel), America’s Coolest Small Town: Hammondsport (Budget Travel), and one of the Most Fun Small Towns: Corning (Rand McNally). It has also been recognized as a top value destination (ShermansTravel).
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