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Wilderness Flatlander Challenge

Ride. Repeat. Compete.

The Challenge

Rumor has it there are 50 unique miles in the Flatwoods trail system. Your challenge is to find and ride the most unique miles in the park during the month of March. Can you ride them all?

How-to

  • Use the TerraQuest app, it will track your unique miles. Easy. (The unique mileage tracker is beta testing and may not be fully functional on March 1st) 

  • Use pavement to connect dirt sections but stay off the pavement as much as possible.

Other Bits

  • Unique miles are calculated as traveling any given section of the trail only once (tracked by TerraQuest)

  • Actual miles are calculated as total distance regardless of how many times you cover a given section of trail (tracked by your personal device)

Location

Wilderness Park Off-road Trails

Address

12550 Morris Bridge Rd, Thonotosassa, FL 33592

 

Challenge Dates

March 1, thru March 31, 2021

 

 

Flatlander Challenge Routes 

Wilderness Enduro Ride

This ride is mostly single and double track trails with a little bit of pavement thrown in for extra mileage. This route is approximately 25 miles.

Wilderness Main Course

Take a spin on the flowy, fast main trails through Wilderness Park and the Flatwoods off-road loop. This route is approximately 13.5 unique miles.

 

Before you ride the distance challenges

  1. It is no secret that there are extra demands attached to riding distances. Please be sure to carry extra water to stay hydrated and extra snacks for fuel.

  2. If you are riding with a friend, consider traveling in separate cars. Park one at the second parking lot, loaded with extra hydration and fuel. Drive the other car to the starting line.

  3. Also, stock some first aid supplies and don't leave home without letting someone know to expect to hear from you at a designated time.

  4. Have the necessary emergency numbers handy. There are usually contact details available at the Wilderness Park paved and dirt parking lot kiosks.

You will receive an email after you register on MemberPlanet. Please make sure to retain it as it has important information for registering on the leaderboard! 

We've put together Wilderness Park Flatlander challenge as part of SWAMP’s 2020-2021 Monthly Challenge Series FUNDRAISER and to get our community out riding and learning the trails. All challenges are self-supported. Large Group rides are not encouraged. Please be socially responsible and follow CDC guidelines at all times.

Get acquainted or reacquainted with Swamp’s first trail system. Building and maintaining these beautiful trails began roughly 20 years ago. Today, the park offers opportunities and fun for beginners to the sport of mountain biking and miles for cross country riders. Please be aware and respectful that this trail system is a multi-use trail system that allows biking, hiking and trail running. Be kind and respectful to other users.

Enjoy various ecosystems, serene lakes, river access, wildlife, and a day full of adventure as you ride through Trout Creek, Wilderness Park, and Flatwoods. The land is environmentally sensitive as it is a part of the Hillsborough River watershed.

When you finish your ride experience you will see why Swamp is proud to continue to care for this beautiful park.

Mileage options will be posted soon. For now, make a commitment to come to this park and enjoy its beauty.

Once you register, you will receive an email with important instructions on how to complete registering with the leaderboard application. SAVE THIS EMAIL.

Not interested in challenges but still want to support Swamp's trail building and community initiatives? Click here!

* $10 members/new joiners; $15 non-members * T-shirt $25 * Discounted Single Membership $25 * Discounted Family Membership $35
Mar 01, 12:00 AM EST – Mar 31, 11:59 PM EDT

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