Palm Beach, FL
FORCE is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization which provides trail-building and trail maintenance for off-road cycling trails in Palm Beach County. Our agreements with Palm Beach County Parks and the South Florida Water Management District allow us to oversee more than 11 miles of singletrack bicycle trails. Members also enjoy riding other regional parks, traveling, and riding on local canal easements and other off-road venues.
Through member donations, we purchase the insurance coverage required by Palm Beach County Parks to allow bicycle trails at Dyer and Pinehurst Parks to remain open to the public. The club has also built a small loop of singletrack at Dupuis Wildlife Refuge. The club has monthly meetings and group rides. This is a great crew of riders and volunteers. We invite everyone to join in supporting local trails.
Volunteers, who directly influence the nature and quality of the trails, are the backbone of the organization. In 2009 volunteers have built a dual slalom course in the northwest corner of Dyer Park and rerouted and repaired trails at Pinehurst that were badly damaged by both fire and the firebreak that was created to contain the fire.
The club’s meetings, group rides, and social events are always loads of fun and a great way to meet people who share an interest in off-road riding. Riding is at all levels. Some members are really fast and agile. Others like to just cruise along taking in the scenery. A variety of rides, poker runs, other events will accommodate just about anyone who likes bikes.
Trails supported by FORCE: http://forcemtb.org/
7301 Haverhill Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33412
Dyer Park accommodates all levels of riders. There is a doubletrack unpaved trail around the perimeter and also some paved bike paths. For the more adventurous, there are several miles of twisting singletrack trails in the woods on the west, north, and east perimeters of the park. There is also a 2.7 mile long trail winding up and down our only local “mountain.” This capped landfill is only 50 feet tall or so, but by climbing it over and over, the trail provides an elevation gain of 500 feet – a significant challenge to us flatlanders, and great practice for anyone that wishes to train for events in hilly areas.
Pinehurst Park has 3.7 miles of challenging singletrack. The park is wooded, and the trails wind though the trees and over natural obstacles such as logs and palmetto roots.
The park is in a convenient location to many residential communities. Many riders find this to be a great place for a quick after-work or morning ride.
There is no parking at the actual trailhead, but there are two parks nearby that have parking, restrooms, water, and pavilions.
Freedom Park (City of Greenacres)
2400 Pinehurst Dr
Greenacres FL 33463
Freedom Park is adjacent to the mountain bike trails. To get to the trailhead, turn left out of the park entrance and ride up the road or bike path/sidewalk to the trail entrance on the left side of the road.
Okeeheelee Park (Palm Beach county Park)
7500 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33413
The north end of Pinehurst Road crosses Forest Hill Blvd into Okeeheelee Park. This is an alternate place to park. There are also eight miles of attractive paved bike paths in this park and along the south side of Forest Hill Blvd.
West Delray Regional Park
10875 Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach FL 33436
West Delray Regional Park is at the very westernmost end of Atlantic Blvd. The off-road cycling trails are in the western edge of the property, south of the RC Airport.
Volunteers have cut 2.5 miles of singletrack. About 70% of the trail is under canopy. Open areas include some fun little whoops on spoil piles left over from canal and lake dredging. This trail is new in 2010.
DuPuis Management Area
23500 SW Kanner Highway
Canal Point, FL 33438
This area is a 21,875 acre natural area, which also allows camping, hunting, hiking, and horseback riding. Bicycles are allowed on all roads and on two miles of bicycle trails that have been marked and cleared by volunteers. Check the hunting calendar prior to planning a trip. The park is closed to other uses on hunting days.
Bicycle Trail Map http://www.forcemtb.org/images/trail_maps/dupius_recreation_area.pdf
Dupuis Management Area Map http://www.forcemtb.org/images/trail_maps/dupuis_recreation_map.pdfJoin Club