2019 Fat Tire Weekend

2019 Centra Rehabilitation Fat Tire Weekend Returns to Falling Creek Park this year for another awesome fun filled weekend of Mountain Bike Racing and all around good times. This will be the 16th annual Fat Tire Frenzy XC Race. Come on out and join in on the fun!


2019 Taste of the Trails

Taste of the Trails!

4 dates in this series of trail tours.

April 27th New London Tech Trails
May 18th Moneta Park
July 27th Montvale Park
September 28th Falling Creek Park

There will be a 5k for all foot traffic as well as mountain bike rides at each of these events. All participants will be guided through the 4 Bedford Trail systems.

Online Registration : https://www.bikereg.com/taste-of-the-trails

2019 Bedford Mountain Cross

BEDFORD MOUNTAIN CROSS RACE #4 Postponed until Saturday March 2nd at 1:30pm at Falling Creek Park due to trail conditions.

MTX #1 KICKOFF RACE!-  Sunday- 2/3/2019 at 1:30 P.M. Falling Creek Park Bedford, Va.

MTX #2 AFTER DARK!- Saturday– 2/9/19 at 6:30 P.M.  Falling Creek Park Bedford, Va.

MTX #3 Sunday- 2/17/19 at 1:30 P.M. Falling Creek BIKE PARK Bedford, Va.

MTX #4 CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE!- Sunday- 2/24/19 at 1:30 pm Falling Creek Park Bedford, Va.

Beale’s Taste of the Trails 2018



Mountain Cross Race #2

I am taking you to New London Tech Trails to check out some new Bedford Trails for this Sunday’s Race. On site registration will be from 12:30-1:15. Everyone must check in.

The address is 1257 Meade Road Forest, Va 24551

When you turn into New London Business and Technology Center continue straight through the round about following the Trail Parking Ahead signs. There will be a few spots available near the trail head parking; please park along the gravel road. Do Not Block the Road or the trails.

Race Starts at 1:30pm.

Thank you Blackwater Bike Shop, Bikes Unlimited, Scene 3 Bike and Board Shop, Sun Solutions and Peaks Coaching Group

2-10-18 MTX Night Race Canceled. I just stepped out of the woods because I could not walk on the trails. It will damage them significantly. Yesterday when marking the course I only had 3-4 spots of concern. The majority of our property is now saturated with standing water all over currently with more rain on the way. I am extremely disappointed to say I have to cancel this race.

Please spread the word.

There is video on the Bedford Trails facebook page showing the soup.

MTX Race 1 Rescheduled. I have chose to postpone the race until next weekend 2/10 at 6:30 pm at Falling Creek Park. Due to unsafe travel conditions and the forecast of rain and warmer temperatures at race time. This would create a good storm for unsafe driving conditions and significant trail damage on a short course format with 54 racers pre registered. That being said, we have a great group of people registered and it’s looking like it’s going to be a great MTX Series. Look forward to seeing you all next Saturday Night 6:30pm at Falling Creek Park. (Photo taken around 7:30am) Everyone be safe out there today and enjoy your milk sandwiches.  I have added an additional race on the end to make up for the Race 1 cancelation it will be March 4th at 1:30pm at Falling Creek Park.

A few photos from Sam Dean photography and crew while filming for Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge.  These were shot at Falling Creek Bike Park.

2018 Falling Creek Mountain Cross Race Series

MTX #1 KICKOFF RACE!-  Sunday-2/4/2018 at 1:30 P.M. Falling Creek Park Bedford, Va.

MTX #2 AFTER DARK!- Saturday- 2/10/2018 at 6:30 P.M.  Falling Creek Park Bedford, Va.

MTX #3 Sunday- 2/18/2018 at 1:30 P.M. Falling Creek BIKE PARK Bedford, Va.

MTX #4 CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE!- Sunday- 2/25/2018 at 1:30 pm Falling Creek Park Bedford, Va.


2017 Centra Rehab Fat Tire Weekend

Fat Tire Weekend is one month away June 9th 7pm Dirt Crit, June 10th Fat 5 Hour Endurance Race, June 11th Fat Tire Frenzy XC Race!

Register Here

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Spring Mountain Bike Class start 5/4/2017 6:00pm Falling Creek Park

2017 Mountain Bike Class Flyer

Bedford County Parks & Recreation is now accepting registrations for beginner mountain bike classes (10 years and up). These classes will run 4 consecutive weeks. The beginner classes start Thursday May 4, 2017 and runs from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Falling Creek Park in Bedford. The cost of the 4 week course is $25 for county residents and $35 for non-residents. Price includes the use of a mechanically sound mountain bike and approved helmet (required to participate).


Winter Falling Creek Mountain Cross Race Series right around the corner!  The first race is Sunday-2/5/2017 at 1:30 P.M. Falling Creek Park Bedford, Va.


Get signed up at https://www.bikereg.com/bedford-mountain-cross-race-series

Volunteer Trail Work Day

Falling Creek Park, Saturday April 2nd, 2016 9am

We will be working on the Ridge Loop trails that are fresh cut. We will be doing finishing work. Please RSVP so I can get an idea of tools needed. If you have tools like a rogue hoe or a mcleod please let me know. Sturdy boots and eye protection recomended.

The Winter MTX Series Results have been posted!  Thanks to everyone who came out, the volunteers, BlackWater Bike Shop and Bikes Unlimited for the support.

2016 MTX Final Series Standings

Update 1/7/2016  Upcoming Winter Mountain Cross Race Series!

MTX #1 KICKOFF RACE!- Sunday-2/07/2016 at 1:30 P.M. Falling Creek Park Bedford, Va.

MTX #2 AFTER DARK!- Saturday-2/13/2016 at 6:30 P.M.  Falling Creek Park Bedford, Va.

MTX #3 Sunday-2/21//2016—— at 1:30 P.M. Falling Creek Park Bedford, Va.

MTX #4 CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE!- Sunday-2/28/16 1:30 pm Falling Creek Park Bedford, Va.

8/3/2015-Don’t forget the Throwdown N Tankdown is on Saturday September 12, 2015.

6/03/2015-For the most up-to-date info about BedfordTrails  like us on Facebook


06/02/2015-The Fat Tire Weekend at Falling Creek Park is NEXT WEEKEND!  Get signed up now!

6/02/2015-Lots of weed eating done at Montvale Park this week.

8/11/2014- The abundant rain has left most trails around the state a wet and muddy mess.  Please be aware that current trail conditions are NOT good and give them a break until they improve.  Thanks.

8/11/2014-The Calendar of Events page has been updated which the 2015 event dates.

11/13/2013-Please remember that the Disc Golf Course at Falling Creek Park will be closed this Saturday the 16th.  The Dire Wolf Cyclocross race is THIS WEEKEND!  Come out and race or just cheer(heckle) for those who are racing.  There will be a FREE kids race at 9:30 so bring those chaps out to join in the fun.  The only trail that will be closed to the public during the race is Creekside so avoid it.

9/26/2013-As the seasons transition from Summer to Fall we will be treated to the best time of the year to get out and enjoy the amenities of the Bedford County parks.  So weather it’s a mountain bike ride, a trail run, a vigorous hike, a walk in the woods or a round of disc golf- take time to enjoy the cool temps and changing colors of Fall…experience everything Bedford Parks has to offer!

Be sure to check out the  2015 event calendar, there are a few changes.


  • The Pump Track at the Bike Park is currently being re-worked and will be better than ever soon, please stay off until it is finished. 
  • Sleepy Hollow trail had been re-routed and the old trail has been closed…do not attempt to use the old trail.
  • Mountain bike classes for beginners will begin May 9th 2013.  For more information go to that page on the site.
  • May is bike month in Virginia and to promote cycling as a great alternative form of transportation Bedford County Parks & Rec. and the Bedford City Police Dept. will be hosting a “Ride with the Chief” on May 17th 2013 at 1:00 pm from City Hall.  There will be 2 routes, a shorter and longer version(will post maps soon).  All are encouraged to come out and “ride with the Chief”.  Helmets are required.

11/27/2012-All trail maps have been updated and can be found on the NEW “Trail Maps” page.  All race pages have been updated and get this…ALL beginners will race for $20 or less in 2013!  Bikereg registration is live for all 2013!  A night race will be added on the schedule at Montvale Park for the Spring, we just need to iron out some details.

7/30/2012-We just added an XXC category to the Montvale Mayhem race on September 15th!  BTW all trails at Montvale are clear and ready to ride!

7/10/2012-If you competed in either the Fat Tire Frenzy or the Mountain Junkies Fat 5 Enduro please complete the post race survey…Thanks!http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6XST38G

6/23/2012-Hey Fat 5er’s, don’t forget about the FREE camping Friday night at Falling Creek Park!  Also, packet pickup and last minute registration from 5-7 Friday evening at the Park.

6/8/2012-The Fat Tire Frenzy course is marked, ride it!  Moe’s Southwest Grill will be preparing beef, chicken and veggie buritto’s/chips & salsa for post race meal.  Please go ahead and register on bikereg it really helps me when ordering food and everything else, thanks!

Also, don’t forget to register for the Mountain Junkies Fat 5 Enduro race being run on June 30th!  Right now we are way ahead of last year’s pre-registration but have no Duo teams for the Fat 5, if you think 5+ hours is a little more than you want pick a riding buddy and team up!

5/15/2012-Some notes for Saturday’s Time Trial at Montvale Park:
Race day registration is from 8-8:45. Time Trial starts at 9:00am
Starting order will be:
Expert, Single Speed, Sport, Beginner

5/08/2012-Only 10 days until the start of the Bedford County Mountain Bike Championship series.  Save $$ by registering for the series or individual events. https://www.bikereg.com/Net/14850

Don’t want to race?  Please email me at kpalmer@bedfordcountyva.gov if you would like to volunteer at one or all of the Bedford County Mountain Bike Championship races.

4/13/2012-Register, register, register!  Get signed up for the BCMBC Series.  Also there are 2 trail re-routes at Falling Creek Park-the end of Sleepy Hollow in the field and the start of the Ledge trail have been re-routed because of trial erosion concerns.  Please use the new trails not old sections-thanks!

3/25/2012-Trails are VERY wet, please stay off for the next 24 hours.

3/02/2012-Mountain bike class registration is now open!  Go to page for more info.

2/21/2012-Trails are extremely wet with snow melt and there are a few large trees down, please stay off the trails until they dry a bit.

2/4/2012-Course marked and ready to go, it looks like POSTAL conditions will be in effect!  Go facebook page for course profile.

1/10/2012- Early registration deadline for the Mountain Cross series is January 15, 2012.  Avoid the price increase by registering today!   Click here to register!

12/06/2011-Registration is now open for the 2012 Bedford County Mountain Cross Races!  Junior categories race the entire series for just $20 and adult categories are only $25!  Click here to register!

10/11/2011-The beginner mountain bike classes started yesterday and were a blast!  We conduct classes Monday evenings 6-7 pm, three dates left not too late to come out.  $20 for the 4 part class which includes mountain bike rental and instruction.

9/21/2011-The Beginner Mountain Bike Classes have been re-scheduled to start on Monday October 3, 2011 at Falling Creek Park in Bedford.  There will be no on-site sign ups so please send in your registration or email me k.palmer@bedfordcountyva.gov      Print Registration form

8/24/2011-New bridge installed over “gully” on the Mayhem race course.

8/22/2011-Montvale Mayhem course is marked



6/02/2011-Now you can register using your PayPal account, just go to the race page you want to enter, click on your race category and pay!

5/23/2011-Results for Saturday’s Time Trial and Dual Slalom races are posted!

5/19/2011-Time Trial number pickup will begin at 8:15 at the large shelter.  Don’t worry, even with 16 days of rain so far this month the TT course will be fine!  There may be a slick spot or two but overall it’ll be fine.  The Dual Slalom course is dialed in and will be open for practice this afternoon, all day Friday and Saturday morning til noon.  The TT will begin and end at the large shelter AT Falling Creek Park.  For those only doing the Dual Slalom follow signs on Falling Creek Rd. to the Dual Slalom.  Number plate pickup for Dual Slalom will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the DS hill.

TT schedule: Beginners go off starting at 9:00 am, Sport & Clydesdale 9:45 and SS & Expert at 11:00 am.  You must pick up your number plate with your exact start time at least 15 min. before your group is to start.  It is YOUR responsibility be at the starting line at YOUR start time.

5/4/2011- Fat Tire Frenzy, Mountain Junkies Fat Five Enduro and Falling Creek Time Trial course maps are posted on their race pages.

5/4/2011- SOme members from Blue Ridge Gravity will be here helping me out with dual slalom course Saturday 5/7 from 11:00-3:00.  Meet at back parking lot beside the Pump Track.

4/13/2011- More NEW race sponsors for 2011, Starlight Bicycles in Roanoke and Honey Stinger pure natural energy products.  If you get a chance please thank ALL of our sponsors for their support.

4/6/2011-working on trail improvements on the Ridge Loop and extending the Creekside Trail.

3/24/2011-Juniors can now get discount of $5 per event they sign up for or $15 off the entry fee for the Bedford County Mountain Bike Championship series by using BCJunior(individual events) or BCJunior Series(series) as coupon code on bikereg.com

2/22/2011-Bring a friend to the night race – BOGO night and charge your lights.

2/15/2011 With 2 down and 2 to go the Mountain Cross Series standings are tight!  Come out for the next race 2/26/2011

6:00PM-you’ll need lights.  We have opened online registration back up for the final 2 races- 2 for $20.00!

2/3/2011-Record number pre-registered for Mountain Cross!  Can’t wait til Sunday!  See you all here! 

1/31/2011-Mountain Cross tee shirts are in… only the 1st 25 registered for the series are guaranteed to get one though.

February’s upcoming Mountain Cross races are just around the corner and by pre-registering online its only $35 for all 4 races.  If you register on race day it’ll cost you $15 per race…so click on the link below and save some $$!

Race dates are set for the five different events that will comprise the Bedford County Mountain Bike Championships:

Individual Time Trial-Saturday May 21, 2011 @ 9:00 am -Falling Creek Park

Dual Slalom-Saturday May 21, 2011 @ 1:00 pm -Falling Creek Park

Fat Tire Frenzy XC race-Saturday June 11, 2011 @ 10:30 am -Falling Creek Park*

Mountain Junkies Fat 5 Enduro (5:55)-Saturday June 11, 2011 @ 8:30 -Falling Creek Park*

The Montvale Mayhem XC race-Saturday September 17, 2011 @ 11:00 am -Montvale Park

*A racer can race in either race but not both, the enduro could produce more points

For more information on these events please go to individual event page for detail.