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01/14/16 at 7:32pm
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Anyone ride at the Piedmont Medical Trail in Riverwalk in Rock Hill, SC?

I live near there and I'm always looking for an excuse to get out on it.
  
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Reply #1 - 01/14/16 at 8:57pm
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Me!  I ride there quite often.  I hope to hit it this weekend sometime if it doesn't rain too much tomorrow.
  
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Reply #2 - 01/14/16 at 11:05pm
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I just got a bunch of goodies for Christmas I'm anxious to try out this weekend, so yeah hopefully it doesn't rain too much. I tried to head out on Monday and 500' in it was soupy as hell so had to turn around.
  
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Reply #3 - 01/15/16 at 7:27pm
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I do.  Its a good trail and I rarely see anyone on it.  My rule for rain is if Anne Springs is open, I'll ride Riverwalk.
  
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Reply #4 - 01/17/16 at 3:17pm
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I ride it all the time and have been trying to keep it draining well. The bulldozers are starting to roll through part of it Cry (just after the cedar bridge) so I need to talk to the developer to find out if it still makes sense to try to salvage that part of the trail.   

I say ride it while it's still there.
  
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Reply #5 - 01/22/16 at 3:29am
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I just rode it today.  They have clipped one switchback but I don't think there will be anymore encroachment.  Do you know something different?
  
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Reply #6 - 01/22/16 at 9:46pm
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I ride it 3 or 4 times a week, but I've never seen any issues with the bulldozers coming on the trail. I may just not be on the right section for that though. I ride the black trail that comes up past the old Carhartt place.
  
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Reply #7 - 01/22/16 at 11:40pm
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I was the 6th resident here in Riverwalk, although I knew that the MTB Trail would be reduced to a lame couple miles parallel to the greenway I was hoping the existing trail would last a bit longer.  Guess I'd better shave my legs and get ready for that $400K crit track Wink  Or reverse the wheel size trend and back to 20" for BMX.

Eventually everything above the sewer easement will be houses, it's just a matter of time.  If you look at the map

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the neighborhood labeled "M" is where most of the trail now is. The only things that won't get developed are the toxic waste storage areas.

The survey cut they made down to the creek is just the start.

So like I said, ride it while it's still there.  I'll be out there tomorrow keeping warmed up for Winter Short Track Cheesy.
  
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Reply #8 - 01/23/16 at 1:46am
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TechCNC wrote on 01/22/16 at 11:40pm:


So like I said, ride it while it's still there.  I'll be out there tomorrow keeping warmed up for Winter Short Track Cheesy


Uhg, you ruined my mood for the weekend.  I'm surprised as Riverwalk is such a pro-bike community.  At least now I don't feel bad about parking in the new residential area and taking the "back" entrance into the trails to avoid the greenway.
  
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Reply #9 - 01/23/16 at 1:09pm
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Nuke wrote on 01/23/16 at 1:46am:


At least now I don't feel bad about parking in the new residential area and taking the "back" entrance into the trails to avoid the greenway.


Shocked Where is this?! I'd kill just to be able to skip that nonsense mile or more.
  
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Reply #10 - 01/23/16 at 2:18pm
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I hated that mile.  The wasted time it added to my ride plus having to deal with walkers who don't know what to do when you say "on your left."  Not their fault, I'm just used to MUT with more experienced pedestrians.

The easiest way to find it is by bike.  When you take the entrance on the access road off the greenway, don't take the left into the trails.  Go straight and you will find a drainage pond.  Take a right around that and you will hit a construction silt fence.  Follow that to the right and you will find the new construction.

To find it by car, go towards the BMX track.  After you pass the dog park, on your left will be a "New Phase"--there's a big sign.  Go into the new phase.  Take your first right.  On your right there is one house then a long stretch of no houses, and then house again.  In that stretch, there are some berms.  Ride over those berms, veer to the left find the silt fence, follow that to the left to the irrigation pond, follow that around, and you will find the access road.

Its hard to park as the streets are narrow and there is a lot of construction vehicles.  Unlike them, I try to find an actual parking space.
  
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Reply #11 - 01/23/16 at 5:19pm
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was good out there this morning when still frozen, found one deep puddle after the drop off up by the BMX track.  I imagine it will be a mess now that it's warmed up.  if it gets cold enough tonight it might be ok tomorrow a.m.
  
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Reply #12 - 01/23/16 at 6:16pm
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Nuke wrote on 01/23/16 at 2:18pm:
I hated that mile.  The wasted time it added to my ride plus having to deal with walkers who don't know what to do when you say "on your left."  Not their fault, I'm just used to MUT with more experienced pedestrians.

The easiest way to find it is by bike.  When you take the entrance on the access road off the greenway, don't take the left into the trails.  Go straight and you will find a drainage pond.  Take a right around that and you will hit a construction silt fence.  Follow that to the right and you will find the new construction.

To find it by car, go towards the BMX track.  After you pass the dog park, on your left will be a "New Phase"--there's a big sign.  Go into the new phase.  Take your first right.  On your right there is one house then a long stretch of no houses, and then house again.  In that stretch, there are some berms.  Ride over those berms, veer to the left find the silt fence, follow that to the left to the irrigation pond, follow that around, and you will find the access road.

Its hard to park as the streets are narrow and there is a lot of construction vehicles.  Unlike them, I try to find an actual parking space.


Awesome, thanks for that. I'm on Dunkins Ferry so I'm on that trail all the time. Still haven't ridden all of it though. I'm hoping I can get out again when the bike comes back from the shop.
  
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Reply #13 - 01/24/16 at 6:28pm
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Nuke wrote on 01/23/16 at 2:18pm:
To find it by car, go towards the BMX track.  After you pass the dog park, on your left will be a "New Phase"--there's a big sign.  Go into the new phase.  Take your first right.  On your right there is one house then a long stretch of no houses, and then house again.  In that stretch, there are some berms.  Ride over those berms, veer to the left find the silt fence, follow that to the left to the irrigation pond, follow that around, and you will find the access road.



Updated directions.  Once you turn into the new phase and take a right, there is more than one house on the right.  There are about 8 lots total.  In any case, there is a stretch without any lots.  That is where the berms are.
  
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Reply #14 - 03/05/16 at 7:38pm
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Just rode Riverwalk...the last "big" climb that went up past where the deer-stand used to be & the ensuing downhill to the creek are gone diddly gone.  That whole section was the crown jewel of the trail & it will be sorely missed.  Hopefully the developers will not be taking anymore trail.
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Reply #15 - 03/11/16 at 3:51am
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I rode it last Friday and was so upset--that was one of the best parts.  Its too short now and not set up well to do laps. It may be a while before I go back.

My mtb soul was uplifted by the new trails at WWC and the potential at Dixie River.
  
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Reply #16 - 03/23/16 at 3:01pm
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Rode Riverwalk yesterday...no additional trail loss.  Conditions were excellent, trail mileage is now 6mi.  Still worth the drive for me since its so close.
  
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DavidM wrote on 03/23/16 at 3:01pm:
Rode Riverwalk yesterday...no additional trail loss.  Conditions were excellent, trail mileage is now 6mi.  Still worth the drive for me since its so close.



Okay good I'm glad. I haven't ridden since early February so I was hoping it wouldn't be a total loss. I've yet to go to the WWC, but I'm planning on going in the next couple of weeks. 

Anyone know if the trail off of Poplar Tent Rd up near Concord is still there? I haven't been there in 10 years.
  
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Reply #18 - 04/05/16 at 12:10am
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The Poplar Tent trail closed a while back.  I'm not sure when exactly but someone else can surely chime in on that.
  
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DK wrote on 04/05/16 at 12:10am:
The Poplar Tent trail closed a while back.  I'm not sure when exactly but someone else can surely chime in on that.


Damn...that was an awesome trail. I always enjoyed that one. Guess I'll have to find a new favorite!
  
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If you liked Poplar Tent then you need to ride Backyard Trail. Smiley
  
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The Cycle Path wrote on 04/07/16 at 1:19pm:
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Forgive the ignorance... Where is that?
  
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Reply #24 - 04/14/16 at 1:07am
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Rode there today for the first time in a while. Sucks to see the trail getting bulldozed. I don't understand how they spend all that money on a velodrome, bmx and pump track but then bulldoze the mountain bike trail. The way they promote it as an outdoorsy type community you would think they would invest just as much for awesome trails.
  
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I e-mailed Saussy Burbank the other day expressing my concern for lost trail & was advised that per the Assured Group Developer rep the "construction is temporary & the trail system will be reconnected.  There are also plans underway to expand the trail system to offset areas that will be displaced by future development."  So it looks like we can expect additional trail loss at some point but at least it's still in the master plan to replace it.
  
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Reply #26 - 04/16/16 at 9:06am
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DavidM wrote on 04/14/16 at 1:00pm:
I e-mailed Saussy Burbank the other day expressing my concern for lost trail & was advised that per the Assured Group Developer rep the "construction is temporary & the trail system will be reconnected.  There are also plans underway to expand the trail system to offset areas that will be displaced by future development."  So it looks like we can expect additional trail loss at some point but at least it's still in the master plan to replace it. 


Okay well that's good news. I was told originally that we can expect up to 12 miles worth of trails, but I think that'd be a bit of a stretch.
  
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