Harrisburg Short Track

The Harrisburg Trail is a “short track” open to all skill levels with short track (dirt criterion) racing in mind. The trail starts at the top of the hill to the left of the picnic shelter (standing in the parking lot, facing the shelter). You can see the trail bulletin board from the parking lot. The trail entrance is just beyond it. The trail can be divided into 4 sections (for the purpose of referring to its parts). Section one begins at the top of the hill, includes 4 berms and exits on to the park service road. From there you ride up the service road about 50+ feet to the beginning of section 2, which heads off into the woods down to the left. This is the “downhill” section, and includes 2 berms and a culvert crossing. This section exits into a small grassy field. Travel straight into the field 100-150 ft and enter section 3 into the woods to the right. This begins the second half of the trail and is uphill until you begin your next lap. Section 3 exits across the park walking trail.

 

1/5 mile

 

Harrisburg, NC – From the University: Hwy 49 North to Harrisburg (Exit 42 on I-85 North; Exit 33 on I-485). In Harrisburg at the intersection of Rt. 49 and Morehead (to the left) and Sims Blvd. (to the right) turn RIGHT onto Sims Blvd. Landmarks: cemetery and Circle K on the left, Wachovia branch on the right. Take Sims Blvd. two blocks and turn left into the Harrisburg Town Park. Follow the park road to its end at the parking lot in front of the picnic shelter. There is a new weather proof sign up the hill just beyond the volleyball pit to the left of the picnic shelter. The trail begins right behind the sign.

 

From Concord: the Wachovia branch will be on your left, turn LEFT onto Sims Blvd. Follow directions above.

 

From Charlotte via Robinson Church Road: turn LEFT onto Oakley, which is the street just before you get to Rt. 49. Follow Oakley to its end at Sims Blvd. (about 2 blocks). Turn LEFT onto Sims Blvd. and follow the directions above.

 

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