New Trail Alert

New Trail Alert

NEW TRAIL Alert: As of April 11, 2021 the new trail at Oak Mountain State Park is still closed for unauthorized users. It needs time to dry and settle, riding it will damage the trail and delay the opening. Trail’s opening day is being planned with park, look for event announcement. Another trail, Johnston’s Mountain trail is undergoing renovations and […]

Mountain biking in Birmingham went from being a novelty to world class. How did it happen? – Bham Now

Mountain biking in Birmingham went from being a novelty to world class. How did it happen? – Bham Now

Thank you, Pat Byington with Bham Now for the article about BUMP! Read it here: https://bhamnow.com/2021/02/18/mountain-biking-in-birmingham-went-from-being-a-novelty-to-world-class-how-did-it-happen/ These great trails are possible because our volunteers and everyone who supports BUMP. To get involved join BUMP by joining club online: https://www.bump.org/get-involved/join-the-club/ “It’s hard to imagine, but back in the early 1990s, mountain biking was not allowed on the trails at Oak Mountain State […]

Four Virtual Challenge Rides – August 2020

Four Virtual Challenge Rides – August 2020

Jump in on action – complete one or all four of BUMP’s virtual challenge rides taking place in August! Four challenges are actual race courses at BUMP-N-GRIND race that set for September 5th and 6th at Oak Mountain State Park. Leaderboard resuts are posted weekly on our Strava, Facebook and Instagram pages. Challenges end on August 31st, 2020. Join in […]

Not To Miss Event: BUMP-N-GRIND 26 Race

Not To Miss Event: BUMP-N-GRIND 26 Race

The annual BUMP-N-GRIND race has been set for September 5-6th, 2020 at Oak Mountain State Park and registration is open. This race offers fun and challenging ride options for novices, experts and riders anywhere in-between. If you have not participated in a mountain bike race, this could be a great first race for you. We invite you to try our […]

July Ride and Chill at Oak Mountain State Park

July Ride and Chill at Oak Mountain State Park

July 18, 2020 BUMP hosted July Ride and Chill group ride at Oak Mountain State Park. We had about 30 riders of different ages and skill levels. Group started ride together, but later split in two groups to make it a fun ride for all skill levels. Longer loop went via Johnston’s Mountain, Quarry, Centipede, Jackyl & Hyde, Rattlesnake and […]

July Trail Workday at Oak Mountain State Park

July Trail Workday at Oak Mountain State Park

It was a scorching hot Alabama July day but it did not stop our dedicated group of volunteers from coming out for July trail workday. They worked on repairing bridge on the Quarry Road Trail before Pevine road and cleared a section on the Chimneys Trail. Additional work was done on the Pump Track to clear the drains. We appreciate […]

Big Win, One Ride at a Time

Big Win, One Ride at a Time

Mom’s success story. Posted by Courtney Stephens. A great day for a trail! ☀️ Morning ride with my kiddo! 👏🚵‍♀️ Who knew… diagnosed by 2 with Autism. He works hard everyday to process, deal with, and overcome. His life is blessed, but also a hard! I have to brag a moment, he has found his groove with mountain biking! One […]

Pump Track’s Come Back

Pump Track’s Come Back

Pump Track Closed for renovations: BUMP is giving the Pump Track at Oak Mountain a facelift with the help of Barry Nobles, Oak Mountain State Park, and Shelby County. We are really “pumped” about this project and are looking forward to the end result. Construction of the improved pump track started on June 11th, with final touches expected the week […]

June Trail Workday at Tannehill State Park

June Trail Workday at Tannehill State Park

Thank you to the small but dedicated BUMP crew that helped show Tannehill State Park trails some love. Volunteers got to run the chainsaw for about 5 hours while clearing downed trees and some “widow makers”. They took care installing a drain on washed out section of trail, deberming sections of trail, put in some new signage and repaired some […]

Lightning Trail Updates

Lightning Trail Updates

Lightning trail at Oak Mountain State Park received several much-needed improvements in the Spring of 2020 thanks to BUMP, Will Abner and Barry Nobles, and the volunteers who helped to carry this project through. Essentially the goal was to resurface the eroded features on the trail and add a few new features along the way. We received different perspectives from […]