Louisiana State Parks announce the next inaugural Rollercoaster of Love Mountain Bike Festival at Bogue Chitto State Park on October 2-3, 2021. The festival will conclude with the first ever mountain bike race held on the trails newly built mountain bike racks inside the park. Hosted by the Northshore Off-Road Biking Association, the weekend mountain bike festival will feature events for mountain bikers of all ages, including a Funduro race, mountain biking lessons and the Mega Zeph Mega Jam, an evening mountain bike jumps with many aerial jumps and stunts. Refreshments will be available at the local Gnarley Barley Brewery in Tangipahoa Parish.
“With the increase in popularity of mountain biking, we wanted Louisiana to have some of the best trails around. Thanks to the hard work of my office, Louisiana State Parks, the Northshore Off-Road Biking Association and many others, we were able to extend the existing 4 miles of bike paths to 14 miles, on some of the most diverse terrains in the region, ”said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “We invite everyone to come experience a world class event on our world class mountain bike trails in South Louisiana.”
The new trails at Bogue Chitto State Park will attract mountain bikers from the Southeast and beyond. Created through a collaboration with the Northshore Off-Road Biking Association (NORBA), the new mountain biking trails offer trails for all skill levels. Bikers can expect a stimulating ride no matter how intense the trail is, as they meander through the pine woods of Bogue Chitto State Park along the park’s natural drops.
On Saturday October 2, motorcyclists will be able to register for the Funduro. This fun Enduro race starts at 9 a.m. and takes place in stages, with the lowest overall times declared the winners. There is no registration fee for this event.
In addition, on Saturday, the Dirt Coaster Academy will be held at 2 p.m. Two certified mountain biking instructors will offer a free basic mountain biking course.
Saturday will end with the Mega Zeph Mega Jam at 4 p.m. The Mega Zeph Jump Night will feature mountain bikers tackling the biggest jumps in Bogue Chitto State Park, performing aerial stunts with every jump.
The main event of the Rollercoaster of Love Mountain Bike Festival begins on Sunday morning, October 3, with on-site registration at 8 a.m. and races start at 9 a.m. There are 17 different categories of races open for registration to the Rollercoaster of Love Mountain Bike Festival. page. The races are the 7th stop in the Southern Gulf Regional Mountain Bike Series
For more information on the Rollercoaster of Love Mountain Bike Festival, or to register online before the Sunday races, visit http://NORBA-TRAILS.ORG. Online registrations close on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 12:01 am. You can also register on site on the day of the event for the cross-country race on Sunday October 3, 2021.