October 26, 2022

Mountain Bike Skills Park to be Dedicated by Montgomery Parks on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Fairland Recreational Park in Burtonsville

The Pit at Fairland Bike Park, a new mountain bike skills park that includes a variety of features such as rollers, kicker ramps, wall rides, drops and skinnies of all types, will be dedicated by Montgomery Parks in special ceremonies from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The Pit at Fairland Bike Park is approximately 6.5 acres with a parking lot. It also is accessible by the two-mile-long Crow’s Foot natural surface trail in Fairland Recreational Park.

Fairland Recreational Park is located at 3928 Greencastle Rd. in Burtonsville. The new mountain bike skills park is located at the intersection of Green Castle Ridge Terrace and Green Castle Road within the park.

Limited parking for the event will be onsite across from Greencastle Terrace. Overflow parking will be available at the park’s soccer field No. 5 along Greencastle Road.


Montgomery Parks Principal Natural Resources Specialist Bob Turnbull oversaw the completion of the project. He said Montgomery Parks’ trail crew, in collaboration with consultants American Ramp Company, has created a space that beginner, intermediate and advanced mountain bikers will love to ride.

“It’s built on the idea of progression, on the idea of building your skills so you can get better. And it's just a lot of fun,” he said. “And honestly, I think the trail crew knocked this one out of the park.”

A portion of the funding for the mountain bike skills park came from a $100,000 legislative bond initiative sponsored by Maryland House Majority Leader Delegate Eric Luedtke and State Sen. Craig Zucker. Both represent Maryland District 14, which includes Fairland Recreational Park.