two guys carrying their mountain bikes in the forestThe wind in your hair, your water bottle below, a snack in your pocket and your legs burning! That’s what mountain biking is all about..well, maybe not the last part if you are only enjoying  leisurely ride. Hopping on a bike and getting out on the rugged trail is one of the best ways to see all of the fantastic scenery our area has to offer plus it is great exercise!

There are 5-6 miles to explore at Beavers Bend State Park–a true spot of scenic beauty in Broken Bow, OK. There are three separate loops to choose from and each one gets progressively longer. This is great if you are a novice just getting your feet wet or a biking master looking for a new challenge–there is something for everyone. The trail head can be found trailhead can be found on the west side of the parking lot of Lake View Lodge.

About an hour drive away from Beavers Bend Creative Escapes you can find Bear Creek Trial. This is a special place worth the trip there and back if you have some experience under your belt and are up for some adventure. The Bear Creek Trail is actually 32 miles of rugged ATV and motorcycle trails but mountain bikers are welcome to joint the fun. There are some steep ascents and descents where you may need to hike your bike for certain sections. You can access this trail from the Daisy State Park.

Mountain Biking Tips

For beginners and seasoned cyclists, there are always some great rules of the road to keep in mind for your own safety and comfort. Always bring a hydration pack–not only will it carry the water you will need but it should have plenty of other little pockets to carry the other essentials. For wheel repair should you smack a rock or tree and need a quick fix, bring a spare tube, tire lever, CO2 cartridge, mini-pump, and a SRAM PowerLink in case you break a chain. Pack enough nutrition to keep you fueled and electrolyte pills to prevent fatigue and cramping in your legs. Bring a first aid kit and an ID card should you get into trouble.

This is a great opportunity to see the beautiful scenery around Broken Bow, OK and should you need a place to stay for a night or two or more, skip the hotel and get your own private luxury cabin at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes. You can see all of our available cabins online and pick one that suits you! Contact us today for reservation information by calling (580) 306-2266.