On the Pegs - January 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 1 - January 2022 - Page 163

The ride heads west into the land managed by Rausch Creek Trailriders Club . Today ’ s access is granted only for the event by the Rausch Creek management team , but memberships , as well as campsites , are available for purchase to enjoy this vast riding area annually by visiting https :// www . rauschcreekracing . com /. Here the main trail will follow mostly two-track trails , mine access roads , and scenic paths with terrain ranging from the aforementioned rocks , black coal dirt , hard pack , and even sand . Several optional routes incorporate some wonderful , challenging single track and romps along the spine of “ dragon-backs ”, piles of overburden and manipulated ground left over from stripmining activites .
A return to the fire company for a tasty lunch follows before setting off to the Blackwood / Llewelyn section for the afternoon loop . This area is accessed by the longest stretch of blacktop in the event , but once the tires hit dirt again , you quickly realize the trek was worth it . Unlike the morning ’ s section , where there is an active club using the land , this area is off limits except for the Mighty RORR . So , the trails are fresh and neatly trimmed from the club ’ s