The Ridge started as an off-road riding park around 2004. Most recently we’ve gotten in to disc golf, atv and side by side rentals, zip line tours, and rapelling tours. The Ridge is located about 30 minutes north east of Birmingham Alabama in a small town called Springville. Not too far from Huntsville, Gadsden, and Atlanta Georgia. We also get people driving over from Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, and more. Pretty much all over the southeast.
It all started back in 2004. We (my brother and I) have always been involved in motor sports in some way or another. I was about five when I got my first JR50. Around the 04 time frame we found it increasingly difficult to find good dirt bike/ATV/side by side riding areas (ohv trails). It seemed like no trespassing signs were going up everywhere. Even the 2,000 plus acres right behind the house was now pretty much off limits. One day my brother Jason got the idea to improve the old track we’ve always had on the 100 acres we grew up on. That led to the idea that maybe other people need a place to go as well. Shortly after that some of the 2,000 acres behind us came up for sale. We decided to buy about 400 of it and start cutting OHV trails for a new riding area called “The Ridge – Off-Road Riding Park”.
The Ridge now has over 35 miles of one-way OHV trails all marked by difficulty. The trails are available to motorcycles, four wheelers, and side by sides. (Sorry not enough room for off-road trucks.) On top of that we’ve got over 15 miles of motorcycle only single track. All the single track is marked difficult, and has turned out to be some of the most technically challenging around. We get riders from all over the southeast looking for a challenge. The old motocross track has turned into a one mile plus motocross track with lots of elevation changes, natural terrain, and plenty of jumps. We’ve also added a kids only motocross track, a pee-wee track just for beginners, and another supercross/motocross track called Area 51. Along with the pee-wee track, beginners also have access to a beginner only riding field. In 2010 we’ve had some help from some local trials riders, and created a total of 12 trials sections located throughout the park. There’s also two cabins, five hotel rooms, and plenty of primitive camping sites with fire pits (we even provide the wood). The campground has two stocked fishing ponds that your welcome to fish, and a bathhouse with hot showers. Just recently we’ve even put in a disc golf course. Our clubhouse is a 12,000 square foot building that contains a Pro Shop with bikes and gear for sale, five hotel rooms, a grill/restaurant, and a motorcycle/ATV repair shop. We also hold events like Hare Scramble Races, Kids Motocross, and trail running races. We also have ATV and Side by Side rentals!