The mountain bike trails are open for riding. Great day of riding Friday. (scroll down for photos) Very light rain Thursday morning and a few sprinkles Friday afternoon otherwise dry. Cooler temps on tap for the weekend with great riding conditions. Loamy/tacky surface. Not muddy or greasy.
We finished blowing out the west side singletrack (Twin Lakes) last week bringing the entire 10 mile Laddies Loppet bike loop cleared with the leaf blower. We have begun fine tuning new trail built last fall off the main loop and now have this segment open and marked into the course. This new segment is near the end of the main loop on the east side off Mother North Star ski trail and is called North Star extension on the Strava segments. It will be part of all courses. We will resume new trail building near Bullhead lake and the Bootleg Extension ski trail after a little more fine tuning on the new segment. We hope to open the new trail near Bullhead trail (3 mile loop) later this summer/early fall.
The mountain bike trails are open outside of rain/wet conditions. The “nature” of the mountain bike trails at Maplelag allow for quick drying and rideable conditions 6-12 hours after any precip. The trails can be described as classic, old school singletrack. Some sections are very technical with roots and rocks and a great test of skills! The Twin Lakes loop is recommended first for first time visitors to Maplelag with mountain bike experience and for first time or beginner riders, the Citizen loop is recommended.
Every Labor day weekend we host a mountain bike race. 2018 marks the 28th year of hosting this event. We are proud to be part of the Minnesota Mountain Bike series. A fun weekend, click here for more information.
Season pass is $10. Park in far parking lot, click in and enjoy!Maplelag maintains, builds, manages and funds the trails privately but we are happy to share the trail. We appreciate season pass purchases to keep the trails maintained and build new for others to enjoy.
Click here for trail map. Trail starts just past the flag pole, head towards skaters waltz ski trail for the beginner loop (Citizen/TT), advanced loop (sport/comp/expert) starts near start of Sap Run and Lucky’s Loype ski trails. Singletrack sections can be bypassed on the east side. To access Twin Lakes loop, take either the east side or main loop and follow red signs or head down the driveway and look for orange cones just past the gate and red signs indicating the start of Twin Lakes singletrack. Any questions on riding or conditions, email Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 218-849-7669. We typically will have the trails open sooner than expected after wet weather, feel free to contact us for more information.