Mountain Bike Trail Report

Mountain bike course is open. Dry and hardpack surface conditions.Track is rolling very good and conditions are looking great for the Laddies Loppet race this Sunday! The course is open for pre riding and marked. Check the MNMBS for race times, distances etc. No day of registration, register by tonight!

Note: Sport women will be racing on the Citizen course. Comp women on Sport course. Elite men will be the only class doing a starter loop. It is marked. The start is near the Red Caboose and the point of entry to access the course for pre- riding.

We will be focusing our trail work efforts on the race course for Laddies Loppet leading up to race day on Sunday September 3rd to have conditions as best as possible. Post race weekend is always some of the best riding of the season and a great time to do the LagChilada!

Always be aware for changing conditions and assume all responsibility riding.  The Maplelag course is generally described as a classic or natural trail which is rideable shortly after any rain events as the rain is absorbed and drains off naturally.

All the key intersections are taped and signs are at singletrack segments. The singletrack segments are signed by name and courses are generally marked for the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series with Citizen, Sport, Comp and Expert. Any singletrack that is not marked where it crosses ski trail, continue straight on the singletrack. Reference our map or TrailForks or Strava for guidance. 

The Lagchilada challenge is in place which is a ride consisting of the entire mountain bike trail system. It is marked with both black signs and pink signs. Use the Strava app or guidance.

A good intermediate loop to ride is the Sport Loop and Bullhead Bootleg to the east. A good beginner loop to ride is the Citizen loop as well as the loops “Feeling Lucky” and “Sukkerwest”. North Loup Gnar on the north side is a slow tech skills trail. 

Like this winter, trail users are welcome to use the Brant cabin for a changing area and there are also bathrooms. Please note we are remodeling in this cabin but the bathrooms are open.  Season passes available on our gift shop page.

Beautiful morning greeting pre riders Saturday morning, September 2nd, 2023. Registration closes tonight!
The start area will be located in this area and point of entry to access course for pre riding.Access this area from the driveway. 
Last section of singletrack before the finish, August 31st, 2023. 
Members of the “Wolves” heading our for a practice ride, August 29th, 2023.
Rolling through the rock garden on Moorhead singletrack, August 29th, 2023.
Ski trail clearing on the bike course, August 29th, 2023.
Bjorops singletrack after clearing, August 29th, 2023.
Rolling on the Citizen loop, August 25th, 2023. We worked on the Citzen course this past week and it is rolling superb!
New LagChilada sign is up! Nice work Keith!!
The descending on “Bear Pass” singletrack, August 22nd, 2023.
Ready to put up the custom routed LagChilada sign by Keith who used a timber reclaimed from the fire. August 22nd, 2023.
Rolling on Hudson’s Hula singletrack, August 21st, 2023. 
Tech section on “Pirate’s Pass” singletrack segment, August 16th, 2023.
Members of the high school team Northwest Wolves on the Maplelag mountain bike trails for early season practice, August 15th, 2023.