Mountain Bike Trail Report

Mountain bike course is open. Beautiful fall conditions in place. Dry surface. Leaves are starting to come down and we are doing our best to stay on top of the leaf blowing. Use a little extra caution on the corners and downhills otherwise some of the best riding of the season is the next month or so. This week we will blow out the race loop and hopefully Bullhead Bootleg later in the week. We will continue to blow out trail this fall as the leaves drop from the trees! 

Great day of racing, albeit a bit hot, for the 33rd Laddies Loppet mountain bike race this past weekend. Thanks to everyone that came to the race and all the volunteers, race officials and service personal that helped make it a great day. (Random photos from each race below)

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. 

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.

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.

Start of the “LagChilada” challenge, September 10th, 2023.
Leaves starting to fall to the forest floor making for a colorful riding experience, September 10th, 2023.
Clearing leaves at the start of the Lakeside drop singletrack, September 6th, 2023.
Fall riding conditions have begun! September 5th, 2023.
Kids Comp class ready to kick off the racing action, Laddies Loppet 2023
Kids Comp race
Kids Comp race descending the “Toot”.
Citizen riders on the ski trail.
Sport female rider on the bridge. 
Twin Lakes singletrack.
Sport and marathon riders taking shelter from the sun and heat before race start.
Marathon riders coming up the big hill.
Marathon riders in the rocks on Marathon race.
Great to have riders from Canada! Thanks!
Elite male winner Jake Richards