Mountain bike course is open. Beautiful fall conditions in place. Dry surface. Leaves are starting to come down but we are leaf blowing much of the trail during the week. Tuesday we blew out the Sport/Comp/Expert loop and Monday we blew out the Bullhead Bootleg loop.Wednesday we cleared the starter loop (Feeling Lucky/Lakeside drops). We will continue to blow out trail this fall as the leaves drop from the trees! Next week we plan to blow out the entire course for the Fall Color day on September 23rd. 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.
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.