Mountain Bike Trail Report

Mountain bike course is open. A great week of riding is in place after a nice weekend. Good as always having everyone out and congrats on everyone that completed the LagChilada challenge over the weekend including a handful of people that did a double LagChilada!! Overall beautiful fall conditions are in place. The end of this week we plan to blow out the entire 25 mile mountain bike 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.

Beautiful fall riding, September 18th, 2023.
Fall colors are coming to life in the woods! September 18th, 2023.
Sunday scene on the trail midway on a LagChilada,September 17th, 2023. (Chad G. photo)
Twin Lakes singletrack, September 14th, 2023.
Ski trail portion of bike course, September 14th, 2023.
Bullhead lake as seen from the connector to Bullhead Bootleg loop, September 14th, 2023.
Rolling on Hudson’s Hula, September 11th, 2023.
Ski trail segment on the bike course, September 11th, 2023.
Start of the “LagChilada” challenge, September 10th, 2023.