Mtn Bike

As the deep snows of the North Shore of Lake Superior melt away, a dramatic collection of mountain bike trails are emerging to meet a wide variety of challenges. Scenic 61 Brighton Beach & Old Hwy 'Scenic' 61: A one-mile-plus paved road runs through Brighton Beach, the first park northeast of Duluth, just past the Lester River. Brighton Sonju Trail Two Harbors: A paved lakeshore path in Two...
Teddy Schaefer and Peter Gustafson pulled up on their mountain bikes after pedaling through some of the 23-mile Cuyuna Country State Recreational Mountain Bike trail last fall. They proclaimed in unison, “awesome!”  “This is on par with the trails in Wisconsin and Michigan,” said Gustafson of Pequot Lakes. “It’s an epic ride,” said Schaefer of Nisswa. The two men were part of a group...
Northwest Mountain Biking Many of the most popular mountain bike destinations in Northwestern Minnesota can be found in the many state parks and forests. This area offers more twists and turns and a greater chance to come across wildlife while rolling down a hill or along a hard-packed singletrack. While the trails may not be as well developed they have more of a wilderness experience. The...