Minnesota's Newest Mountain Biking Hotspot!
The International Mountain Biking Association IMBA and CLTA personnel succeeded in garnering funds to build a world class mountain biking course within the Cuyuna
Country State Recreation Area. Funding was approved by the legislature in April of 2008, ensuring matching dollars will be released allowing for the construction of the course described below.
The finest mountain biking found anywhere in the midwest is emerging within the Cuyuna State Recreation Area.
Trail systems are mapped and the majority of course construction for Phase One is done.
The Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trail promises to be one of the top mountain biking desitinations in the entire country!
One word of note: While much of the trail is packed clay, there are areas of broken rock. These rocks can chew up your tires and cause flats. Bring extra tubes and patching equipment when planning a trip to the CRSRA. You can get information, supplies and/or repairs at Cycle, Path, & Paddle in Crosby or Trailblazer Bikes or Easy Rider in Brainerd, MN.
Please call the CRSRA office at 218-546-5926 for the latest information on off-road biking opportunities.
The area is currently open to off and on road (gravel) biking throughout the 5,000 acre state recreation area. Many believe this is the premier off-road biking recreation area in the Midwest.
A plan for opening a multi-level mountain biking course is a reality for the lucky people who visit and ride in the Cuyuna Range Recreation Area in 2010!
Minnesota's Newest Mountain Biking Hotspot
From the Parks and Trails Council
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, consider joining these three organizations: IMBA, MORC and Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota. Below are the websites:
Cuyuna Recreation Area Project Update
Feel free to contact Steve Weber at the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area if you have any questions or suggestions or would like to volunteer to help move this project forward.