Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Take back Granny Hill

Yes!  The moment we have all been waiting for!  We can now officially fix Granny Hill and get back to using our old loop!

When: May 21, 2018 at 5:30!
What: Granny Hill is BACK!
Why: Because we love short punchy climbs!
Who: YOU! Because trails don't build themselves!

Bring gloves and shovels.  Meet at the trail head at 5:30 p.m. Cold refreshments provided.

With our race coming up quickly on June 3rd we will also be conducting the final touches to the course on Wednesday May 30th at 5:30 p.m.
Volunteers will be needed for course set up on the 2nd and during the morning and afternoon on the 3rd.  Stay tuned for more details.

NEW!!  MUD PUPPIES!!!  Yes, a cycling club for your Jr. Riders!  We will have our first club ride on Monday (Memorial Day) May 28th at 5 p.m..  All ages and abilities welcome. Riders MUST have a helmet and a working bicycle.  More info on this coming soon!  Come join us for a fun time on the bicycle at the North Loop!

Rex Granite - New Sponsor!

Thank you Rex Granite Company for your support of cycling in MN! As we gear up for our MN Mountain Bike Series Race #2 on June 3rd we want to thank this new sponsor for donating granite bases for our coveted Jail Trail trophies!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Jail Trail/North Loop Update

The Jail Trail (aka The North Loop) is OPEN, use Rogo's Run as your out and back to the East end of the trail system and Max's Option.  Rogo's Return is still a bit soft and will need a few more days to dry out. 

With our race coming up on June 3rd we will be conducting trail work on Granny Hill and prepping the whole trail system for this.  Stay Tuned for these dates and times to be announced soon!

Friday, May 4, 2018

North Loop Spring Loop is Open

The North Loop Spring Loop is open (~3 mile loop) and so is the full Plum Creek trail system!  Have a great weekend of riding!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hello all!

Spring Meeting April 27, 2018 at Onyx Racing Products HQ in St. Augusta.

Time: Tour start time is 5:30 and the meeting will follow at 6:00 p.m. 

          24562 Co Rd 75
          St Cloud, MN 56301


  • MN Series race at the Jail Trail - June 3rd - looking for volunteers to fill many duties
  • Trail work and trail updates and additions - looking for Trail Bosses
  • St. Cloud Composite Team update
  • NEW Youth program - Mud Puppies
  • Group rides - looking for leaders
  • Open discussion

Bring your own beverage - snacks will be provided.

I hope to see you all there on Friday night!



Monday, April 9, 2018

Park Board Meeting April 10th, 2018

Happy Spring, I guess!

I wanted to forward this information regarding the potential purchase of some additional land by the City of St. Cloud near the George W. Friedrich Park.  I you would like to attend the Park Board Meeting it is held in the City Council Chamber Hall at 6 p.m on April 10th .  If you would like to send an email in support of cycling at the park and expressing your interest in promotion of cycling you can do so by emailing Scott Zlotnick at scott.zlotnick@st.cloud.mn.us or by calling 320-257-5959.

The St. Cloud Planning Commission will be considering a request from the St. Cloud Parks and Recreation Department at its regularly scheduled meeting this Tuesday, April 10, 2018, to acquire property for the expansion of George W. Friedrich Park using Development Fund money (see Agenda Item #10 under New Business). The property is a 12-acre parcel that is listed as the Harmon Property. The parcel abuts the proposed George W. Friedrich Park expansion and is bounded by the Talahi Care Center and townhomes on the west, the St. Cloud Public Works Facility on the north, the proposed George W. Friedrich Park Expansion on the east, and University Drive Southeast on the south.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season and everyone is ready to take on 2018! 

We had a great turn out at our Global Fat Bike Day Ride back on December 5th with over 30 riders participating!  Later that night we celebrated at Beaver Island Brewing Co. our new Fat Bike Trail groomer (The SnowDog) and raised money for our winter grooming efforts lead by Matt Van Vleet.  We pulled in around $1,000.00 and everyone left with a prize (or 3) from the raffle.  Thanks again to Fitzharris Bike and Sport, Revolution Cycle and Ski, 45North, Wolf Tooth, Onyx and Podiumwear for your donations!   Now we need some snow so he can take that bad boy out for a spin on our local trails! 

Where to Ride?

Plum Creek and The North Loop (aka Jail Trail)  
Can be ridden at all times. 
Fat Bike Tires ONLY!

Stearns County Park Trails
I've been told that all Stearns County Park Trails can be ridden with a Fat Bike or hiked on while they wait for enough snow to groom.  All walking trails can be biked on throughout the winter as well.  Once there is enough snow for grooming then please stick to just the walking trails while biking. 

Look for some group rides in the New Year, we have a few ideas up our sleeves!

Upcoming Ski Event at Quarry Park
Non Cycling event but still Winter Fun!!! 
The 2018 Moonlight Ski at Quarry Park is on Friday, January 5 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. In addition to connecting with others who enjoy skiing and using the lighted trails, there will be a "Hot Tent" demo and ski lessons (courtesy of Prairie Woods Environmental Center who has partnered with Stearns County Parks utilizing Legacy funding; Prairie Woods will be bringing skis to expand access for those new or newer to Nordic skiing). There will also be the chili feed and door prizes.

Happy Trails!