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 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!


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Global Fat Bike Day!

Hello All!

The Mid MN Cycling Club has some events for you on December 2nd - Global Fat Bike Day!

Group Ride
We are hosting a group ride at the North Loop starting at 10 a.m. There will be an A group and a B group.  If we need a C group we will accommodate those riders as well.

Membership Drive/Fundraiser
Join us at 6:30 p.m. at Beaver Island Brewing Company to meet our NEW Fat Bike Trail Grooming equipment and renew your membership.  When you renew your ($20) membership or become a new member you will receive a raffle ticket to enter some great prizes from 45North, Onyx Hubs, Podiumwear, Revolution Cycle and Ski, Fitzharris Ski and Bike as well as Beaver Island Brewing Company! 

Come join in on the fat fun!

*I will have membership forms for members who can't attend in the evening at the ride in the morning.

*If you are interested in leading a B or C group please let me know.



Friday, October 6, 2017

Take A Kid Mountainbiking this Sunday!!!

Take A Kid Mountainbiking Day
October 8, 2017
1:30 p.m.- 3 p.m.
The North Loop
Fall is the time to enjoy the single track!  All ages welcome.  ALL riders must wear a helmet.  Come join in on the fun!
Minnesota Blvd and 15th Ave SE, St. Cloud, MN 56304
Brought to you by the Mid MN Cycling Club

Monday, August 28, 2017

Volunteers needed

The Mid MN Cycling Club and the St. Cloud Composite Team are proud to be hosting the MN HS League's Race #2 at the Jail Trail on Sept. 10th.

We are looking for volunteers to help with concessions on Sunday.  All the proceeds from the concessions will be going back to the trail and the team.  Please consider helping out. 

Sept 10th
8:30-12  First shift
12- to closing

We are also requesting baked goods to resell for $1.00.  These treats have been a hit over the years with the racers.  If you can, please make your favorite backed good and pack them in individual serving sizes in a baggie.  Bring to the venue on race day or make arrangements with Kyia at .

Thank you.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Trail work at the Nort Loop August 23rd @ 5:30

Hello all,

I hope your summer has been going well and you have been able to get a lot of cycling miles in. 

We will be conducting trail work on the North Loop to prep the course for the HS races on Sept 10th.

Meet at the trail head at 5:30 p.m.

We will be mowing and clipping back brush that has grown over the summer so dress accordingly.

See you there!