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Thread: Trail Conditions - MN River Bottoms

  1. #1176
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 05-19-2015 @ 05:29 PM

    Details:  Ferry Bridge to Cedar Ave., mostly dry with some tacky spots. A couple of downed trees east of the Swing Bridge. (Forgot my handsaw)
    Someone fixed the RaftTHANKS
    Save the River Bottoms!

  2. #1175
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    Trail Condition: Wet - Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 05-14-2015 @ 10:44 AM

    Details:  Raining again, please do not ride till dry.

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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 05-13-2015 @ 11:21 PM

    Details:  Dry to puddles between Cedar and Sibley house.

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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 05-13-2015 @ 07:34 PM

    Details:  Weeds are about ankle height while on the bike in a few places. A few clouds of bugs to chew on, but not too bad. Get riding while the gettin's good.

  5. #1172
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 05-13-2015 @ 05:26 PM

    Details:  99% good to go. A few puddles that are easy to avoid. There are a few ruts from people riding too soon but nothing too major. Ride away!

  6. #1171
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 05-06-2015 @ 08:34 PM

    Details:  Conditions are perfect. Only moist bit were two foot-long spots of wet dirt in the dead center between Lyndale and Bloomington Ferry. The sprinkles from the sky are only helping this trail. Still a little rutted out from folks riding it when wet earlier in the season though.

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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 04-25-2015 @ 08:11 PM

    Details:  Good to go!!

  8. #1169
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    Trail Condition: Wet - Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 04-24-2015 @ 07:28 PM

    Details:  Heavy rains Friday. Probably won't dry out until at least Sunday.

  9. #1168
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 04-21-2015 @ 08:13 PM

    Details:  Trail is in excellent conditions up on the hills east of Lyndale and between Lyndale and Swing Bridge. The little bit of snow/rain we got today gave the powdering sand some mass. Get it before the itch weed does...

  10. #1167
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 04-15-2015 @ 07:44 AM

    Details:  A little tacky in places, pretty dry and fast rolling for most of the trail. There were some pretty sandy spots, as to be expected on that trail. Overall great ride! Perfect to work on those cornering skills! O'doyle rules!!!

  11. #1166
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 04-12-2015 @ 08:50 AM

    Details:  The River Trail is open and in great shape.

    As a reminder the MN River Trail is a multi user trail. Please be respectful of others using the trail. Slow down when encountering other users.

    Also, please tell people about the petition and Facebook page to help keep this trail natural.

  12. #1165
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 04-04-2015 @ 04:28 PM

    Details:  The wife and I rode from the Ferry Bridge to 9 mile Creek and back today. The trails closest to the river were the driest. A few of the inner trails were greasy or muddy but not bad enough that you couldn't get around them.We didn't have any mud on the bikes when finished so that was good. All in all what I rode today was about 85%-90% dry and fast.

  13. #1164
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    Trail Condition: Fat Tires
    Date Posted: 04-02-2015 @ 12:49 PM

    Details:  Rode last night and the trail was really nice with just a few wet spots east of 35 (I rode from 77 to Ferry and back). I'm not gutsy enough to be calling it perfect, but sure seems to be nice and I saw plenty of traffic that was fat and skinny. I'd say go get dirty... It was my first fat tire ride on dirt as I only rode fat during winter and hitting the sandy sections was a blast!

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    Trail Condition: Melting Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 03-28-2015 @ 11:35 PM

    Details:  Did a little reconnaissance down at the River today....mudfest, don't bother going down there yet, but trail should be ready soon, I bet another week of dry weather and we will be golden. Not flooded this year due to low snow year, just muddy, like 75% of the trail is muddy and not fun to ride.

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    Trail Condition: Melting Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 03-21-2015 @ 12:00 PM

    Details:  Did some recon on the East side last night. Per usual, conditions vary greatly between segments.

    We checked out between Parkers picnic west to the end of the gravel road at Lyndale.
    Per Tim's post, the Parker's hill has been under construction for a couple days. The soil is loose, tread lightly. Heading west the trail is in pretty good shape, with the exception of a few muddy spots and one icy spot, all the way to Hopkins road (the gravel access road east of Lyndale and the culvert).

    The trail south trail at Hopkins road, that heads back east to Cedar Bridge, is a muck fest in the first 30 yards. We turned around right away.

    Heading west to from Hopkins road to Lyndale is softish, maybe considered tacky during the summer, but certainly the thaw is still working out.

    The gravel road west of Lyndale is fine but once you get to the end the trail was pretty soft so we turned back.

    Overall I would consider what we checked out "almost ready". I would stay off for now. If you feel you must ride, be prepared to turn back if you encounter any questionable conditions. And of course, as mentioned before, the forecasted rain and lowish temps will extend the thaw and dryout period.

    Be patient.. it seems like we are going to have an early season this year so let's keep the impact to a minimum.

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