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Thread: Trail Conditions - MN River Bottoms

  1. #1169
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    Trail Condition: Wet - Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: Yesterday @ 07:28 PM

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

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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...

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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!!!

  4. #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.

  5. #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.

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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.

  8. #1162
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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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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 03-21-2015 @ 08:14 AM

    Details:  I say, open for business. I rode from the Ferry bridge to Lyndale last night. There are still a few soft spots you'll want to ride on the side of the trail but overall it's really good and tacky, more soft near Lyndale. Lot's of fun banking through the corners with the tacky dirt. I would have set the trail condition to tacky, but it wasn't available in the list so I selected Packed.

    I hear snow is in the forecast for tomorrow so things might change quickly.

    Here's a video of the trail so you can see for yourself. Bump up the quality to HD to make the video clearer. https://youtu.be/EAvlZuDPsZY

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    Trail Condition: Closed
    Date Posted: 03-16-2015 @ 08:54 AM

    Details:  Please be aware of construction equipment working on the segment of trail below Parker's Picnic area. Trail Source will begin construction in this area on 3-19-2015 weather permitting

    Thanks
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    Trail Condition: Closed
    Date Posted: 03-16-2015 @ 08:43 AM

    Details:  I rode from Ferry to 9-mile yesterday, (Sunday March 15th). At the start by the Ferry bridge, there is mud on top of the hill. Once you're at the bottom it is in pretty good condition, a bit soft for about a mile. Where the river bends north (lake at the left) the trail is muddy for about 100 yards. Beyond that it get's pretty good. Trail is still soft but Fat Tires would actually do some good to pack down the ruts from all the trail wreckers.

    Bottom line, fat tires recommended so you can pack down the now soft ruts and so you can drive around on the side of the trail where it's muddy and soft. Not the best conditions but it beats having to hit the pavement and I think with some responsible riding you can actually improved the trail before the ruts get hard.

    I didn't change the trail condition from closed because I don't think I'm qualified to make that judgement but I wanted to share what I found.

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    Trail Condition: Melting Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 03-13-2015 @ 02:00 PM

    Details:  Went down to Lyndale to do some trail work & check things out. After a short walk from the parking lot, we went home immediately. Definitely not ready this weekend.
    Work is the curse of the riding class.

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    Trail Condition: Melting Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 03-12-2015 @ 01:20 PM

    Details:  Again, please stay off the trail until the frost is out of the ground.

    Thanks!!

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    Trail Condition: Melting Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 03-07-2015 @ 02:00 PM

    Details:  Thanks, Minnesota River Bottoms for all of the fun this season!

    From yesterday morning's ride...



    Kevin g

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    Trail Condition: Melting Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 03-06-2015 @ 04:47 PM

    Details:  As a reminder please stay off the trail when the temps go above freezing. We don't need anyone making examples of muddy rutted trails as another reason for pavement.

    Thanks,
    Dennis.

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