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Thread: Trail Conditions - MN River Bottoms

  1. #1143
    Trail Rider
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    Trail Condition: Melting
    Date Posted: Yesterday @ 12:45 PM

    Details:  Yep, lots and lots of ruts. Its really too bad that people can't stay off trails when conditions are bad. It doesn't help our effort to keep our natural trail. Damage like that is used against us mountain bikers all the time. Another sad consequence of this is that it demotivates people that are volunteering their time to keep our trails for all to use. What a shame.

  2. #1142
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 12-20-2014 @ 05:05 PM

    Details:  Rode from Ferry Parking and Nine Mile, and trail is ridable for all. LOTS of tire ruts. Still a good ride, but lots of ruts! Makes some of the bridge crossings a little shady with lots of nasty ruts before and after the bridges. Some day hopefully we get some snow to cover up all the ruts.

  3. #1141
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 12-16-2014 @ 05:15 PM

    Details:  Ferry Bridge to Cedar Ave., less than 1 inch of fresh snow on frozen dirt. Studs not needed.
    Save the River Bottoms!

  4. #1140
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    Trail Condition: Melting
    Date Posted: 12-11-2014 @ 09:30 PM

    Details:  Please stay do not ride the River Trail if the temps get about freezing this weekend. Hit the roads and wait until temps go below freezing. Riding the trail when conditions are bad do not help our effort to keep the trail natural!! Perception can do more damage than a trashed trail.

    Thanks.

  5. #1139
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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 12-05-2014 @ 06:17 PM

    Details:  Weekend should be good if it doesn't get too warm. If it does give the trail a break and ride on the roads. Frozen ruts are not fun!!

    Don't forget to ask people you meet on the trail if they signed the petition!!

  6. #1138
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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 12-02-2014 @ 07:45 PM

    Details:  It's well packed, but there was a lot of ice. FAT bikes and any other bike with studded tires will be fine.

  7. #1137
    Journeyman
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 11-29-2014 @ 02:34 PM

    Details:  Conditions were great this morning and lots of people out. Nicely packed but areas in direct sun were starting to get soft by noon.

  8. #1136
    Granny Gear
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 11-26-2014 @ 06:20 PM

    Details:  Trail in great shape this afternoon. Rode from Bloomington Ferry footbridge to Indian Hills elementary school and back. 20 Miles. Packed snow all the way. Quite a few fat tires out and a hand full of hikers.

  9. #1135
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 11-21-2014 @ 09:38 PM

    Details:  Trail should be great this weekend if it doesn't get too warm.

    Please ask all users you encounter if they have signed the petition and liked the Facebook page. We need to get all users to stand up for why they are enjoying the River Trail. Spread the word!!

  10. #1134
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 11-19-2014 @ 09:25 PM

    Details:  Creek is frozen -- forget about slippery tree. Trail is awesome ... sand poking thru here and there, no problem for fatties, prob skinnies too could be happy.

    I should say creek is also unfrozen in spots, use your judgment. I crossed where tracks existed. I'm not a trail breaker, and not an icebreaker either.

  11. #1133
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 11-19-2014 @ 06:11 AM

    Details:  Packed with some sandy patches, overall in great condition. Be careful at the tree crossing, it could/is very slippery.

  12. #1132
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 11-14-2014 @ 05:32 PM

    Details:  Good conditions. Fat/skinny. Studded/non-studded (mostly)

    I rode from Indian Mounds School. Turned eastward before the Launch boat-lauch (not sure what to call the junction where the trail splits to eventually go around both sides of Long Meadow Lake) and skirted the river back to Cedar Bridge and then turned around around to do it all in reverse.

    The "bluff-side section" starting out at the school is the only section that I felt like studs were wise, if not strictly necessary--talking skinny tires here. Different rules may apply to fat tires. The near river portion of the trail is a mix of frozen bare trail and nicely textured snow. Some ice, but it's well-textured.

    Very nice riding. I hear that 1-3" snow is coming for the weekend. Could make the trail even better. Enjoy!

  13. #1131
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 11-13-2014 @ 10:03 AM

    Details:  Here's some scenes of my ride yesterday. The trails were in great shape!

    Kevin g


  14. #1130
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 11-12-2014 @ 09:22 AM

    Details:  As of last night around 7PM the trail from Ferry to the creek was ~90% snow covered and fast riding.

  15. #1129
    Dirt Boss - Terrace Oaks
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 10-15-2014 @ 03:19 PM

    Details:  Excellent conditions today, the usual sand spots but nothing that can't be ridden! Get out and ride!
    Battle Creek Wednesdays!

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