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Thread: Trail Conditions - MN River Bottoms

  1. #1110
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    Trail Condition: Wet Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 06-12-2014 @ 10:51 PM

    Details:  East from Bloomington ferry is tacky for the most part but there are several wet patches that are being torn up. The first water crossing is only possible at the northern most crossing and then quickly becomes impassible at the large dip. The water level needs to go down. I can't vouch for the rest of the trail. But overall it's wet in low spots; flooded at water crossings; and not worth riding.

  2. #1109
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 06-10-2014 @ 03:13 PM

    Details:  Dry-Tacky going east from Lyndale lot.

    West from Lyndale lot still a no-go, and in fact worse. Gate off Lyndale roundabout is closed, water running over service road 200 yards beyond 35W bridge. Couldn't go beyond that to see how bad it was between there and raft but based on water levels I'm assuming even worse than last week.

  3. #1108
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 06-04-2014 @ 05:51 PM

    Details:  Tacky going east from Lyndale lot.

    Don't bother going west from Lyndale lot - river has backed up and you'll never make it to the raft -- gonna take a long time for that to dry out, no change from yesterday.

  4. #1107
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    Trail Condition: Wet Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 06-03-2014 @ 03:34 PM

    Details:  Started off tacky going west from Lyndale lot for about 1/4 mile and then huge impassable wet area halfway to raft from start of singletrack.

  5. #1106
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 05-28-2014 @ 02:58 PM

    Details:  Tacky to Dry, mostly dry actually.

  6. #1105
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    Trail Condition: Wet Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 05-27-2014 @ 01:10 PM

    Details:  Checked it out about noon, things are still a bit too wet.

  7. #1104
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 05-24-2014 @ 04:24 PM

    Details:  I had an itch to try out my Saris Freedom rack so I loaded up my Mukluk and headed down to the river Friday morning. The trails were fine for the most part with the exception of a few low-lying areas.

    Kevin g


  8. #1103
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 05-23-2014 @ 06:14 AM

    Details:  Rode from the Bloomington Ferry Bridge to 9 Mile Creek and back. Trail is dry and fast except for a couple of mud holes you should skirt. Worst one was under the swing bridge.

  9. #1102
    Journeyman
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 05-07-2014 @ 05:37 PM

    Details:  Hi parked at the Lyndale parking lot. I went east to Indian mound school without any mud, good conditions. When I went west from the Lyndale parking lot I found a big mud patch almost to the raft crossing. I turned around there and went back to the parking

  10. #1101
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 05-06-2014 @ 10:03 AM

    Details:  Bloomington Ferry to Lyndale: Dry & well packed, with a few hike-a-bike spots where the trail is under water. That sounds strange, but remember it's a flood plain.

    East of Lyndale: Lowland trail flooded east of Hopkins Road. Bluff trail good to go.
    Work is the curse of the riding class.

  11. #1100
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    Trail Condition: Wet Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 04-26-2014 @ 12:34 PM

    Details:  The Raft is in but it's not up to par yet. When the trail dries out we will get the ropes correctly positioned.

  12. #1099
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    Trail Condition: Wet Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 04-25-2014 @ 11:42 AM

    Details:  Is the Barge in yet? Any plans to put the floaty barge in to cross the creek? I can help....

    Thx, Bzzz

  13. #1098
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    Trail Condition: Wet Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 04-25-2014 @ 11:23 AM

    Details:  Please give the trail some time to dry out after the recent rains.

    Remember the damage done is not only to the trail but to the perception of mountain biking when riding muddy trails.

  14. #1097
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    Trail Condition: Wet Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 04-22-2014 @ 03:53 PM

    Details:  The trail is still too wet to ride.

  15. #1096
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    Trail Condition: Wet Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 04-21-2014 @ 09:12 AM

    Details:  Yes, the tone is strong but lets look at it this way.

    1. There were two very visible holes in one of the pontoons. They did take the time to shove sticks in holes!?! I'd call that a complete disregard of caring what happens to the Raft.

    2. When the pontoons are filled with water they weight hundreds of pounds. Pontoons that are heavy and filled with water can make more likely to break away and float away down the River. We have had to fix this before and it took a huge amount of time and effort from many volunteers.

    3. They ropes need to be tied and hose clamped so vandals can't untie them and send the raft down the River. They were loosely tied.


    Whomever the people were that put it in obviously didn't care about what could happen. I hope they do feel guilty. They should volunteer at work days and donate some money to MORC to make up for this.


    This is why volunteers quit volunteering because of those that spoil it for everyone else. The Raft if for everyone but needs to be maintained and installed properly.

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