30 years ago my buddies and I used to ride all the mine dumps in our area; always saying… “wouldn’t it be cool if we had actual trails to ride, not just these mine overburden piles?” From then to now, I’m the only one of that group that still rides; and has stayed in the area… It’s just how life goes. I’ve ridden the wheeler trails in and around the Minnesota Discovery Center since “back in the day.”
Well, June 12th 2020 that dream has become a reality!! The Redhead Mountain Bike Park opens to the public. With 16.3 miles of machine built single track goodness. Riders of all abilities will be able to roll ever single trail. There is truly a trail for every rider at Redhead. A huge achievement for both IROCmtb and the City of Chisholm, Mn.
The below photos are credited to Mn. Trails Magazine
It took a lot of dedicated people many years to make this dream come true. It took a city that saw past the “not in our backyard” mindset. it took a vision. Thankfully the stars aligned and things got done!! 💪🏻👍🏻👊🏻🤟🏻
There are most definitely still the naysayers… but in the coming months and years… these people will see what an asset this trail system will be to the area as a whole!
This trail system will take your breath away, literally with the trail design; and figuratively, with the stunning views! Yet still has trails to please everyone!
“These trails are now state of the art world class, and number one in the country” as stated by this guy… and he definitely would know!!
(All photos below Credited to Cindi… unless otherwise noted.)
I think the best description I heard on opening weekend… “it’s a mix of Copper Harbor, part Cuyuna, part Duluth… Which equal ALL GOOD!!”
“This area has instantly become a destination with this trail system!”
“When we left the trailhead, and made our way down into the pit… we forgot we were still in Mn. Thought we teleported out west… Amazing!!”
And here’s a link to a 20 minute video… that’ll give you an idea what Redhead has to offer. Thanks to Rich O. and the LCR Racing crew he brought with him this day. These gentleman can ride a whole hell of a lot better than I!! GET SOME!!
And a second video of the Redhead MTB Park has been uploaded. Thanks Brian V.