We have TWO NEW Mountain Bike Trails set to open very soon! Unfortunately, due to the wet weather conditions, we will not be able to open on May 23rd as planned. Riding on wet trails before they are ready could cause significant damage, so we ask everyone to be patient. As soon as the trails are ready and we have an opening date, we will post it here.
??? through Sept. 2, 2013
Thursday 4pm - 8pm
Friday 1pm - 8pm
Weekends 10am - 4pm
*Reduced Fall Hours To Be Determined
CHAIRLIFT RIDE RATES:
Single Ride $8
All Day Pass $20
BIKE TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS:
1 - Candyland is a 1.5 mile beginner/ intermediate level downhill flow trail featuring large berms, medium and small sized table tops, and hip jumps. All features on Candyland are roll-able, making it an ideal trail to learn on, and perfect for gravity-based mountain biking skills.
2 - Smorgasbord is a 1 mile intermediate level freeride/ downhill mountain bike trail featuring large berms, medium size jumps, a drop, and rock gardens. Several features on Smorgasbord are mandatory, including small 3-4 foot gaps, and a 5-foot drop.
Spirit Mountain has been working on developing some downhill mountain bike trails over the past year in accordance with our Master Plan. Cyclists will be able to ride the trails down the mountain and take the NEW “Spirit Express II” Chairlift back up to the top with their bikes in time for Memorial Day Weekend 2013. The new flow trail will begin at the Spirit Mountain Adventure Park and end approximately 500 feet below, and a mile later, at the NEW Grand Avenue Chalet. The site of the new flow trail was home to a Flow Trail School hosted by IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) and COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores) in September 2012. About 30 people from around the country attended the school to learn skills and techniques for building these types of trails. The school was led by Aaron Rogers, IMBA Midwest Trail Specialist, who has officially declared this to be, “the best flow trail in the Midwest”. Additionally, Adam Sundberg, chairman of COGGS, says, “Everybody is blown away by how great the trail is looking. It’s so much fun, so creative, so well-done.”
Click below for an article with more information in the Duluth News Tribune, or to see a Youtube video documenting the flow trail school.