I got an email last Friday from Dorian Grilley, Executive Director of Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN), and at the bottom of the email he attached a photo of him standing with his new mountain bike. He said that his experience on the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trail System at PedalMN Bicycle Summit this fall won him over. (See my blog post about the Summit: Minnesota is a state that works for mountain bikers).
And then on Saturday at the Winter Bike Expo, I ran into Nick Mason, BikeMN’s Education & Technical Assistance Program Manager, who promptly showed me a photo of himself on his new fat bike, likewise courtesy of his experience at Cuyuna at the same Summit.
I think there’s a lesson here: if you want to convert someone to mountain biking, consider the power of Cuyuna. It worked its magic on me, too.