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Peter Hark is a resident of rural Northfield, the DNR’s Field Operations Manager State Parks and Trails, and a Founding Supporter of CROCT.  He joined me and Marty Larson on his first ride on the Sechler Park MTB trail on Wednesday, a day off for him because it was his birthday. He seemed to enjoy the ride and was complementary on what he saw. For a relatively new mountain biker, he’s not half-bad, and if he got a proper mountain bike with better tires he would definitely be more than marginally adequate.

Marty Larson, Peter Hark Marty Larson, Griff Wigley

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Cottage Grove Bike Park - 4x track construction  Cottage Grove Bike Park - 4x track construction

I stopped by the Cottage Grove Bike Park yesterday to take some photos of the park’s construction.

Chance Glasford, Cottage Grove Bike Park Chance Glasford, Cottage Grove Bike Park

Chance Glasford, his team of fellow MORC Gravity Advocates (a sub-group of MORC), and many other volunteers have made great progress in the past month on the 4x (mountain cross) track. According to Chance’s Aug. 12 blog post titled, The build continues!, they’re almost done:

We had a great build weekend! 32 hours of manual labor later we are 90% complete with the 4x track! Mike, Buck and I put in some serious time this weekend along with some help from a hand full of others!

We are about 5 loader buckets and 3 hours of work short of completing the park! We had a nice group of neighbor hood kids out helping us Sunday…

Other features to be constructed in the park include a tot track for strider bikes, pump tracks, dirt jumps, a slope style course, and a mountain bike skills area.

The next ‘build’ day is Saturday Aug. 24. You can keep up on the details of all the build days either via the Cottage Grove Bike Park Facebook page  or the Cottage Grove Bike Park forum in the MORC Forums.

Cottage Grove Bike Park partyAnd on Sept 14, they’re hosting a big Party at the Park- Cottage Grove Bike Park Fundraiser.

Come join us at the Cottage Grove bike park! Enjoy a silent auction, beer, food, DJ, Bonfire, Bounce house and of course tours of the bike park as it nears completion and raise funds to finish the build!

I asked Chance to take a few runs on the 4x track so I could take some photos and a few video clips. He reluctantly obliged:

Chance Glasford, 4x track, Cottage Grove Bike Park Chance Glasford, 4x track, Cottage Grove Bike Park Chance Glasford, 4x track, Cottage Grove Bike Park Chance Glasford, 4x track, Cottage Grove Bike Park Chance Glasford, 4x track, Cottage Grove Bike Park

Chance Glasford, 4x track, Cottage Grove Bike Park Chance Glasford, 4x track, Cottage Grove Bike Park Chance Glasford, 4x track, Cottage Grove Bike Park Chance Glasford, 4x track, Cottage Grove Bike Park Chance Glasford, 4x track, Cottage Grove Bike Park

httpv://youtu.be/QYyVZl5mx3E

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