When I saw this announcement in late April by COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores) that a portion of their Piedmont trail system was opening:
Basically you can session the free ride trails on the NIMBY cluster but all the XC stuff still has draining water going through it.
I knew it was time to head to Duluth, as I’d never ridden Piedmont’s DM, Medropolis, Dr. Diablo, Rickety Cricket, BOB (Bones of the Beast) or the Skyline Trail. I was at the end of my first-ever 30 Days of Biking, my sweetie was out of town, and the weather forecast was stunning for Duluth in late April: warm and sunny.
Among the people I rode with or met on the Piedmont trails over the course of three days: Wyatt Gruben, Rudy O’Brien, Justin Martin, Mason Bacso, Mitch Larson, Conner Nick, David Cizmas, Max Skarman, Karl Erbach, Kelly Erbach, and Cory Salmela.
Photos and videos:
See the large photo slideshow here or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:
Following Wyatt Gruben down DM (5-minute video):
By the time I was ready to depart, the XC sections of Piedmont had opened up so I rode them all. This miscellaneous video includes: Bones of the Beast (again following Wyatt Gruben), Red Dress skinny, Foxx Rocks cliff (3-minute video):