Ben Datres posted this info in the MORC forum so I’d thought I’d leverage it here:
Mark the date! Dakota County Parks will be putting on a Grand Opening event for the New trailhead/shelter/skills park on October 6th from noon-4pm (note- the festivities will continue past 4 , Dakota just needed to put an end time)
Dakota county has been putting a lot of thought an work into this, looks like its going to be a great time!! The event includes:
- Trek and Giant Mountain Bike Demos
- Tune-up Booths
- Local Bike shop tents
- Door Prizes and Swag bags
- Group Rides
- Rumor has it a local microbrewery will even there!
Among the logos at the bottom of the poster (PDF) is that of The Blue Door Pub. Two of my sons work there and have confirmed that BDP will be at the grand opening all day ‘doing the food.’ My advice: do NOT eat a Juicy Blucy before you ride.
See the Aug. 20 StarTribune article: Lebanon Hills biking trail reopens with improvements draw for off-road bikers
Lebanon Hills has long been known as a premier, if not the premier, off-road cycling destination in Minnesota. And it just got better.
On Aug. 10, Lebanon Hills opened a facility with restrooms, a picnic shelter with grills, and a heated changing area. They also opened a new skills area with turns, jumps, berms, rock gardens and bridges.