I attended the Woolly Bike Club‘s 2nd Annual Woolly Day in Saint Croix Falls, WI last Sunday.
I’d never ridden their trails and they were using the occasion to open their brand new flow trail, Erratic Rock. They timed it right: blue skies, warm temps at the peak of fall colors.
WBC club vice president Mark Fisk (@markbfisk) greeted the 2 dozen+ riders and sent us out en masse to ride the nearly 3-mile trail. (I’d forgotten that I’d met Mark back in June of 2013 at the IMBA Upper Midwest Regional Summit in Cable. Duh.) Among the group were my fellow MORC members Issac Niebeling and Michael Guinee.
The new Erratic Rock Trail is an intermediate-level flow trail though a spectacular hardwood forest. As you can see from the map above, it’s connected to another intermediate mtb trail, Big Oak. Advanced-level riders can be challenged by trying to go faster through all the sweeping curves on the long twisting route down. It’s a hoot.
Michael Guinee took some video while following me. Here’s a one-minute clip of some of the trail up top and on the way down.
I’m hoping to bring some of my fellow CROCT members up to see this new trail. We have our own glacial erratic rock adjacent to a county park near Northfield where we hope to soon get approval to build a mtb trail. The terrain and hardwood forest setting is very similar.