Curious about mountain biking? Attend the Lebanon Hills West Trailhead grand opening on Saturday

Most Northfielders don’t realize that one of the best urban mountain bike parks in the country, Lebanon Hills, is just 35 minutes away, right near the Minnesota Zoo in Dakota County. They’re having a big wingding on Saturday and I plan to be there all day. From the Lebanon Hills Facebook page:

Lebanon Hills West Trailhead grand openingJoin us at the West Trailhead Grand Opening event in Lebanon Hills Regional Park 12-4 PM on Saturday! Free event parking onsite and just south of the trailhead on Johnny Cake Ridge Road at the School of Environmental Studies.

Blue Door Pub menu Lebanon Hills West Trailhead grand openingBring your mountain bike to talk gear with experts from Valley Bike and Ski, Penn Cycle, REI and MORC, or borrow one to demo from Trek or Giant Bicycles. Chat about snowshoes, cross-country skis, hiking and even barefoot hiking with Midwest Mountaineering and the Barefoot Hikers of Minnesota. There’s something for everyone!

Dakota County Parks will be passing out swag bag vouchers to the first 200 people in line for the event and can be redeemed between 12:15-4 pm. Doors open at Noon!

I was up there earlier this week and took some photos of the classy new trailhead facility with my crappy smartphone camera:

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  1. Arlen Malecha said:


    My post doesn’t really fit with this topic and you should feel free to move it where ever it might better fit. I know you are an avid biker, I thought you might be interested in this article about low-cost bikes being made out of cardboard.

    Imagine the impact these bikes can have all over the world. They would be a great fit for college campuses here in the states. But the impact in poorer nations is even greater.

    October 15, 2012
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    Arlen, yeah, Ross Currier sent me that link, too. Pretty amazing.

    October 21, 2012

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