New to Mountain Biking?
Tips for Mtn. Biking
Mountain Bike is not just for highly trained. It is an exhilarating physical activity that can add to your health and quality of life. Mountain Biking is as much about fun as it is about enjoying nature, making new friends and getting your workout in is just a bonus.
Did you know?
Mountain Bicycling at a speed between 12 and 15 mph burn about 546 calories in 30 minutes, the faster you pedal and the steeper the incline the more you burn. Running only burns 300 on flat ground, try trail running to add to your work out.
Enjoy the ride:
DID YOU KNOW?
Detroit Mountain Recreation Area is expanding its footprint thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the state’s Legacy fund.
Plans are underway to develop a treehouse and playground area, create some new bike trails, add paving and landscaping around the tubing hill, and make other improvements around the grounds, all within the next year or so. Plans call for the addition of another five miles of single-track trails, as well as two to three new downhill, or “gravity” trails. Some funding has already been used to purchase additional land, growing from 200 acres to 347 acre recreation facility.
The grant award was officially announced this past December, following final approval by the Minnesota DNR.
The Legacy funds awarded by the state total $1,246,000. Detroit Mountain pledged a matching grant contribution of $250,000, and the City of Detroit Lakes pledged another $100,000, bringing the grand total for the projects to $1,596,000.
Detroit Mountain Recreation Area opened in November 2014 and was designated as a Regional Park by the Greater Minnesota Parks and Trails Commission in 2015.