Sunday, December 9, 2012

North Loop Seasonal Closure as of 12/9/12

Hi All:

Just a message to let you know with the snowfall the North Loop is now closed for the winter for cycling purposes.  Please note this is a seasonal closure as whenever there is skiable snow on the ground the trail is closed.  Thanks and please spread the word.  Plum Creek (River Bluffs Trail) is open and available for winter riding.

Thanks to all of the members this year who helped with our trail work and fundraisers.  The 2012 season was great and we look forward to a wonderful 2013.



North Loop Seasonal Closure as of 12/9/12

Hi All:

Just a message to let you know with the snowfall the North Loop is now closed for the winter for cycling purposes.  Please note this is a seasonal closure as whenever there is skiable snow on the ground the trail is closed.  Thanks and please spread the word.  Plum Creek (River Bluffs Trail) is open and available for winter riding.

Thanks to all of the members this year who helped with our trail work and fundraisers.  The 2012 season was great and we look forward to a wonderful 2013.



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hello all,

I wanted to take a quick moment to Thank everyone who came and volunteered their time to help make the Single Track Escape a huge success this past weekend.  If you helped organize, gather donations, set up, park cars, registration, the concessions, baked goodies to sell, announce the race, hand up water, or helped with the tear down, Thank You!  A HUGE Thanks to Ben Doom for shouldering the duties of Race Director.  You did well, everything ran flawlessly.  We continue to put on a well received event in the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series!!  All the proceeds from this race will go directly back to the single track and Nordic Ski Trails on the Graystone Trail System.

Please support the local businesses that helped us provide a top notch racing atmosphere:
Revolution Cycle and Ski
Good Earth Food Coop
Manea's Meats of Sauk Rapids
Geyer Rental
Great Harvest Bread Company
Hidden Bay Sports
Sunburst Granite
Nelson Toilet Rental
City of St. Cloud

Thanks again!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Race Weekend is here....drum roll please

Donated Frame from Salsa Cycles for the Trail Fundraiser Raffle on Sunday @ the Revolution Single Track Escape. (photo: Ben Doom)

To all Cyclists and Cross Country Skiers:

Please come out and help with our annual fundraiser this weekend, the Revolution Single Track Escape MTB Race.  The cycling club and nordic ski club makes most of its money for trail upkeep and growth this weekend and we need the help of all cyclists and nordic skiers in the area.  We literally go through thousands of dollars in equipment and maintenance each year and would appreciate all the help we can get over the weekend.  Volunteer times are as follows, please come to 1 or more of the time slots and show your support of the trails.  Plus this year volunteers for the race will receive a custom Trail Fundraiser MMCC T-Shirt as well as refreshments.

Volunteer Times are as follows:

  • Saturday Course Set Up 2pm to approximately 5:30pm
  • Sunday 8am to Noon 
  • Sunday Noon to approximately 4pm

Thank you to all for your support of both cycling and the trails and we look forward to seeing you.  Please share this message with fellow cyclists and cross country skiers as both clubs benefit from this fundraiser!  Together we can make cycling and skiing better in our community year after year!

A huge THANK YOU to those who have donated time and goods to our race this year, a huge shout out to Ben Doom for shouldering the burden as Race Director, Salsa Cycles for donating a Spearfish Frame and other goodies, Tom H. for all of the swag you donate year after year, Good Earth Food Co-op, Sunburst Granite , Manea's Meats and last but not least Revolution Cycle and Ski as well as all of the MN Mountain Bike Series awesome sponsors.


MMCC Board of Directors

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Volunteers Needed for STE

For those wanting to help with the race, course set up is starting Saturday at 2 pm.  Sunday crew help should be there at 8 or a wee bit earlier.  Two shifts 8-noon and noon-done.  Course clean up, etc will commence at the end of the last race...shooting for 4 or so.  Thanks in advance for any help. (copied from Ben's Blog)

Also, we need some baked goods.  If your unable to help with the race please bake some cookies, banana bread or bars. Something yummy!  Wrap them up in individual servings and get them to Revolution Cycle and Ski or to the race on Sunday a.m. so we can sell them at the concession stand. 

Thank You to everyone who's helped get our trails in tip top shape for the race.  A big thanks to Gerry Taylor for blowing out the trails as well as Tom M.!  I hear it's quite shocking!  :)

Hope to see you all out there, we've got a sweet prize for the first 25 volunteers to show up on Sunday a.m.

Monday, September 17, 2012

MTB Skills clinic

Just a reminder that the MTB skills clinic is tonight on the N. Loop at 6 p.m.  Bring a helmet, working mtb and an eagerness to learn!

Retired professional mountain biker Kyia Anderson in association with Revolution Cycle and Ski will be leading a free skills clinic at the North Loop in St. Cloud, MN on Monday September 17th at 6:00pm. The clinic is open to all off road cyclists. Kyia will share the skills with clinic goers that brought her years of local victories and noteworthy finishes at world cup and national events.

Kyia is an experienced clinic teacher who is noted for bringing peoples technical skills up by starting with the basics and then showing how those skills can be introduced to features on the trail. Come share a great night of learning and riding with Kyia on September 17th in St. Cloud and prepare for the MN series race on September 23rd!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Race Coming up on Sept. 23rd


We are looking for a volunteer or two to use the leaf blower and blow out Twisted Sister sometime in the next week or so.  If you know the trail route and would like to do this it should only take about an hour or so to do.  Please contact me to get a blower/gas if interested.

Also we will need lots of volunteers and racers for our annual fundraiser on September 23rd.  Please mark this on your calendars.  This is our primary fund raiser to conduct trail work each year so we appreciate everyone helping.  The raffle prizes are also always huge for the event.  More info on this will follow.  Also retired pro Kyia Anderson will be conducting a skills clinic on Monday night September 17th at the North Loop.

Best regards,


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Trail work Thursday Sept.6th

Hello All,

We will be conducting trail work on the North Loop Thursday Sept. 6th at 5:30 p.m. to prep trail for the Minnesota Mountain Bike Race Series race later this month.

Thursday Sept. 6th
5:30 p.m.
Meet at the trail head.  Bring work gloves and wear long sleeved shirts and pants.

The club will provide cold beverages.

Please pass it along and hope to see you there!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Trail Work Thursday

Trail work this Thursday at the N. Loop

We will be prepping the trail Thursday for the Can Am games MTB race taking place this Friday a.m. at 9.

Ben Doom will be out their at 3 p.m. Thursday signing and taping the course.  Mowing and clipping will start at 5:30 p.m.

Please come out and help.

Coordinate with Ben: if you wish to help him at 3 on Thursday. 

Otherwise we hope to see you all come out and help with the final prep for this race at 5:30, Thursday night.  The Can Am games have donated some spiffy trail signs and lumber for some more bridges so it would be great to have this course in tip top shape for the race to show our appreciation for their donation.

Cold refreshments will be provided.

Bring gloves and bug spray.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Trail Report

A HUGE Thanks to all who showed for trail work on Thursday at the Plum Creek Trails.   All the work we put in has really payed off as the trails are riding really well.  The N. Loop isn't too bad either!  Thank you everyone for coming out and volunteering your time to keep these trails in great riding condition.

Happy Trails!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Plum Creek Mowing- Thursday night!

Hello All,

Plum Creek Mowing Party
Thursday June 21 @ 5:30 p.m.
Cold beverages provided for after trail work.

Bring gloves and bug spray!

Hope you can make it to keep our trails in great shape!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Trail Work 6/8/12

Fellow Cyclists!

Trail Work this Friday night at 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., then meet up at the White Horse for some after trail work refreshments!

The plan is to mow and clip up the sections after the bridges and clear the trees that have recently fallen.


North Loop/Jail Trail

8:30p.m. White Horse Refreshments

A big thanks to Brian Imholte for clearing trees last week!

Also, the 2012 Membership Drive is in full force.  Bring your forms to Revolution Cycle and Ski or Fitzharris Bike and Ski to pick up your MMCC Trail Supporter Cycling Cap!

Hope to see you all there!!  Let me know if you have any questions.


Monday, May 28, 2012

North Loop Trail Work 6pm Wed June 30

Trail Work this Wed June 30th at the North Loop Jail Trail.  Meet at Trail Head at 6pm.  Bug Spray/Pants/Gloves Recommended.  Refreshements will be provided.

Hope to see a good crew out there...

Also membership hats are at the local shops so get your forms in.



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

2012 MMCC Trail Suporter/Membership Drive

The trail supporter hats are in!!  Get yours today at Revolution Cycle and Ski or Fitzharris Bike and Sport.   Find your form here, print it and round up some $$ and get it to one of the above locations quick!  All proceeds go directly into the trail maintenance fund!

Also, note the North Loop will be closed during the CAN-AM Games Mountain bike race and other events June 24th-30th.  I will get a detailed schedule soon and let you all know.  Please, PLEASE make sure you abide by the schedule as this group has donated trail signs and lumber and have been really awesome to work with.  

Finally, a big THANKS to Dr. Imholte, Dan, Evel and Kyia for mowing and cleaning up the trails at Plum Creek last Thursday.  A small group of workers but a solid work force.  Got a lot done and trail is riding really well.

Happy Trails!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Trail Work Thursday May 17th Plum Creek/Riverbluffs Trail

We will be conducting trail work on Thursday May 17th at the Plum Creek/ Riverbluffs Trail.  Please meet at the white gates off of 33rd Ave at 5:30 p.m.

Also, we need someone to volunteer to go to the trailer and start up and gas up the we equipment as well as fill the gas cans so everything is ready to go.  This is very important so if you can do it please get in touch with me asap so we can set it up.

Thanks and I hope to see everyone out there on Thursday!


River Ride this weekend

A reminder that this Saturday, May 19th is the Wells Fargo River Ride Bike Event at the St. Cloud YMCA. The 10-mile ride begins at 8:00 and the 3 mile bike parade begins at 9:30. See the link for more information and to pre-register:
If you would like to volunteer to assist with guiding the bike ride please contact Chad Johnson at the YMCA:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The North Loop

The North Loop is 90% open, fun, fast and dry! There is a section that is temporarily closed (taped, logs piled and soon signs) and will re-open at the end of the spring. Your compliance allows the trails to stay open each year.

A BIG Thanks to Bryon Amo and his dog Rode, for their dedication to raking and blowing out the trail this spring.

Thanks and enjoy the trails!

Monday, April 9, 2012

The lone message board...Trail update

Back in the day these were all the rage!  Check the message board and get some activity rolling on it!


The North Loop and River Bluff Trails are now open for the season for riding.  The River Bluffs trail is fully open with no sections to bypass.

The North Loop is open with the exception of Twisted Sister and one small bypass of about 1/4 mile about a mile and a half in.  These two areas are TEMPORARILY CLOSED until later this spring to ALL USES.  Please follow the reroute and enjoy the trail.  There is approximately 6 miles open currently.  Thank you for your patience and enjoy the trails.

Enjoy the day!


Friday, April 6, 2012

Trail Supporter 2012

Another cycling season is well upon us.  This year for club membership/trail supporter we are offering a cycling cap.  There will be two colors available and we will have them for pick up at your two locally owned cycling stores; Fitzharris Ski & Sport and Revolution Cycle and Ski sometime mid May.  Membership forms available at the Trail heads of the N. Loop and The Riverbluff Trail Single track and at the shops.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bridge Repair in January?!

 McKenzie Schad went out before this last round of snow and replaced some of the broken boards on the bridges on the North Loop.
 A big Thanks to her for taking this project on.
 It's the little things that keep this trail in great shape.
Thank You McKenzie and Lola!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's been a while...Happy New Year!!!

Hello Fellow Cyclists and Happy New Year!!!

Coffee sales are going strong over at Revoultion Cycle and Ski.  If you need some extra motivation for your winter athletics pound some club coffee to get the motor running and help the gotta feel good about something at least!

The gears are rolling for this next season and we will be pumping out the Jr. Cycling Scholarship info soon as well as unveiling the 2012 membership drive goodies!!!  Also, we have some winners of the items that were donated for trail workers!!!

Oh, and the BIG NEWS IS....we are hosting the MN/USA Cycling Single Speed Championships along with the MNSCS this September!!  Whoot Whoot!!

Check back soon!