Monday, December 30, 2013

St. Cloud Bike Park Meeting #2

Hello Mid Mn Cycling Club members! 

Passing along some more info regarding the St. Cloud Bike Park Meeting #2 for Jon.  Please reach out to him if you have interest in making this a reality and share this with others who ride.

Happy New Year!


Hey guys,

Thanks to everyone that made it out! Here's the playlist I made with the videos I showed in case you guys would like to check them out again.

I reserved space at the Library again for another meeting. This time we can discuss possible features, locations, and other issues that will come up. I will try to reach out to the BMX Community to get some of them to show up too. Let me know if this works for you, if a bunch of you can't make it we can reschedule!

Here's the info:

St Cloud Public Library
Room: Mississippi Community Room 106
Date(s): Thursday, January 09, 2014
Time: 6:30-Til we're done

Please forward this along to anyone else you think might be interested.

Thanks again!

Jon "LT" Theis

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hello All!

Winter is here!  I hope everyone is enjoying it as much as they can.  Snowbiking, skiing, snowshoeing, whatever your passion, enjoy!  Please remember that we close the North Loop to biking in the winter.  Plum Creek is open to winter riding, my hope is that we can get this packed and have great riding all winter down there.

I am passing along some info from Jon, he's hosting an information meeting regarding a Bike Park for St. Cloud! 

Happy Winter!



Just wanted to let you know that I'm holding an informational Bike Park meeting at the St Cloud Library in the Bremer Room next Tuesday night. December 17th, 7:30-8:30. I have a presentation and I will also be gathering information. I would love to see someone from your organization there!


Jon Theis

Monday, September 16, 2013

Pre-Riding the Single Track Escape

Attention MnMtbSeries racers, The Single Track Escape Race Course will be closed Friday evening and Saturday to pre-riding as a MN HS MTB race will be taking place and then our race course set up will be taking place Saturday evening. Please make plans to ride earlier in the week. Thank you! We look forward to hosting the Mn Mtb Series Finals again this year! The track is in great shape and we're looking forward to some awesome racing this weekend. See you soon!

Race Week!

Hello all!

We are in the home stretch of the big race weekend!  Please find a way to help out as all the proceeds from this event go directly BACK TO THE TRAILS in St. Cloud.

Here is a quick shake down of what is going on this week.

Tuesday (17th): Trail work, 5:30 at the North Loop.
Friday (20th): race set up at the North Loop, starting around 2.
Saturday(21st): High School race, volunteers needed for numerous positions, mostly the concessions.  We hope to have the grills fired up by 11 and word is there will be 300+ hungry racers so if you have some time please stop by and help out.
Sunday (22nd): Our race.  Lots of help needed: parking, registration, on course Marshall's, finish chute, food sales, raffle sales, etc.  Please come lend a hand if you can.  There are two shifts 8-12, 12 to 4.

Email if you have any questions.,

Also, if you can't help out please consider making some baked goods for us to sell at the concessions on Saturday and Sunday.  Bring them wrapped in single servings and ready to go.  We plan to see this for $1.00 a piece so make it a good portion.  Drop off at Revolution Friday and Saturday if you can't make it to the race venue.

Thanks again for all of your help to make this weekend happen! 

The race courses (North Loop) will be closed on Friday mid afternoon through all day Saturday so please get out there and do your pre-race laps earlier this week.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Trail work Tuesday the 17th at 5:30

Hello all!

The final stretch coming into our race weekend.  We have a few things we need to clean up on Tuesday night to get our race course in tip top shape.  Please come out and help out as this weekend Sept 21 and 22nd is our big fundraiser for the trails.

Meet up at the trail head at 5:30.  Cold beverages will be provided!

We will also need volunteers throughout the weekend so please plan to help out if you can on Sept 22nd or for setup on the 21st.  Volunteer slots will be out soon.

If you can't volunteer please make up some baked goods to go along with our concession stand on Sunday.  We will be charging $1.00 per goody and if you could have it wrapped separately that would be fantastic!  Drop off at Revolution Cycle and Ski on Friday or Saturday for use Sunday or bring to the North Loop on Sunday.

Thank you and hope to see you on Tuesday night and at the races next weekend!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Nate, Mike R. and Sam placing a piece of wood in the re built switch back on Skid Row.

We had a great crew show up for trail work last night!  It was hot and humid and everyone was eager to dig in and get some work done.  So a HUGE Thank you to Mike R. , Mike S., Sam, Nate, John S., Kyia, Ben D, and 2 SCSU dudes!   

The Sport Spur and Lay It Down got brushed and we got the first switch back on Lay It Down re-built.  There will be more work nights to finish this re-model after the race.

A big shout out to Jeff Bauerly for donating some Class 5 rock for our construction efforts.  So Thanks to Jeff and Knife River!

Things are looking super sharp for the race's on the 21st and 22nd.   We will have a volunteer email coming out soon so please consider helping out as this is our big fundraising weekend!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Trail work Monday Sept. 9th, 6 p.m. North Loop

We will be conducting trail work on the North Loop on Monday, Sept. 9th at 6 p.m..  The goal is to rebuild the entrance and the switch back on Skid Row.

Bring shovels! 

Hope to see you all there.  Cold beverages will be provided!

In other news:

The Single Track Escape is Sept. 22nd.  and we will also be hosting the MN HS MTB series race on Saturday the 21st the day before.

Mark these dates as we will need a lot of volunteers for Saturday to help with the food stand and course set up for the Single Track Escape Race the next day.

Sunday we'll need volunteers for parking, registration, timing, course marshaling and the food stand.

Please let Kyia (kyiabikes at or Ben (bpdoom at  know if you can help out.

Thank you  in advance!


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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Trail work Tuesday Night At Plum Creek/Riverbluffs 6 p.m.

Jr. Cyclist helping with some bridge repair Saturday on the North Loop!

Hello All!

A reminder of trail work at the Plum Creek/Riverbluffs trail on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. Meet at the gates off of 33rd.  We will be mowing and conducting general trail maintenance.

We also will be implementing a new features area at this trail this fall.  More info to come.  We look forward to the addition of a skinny, teeter-totter and other fun features.

We look forward to seeing you all and please pass the word on about our club as we just spent 350$ on repair of mowers and equipment.  Please spread the word about the club and encourage other riders to join up.


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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Trail work at the North Loop and Plum Creek

Hello All!

We will be conducting trail work on the following nights at the North Loop and Plum Creek.  Please make the effort to come out and help out!  Your reward will be some awesome fall riding!

Cold beverages will be provided.  Bring gloves and wear long sleeves and pants.

North Loop
Monday August 19th, 6 p.m.

Plum Creek/Riverbluffs
Tuesday August 27th, 6 p.m.

Hope to see you all out there!


Friday, July 19, 2013

IMBA Trail Crew at Monticello Trails and Ski Trail Clean Up

Hello all,

A note from Joe Teff with the Nordic Ski Club:

We will be doing a trail clean-up effort for down trees on the prison trails  Wednesday afternoon July 24th   starting at 4:00pm . If you have time to help please meet at the white barn area. Possible tools you may want to bring are chainsaw , nipper, gloves and enthusiasm.
If you can come a  little later that is good also. You can call my cell phone at 293-5036.
Please e-mail me if you can make it.

Also some info from Jim Bell regarding the Monticello trails:

IMBA TCC Trail School session at Bertram (YMCA Camp)
We'd love to have some partisipants from the St. Cloud area too!
Note: Ignore that part of the details say it's at Woodbury.  The class is at the Monti Community Center and Bertram Lakes Park.
BTW - there's been some activity at Bertram the last couple weekends.  The trail is mowwed and signed and ready to ride.  Start at the main trailhead on the south end of the park off of 90th St.

Happy Trails!


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Trail Scouting and North Loop info

To follow up with the successful meeting last Tuesday at the House Of Pizza there is going to be a "scouting" of the trail for the features at the Plum Creek Trails on Tuesday July 16, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Also, just passing along a heads up to Cyclists, Nordic Skiers and Runners that a member of the Nordic Ski Club while doing maintenance recently came across a dead rabid fox at the N. Loop.


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Monday, July 8, 2013

Trail planning meeting

Hello all!

Just a reminder that Dan Peterson is designing up a few features for the Plum Creek/Riverbluffs trail and is seeking your input.  Come and generate ideas and help put them to paper (or just go and have a drink and a pizza) Tuesday night at the House of Pizza at 6 p.m.

Details can be found here.

Email Dan with any questions:


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Monday, July 1, 2013

Big Crew, Big Thanks!

A huge turnout tonight for trail work at the North Loop!  Thank You to all who came out!!!  I believe we got all the trees off the single track!  There were some big one's out there tonight that really worked all the crews and our equipment!  Thanks again to Doom, Aaron, Mike, Matt, Anderson, Nate, Dan, Sam, Elena, Pat, Jimmy, Bob, Dan and Kyia!  We got trees out of the way, grass mowed and trees clipped!  Yipee!  Now, let's Ride!

I'll be making a trip to the repair shop tomorrow.... which reminds me.... If you have not renewed your membership for 2013 get your forms  into Fitzharris Bike and Sport or Revolution Cycle and Ski!  Support YOUR local trails!  As a bonus you get a sweet 2013 MMCC Trail supporter t-shirt and a pizza cutter!!!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

North Loop Trail work on Monday July 1 @ 6 p.m.

We will be conducting trail work on Monday night at the N. Loop with the goal of finishing all the downed trees and hopefully some mowing.  Please come and help so we can open up the back side of the trail!

Monday July 1, 2013

6 p.m.

Wear long pants, shirts and bring gloves.

Cold beverages will be provided!!

Hope to see you all there!


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Monday, June 24, 2013

North Loop #stcloudstorm cleanup

 We had 5 chain saws running out there tonight with 2 man crews plugging away at each of the trees that are down.  Jerry was out there diligently blowing the trails of all the debris.  A HUGE Thank You to all that came out tonight and worked their tails off.  It was HOT and HUMID...
 A short break at 7 for water and re-fueling the saws.
 Ben getting at a tricky situation...  Good Job!
 Handy dandy clean up crew!  Thanks John and Sam!!
 Probably the biggest tree we cleared tonight.  HUGE!
 Just a mess all over.
Half way done.  Come and join us on July 1st at 6 p.m. to finish it off.  Then it's time to mow...
Thanks Ben, John, Sam, Dan, Pat, Mr. Anderson, Nate, Noah, Jerry, Doom and Kyia!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

North Loop Trail Work on June 24th @ 6 p.m.

We will be conducting Trail work on the North Loop on June 24th at 6 p.m.

We will be mowing, clipping overhanging brush and other general maintenance.

Please come and show your support of the trails and help out.

Wear longsleeve shirts and bring gloves. 

Cold beverages will be provided

Thank you,


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Thanks and Google + community Mid MN Cycling Club

Hello all!

Thank you to those whose stepped up and helped out at the Plum Creek Trail Work this past Tuesday night!  I got word that there were 12 eager trail workers! 
Thank You!!! Thank You!!!!

Next up is the North Loop!  A date is to be announced soon for a work night.  Boards need replacing on the bridges and the grass is getting tall. 

With the cost of a new tire on the trailer and repair to most of our mowers, chain saws and whippers this spring we've had some big expenses. 
Please make sure you step up and renew your membership.  Head to Fitzharris Bike and Ski or Revolution Cycle and Ski with the attached membership form and pick up your 2013 trail supporter t-shirt and pizza cutter! 

Thank You!

  •  A shout out to Pat McDowall!  He took some serious time to go through all the trail work equipment and made sure everything was working over the last few weeks.  Got a new tire on the trailer and made several trips to various repair shops.  Thanks for your help with this!
  • Thank You to Dan Peterson for stepping up to be a "Trail Boss" for Plum Creek this summer.  Your efforts are greatly appreciated.  Dan has a few ideas brewing for Plum Creek so look for more to come...

Thanks again and happy trails!

Also, Dan has set up a Google+ community Mid MN Cycling Club 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Plum Creek Trail work June 18th and 2013 membership drive

The club will be conducting trail work at Plum Creek/ Riverbluffs Trail work June 18th at 6 p.m.

Meet up at the white gate off of 33rd.  We will be mowing and trimming branches and downed trees.  Bring gloves, bug spray and wear long pants. 

Cold beverages will be provided.

Hope to see you all there!

Also:  Fitzharris Bike and Sport and Revolution Cycle and Ski have the 2013 membership drive t-shirts and pizza cutters.  Bring your 2013 membership form to one of these locations and pick up your sweet new MMCC t-shirt and MMCC pizza cutter! 

Thanks for your support and work towards awesome trails in Central MN!


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Area Planning Organization-

Hello all!  Just passing along some info on the APO.  If interested in planning on the local level this is a great organization to be a part of. -MMCC

The next APO Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 28th at the St. Cloud Library in the Array Room from 6:00-7:00 pm. We will discuss the results of our recent bicycle and pedestrian counts and finalize a list of road segments for a Bicycle Level of Service study this summer. There will also be information on ideal bicycle facilities at interchanges, railroad crossings, and roundabouts as well as member coordination on upcoming events and projects. Our usual July meeting will be a bicycle ride instead of the typical meeting. I hope to see you at some of the bicycle and pedestrian events this summer!

Angie Stenson, AICP
Senior Transportation Planner
St. Cloud Area Planning Organization
1040 County Rd. 4
St. Cloud, MN 56303-0643
Phone: 320-252-7568 ext. 102
Fax: 320-252-6557

Monday, May 20, 2013

Spring Meeting at House of Pizza

The crew minus John Seiler!

A big Thanks to the House of Pizza for hosting the MMCC spring meeting/membership drive.  They were generous and donated 3 pizza's for our meeting tonight!  Some good things were discussed and planned for the upcoming season.

  • MN High School MTB Race at the Jail Trail on Sept 21
  • MN MTB Series Race at the Jail Trail on Sept 22
  • Trail work at Plum Creek w/ addition of some features (Thanks Dan!)
  • Trail work at the N. Loop- maintain and modify a few features
  • Ideas of Trail Signs, Brochures with club info to hand out at various businesses and trail signage at the N. Loop so people don't get lost or ride the same small loop over and over again.
  • Social media (Twitter account to come)
  • Equipment update (everything is running and a few things are getting fixed, Thanks Pat for fixing the flat on the trailer and donating time to go through everything!)
Thanks to all who payed their membership dues and supported the trails.  With out our volunteers and paying members the trails would simply not be possible.

Shirts and Pizza cutters will be dropped off at Fitzharris and Revolution so please print, fill out your membership forms (download here) and bring to Fitzharris Bike and Sport or Revolution Cycle and Ski support YOUR trails!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Membership Meeting and Trail Work

The Membership Meeting for 2013 is on for May 20th at the House of Pizza in downtown St. Cloud for 8pm.  Thanks to the House of Pizza for their support of the club and cycling over the years.  We look forward to seeing you there to get your membership kit and enjoy food and beverage while discussing cycling

The Trail Work scheduled for Monday night is cancelled due to current wet conditons and forecast wet conditions for tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Trail work and Club Membership Meeting

Monday Madness!!! 5/20/13

Trail work at Plum Creek (river bluffs trail) will be conducted at 5:30pm on Monday May 20th.  Please meet at the White Gates off 33rd street.  We will be mowing and clearing brush/debris so please dress accordingly.  Following trail work we will have the spring membership meeting to discuss 2013 club business at 8pm at the House Of Pizza downtown St. CloudHOP has been a long time supporter of our club events so come out to the meeting and have some appetizers and beverages to show your support of a local business and sponsor of cycling in Central MN!

 Members in 2013 will receive custom trail supporter T-Shirts and MMCC signature Pizza Cutters!  Please plan to attend both events to show your support for trails in the Mid Minnesota Area!

Membership forms can be found here!  If you are unable to make the meeting on Monday night I will get the shirts and pizza cutters to the local bike shops so you can drop in and pick up your gear.

Thank you for your support of the trails!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

North Loop and Plum Creek Trails are open

All the Single Track is OPEN!

Yeah Celebrate Springs arrival and get out and ride.

Watch out for some lower hanging trees and branches.  We will be scheduling a clean up day for Plum Creek and the N. Loop soon.  Stay tuned and come and help out.

Happy Trails!


Friday, April 5, 2013

No riding yet please.

Just a reminder that the single track is closed on the N. Loop.  Still a lot of snow out there in the woods. 

The board has been diligently working on the details for a spring meeting.  Stay tuned as we have some fun goodies this year for The Annual Membership Drive!

Happy Spring!