From 2-year-olds with training wheels to renowned racers and BMX stunt experts, Crosby was packed with bikers at last weekend’s Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Festival.
Crosby Memorial Park was the site of the Tour de Park Kids’ Bike Race, a US Airbag free falling station, BMX stunt shows by the Twin Cities Fantasy Factory and live music all day on the park’s community stage that overlooks Serpent Lake.
It was in the woods of Cuyuna, however, where even more action took place. Adult bikers took to the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails for time trials on some of the area’s most challenging trails. Guided group rides also ushered even novice mountain bikers to the scenic overlooks the area is known for.
“Our goal was to make this year’s festival community centric,” said Amanda Scholz, event coordinator and Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew member. “We wanted a variety of events that entry level riders could participate in and have fun doing, but also create a level of challenge for more seasoned riders. It was an all-around community celebration of biking.”
The Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Festival was a fundraiser for the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew, the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists, a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
To get involved with more Cuyuna mountain biking events and trail support efforts, visit CuyunaLakesMTB.com or join the Crew at their next meeting, at 7 p.m. on July 5 at the Hallett Center in Crosby.