Rides

Go With the Flow

June - October1 daySkill:5/9

Level 5/Strong Intermediate

  • You feel confident on intermediate-level trails
  • You can handle undulating terrain, have good control of your brakes and know how to shift gears appropriately so that you don't get off your bike too often
  • You can handle terrain that is slightly technical, with smaller rocks and roots and can climb on singletrack as long as it is not technical.

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Fitness:5/9

Level 5

  • You are capable of riding 4 hours a day at a moderate pace with some short breaks, over a few days.
  • ; You are confident climbing up to a total of 300 vertical metres (1,000 ft.) in a day.
  • You exercise on average 4-5 hours per week (including riding/being active).

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$165 USD
The best designers in the country created this 24-mile flow-trail system. Spiraling out of Jay Cook State Park in west Duluth, the Mission Creek singletrack loops through a deep green hardwood forest, follows a dramatic ridgeline on the edge of the St. Louis River, and tops out with wide-angle views of the river valley that ends in Lake Superior. Locals love this newly completed trail system because it allows them to get lost (figuratively, of course) in North Country wilds that, until now, have been hard to access on two wheels.
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Mountain Madness

June - October1 daySkill:7/9

Level 7/Advanced

  • You are confident in all aspects of mountain biking.
  • You can handle most technical terrain, include rocky and root trails, along with features such as switchbacks, medium logs (5-6" high), and low-level obstacles.
  • You're comfortable with most advanced level trails (although you may walk a few sections).

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Fitness:3/9

Level 3

  • You are capable of riding 1-2 hours a day at a relaxed pace with several breaks.
  • You can handle one or two easy climbs of up to 150 vertical metres (330 ft.) total.
  • You exercise on average 1-2 hours per week (including riding/being active).

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$165 USD
The trails at Spirit Mountain, the city-owned ski area in West Duluth, are so well designed that IMBA named 4,600-foot Candyland, a "model flow trail." Building on that success, Spirit Mountain has maximized its 700 feet of vertical, creating a playground of nine machine-built trails that offer superior riding for all—from the buttery flow of 4,700-foot "Happy Camper" to the high-speed jumps and scary consequences of 3,500-foot "Calculated Risk." Whatever run you choose, the lift will do the hard work of getting you back to the top. Unless, of course, you prefer to climb.
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Technical Difficulties

June - October1 daySkill:6/9

Level 6/Intermediate Advanced

  • You are confident in your climbing and descending skills.
  • You can handle moderately technical terrain and obstacles such as small logs (up to 4" high) and rocks.
  • You have very good control of your bike on intermediate and slightly more advanced terrain, and are comfortable climbing non-technical singletrack.
Fitness:5/9

Level 5

  • You are capable of riding 4 hours a day at a moderate pace with some short breaks, over a few days.
  • ; You are confident climbing up to a total of 300 vertical metres (1,000 ft.) in a day.
  • You exercise on average 4-5 hours per week (including riding/being active).

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$165 USD
Not every trail on this nine-mile urban network overlooking the Duluth Harbor requires cleaning a rock face. We are in the Midwest, after all, which means there are kinder sections. For intermediate to advanced riders, these 13 trails offer the perfect mix of smooth flow to deeply challenging rooty, rocky climbs and huck-big-air downhills. The end result is a highly rewarding ride. Be forewarned: Don't let the views of ships, sailboats, and sparkling blue water distract you.
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The North Country Classic

June-October1 daySkill:4/9

Level 4/Intermediate

  • You have good general trail riding skills
  • You're capable of controlling bike speed and direction on moderate singletrack.
  • You ride at least 2-3 times/month during riding season.

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Fitness:4/9

Level 4

  • You can ride 2-3 hours at a moderate pace with several short breaks, over a few days.
  • You are capable of climbing up to 200 vertical metres (650 ft.) in a day.
  • You exercise on average 2-3 hours per week (including riding/being active).

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$165 USD
This East Duluth ride offers hundreds of feet of climbing and descending on trails so fast you feel like you're flying through mature pine forests, past frothy Lester River, and across Hawk Ridge, a world-renowned raptor migratory route. But don't get too distracted by the big birds above and the stunning view of Lake Superior: Focus on the rooty, rocky singletrack before it disappears back into flow trail that leads to 640-acre Hartley Park. After this hard-charging ride, you'll be ready to launch a cannonball into Lake Superior.
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Two-Day Rides

June - October2 daysSkill:4/9

Level 4/Intermediate

  • You have good general trail riding skills
  • You're capable of controlling bike speed and direction on moderate singletrack.
  • You ride at least 2-3 times/month during riding season.

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Fitness:4/9

Level 4

  • You can ride 2-3 hours at a moderate pace with several short breaks, over a few days.
  • You are capable of climbing up to 200 vertical metres (650 ft.) in a day.
  • You exercise on average 2-3 hours per week (including riding/being active).

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$295 USD
Spend two days riding the entire 40-mile-plus Duluth Traverse or combine any of our one-day tours for a customized package.
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