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Mountain Biking
Visit the Three Rivers Park District Web Site

Location: Four Locations-Baker Park Reserve, Cleary Lake Regional Park, Eagle Lake Regional Park, Elm Creek Singletrack

Mountain bikers know the excitement of speeding down a hill, the challenge of a steep climb and the thrill of weaving through scenic trails. If you’re looking for your own adventure, give mountain biking a try in Three Rivers. There are designated mountain bike trails and paved bike/hike trails of varying terrain and difficulty for mountain bikers of any skill level. Some trails are open for winter mountain biking. Off-trail biking is not permitted. Check out website for more information.

Biking Rentals
Visit the Three Rivers Park District Web Site

Location: Baker Campground, Carver Campground, Cleary Lake

Rental equipment varies from park to park. Helmets, child trailers and tandem bikes are available. Plan ahead for group rentals.

Equipment Provided

Biking - Regional Trail Connections
Visit the Three Rivers Park District Web Site

Location: Various locations

Biking in Three Rivers is a great way to get the whole family outside. Whether you’re the casual rider or a cyclist in training, you can enjoy more than 60 miles of paved off-roadway bike/hike trails that wind through woodlands and grasslands and rim the shorelines of lakes and ponds at our parks. Check out this website for more information on where to bike.

Biking on the Mississippi River Trail
Visit the National Park Service - National River and Recreation Area Web Site

Location: Parks and Trails on the Mississippi

Miles of trail await you and your family along the banks of the Mississippi River as well as other areas. A Mississippi River Trail Map is available on this website by clicking on: www.nps.gov/miss/learn/news/mrtopening.htm

 

Scenic Greater Minnesota Biking Opportunities
Visit the MN Department of Natural Resources Web Site

Location: Greater Minnesota

This site provides connections to regional and local trails in DNR managed parks and forests, as well as information on Minnesota biking clubs and organizations and safety tips and rules.  Click here for additional discoveries.

Mountain Biking Trails in State Forests
Visit the MN Department of Natural Resources Web Site

Location: Minnesota State Forests

This location provides you with a link to the list of mountain bike trails located under the DNR managed state forest system. Some of the trails are multi-purpose. See details per location.

Bike with a Ranger
Visit the National Park Service - National River and Recreation Area Web Site

Location: Mississippi River Visitor Center

Your family will enjoy these fun and educational Ranger-led bike tours of Twin Cities area dams, waterfalls, gorges, Ft. Snelling and other historic sites.  This program is available June through September for families and groups.  No fee, but pre-registration is required.  A limited number of loaner or rental bikes are available.

Green Spaces, Fun Places, Active Lives
Visit the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Web Site

Location: Ramsey County Sites

Go biking on winding trails through natural areas that offer a spectacular look at the diverse landscape of Ramsey County.

Mountain Biking
Visit the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Web Site

Location: Battle Creek Regional Park-Maplewood

In partnership with the Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists, Ramsey County Parks & Recreation developed a trail system in the western section of Battle Creek Regional Park that includes 3.3 miles of multi-use trails and 4.5 miles of single track mountain bike trails. Find out more at this website.

Outdoor Family Fun - Cycling with Kids
Visit the REI Web Site

Location: Anywhere there is a bike path

This site provides information for the entire family, including taking your young child biking, teaching your child how to ride, safety tips and family biking tips.  Video clips and articles are also available on biking and meny other fun family activities.  See calendar for dates, times and locations.

Biking in Minneapolis Parks
Visit the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Web Site

Location: Minneapolis Parks

51 miles of paved trails wrap around lakes and along parkways of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway showcasing parks, gardens, historical sites, beaches, golf courses and diverse neighborhoods.

Mountain Biking
Visit the Dakota County Parks Web Site

Location: Lebanon Hills Regional Park

Dakota County offers scenic, wooded, single-track mountain bike trails for beginners, intermediate and advanced-level mountain bikers.

Biking in Dakota County Parks
Visit the Dakota County Parks Web Site

Location: Big Rivers, North Urban, and Mississippi River Regional Trails

Dakota County offers a growing number of miles of regional trails for people who enjoy biking. Big Rivers Regional Trail, North Urban Regional Trail, and Mississippi River Regional Trail.

Biking in Anoka County Parks
Visit the Anoka County Parks Web Site

Location: Anoka County

The Anoka County Parks System has several miles of bike paths and trails available for Familiy use. Bicycles are avaliable for rent at Coon Rapids Regional Park and Bunker Hills Regional Park

Biking Trails for St. Paul Parks
Visit the St. Paul Parks and Recreation Web Site

Location: St. Paul Parks

Check out this website to see Biking trails in St. Paul Parks.

Biking maps and trails in Carver County
Visit the Carver County Parks Web Site

Location: Carver County Roads and Trails

Biking is an excellent Family activity that can be enjoyed by all members of the family. Carver County offers many places for you to ride safely. Check out this website for additional information along with a bike trail maps.

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