Week Thirteen: Making Repairs to the Bike Trails

July 27, 2017 11:00 PM

Duluth is known for it's miles and miles of bike trails, but keeping them rideable can be a challenge.

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They require a lot of upkeep and most of the work is done by volunteers.

"We come through, we kind of clear it up, clear out the brush, establish a new tread," Tim Kostner, who volunteers as the Trail Coordinator for COGGS, said. 

They volunteer with COGGS, an organization that maintains and supports the trails, and the work they're doing is very important.  

"We're trying to clean it up and make it rideable for people," Kostner said.  

They work on different trails every night of the week, and they always need more volunteers.  

"We try to appeal to people, because we have the trails and bringing more trail into the mix is just going to make it more enjoyable for more people," Kostner said.  

The need for maintenance is constant. 

"Basically everything is growing really well to the point where it overgrows the trail and it's not as much fun to try and ride your bike through when you're getting constantly hit by weeds and everything," Kostner said.  

He said all of the work improving the trails is worth it for a great ride. 


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