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Week Six: Biking Through Lester

Dzimmer@wdio.com
June 05, 2015 09:32 AM

The Lester Amity Trail has been around for about a decade now.  It rides along the ridges above Amity Creek on either side of Seven Bridges Road and COGGS member Hansi Johnson says it's easily accessible for the community.

"Whether you're living on the East side of town, you can just ride out your door and just ride to this great infrastructure and get out and do it.  But, then also for the tourists that are passing through, it's the last rest stop on the North Shore Drive."

Johnson says Lester is a great trail for beginner riders.

"It's just really wide, it's really smooth, it undulates in a way, it uses the terrain to slow the rider down verses the rider having to rely on the brakes and everything else.  It's just made to be very beginner friendly."

The Lester Trail takes the shape of a lollipop with a 4.5 mile-long loop with a stem that's about a mile long. Johnson says the best part about Lester is its natural beauty.

"It's just a gorgeous, gorgeous ride, I mean you see, literally gorgeous.  Because you see about six different waterfalls, it's probably one of the prettiest trails, I would say, in Minnesota at this point."

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