Tonight at Ten: Biking Mecca

Every week, Meteorologist Taylor Dayton tells us about all things to do with mountain biking during the Northland Bike Trail Report. He also keeps us updated on the latest trail conditions so you can plan your next bike ride.

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Now that summer is in full swing, riders from all over the Midwest are flocking to enjoy Duluth’s roughly 100 miles of mountain bike trails. 

With that many miles to ride and explore, those coming from out of town will want to take plenty of time to enjoy the trails.

“You can spend a weekend here and not ride everything easily,” Mick Dodds said. Dodds is an avid mountain biker and Sales Associate at Ski Hut. 

For those of us lucky enough to have the trails in our own backyard, we already know the Northland is an outdoor playground waiting to be explored.

“You could bike, you could hike, you could run on these trails, you could go kayaking on Lake Superior.” Dee Bartlam said. Bartlam is the Ride Director for Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS). 

Duluth’s hilly terrain offers more variety than many other Midwestern cities, making for endless opportunities no matter what your experience level. “You have got some really scary stuff, and you have some really easy, fast flowy stuff,” Dodds said. 

It’s no wonder the word is getting out about what Duluth has to offer.

“I continue to meet new couples that are new to Duluth and they have chosen to live here based on the trails and the recreation opportunities that we have here,” Bartlam said. 

We will take you on Duluth’s trail to becoming a mountain Biking Mecca... Tonight on WDIO News at Ten. 

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