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Biking Brothers

Updated: June 26, 2020 11:04 AM

Some people decide to pick up mountain biking as a hobby, and for others it starts deep within family traditions. This week we joined the Rud brothers to learn a little more about them and the Mission Creek Trail.

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"A couple years ago my dad and my family just went mountain biking for the first time because they had just got new bikesm" 15 year-old Isaac Rud said. "They had road bikes before and he heard about mountain biking and we just tried it and I always liked it."

One of Issac and 18 year-old Eli Rud's favorite trail to ride is Mission Creek thanks to the scenic views and variety of terrain.

"It can get pretty challenging," Isaac said. "There is the black diamond which can get pretty technical and hard, but there is a wide variety where beginners can come have fun, but so can more experienced people."

And age has very little to do with what you are capable of doing on a mountain bike. "Everybody can come and have fun," Issac said.

But when it comes to these two brothers in a race, older Brother Eli Rud is not afraid to admit who usually reaches the finish line first. "He is way too good. I can't keep up with him if I tried."

And younger brother Issac agrees, "I can beat him."

One thing these two brothers do agree upon is that they can beat the very person that started them on this mountain biking journey...their dad.

"Sometimes we are just there for the fun of it going and we will go slow and just hang out," Eli said. "Other times I try and beat my family...well my dad. My dad is the closest one to where I can try and beat."

But in the end if is not about the race. It's about the family time. "It's a great event," Eli said. "We kind of don't do a lot of other things but we all love to mountain bike so we all come out here to hangout."

Join WDIO News at Ten every Thursday to get the latest tips and tricks you need to enjoy the trails in the Duluth area as well as updated trail conditions.

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