Fri, Sep 27 | Cuyuna Lakes Mtn Bike Trails

Fall Cuyuna Mountain Bike Weekend

Fall colors, crystal clear lakes and mountain biking, does it get any better? Join North Star Mountain Bike Guides for a weekend tailored to advanced beginner through intermediate mountain bikers looking to explore the trails of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area in a guided atmosphere.
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Fall Cuyuna Mountain Bike Weekend

Time & Location

Sep 27, 2019, 5:00 PM – Sep 29, 2019, 2:00 PM
Cuyuna Lakes Mtn Bike Trails, 17934 Co Rd 30, Ironton, MN 56455, USA

About the Event

Fall colors, crystal clear lakes and mountain biking, does it get any better? Join North Star Mountain Bike Guides for a weekend tailored to advanced beginner through intermediate mountain bikers looking to explore the trails of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area in a guided atmosphere. This weekend is about enjoying the beautiful trails of Cuyuna, socialization, food, and relaxation. Each day includes a guided mountain bike ride and lunch.

The Riding

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is known for its red dirt trails that overlook the mining lakes of Northern Minnesota. Each day North Star Mountain Bike Guides will plan a three-hour ride, taking all the guesswork out of map reading and choosing which trails to ride. The riding will be on mostly green (beginner) and blue flow (intermediate) trails, and will include favorites such as Bobsled and Sidewinder. Options will always be available for those looking for more challenge on black (advanced) trails. 

After a morning of riding, we will pedal to Red Raven Bike Cafe in Crosby for a well earned lunch. Guests will order a la carte from Red Raven’s variety of hot and cold sandwiches, espresso drinks, teas, beer and wine. Red Raven can accommodate dietary restrictions and prepare any sandwich as a salad. All lunch costs, including beer, wine and tip, is included in your weekend package.

Package Options

All-Inclusive Private Queen Room $350.00 

This package is for the rider looking to focus on riding and relaxing. One private queen bedroom with a shared bath is available in this 3-bedroom guest home in Ironton, just a short distance from local restaurants, Cuyuna Brewing Company, and Serpent Lake. This home features a deck, backyard firepit, and secure bike storage. 

Upon arrival Friday night, guests will be met with an assortment of appetizers and drinks (alcoholic and non) as they settle in. A fresh, hot breakfast will be prepared each day by North Star Mountain Bike Guides (dietary restrictions will gladly be accommodated). On trail nutrition and hydration from TrailNuggets and Tailwind Nutrition will be provided for all guests. Lunch at Red Raven Bike Cafe with beverages is also included on Saturday and Sunday. 

On Saturday, those wishing to participate in a group dinner will head to Rafferty’s Pizza at 6:30pm, guests can also feel free to cook dinner in the home’s kitchen. Please note dinner is not included in the package cost. 

All-Inclusive Queen Room Add-On: Share a Room with a Friend

Save $75.00 per person when you book with a friend and share the queen bedroom. Please note there is only one queen bed in the room.

All-Inclusive Shared Room with Twin Bed $325.00 

This package includes your own bed in shared sleeping area with a shared bath. Each bed is an extra long twin bed with a memory foam mattress, there are four twin beds total in the shared sleeping area. 

This guest home is located in Ironton, just a few blocks from the Rally Center trailhead and a short distance from local restaurants, Cuyuna Brewing Company, and Serpent Lake. This home features a deck, backyard firepit, and secure bike storage. 

Upon arrival Friday night, guests will be met with an assortment of appetizers and drinks (alcoholic and non) as they settle in. A fresh, hot breakfast will be prepared each day by North Star Mountain Bike Guides (dietary restrictions will gladly be accommodated). On trail nutrition and hydration from TrailNuggets and Tailwind Nutrition will be provided for all guests. Lunch at Red Raven Bike Cafe with beverages is also included on Saturday and Sunday. 

On Saturday, those wishing to participate in a group dinner will head to Rafferty’s Pizza at 6:30pm, guests can also feel free to cook dinner in the home’s kitchen. Please note dinner is not included in the package cost. 

Just the Basics $200.00

We understand not everyone wants to stay in a house full of strangers, or may prefer to sleep under the stars. Our Just the Basics package offers riders guided riding, on trail nutrition and hydration from TrailNuggets and Tailwind Nutrition, and lunch at Red Raven Bike Cafe with beverage of choice. On Saturday, those wishing to go for dinner with the group should meet at Rafferty’s at 6:30pm.

Tentative Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 27

5:00pm - on  Check-in at Guest House for All-Inclusive guests

Saturday, September 28

9:30am - 12:30pm Guided ride (please meet at guest house at 9:15am, address to be provided)

12:45pm - 2:00pm Lunch at Red Raven Bike Cafe

2:00pm - on  On your own time

6:30pm - 8:00pm Dinner at Rafferty’s (optional)

8:00pm - on  On your own time and backyard s’mores at the firepit

Sunday, September 29

9:30am - 12:30pm Guided ride (please meet at guest house at 9:00am, address to be provided)

12:45pm - 2:00pm Lunch at Red Raven Bike Cafe and weekend wrap-up

What’s Not Included

Transportation to Cuyuna

Lodging not included for Just the Basics riders

Bike rental, please visit Red Raven Bike Cafe for quality rentals

Saturday dinner, guests are responsible for their own dinner expenses

Fitness and Technical Level

Fitness Level: Riders should be comfortable riding 10 - 18 miles of singletrack per day, pedaling at a moderate pace for at least 2 - 3 hours. We will be riding at a comfortable, consistent pace and will take breaks every hour.

Technical Level: Riders should be comfortable riding beginner (green) and intermediate (blue) flow trail style singletrack. Riders should be able to comfortably control their speed on descents and be able to climb uphill on 3% to 6% grades for one-half mile.

General Packing List

A mountain bike in good working order

Bike helmet

Repair kit - guides will have repair kits, but each rider should have a tube, pump or CO2, and a multitool

Riding clothes with gloves

Eye protection

Rain jacket

Riding shoes

Waterbottle, hydration backpack or hip pack

Sunscreen and bug repellant

Cancellation Policy

50% refund for cancellations made after September 7, 2019

No refund for cancellations after September 20, 2019 or no-shows 

Inclement Weather Policy

In case of trail closures due to weather, planned ride routes and/or the daily schedule will be adjusted accordingly. Ride routes may include paved routes. 

Maximum Participants

This trip is limited to a maximum of eight guests with two guides.

Minimum Age Restrictions

For liability reasons we request our clients be at least 18 years old for guided trips.

Waivers

Each guest must sign a North Star Mountain Bike Guides waiver prior to participation, waivers will be available at the event.

Tipping

There is no pressure to tip, if you have a great time feel free to tip your guide or instructor for their efforts.

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