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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Minnesota Off Road Cyclists volunteer at Lebanon Hills Regional Park, clean up mountain bike trails after flooding

The mountain bike trails in Lebanon Hills Regional Park reopened earlier this week after volunteers from Minnesota Off Road Cyclists worked hard to repair segments and bridges that suffered flood damage following recent record rainfall in the area.

 

At the West Trailhead of Lebanon Hills, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan, a 65-foot segment of bridge used for mountain biking was beneath 16 inches of water, forcing Dakota County Parks staff to close the surrounding miles of trail. Fifteen volunteers with MORC spent six hours over the course of two nights performing maintenance on the trail so that it could be re-opened. That included raising the bridge onto cement posts purchased by MORC so the bridge would be clear of the water.

 

The Lebanon Hills Regional Park West Trailhead offers more than 12 miles of single track trails for beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert mountain bike trail riders. The trails are free to bike and hike.

 

For more information about MORC, visit www.morcmtb.org. For updates on trail conditions throughout the Dakota County Parks system, visit www.dakotacounty.us/parks and search trail conditions.

 


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