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Stillwater Mountain Bike Team Has New Home at Valley View Park in Oak Park Heights

Valley View Park will soon be home to a new single-track mountain biking trail in Oak Park Heights. The Oak Park Heights City Council in a 4-1 vote — Oak Park Heights Mayor Mary McComber dissenting — approved a new 2.5 mile trail that will be home to the Stillwater Area High School mountain bike team. The trail — located about 3 miles from the high school — will be designed for mountain bikers, walkers, hikers and runners. The trail may also be used for fat tire snow biking and snowshoeing in the winter. The nonprofit group Stillwater Area Scholastic Cycling Advocates (SASCA) will build and maintain the mountain biking trails in support of the Stillwater mountain bike team. Continue Reading →

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Public Hearing Set for Proposed Mountain Biking Trail in Oak Park Heights

The Oak Park Heights Parks Commission is holding a public hearing tonight for a revised proposal of a mountain biking trail at Valley View Park. The nonprofit group Stillwater Area Scholastic Cycling Advocates (SASCA) are proposing 2.5 miles of single-track mountain biking trails at Valley View Park in support of the Stillwater Area High School Mountain Biking Team. The public hearing will be held on Monday, May 16 at 6 p.m. at Oak Park Heights City Hall. View the proposal

The trail, located about 3 miles from the high school, would be designed primarily for mountain bikers, walkers, hikers and runners, according to city documents. The trail may also be used for fat tire snow biking and snowshoeing in the winter. Continue Reading →

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Construction on Minnesota Loop Trail Underway in Stillwater

Construction of the Minnesota portion of the 4.7 mile St. Croix River Crossing Loop Trail is underway. Loop Trail construction will take place in phases from now until 2017. This year’s construction will focus on the stretch of trail from north of Sunnyside Marina to north of Nelson Street in downtown Stillwater. This week, the contractor is working to secure a historic wall along the future trail and removing some trees and other vegetation. Continue Reading →

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StillwaterEats!: New Gateway Trail Food Truck’s Grand Opening is Saturday

The Gateway Trailside food trailer is having a grand opening party this weekend at Mile Marker 15 on the Gateway Trail in Grant. Tamra Hartman Johnson’s food trailer — parked on family property between Lansing Avenue and Highway 96 — offers trail users cold drinks and snacks, a menu ranging from hummus and crackers to burgers and brats, and apple fritters to homemade Italian gelato. Everything on the menu is priced at $5 or less. Take a look:

The Gateway Trailside is open Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. //

Posted by Gateway Trailside on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Stillwater Officials Warn Brown’s Creek State Trail Users to Obey Stop Signs

The Brown’s Creek State Trail has been wildly popular since opening late last fall, but Stillwater officials are starting to see a few safety issues that are coming along with increased trail use. One concern is cyclists who aren’t stopping at traffic-control signals where the trail intersects with roadways. Another concern is a lack of trail etiquette. “We have had a number of very close calls and narrow misses of accidents with motorists and bicycles,” Stillwater Police Chief John Gannaway said. “It’s on the onus of the cyclists to obey the stop signs, especially at the five intersections along the trail. Continue Reading →

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Countdown to Spring: 75 Days Until Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride

 

It’s hard to believe, but in just 75 days thousands of bike riders will take to the streets of the St. Croix Valley for the 2014 Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride. Registration for Minnesota’s oldest running century bike ride is underway. This is the second year Minnesota bicyclists’ “annual rite of spring” will take place in the St. Croix Valley. Continue Reading →

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