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    In downtown Minneapolis with no car. Is there a decent loop with some dirt?

    Any decent loops that can be ridden from downtown after work that includes some dirt (I don't mind pounding the pavement to get to some dirt)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho View Post
    Any decent loops that can be ridden from downtown after work that includes some dirt (I don't mind pounding the pavement to get to some dirt)?
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    Theodore Wirth! Its just two miles west from the downtown area. Below is a link to their site. Theo has four separate loops you can ride that are a lot of fun.

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    +1 on Theo, best gotten to via the Grand Rounds.

    If you don't mind a light rail jaunt, River Bottoms. Its flat but fun and includes some great river views and some honkin' trees in sections.

    Get off at the American Blvd stop, head east on American Blvd and enter the Minnesota Vally Wildlife Refuge.

    In order, here are the trails:
    Long Meadow Lake Trail Mountain Bike Trail, Richfield, Minnesota
    Minnesota River Bottoms - 77/Cedar Segment Mountain Bike Trail, Burnsville, Minnesota
    Minnesota River Bottoms - Lyndale Ave to 11th Ave Mountain Bike Trail, Burnsville, Minnesota
    Minnesota River Bottoms - Lyndale Ave to Bloomington Ferry Rd Mountain Bike Trail, Savage, Minnesota

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    note with the river bottoms, the pedestrian bridge over the river adjacent to 77 is closed for a few weeks due to roadwork on the bridge. Still plenty of riding to be had down that way.

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    Theo Wirth is great. Make sure you zoom out on this map and maybe download it to your phone so you don't miss any of the loops. The new South loop is one of my favorites in the metro Theo Wirth Singletrack Mountain Bike Trail, Golden Valley, Minnesota I think total milage is now approaching 7-8 miles and some of the loops you'll want to re-ride like South Loop.


    Also if you want to log some miles check out The River Bottoms. There is something like 38 miles if you do an out and back from Sibley Historic Site. The 5 miles to Sibley Historic Site are wide and flat and sort of a bore but once you get by the 77 bridge crossing the riding get much more interesting IMO, and stays that way all the way to the 169 bridge crossing. It's a hard place to get lost. There are a few B lines but they always enter back into the same trail.

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    There are also great paved bike paths that will get you from downtown to the park. Minneapolis has a ton of dedicated paved paths going all over the place.

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    Meant to say the bike paths will take you to Theodore Wirth Park.

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