Dakota County Park’s hosting the 3rd annual mountain bike event, at Lebanon, the first Saturday in October. Experienced and beginning mountain bikers can ride some of the best trails in the state at the third annual Wild Ride Mountain Bike Festival held Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the West Trailhead in Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan.
Multiple bike demo trailers and local bike shops will be on hand for bike tune-ups, clinics, group rides led by local coaches for all skill levels, and a lot more. Plus, you can test your mountain biking know-how on the skills course and ride the best mountain bike trails in the metro — all for free.
Riders can bring their own bikes to ride by themselves or with a group. Free bike check-out from local bike shops will be available (bring your own helmet and driver’s license). Mountain and road bikes to demo include models from Specialized, Giant, KHS and Felt.
For the kids, coming from Rapid City, S.D. is the Strider Bike Adventure Zone with free bikes to demo on kid-friendly obstacles. [see Video]
Food and beverage options will be available to purchase from Green Mill.
The festival is presented by Dakota County Parks and Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists along with Penn Cycle & Fitness, Valley Bike and Ski, Erik’s Bike Shop, Active Sports Inc. and the City of Rapid City, S.D.
For more event information, visit www.dakotacounty.us/parks and search Wild Ride.