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CROCT skills park update, fall 2018: teeters and skinnies and jumps, oh my!

Our Sechler Skills Park got an overdue update this fall.

Michael Knoll, owner of Michael’s Cycles in Prior Lake and Chaska and Behind Bars in NE Mpls, donated several wood features that they’d been using for skills clinics, most notably, a teeter totter and an up-and-down skinny plank. The obstacles were built by one of their long-time customers, Greg Henningsen.

We revamped 7 of the 8 table top jumps and added a new one with help from the staff at the City of Northfield’s Streets & Parks Department.

Featured riders in the photos above: Devin Lee and family.

As of October, 2018, the list of skills park features  includes:

  • 3 berms (1 large wood berm, 2 dirt berms)
  • 8 tabletop jumps (7 beginner-level, 1 intermediate-level)
  • 2 wood drops (1 beginner-level, 1 intermediate-level)
  • 2 large log piles
  • 1 line of 8 small rollers
  • 1 log skinny/logover obstacle, configured for several levels of difficulty
  • 2 railroad ties configured for uphill steps
  • 1 large boulder
  • Two permanent skinnies (intermediate-expert)
  • 1 teeter totter
  • 1 up-and-down skinny plank
  • Miscellaneous movable wood skinnies

The skills park has its own page here on the CROCT website, listed under the Trails dropdown menu.

CROCT’s Sechler Skills Park continued to evolve in 2017

With help from volunteer trail workers, support from the staff at the City of Northfield’s Streets & Parks Department, and power from our lovable Ford tractor (still on loan from CROCT member Bill Nelson,) our Sechler Skills Park grew quite a bit last year. It now has its own page here on the CROCT website, listed under the Trails dropdown menu. Scenes from the 2017 season:

The list of features (photo album below) will grow again in 2018 but currently includes:

  • 3 berms (1 large wood berm, 2 dirt berms)
  • 7 tabletop jumps (6 beginner-level, 1 intermediate-level)
  • 2 wood drops (1 beginner-level, 1 intermediate-level)
  • 2 large log piles
  • 1 line of 8 small rollers
  • 1 log skinny/logover obstacle, configured for several levels of difficulty
  • 2 railroad ties configured for uphill steps
  • 1 large boulder
  • Several skinnies (intermediate-expert) with changing configurations