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All three concept plans for Meadows Park could accommodate mountain biking

Meadows Park community meeting

Dave Berglund at Meadows Park community meeting Meadows Park community meeting

CROCT member Dave Berglund and I attended the second Meadows Park community planning on Wednesday night at the Northfield Middle School. (For background, see my blog post on the first meeting back in November titled Could mountain biking be part of Northfield’s new Meadows Park?

The good news: All three of the proposed concept plans presented by the consultants would accommodate a mountain bike trail around the perimeter of the park:

Meadows Park Concept Plan A: Prairie Potholes Meadows Park Concept Plan A: Meandering Streams Meadows Park Concept Plan A: Winter Wonderland

Meadows Park Concept Plans: unpaved/mountain biking trails

When the consultants asked for programming suggestions, I mentioned that a mountain bike XC trail there would provide:

  • a venue for members of the local high school/middle school mountain bike team to practice
  • another trail for us to host our Community Services Monday nights summer group rides for youth

The schedule calls for City Council approval of the park’s master plan by summer.

More photos from the meeting:

Scenes from a snowy Saturday in Sechler

Last Saturday, before the cold snap hit, the Sechler Park trails were busy. Among the people I rode with/ran into:

1. David Berglund, who knows  A) how to take a break in style; and B) how to safely cross the Cannon River when the ice is sketchy:

David Berglund David Berglund

David Berglund David Berglund

2. Robert and Nikki Stai, dog walkers and owners of The Gear ReSource Outfitters who were scouting the best route for a group snowshoe route, complete with luminaries:

Nikki Stai, Robert Stai, Todd Amunrud

3. Todd Amunrud, proud owner of a new Trek Farley fat bike:

Todd Amunrud