Mountain Biking

MOUNTAIN BIKING

New in 2021, Youth MTB Camps & Women's MTB Clinics.

GIANTS RIDGE BIKE PARK

Soon to be the largest lift-served mountain bike park in the Midwest, Giants Ridge features eight purpose-built gravity (downhill) mountain bike trails, with more trails in construction throughout the 2021  season! Our lift-served downhill trails are considered beginner to advanced and are built to enhance rider enjoyment and fun!

New in 2021, Giants Ridge will offer nearly ten miles of cross country mountain bike trail winding through the dense forest terrain that surrounds Giants Ridge! 

The Giants Ridge Bike Park is Open for the 2021 Season! Cross country trails are open 7 days a week (must have XC trail pass & signed waiver) 

2021 Summer Chairlift Hours

GRAVITY TRAILS HOURS
Friday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
THURSDAY MOUNTAIN BIKING
June 24, July 22, August 12, September 161 p.m. – 7 p.m.
HOLIDAY HOURS
Memorial Day (May 31)10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
July 1 – 410 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Labor Day (Sept. 6)10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Giants Ridge Trail Passes are purchased in the Gift Shop (1st floor, Main Chalet)

2021 Trail Pass Rates
(Gravity Trail Passes include access to cross country trails)

GRAVITY TRAIL PASSES (lift access)VALID ONE DAY
Adult (13+)$35
Child (7-12)$30
Thursday Gravity Passes$25
CROSS COUNTRY TRAIL PASS (no lift access)VALID ALL SEASON
Adult (13+)$30
Child (7-12)$30
 

2021 Mountain Bike Season Passes are on sale now! Purchase your pass in the Main Chalet or call 218.865.8005.

Mountain Bike Season Passes
Adult (13+)$299
Youth (7-12)$199
* Season Passes include unlimited access to our gravity & cross country trails. 

All MTB season pass holders’ information will be recorded, but no “hard card” will be issued.  Each day a passholder riding our lift-served trails must check in at gift shop to receive a day ticket. A season pass holder will only need to sign a waiver once for the season.

KITTY KAT: GREEN TECHNICAL TRAIL | 1.3 miles
This green technical trail  can be used as both an uphill and a downhill trail. The trail is uphill-only if the lift is closed, and downhill-only when the lift is spinning. This trail doesn’t have any berms or man made features, but rather is designed to enhance the natural terrain. The trail meanders down the north side of the mountain, with a nice gentle rollers. The most challenging part of the trail are the switchback turns that snake down the mountain.

TADPOLE: GREEN FREERIDE TRAIL | 1.2 miles
This trail starts out mellow and gradually progresses in difficulty throughout the ride. This trail has man-made rollers, berms, rock crossings, and forgiving jump opportunities. This trail provides beginner riders a place to practice and progress before heading to Leap Frog. It is worth noting that while Tadpole is a green trail that is suited for beginners, it can be challenging for riders who are new to downhill mountain biking.

LEAP FROG: BLUE FREERIDE TRAIL | 1.0 miles
LeapFrog is a flowy intermediate trail designed to help riders hone their skills. Riders will encounter rollers, berms, rock features, and jump opportunities. All features are rollable so that riders can work up to jumping. Much like the name of the trail suggests, “LeapFrog” provides a great opportunity for riders to practice their leaping skills. Optional intermediate/advanced B-lines exist.

SECTOR 12: BLACK FREERIDE TRAIL | 0.6 miles
Sector 12 is gravity riding at its finest and is sure to excite even the most experienced gravity mountain bikers. Sector 12 contains all the elements of a true bike park style trail, including: massive berms, big jumps, fun flowy rollers, rock drops, bouldery rock gardens, all experienced at lightning speed. Although Sector 12 is designed to put you in the air, your tires don’t need to leave the ground unless you choose. Optional extremely difficult B-lines exist, which include rock drops and even a gap jump. Sector 12 showcases the GIANT granite boulders that are plentiful on the mountain.

GOLIATH: DOUBLE BLACK FREERIDE TRAIL | 0.8 miles
Don’t let the easy start fool you. Goliath is the Giant of the Ridge. The first descent is fast, chundery, and steep. The trail quickly transitions into two behemoth berms.  The trail then starts to introduce some large jumps as you weave in and out of the ski runs. Be sure to be on your “A game” as you cross under the Sarajevo Express, you don’t want all your buddies on the lift to see you eat it! The trail stays rowdy all the way back to the lift so be ready to slay the Giant!

GRANITE GORGE: DOUBLE BLACK TECHNICAL TRAIL | 0.5 miles
Granite Gorge embraces the large granite slabs and boulders of Giants Ridge.  Shortly after the trail starts there are two lines.  The A line takes you down into a Gorge formed by two giant slabs of Granite, while the B line rolls off the steep, but smooth side of the slab.  The trail then crosses a ski run and turns a corner on an incredible granite berm.  The trail then continues to alternate between granite slabs and granite rock panels.  As the trail moves lower down the mountain there a few short sections of dirt.  After one final massive rock panel, the trail turns to the left, crosses two ski runs and joins up with the lower section of Goliath.

All mountain bike rentals must be reserved in advance by calling 218.865.8024, Thursday – Sunday.

Bikes can only be reserved in sessions from 10 am – 2 pm or 2 pm – 6 pm. RENTAL WAIVER

2021 MTB RENTAL PRICINGPer Session (10am – 2pm or 2pm – 6pm)
Full-Suspension Enduro MTB$55
DH Carbon Fiber Full Suspension $70
Kids MTB Rental$35
Full Face Helmet WITH MTB rental$15
Full Face Helmet w/o MTB rental$25
Damage Waiver$25
*A reservation will not be guaranteed more than 30 minutes after a session start time. 

 

GRAVITY TRAILSSTATUSCONDITION
KITTY CAT OpenDry
TADPOLEClosedDry
LEAP FROGClosedDry
SECTOR 12ClosedDry
GOLIATHClosedDry
GRANITE GORGEClosedDry
RIBBITSOpenDry
FEATHERLYSClosedDry
NORTH CROSS COUNTRY TRAILS
TRAIL AOpenDry
TRAIL BOpenDry
TRAIL COpenDry
TRAIL DOpenDry
TRAIL EOpenDry
Trail FOpenDry
SOUTH CROSS COUNTRY TRAILS
NORWAYOpenDry
BOOTCAMPOpenDry
TRAIL GClosed
TRAIL HClosed

GIANTS RIDGE TRAIL NAMING CONTEST

Help us name our six north cross country trails, A - F.

GRAVITY TRAILS

Served by the Sarajevo Express Chairlift, our gravity trails range from green to double black diamond. Featuring berms, jumps, rollers and rock gardens, each trail was expertly crafted to embrace the rugged shape and terrain of the mountain. The trail system is designed to allow riders of all ability levels to progress and grow.

Full faced helmets are recommended for our gravity trails. 

CROSS COUNTRY TRAILS

NEW in 2021, the Giants Ridge Bike Park will feature 9.2 miles of purpose built cross country mountain bike trail winding through the scenic Superior National Forest. Rolling hills and beautiful landscapes are sure to take your breath away.

Must have a Valid Pass and Signed Waiver to use XC trails. Valid Passes Include:
– XC Trail Pass (valid all season)
– Gravity Day Pass
– Gravity Season Pass 

YOUTH MTB CAMPS

Mountain bike camps are designed with an emphasis on achieving safe, injury-free riding through the establishment and continuous refinement of core skills. We start with basic skills and techniques and build on mastering these in order for the children to be safe and enjoy the rides. We teach skill development using fun games, sequential skill mastery and developing the children’s risk and hazard perception off road.

WOMEN'S MTB CLINICS

Giants Ridge is offering two levels of clinics for women mountain bikers designed for riders who want guidance in building confidence and taking their skills to the next level.

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