Mountain Biking

GIANTS RIDGE MOUNTAIN BIKING

Now in Progress: the Largest Lift-Served Bike Park in the Midwest

MOUNTAIN BIKING

The Giants Ridge Bike Park will OPEN for the 2020 season on Saturday, May 23.

We will kick off the 2020 season at Giants Ridge, with five purpose-built gravity mountain bike trails, with more gravity trails and 20 miles of cross country trail in construction throughout the season.

Served by the Sarajevo Express chairlift, the trail levels are considered beginner to advanced and are built to enhance rider enjoyment and fun!

2020 Hours

Regular Season Hours (unless noted in holiday hours below)
Friday: 3-7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend Hours
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m .

4th of July Week Hours
Thursday, July 2 – Saturday, July 4: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
Sunday, July 5: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Labor Day Weekend Hours
Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m 

2020 Rates

As of May 18, 2020, due to State of MN COVID-19 guidelines, all MTB tickets must be PRE-PURCHASED online, until further notice. 

Adults: $30
Youth (7-12): $25
$20 Fridays: Youth & Adult Lift Tickets: $20

2020 Mountain Bike Season Pass: $199

2020 season passes can be purchased over the phone by calling 218-865-8016.

All MTB season pass holders’ information will be recorded, but no “hard card” will be issued.  Each day a passholder would like to access the trails, they will need to check in with the summer adventure staff in the gift shop and 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 bohemith 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!

Mountain biking involves the risk of injury. Common sense and caution can reduce the risk. For your safety and the safety of others, please adhere to the code.

  • Ride in control and within your ability level. You must be able to avoid other people or objects.
  • Stay off the lifts and trails if your ability is impaired by drugs, alcohol, or fatigue.
  • All riders must wear a helmet. A full face helmet, gloves, and body armor are strongly recommended.
  • Inspect your bike or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic before you ride.
  • Be sure to have the physical dexterity, ability, and knowledge to safely load, ride, and unload lifts. Ask the lift attendant for assistance if you need it.
  • Be aware of changing conditions on trails and features. Inspect features before use and throughout the day.
  • Stay on marked trails. Obey all signs and warnings. Do not cut switchbacks. Keep off closed areas.
  • Avoid riders ahead of you. They have the right of way.
  • Look uphill and yield to other riders when entering a trail or starting downhill.
  • Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  • If you are involved in or witness a collision or accident, you must identify yourself to the Bike Patrol.
  • Do not feed, provoke, or approach wildlife.

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Before you hit the trails at Giants Ridge this season, please complete your 2020 MTB bike trail/lift pass waiver online, here


All summer recreational offerings, including mountain biking, are subject to change. For the most up-to-date lift and trail information, check the trail status tab and Giants Ridge Twitter feed. All lift ticket sales are final, no refunds will be given due to weather closures.

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