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Cuyuna, and Duluth, are both respectively IMBA ranked at silver and gold

By: Pink Bike by Tory Powers | August 7, 2019

This past May we traveled to Minnesota to visit two heavily talked about areas for mountain biking - Detroit Mountain and Cuyuna. We absolutely could not get enough, so we had to make another trip back in June to visit Duluth and Lebanon Hills.

In an area that’s not typically known for its mountains, two of the locations we checked out - Cuyuna, and Duluth, are both respectively IMBA ranked at silver and gold. Duluth shares this certification with only five other places in the entire world. If that’s not convincing enough on its own, keep reading to see why we enjoyed it so much. 

Duluth

Duluth was the first stop on the second leg of our trip. This is probably the spot I had heard the most about, and rightfully so! 

The popular port city located along the North Shore of Lake Superior is an ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs. 

Duluth saw original growth as an industrial powerhouse and continues to thrive as an iron ore, coal, and grain distributor. This unique port city backdrop is complimented by popular tourism attractions such as Canal Park, Skyline Parkway, Spirit Mountain, Glensheen Mansion, plus warehouses re-purposed as trendy shops and breweries. The region provides some stunning views and wonderful lake breezes during the summertime, which attracts people from all over the world. The best part is that world-class riding is a mere 5 minutes west of town, and there are over 100 miles of trails in the area! 

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