Riding During Covid - Minneapolis

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by _lee, May 23, 2020.

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  1. _lee

    _lee Been here awhile Supporter

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    I am curious to get feedback from this audience to going out riding during covid.

    I am wanting to go to Huntersville or some dirt riding.

    I am not sure edicate, and if this is doable this year.

    Sad sad times.
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  2. Tiger993

    Tiger993 Been here awhile

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    Man, if you have taken a riding sabbatical because of Covid, I'm sorry to hear that! Each person needs to do what they are comfortable with in this situation and I have been riding non-stop and will continue to ride.

    Huntersville is open for riding but not for camping; all state campgrounds are closed until (presumably) June 1. More details about Huntersville here: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ohv/trail_detail.html?id=51
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  3. _lee

    _lee Been here awhile Supporter

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    Have you ridden Huntersville this year so far? If so, how are the conditions?

    Are locals upset?
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  4. Tiger993

    Tiger993 Been here awhile

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    Sorry, can't help you there.
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  5. 9Realms

    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

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    I have been out for some day trips on secondary blacktop here and there with another member.
    Our latest quest is, does the destination have a Subway we can get something to eat from, then we find a park or wide spot in the road to dine at.

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    Probably the healthiest we have eaten in several many summers. :dukegirl

    Hoping to take in some Wisc. rustic roads again, but I have collected about all that I can comfortably hit within a day's travel.
    The next wave will require lodging/overnight accommodations or camping.
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  6. _lee

    _lee Been here awhile Supporter

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    I wonder if you can sleep in Walmart parking lots, rest areas, or private camp sites around the area.
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  7. Osnabrock

    Osnabrock Ditch GPS

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    Just go the”dispersed camping” route. It’s not as easy at huntersville as it is at other places like Martineau. Maybe just ride huntersville then head up to Martineau and camp there.

    I understand what you’re going through.
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  8. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    The Twin City Trail Riders did some trail maintenance work at Huntersville a week or two ago. I hear trails are mostly in good shape.

    I don't camp. Whenever I go there I stay at a motel in Staples.
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  9. _lee

    _lee Been here awhile Supporter

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    How is it looking now? I am looking to find some folks to scrap it up.
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