Push Your Limits: Mountain Biking at Odyssey

By Odyssey Resorts
Going up north is one of many Minnesota customs that your family can enjoy together. Here are a few ideas for getting started!

Mountain Biking in Duluth, MN and the Brainerd Lakes Area is all the rage right now. Odyssey has teamed up with one of the best new mountain bikers, Will Surbaugh, to showcase the fantastic trails northern Minnesota offers.

Odyssey has always known about the fantastic mountain biking trails on the North Shore, and we’re happy that people are finally catching on to the great trails the shore has to offer. The Brainerd Lakes areas is also becoming a popular destination for mountain biking in MN. The mix of beginner-friendly and advanced trials makes it enjoyable for riders of all skill levels. If you’re looking for a new adventure, you can find some of the best mountain biking in MN!

If you want to get on the trails and try mountain biking, we can help you get started. There aren’t many options for mountain biking in Minneapolis, MN, so thrill seekers must travel to satisfy that urge to ride. Odyssey Resorts is close to many of the best trails in the state. So when you get the craving to ride, book your stay at one of our many resorts along the North Shore or at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge in the Brainerd Lakes area.

Nothing compares to the North Shore or lake country with its unmatched atmosphere. The cool breeze from the nearby lakes and clear northern sky feels amazing as you zip down a trail. If you are looking for things to do in Duluth, MN, mountain biking should be at the top of your list. Spirit Mountain, in Duluth, has some of the best downhill mountain biking in MN. From Duluth to Grand Marias and over to Lake Country, Odyssey has a place that is close to your next adventure. To learn more about mountain biking, check out our interactive map showcasing different trials throughout the North Shore and Lake Country.

Meet Will Surbaugh: Odyssey Resorts First Athletic Sponsor

Professional mountain biker Will Surbaugh has joined the Odyssey Resorts family and is thrilled to be part of the outdoor scene Odyssey brings to the North Shore and beyond. Born and raised in Grand Marais, Will Surbaugh fell in love with biking at a young age. His very first race was the Lutsen 19er when he was 14 years old. Since then, he has traveled and biked throughout the country but always returns to Grand Marais, where he fell in love with the sport. In the past year, Will rode 6357 miles, the same distance from Japan to the US. He also spent over 425 hours (17 days) biking.

He currently lives in Colorado, where he goes to school. He’s majoring in physiology but has hopes of pursuing a full-time career in mountain biking. Will competed in the Lusten 99er, where he placed first overall and finished the 99-mile race in five hours. Recently, Will participated in the Telluride 100 in Colorado and achieved an impressive third-place finish. This mountain biking event is widely regarded as one of the best in the country. Though he is young, he is proving that he can compete with riders who have more experience. Odyssey Resorts is proud to partner with such a bright star.

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