In 2016 the City of Minnetonka posed a simple question to its residents as part of its Imagine Minnetonka campaign: “What is your one wish for Minnetonka?” In response, residents took to social media to express their hopes and dreams in a way never done in our community before. Among the most strongly supported ideas was the creation of dedicated mountain bike trails in our parks. The Minnetonka Mountain Bike Trail Advocates are the members of our community passionate about making this dream a reality.
Mountain biking is an experience that combines several key elements, including an appreciation for the natural environment, the joy of participating in an exciting, physically challenging outdoor activity, and the camaraderie of enjoying the experience with friends and family. Our community of Trail Advocates support local mountain bike trails to…
- Retain and attract young families to Minnetonka
- Support Minnetonka’s vision as a bike-friendly community
- Create a larger community of volunteers to care for and maintain our parks
If you’re not certain how mountain biking fits into a shared-use park system, we encourage you to visit one of the local success stories around town. You’ll be surprised at the lack of user conflict and dedication to these sustainable trail systems:
Mountain biking has grown over the last 25 years from a fringe sport to mainstream family activity. Below are some links to local and national groups who are all friends of our efforts.