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Minnesota MTB Summit

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

- Free

Minnesota MTB Summit Agenda – Space is Limited – Register Today! 

Theme: To define the best way forward to enhance participation and establish MN as a major mountain biking mecca of very high quality trails!

Expectations: The summit is about knowledge sharing and collective discussion in a workshop format. Presentations will only be used to set the stage for each session. Goals for all sessions are to 1) define current circumstances; 2) establish desired way forward; and 3) create an action plan.

9:00 – 10:00
MN Discover Center opens – socializing and exhibit review; lunch/refreshments will be provided
10:00 – 10:30
Summit Welcome & Kickoff – Gary Sjoquist, Quality Bicycle Products & Jeff Schoenbauer, Schoenbauer Consulting – establish a collective vision for the future, starting with highlighting the history of MTB trail development in MN; i.e.: “Where we are today, and where are we going from here?”
Minnesota Discovery Center
1005 Discovery Drive, Chisholm, MN 55719
10:30 – 12:00
Statewide Planning/Tourism/Promotion – Panel Discussion – strategic planning, tourism and promotion plan;
define what is a local, regional or state level facility, and how each are planned, invested in and promoted.
12:00 – 12:30
Lunch break – Hosted by Minnesota Discovery Center – includes informal discussions and exhibits about MTB
facilities across the state
12:30 – 2:00
Emerging Approaches to Building High Quality MTB Trails – Panel Discussion – discuss moving toward more
“performance-based” approaches to selecting MTB trail builders for large and small projects; the Cooperative
Purchase Venture approach fostered by IRRR and being used by a number of MN agencies will be highlighted
2:00 – 3:00
Long-term Maintenance of MTB Trails – Panel Discussion – develop strategy for long-term maintenance of
facilities across the state; includes discussing collaborative approaches to securing affordable, timely and high
quality maintenance services
3:00 – 4:00
Tracking Trends and Measuring Performance – Panel Discussion – brainstorm about emerging trends and
facility demand; define ongoing research and performance measurement tools needed to better inform future
4:00 – 4:30
Making it Happen – Panel Discussion – define specific action steps, including role of the mountain bike
community and public agencies to fund and support MTB facilities
4:30 – 5:30 Tour of Redhead Mountain Bike
Trail after program
Please bring your own bike

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May 30
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Minnesota Discovery Center
1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719 United States
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