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Try it Out


Meet members and coaches of a team, go for a ride with other racers and give mountain biking a try, whether it’s your first time or you just want to meet other racers! Bring your own bike or use one of the demo bikes that will be available provided by the MN High School Cycling League. Meet in the parking lot. Look for the MN League tents.

Teams outside of the metro area can request a try-it-out session by e-mailing joshua@minnesotamtb.org.

If you Need Equipment . . .

Thanks to Erik’s Bike and Board Shop and Penn Cycle, for donating bikes to create our MN League fleet – we have an awesome selection for student-athletes to try out and borrow for races. Helmets, donated by the MN High School Cycling League, will also be available.

We have a limited amount of bikes, please e-mail joshua@minnesotamtb.org to ensure there will be a bike available.

Recommend student-athletes arrive no less than 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.

Closed toe shoes are required.

Events may be cancelled due to wet trails/bad weather. All events will be cancelled by noon, the day of the event by announcement on the Minnesota High School League Facebook page. If an event is cancelled due to weather, it will not be rescheduled.

Events start at 6PM, it is recommended student-athletes show up 15 minutes early to register. We will wrap up by 7:30pm.


Download and bring this signed waiver to Try it Out Sessions.  Waivers signed by parents, must be presented for students to participate in the Try it Out Sessions.

Crank Sisters Mountain Bike Try it Out Sessions: CrankSisters_MTN-90x90

NOTE: Boys and girls can both attend on the try-it-out session date. But, on the dates listed we will have open skill sessions at the same time with Experienced Women MTB Bike Racers for girls separately.  Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 10.26.52 PM


Martha Flynn:
Martha is the Director of CrankSisters. As an IMBA Certified mountain bike instructor, she loves helping new riders become more comfortable and confident on their bikes. She is an avid mountain bike racer–race highlights include 1st place in the 2013 Rusty Ride 100 mile mountain bike race in Cuyuna, 20th place in the 2011 Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, 1st place in the 2011 Chequamegon Cyclocross race, as well as multiple podium finishes in the MN MTB Series races at the Expert level.

2016 Try-it-Out Schedule

TIME: 6:00PM – 7:30PM

  • Mon. May 23rd – Salem Hills
  • Wed. June 8th – Elm Creek
  • Thurs. June 23rd – Carver Lakes
  • Wed. July 6th – Salem Hills CANCELLED
  • Mon. July 25th – Elm Creek

– Salem Hills (Salem Park)
Address: Map
1642 Upper 55th St
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

Note: Take Asher Avenue directly to the parking lot.  Recommended student-athletes show up 15 minutes early.

– Carver Lake Park
Address: Map
3175 Century Ave S
Woodbury, Minnesota

Note: Recommended student-athletes show up 15 minutes early.

– Elm Creek Park
Address: Map
951 W Hayden Lake Rd
Champlin, MN 55316

Note: Recommended student-athletes show up 15 minutes early.


Questions? Contact Josh Kleve at  Joshua@minnesotamtb.org

Crank Sister Questions? Contact Martha Flynn at Martha@minnesotamtb.org