The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission coordinated a survey of three mountain bike systems in Greater Minnesota during the summer of 2022. The Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota was hired to conduct a visitor intercept survey and trail user counts at the Lake County Split Rock Wilds, Winona Bluffs Traverse, and Tioga Recreation Area mountain bike areas.
These three systems were chosen for their distinctly different terrain, geographic location within the Greater Minnesota System and the diversity of visitor profiles to their area.
The information gathered in the research will help inform planning and marketing efforts by the GMRPTC and our collaborative partners. Additionally, the information provides guidance for future trail expansions and development of new systems.
In this report you will find detailed information about the user counts and the visitor profiles for each system. The report begins with a trail count summary that provides a starting point to understand the unique differences and the similarities of the average daily traffic.
We’d like to thank our friends at the Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota, Andrew Oftedal, Research and Policy Manager, who led the effort, compiled the data, wrote the reports and spent time at each of the locations to ensure the counts and surveys were of the highest accuracy and Executive Director Brett Feldman, who filled many survey shifts and found grant funding to keep the project on budget. It was a pleasure working with them!
If you have questions or comments, please contact us:
Renee Mattson – Executive Director Joe Czapiewski – System Plan Coordinator
2022 Mountain Biking Count Summary
Lake County Split Rock Wilds Topline Report
Lake County Split Rock Wilds Visitor Profile 2022
Winona Bluffs Traverse Topline Report
Winona Bluffs Traverse Visitor Profile 2022
Tioga Recreation Topline Report
Tioga Recreation Visitor Profile 2022
above photo Lake County Split Rock Wilds, top photo Winona Bluffs Traverse
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