Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Upcoming DHPT Workdays

DHPT will be having a workday on Tuesday, May 14th at 6 p.m.
Meet at the old Bruening Garage (intersection of Quarry Hill/Ice Cave)

Also, mark down Tuesday, May 21st. Location TBD

Friday, April 26, 2019

Decorah Time Trials Canceled

Update from Deke.
After conversing with Park and Rec, the decision has been made and the 2019 Time Trials are CANCELED.
However! Those who are in town are welcome to meet up at the West end of River Trail at 6 p.m. TONIGHT to ride bikes!
Further questions should be directed to Deke.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Trail Workdays

To prepare the trails for the upcoming Decorah Time Trials we are having workdays on the following Fridays at 5 p.m.

Friday, April 5th
Friday, April 12th---Canceled due to weather!
Friday, April 19th

On Friday, April 5th the plan is to work on River Trail. Folks should meet on the bridge-side of River Trail (Palisades-side)

Locations for the workday on April 12th and 19th will be announced closer to those dates. An email will be sent out to the DHPT mailing list. If you would like to be added to the list, please send an email to

Monday, April 1, 2019

Time Trials 2019

We are getting excited for the Time Trials event! Mark your calendars for some mountain biking fun later this month!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Grooming Updates 3/1

You can find trail updates over on our Facebook page. Kruse went out on 2 different evenings and groomed the following:

2/27 a.m.
I got out grooming tonight (2/26). Public television, North Forty, Gunnar, East and West pines, Upper and Lower Little Bighorn, and First Right are all done. There’s some crazy layers of snow out there. Powder on top of hard pack, then a crusty ice layer with powder on top of that. No guarantees how well they’ll set up. Word of advice. Don’t fall off the trail...we might not find you till the time trials!

2/27 p.m.
I hit Public television, Gunnar, and the Pines again. I also hit Fred’s, The Luge, Old Randy’s, Upper Ice Cave, Stairway to Heaven/Boa, and Rocky Road. Should be a pretty good loop. Dunnings trails looked pretty good considering I hadn’t done any grooming on that side. There’s been a fair amount of snowshoeing going on over there.

Friday and Saturday look like decent days to hit up the trails. There will be tough spots where the snow is soft due to the snow depth, and getting to close to the edge may cause you to fall through. But a tough day of fat biking is better than a good day at work...right?!?

We totally appreciate folks who go out and hike with snowshoes! It definitely keeps the groomed trail happy and healthy vs. hiking in boots and poking holes into the trail. It can also help with grooming if we have too much snow to groom easily.

It's also frowned upon to hike and break though groomed ski trails.

The image off to the side is a great reminder for all of us on groomed trail etiquette!

If you're curious on snowshoes, you can rent a pair at Decorah Bicycles for $10.00- and that gives you 24 hours of use!