Name: Randy Cain
Seen at: The Grand Rapids’ gateway to the Mesabi Bike Trail, waiting for friends
Gear: A “cheapy” Mongoose 21-speed mountain bike with a high-tech Garmin GPS unit to track time, mileage, and calories burned.
Average trip: About 15 miles. Longer if I ride from Cohasset to Grand Rapids and up the Mesabi Trail and back.
What do you like about the Mesabi Trail: Oh, the woods, the lakes and the rivers. There are plenty of hills - plenty of downhills. I usually ride only as far as Taconite before I head back to Cohasset.
What is your favorite
Minnesota trail: The Superior Trail - definitely. That’s the most scenic and interesting one.
What advice do you have for cyclists in Northern
Minnesota: Bring lots of liquid - you can’t drink enough - a backpack and a GPS unit is really helpful.