Summer 2021

Coaches' Corner

Upcoming Loppet Sport Programming

Loppet Sport Programming is under way for Summer 2021

As evidenced by this week’s streak of hot weather, summer has officially taken root at The Trailhead! We encourage you to spend these longer days at Theodore Wirth Park exploring our mountain biking, hiking, and running trails –along with the Par 3 golf and frisbee golf courses! 

Information on upcoming programs and events is listed below, so you and your family can become more involved with the Loppet this season. When you register for any program or event, you also have the option to donate or become a Loppet member – both of which support our mission and help create inclusive opportunities for all people to enjoy outdoor activities.

  • From Refugee to Runner: Mohamed’s Story
  • The Northeast Middle School Junior Loppet Team wrapped up the spring season with lots of biking! Tuesdays were spent road biking from the school and Thursdays were for mountain biking at the Trailhead. We received a couple of bikes from Free Bikes 4 Kidz, so that each student was able to bring their own bike to our Tuesday practices! Some have even started biking to school with their new bikes. A highlight from this season was our end-of-the-year party on Memorial Day. We spent the afternoon biking around the Chain of Lakes for a total of 15 miles (with a stop at the beach along the way for some swimming), and ended with a pizza party with their families. Our large group of graduating 8th graders will be sorely missed as they move on to 9th grade. The kids are looking forward to starting our summer adventures soon!

Spring program registrations are now open. See the below for a list of every program offered by each area of Loppet Sport.

Trailhead Studio Classes – Adults

Loppet Ultimate Program

For 13–17 year olds interested in ultimate frisbee.

Ultimate Frisbee Summer Day Camp. June 28th–July 2nd.

Loppet Run 365 – Adults

Loppet Run 365 – Juniors

Loppet Cycle Works – Adults

Mountain bike training for bikers 18+ years old.

  • LCW Advanced Skills Clinics. July 17–18. This is a brand new offering for juniors (13+) and adults (18+). Clinic options include pumping and wheel lifts, intro to drops & jumps, and advanced jumps. Registration just opened, clinic sizes are limited so don’t delay!

Loppet Cycle Works – Juniors

Mountain bike training for bikers 14-18 years old.

Loppet Nordic Racing – Adults

Nordic ski training for skiers 18+ years old interested becoming better racers.

  • LNR TOAST. ​​​​​​Training for skiers ages 21-29. May 11 – September 16.

Loppet Nordic Racing – Juniors

Nordic ski training for skiers 14-18 years old interested in becoming better racers.