The reroute of the Mesabi Trail is getting closer to being completed between Hibbing and Chisholm. Work has been progressing on the bike trail at a pretty good pace as of late, and it looks like to this untrained eye that asphalt can't be far away.
In the top Photo crews were working on the last 30 feet of where the eastern end of the new trail will rejoin the existing Mesabi Trail. For those familiar with the trail, it comes back in just west of the swing and mine view. So that popular rest stop will remain part of the trail. The reroute itself doesn't make the trail much different in length and is a nice combination of flats and small rolling hills. It does bring you closer to the southern end of the mine view so you get some nice views of that from your bike. Soon it will be some of the smoothest riding around!