Sounds like a good group to keep an eye on. I'm moving to western WI, and still call MN home (twin cities).
I had no idea there was anything even remotely DH until I started traveling to Marquette, MI this past summer. I'm riding my Gary hardtail, and certainly can't afford a DH bike as a student, but I have realized that I enjoy that style of riding most. I'm addicted. Maybe we'll get a chance to ride this summer. I figure from Menomonie I'll be visiting Levis and Red Wing a lot. Also, since I still have a lot of family and friends in the cities I figure on riding there a bit too. Rode Lebanon for the first time labor day weekend, and had a lot of fun. Totally bonked on my third lap