Pete Kero

P.E., Senior Environmental Engineer

with Barr Engineering Company

Pete Kero is a professional environmental engineer with Barr Engineering Company and co-founder of the Iron Range Off-Road Cyclists (IROC) non-profit mountain bike club in Northeastern Minnesota. Starting in 2008, Pete worked to transform an idled iron ore mine pit in Chisholm, Minnesota into a destination-quality mountain biking venue. The Redhead Mountain Bike Park, which opened to the public in June 2020, has already attracted tens of thousands of mountain bikers and hikers and has rapidly become considered one of the best natural-surface trails in the Great Lakes region. Pete’s roles in the project included the initial visioning, site selection, conceptual trail design, landowner agreements, funding requests, environmental studies and permitting, risk management plans, mapping and sign design. Pete’s work also includes design assistance, mapping and environmental review and permitting for the Tioga mountain bike trail in Cohasset, Minnesota and the Giants Ridge mountain bike park in Biwabik, Minnesota.


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