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Friday, August 2, 2019

Spirit Mountain

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  • Early Registration - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Stop by Spirit Mountain’s Grand Avenue Chalet between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to pick up your race packet or to register for Saturday’s races. Day-of registration and packet pickup are available, but participants are encouraged to pick up packets on Friday. While you’re there, pre-ride the trails to give you an edge on Saturday.

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  • Pre-Riding - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Pre-ride the trails from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for Saturday’s mountain bike races and enjoy food and drink at Spirit Mountain’s Grand Avenue Chalet.

    Lift tickets are available for purchase at the Spirit Mountain Chalet.

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Spirit Mountain

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  • Opening Ceremony - 8:30 AM

    The Opening Ceremony beginning at 8:30 AM introduces Saturday’s main events and gives further race updates.

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  • Expo Village and Demo Town - 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Booths from Trek Bikes, Ski Hut, St. Luke’s Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, Kraus-Anderson, Spirit Mountain, and more.

    Beverages from local craft breweries and food from Spirit Mountain.

    Product demos from Trek, Specialized and more. Check out all the new gear and products. Take a bike out for a test ride in the Skills Park.

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  • Adventure Ride - 10:00 AM

    Location – Starts at Spirit Mountain. Meet Your Guide Near the Vendor Village at 9:45 AM.
    Start – 10:00 AM
    Please be sure to register prior to your event.

    This sweet locally guided traverse event will take you through Duluth’s epic trail system and offers spectacular vistas of the St. Louis River and much more! Mountain bikes required.

    KA20 (Short) This part gravel, part railroad grade ride is an easy and fun course that has thrilling turns, scenic views of the historic railroads and even a tunnel to cruise through.

    KA35 (Long) If you find yourself on the short ride and would like a bit more of a challenge, riders will have the chance to up their skill level on this mountainous climb through some of the most incredible local trails.

    Check out 2019’s Race Course.

    Click HERE to download the PDF.

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  • LAMAR Short-Track Cross Country Competitive (Pro) - 5:40 PM

    Location – Starts at Spirit Mountain
    Start – 5:40 PM
    Want more of a challenge? Test your speed and skill against some of the area’s fastest racers in a short track format. Same course as the recreational event, just faster competition. This ride will be 20 minutes +1 lap. They are very fun to watch. Spectators and participants are welcome.


    Click HERE to download the PDF.

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  • LAMAR Short-Track Cross Country Sport/Recreational - 5:10 PM

    Location – Starts at Spirit Mountain
    Start – 5:10 PM

    Get a quick taste of some of the XC Trails and challenge yourself to see if you can keep up with the competition in this short and fast paced event. This ride will be 20 minutes +1 lap. They are very fun to watch. Spectators and participants are welcome.


    Click HERE to download the PDF.

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  • Long Enduro Race - 9:00 AM

    Location – Spirit Mountain
    Start – 9:00 AM

    Take off at the bottom of the hill at 9:00 AM. Long Enduro stages will begin at 9:30 AM from the top of the hill. 

    Enduro Stage 1 – 9:30 AM

    Enduro Stage 2 – 10:20 AM

    Enduro Stage 3 – 12:40 PM

    Enduro Stage 4 –  1:40 PM
    Start Times May Flex.

    A four-stage race aimed at experienced enduro riders on capable bikes. Long Enduro Stages 1 and 2 will be pedal up. Long Enduro Stages 3 and 4 will be lift assisted. This year the courses will not be the exact same as the Short Enduro. We’ve got a mix of some classic trails to go along with something that you haven’t seen before. Course description and the map will be revealed a week before race day.

    Click HERE to download the PDF.

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  • Short Enduro Race - 10:00 AM

    Location – Spirit Mountain

    Take off at the bottom of the hill at 10:00 AM. Short Enduro stages will begin at 10:40 AM from the top of the hill. 

    Short Enduro Stage 1 – 10:40 AM

    Short Enduro Stage 3 – 12:40 PM
    Start Times May Flex.

    A two-stage race aimed at riders new to enduro racing and can be completed using any type of self-powered mountain bike. The two stages will utilize their own specific courses this year and stay a bit more tame than they have been in the past few years. Short Enduro Stage 1 will be pedal up. Short Enduro 3 will be lift assisted. Course descriptions and map will be revealed the week before the race.

    Click HERE to download the PDF.

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  • Downhill Race - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location – Spirit Mountain
    Practice  – 1:30 PM – 3:50 PM
    Finals – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Racers will have two timed runs down Spirit Mountain’s expert level trail “Calculated Risk”. Best time between the two race runs will count. Full Face helmet required. Watch the 2017 & 2018 race course for a full race preview to see why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBkz-4HSzM4
    View men’s results
    View women’s results

    2019 Course Map: 

    Click HERE to download the PDF.

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  • Youth Downhill Race - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Location – Spirit Mountain
    Race Start
    – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Pre-Ride – 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

    The race will be open to riders who have a bit of bike handling skills regardless of their age. All riders will be racing down a Green level Trail. There will be four age categories, male/female 5-9 and male/female 10-15. This race is geared towards the young, up and coming downhill riders that are the riders and racers of the future. T-Shirts are available while supplies last.

    2019 Course Map: 

    Click HERE to download the PDF.

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  • Silent Auction - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Location – Inside Spirit Mountain’s Grand Avenue Chalet

    Items provided by our sponsors and local businesses, from bike gear to brewery swag. Browse at your leisure and be sure to check back in case you get outbid!

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  • Kids/Youth Activities - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Location – Spirit Mountain Grand Avenue Chalet

    Kids Activities Area Open (ongoing activities) – 10:00-4:00 PM
    The ongoing events include yard games, bounce house, tile painting, chalking the boulder, [NEW] mountain bike run for beginners.
    Bike Decorations – 10:00 AM -12:15 PM* – Stop by to decorate your bike w/ craft materials!
    Bike Parade – 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM* – A chance for kids to show off their newly designed bikes with a short walk through the vendor village.
    Water Balloons – 1:00 PM* – Group games with water balloons.
    Kids Strider Bike Race – 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM* – Short races around a relatively flat course. Strider bikes are great for absolute beginners as kids use their legs to push themselves forward and stay balanced.
    Timed Kids Course Race – 2:00-2:30* – Weave your way through a slightly downhill course drawn out with hay bales!
    Fire Department Water Truck – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Get a break from the heat by getting doused from a firetruck! The truck will show up in this time window when the fire department is available.

    *Times may be adjusted to accommodate the number of participants.

 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Spirit Mountain

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  • The Return of the Powder Monkey - 8:00 AM

    Part of the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series, this race features separate races for riders of all abilities, from kids and beginners to pros. Check out all the race details and review the course map now! Formerly known as the “Great Hawk XC Race,” the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series has renamed the race in 2018 as “The Return of the Powder Monkey.”

    Click HERE to download the PDF.