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Check out our event schedule for the Kraus-Anderson Bike Duluth Festival 2018!

TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS.



Friday, August 10, 2018

Spirit Mountain

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

    Stop by Spirit Mountain 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 - 8:00 pm

    Pre-ride the trails 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 11, 2018

Spirit Mountain

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  • Expo Village and Demo Town - 10:00 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, Continental Ski and Bike, Santa Cruz and SRAM. Take a bike out for a test ride in the Skills Park.

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  • Adventure Ride

    Location – Starts at Spirit Mountain
    Start – TBD

    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.

    KA40 (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.

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  • Short-Track Cross Country Competitive (Pro)

    Location – Starts at Spirit Mountain
    Start – TBD

    Similar to cyclocross, but on a mountain bike. It’s a short loop of around five minutes that riders will race around in circles/laps. Race times are pre-determined and usually about 30-60 minutes. They are very fun to watch. Spectators and participants are welcome.

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  • Short-Track Cross Country Sport/Recreational

    Location – Starts at Spirit Mountain
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    Similar to cyclocross, but on a mountain bike. It’s a short loop of around five minutes that riders will race around in circles/laps. Race times are pre-determined and usually about 30-60 minutes. They are very fun to watch. Spectators and participants are welcome.

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  • Long Enduro Race

    Location – Spirit Mountain
    Start – TBD

    Four primarily downhill stages utilizing the same runs as the short race along with 2 additional stages along more advanced and technical terrain. Course info will be released the week before the event.

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  • Kids Course

    Location – Spirit Mountain
    Start – TBD

    A free event to participate in throughout the day. A very mellow path will wind down the base of Spirit Mountain and is aimed at the youngest of young riders! This course is all about FUN and developing bike handling skills. Spend some time here with your little one getting them introduced to the thrill of gravity!

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  • Youth Downhill Race

    Location – Spirit Mountain
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    The youth downhill race will be open to riders who have a bit of bike handling skills, regardless of their age. All riders will be racing down the beginner level flow trail, “Happy Camper”. To help keep things fair there will be two age categories: a 5-9 year old age class and a 10-15 year old age class. This race is geared towards the young up-and-coming downhill riders that are the riders and racers of the future.

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  • Silent Auction - 12:00 pm - 7:00 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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  • Short Enduro Race

    Location – Spirit Mountain
    Start – TBD

    Two primarily downhill stages utilizing Spirit Mountain’s beginner level gravity flow trails. Course info will be released the week before the event.

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  • Bike Games and Kids Bike Parade - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Location – Spirit Mountain Grand Avenue Chalet

    Kids Strider Bike Races – bring your own or use one of ours
    Bike Decorations
    Kids Bike Races – laps in a flat field, all abilities and bikes welcome
    Adult Strider Bike Relays – teams of four adults battle it out tournament style for all the marbles

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  • Downhill Race

    Location – Spirit Mountain
    Start – TBD

    Racers will have two timed runs down Spirit Mountain’s expert level trail “Calculated Risk”.    The best of the two runs will count in the standings.   Full Face helmet required. Watch the 2017 race course for a full race preview to see why.

    View men’s results
    View women’s results

 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Spirit Mountain