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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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  • Opening Ceremony - 8:45 AM

    The Opening Ceremony will begin promptly at 8:45 AM to introduce Saturday’s main events and give further race updates.

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  • Registration

    Registration for race events is open 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

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  • Expo Village and Demo Town - 9:30 am - 7:00 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 – 10:00 AM

    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.

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  • Short-Track Cross Country Competitive (Pro)

    Location – Starts at Spirit Mountain
    Start – 5:45 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.

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  • Short-Track Cross Country Sport/Recreational

    Location – Starts at Spirit Mountain
    Start – 5:15 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 new short and fast paced event. This ride will be 20 minutes +1 lap. They are very fun to watch. Spectators and participants are welcome.

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  • Long Enduro Race

    Location – Spirit Mountain
    Start – 9:00 AM
    Enduro Stage 1 – 9:00 AM-10:50 AM
    Enduro Stage 2 – 11 AM-12 PM
    Enduro Stage 3 – 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    Enduro Stage 4 – 3:30 PM-4:20 PM

    Four primarily downhill stages utilizing the same runs as the short race along with 2 additional stages along more advanced and technical terrain. Enduro Stages 1 and 2 will be pedal up. Enduro 3 and 4 will be lift assisted. Course descriptions and map are as follows:

    Stage 1: Wrecking ball to Blaster to west Greenma
    Stage 2: East Greenman
    Stage 3: Wrecking ball to Anvil
    Stage 4: Wrecking Ball to Calculated Risk

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  • Short Enduro Race

    Location – Spirit Mountain
    Start – 9:00 AM
    Enduro Stage 1 – 9:00 AM-10:50 AM
    Enduro Stage 3 – 2:00 PM-3:30 PM

    Two primarily downhill stages utilizing Spirit Mountain’s intermediate level gravity trails.Enduro Stages 1 and 2 will be pedal up. Enduro 3 and 4 will be lift assisted. Course descriptions and map are as follows:

    Stage 1: Wrecking ball to Blaster to west Greenman
    Stage 3: Wrecking ball to Anvil

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  • Downhill Race

    Location – Spirit Mountain
    Practice  – 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    Qualifying Run – 1:30 PM-2:00 PM
    Finals – 4:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Racers will have two timed runs down Spirit Mountain’s expert level trail “Calculated Risk”. The race will have two timed runs, the first for qualifying and the final run for all the marbles. 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

    2018 Course Map: 

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  • Kids Course

    Location – Spirit Mountain
    Race Start Time – 12:30 PM-1:00 PM

    Open course racing from 10:-00 AM – 4:00 PM.

    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
    Race Start
     – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Pre-Ride – 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

    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. T-Shirts are available while supplies last.

    2018 Course Map: 

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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 Strider Bike Races – bring your own or use one of ours (2:00 PM – TBD)
    Bike Decorations (12:30 PM – TBD)
    Kids Bike Parade (1:15 PM – TBD)
    Sanctioned Kids Bike Races – (1:30 PM – TBD)
    Fire Department Water Truck – (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
    Kids Bike Races – laps in a flat field, all abilities and bikes welcome (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

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  • Closing Ceremony & Awards

    Join the Kraus-Anderson Bike Duluth Festival committee in celebrating and recognizing this year’s race winners.

 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Spirit Mountain

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  • The Return of the Powder Monkey - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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.”