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FESTIVAL DATES: AUGUST 5 – 7, 2022

Festival, race spectating, vendor/demo village, and kids activities are FREE to attend!

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BE CROWNED KING OR QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN!

Compete in marquis events – including the Chainless Downhill, Open Enduro, Northern Exposure, and Downhill races. The fastest male and female racers will be crowned 2022 mountain biking royalty – the ULTIMATE Duluth bikers!

Disclaimer

2022 race times are confirmed and shared the week prior to the Festival.
Listed race times are subject to change. Timed races require a Spirit Mountain lift ticket to be purchased at registration. Event raises funds as a nonprofit benefit festival. No refunds are available. All events and races are subject to weather and trail conditions and may be adjusted as needed.

2022 Participant Waivers

NOTE: 2 Waivers are required to participate and will be checked prior to receiving your race number for any/all Festival events:

 

 

Chainless Downhill

Friday, August 5th, 2022 – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Awards & Costume Contest Results: 7:30 PM (Flex as needed)

This track and race requires no pedaling, allowing riders to carry speed all the way down the hill. The intermediate, rider friendly course leads riders through a challenging and fun set of trails. Quick link and chain pin removal tools are available to riders, and costumes are highly encouraged!

CHECK OUT THE COURSE MAP HERE!

Race Age Groups:
Open to All

Register May 1 – June 1: $15.00

Register June 2 – August 5: $20.00

Adult Strider Bike Races

Friday, August 5th, 2022 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Awards: 8:30 PM (Flex as needed)

Keep the fun going Friday night by trying your skills on strider bikes! They’re harder than they look!

Race Age Groups:
Open to All

Register May 1 – June 1: $15.00

Register June 2 – August 5: $20.00

Sport Enduro Race (Short)

Saturday, August 6, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (pre-race meeting at 8:40 AM by the award stage in the Vendor Village)
Registration: 7:30 AM – 8:40 AM
Awards: 3:30 PM (Flex as needed)

Sport Enduro Stage 1 and Stage 2: 9:00 AM
Sport Enduro Stage 3: 11:30 AM
Sport Enduro Stage 4: 2:30 PM

Experience the thrill of enduro racing on intermediate rated trails! The race includes four timed downhill stages across select flow and tech trails, with two pedaling ascents and two chairlift rides back to the top of the hill. The course is set up to accommodate riders of intermediate skill level and up. Pre-riding available Friday.

CHECK OUT THE COURSE MAP HERE!

Race Age Groups:

40+
Overall (17 – 39)
16 and Under
12 and Under (Not Lake Superior Gravity Series Scored)

Register May 1 – June 1: $40.00

Register June 2 – August 3: $55.00

Register August 4 – August 6: $70.00

High School and College Student: $40.00

Open Enduro Race (Long)

Saturday, August 6, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (pre-race meeting at 8:40 AM by the award stage in the Vendor Village)
Registration: 7:30 AM – 8:40 AM
Awards: 5:00 PM (Flex as needed)

Enduro Stage 1 and Stage 2: 9:00 AM
Enduro Stage 3 and Stage 4: 11:30 AM
Enduro Stage 5 and Stage 6: 2:30 PM
Enduro Stage 7: 4:00 PM

Test your skills on Spirit Mountain’s most technical trails – all rated single or double black diamond! Seven timed downhill stages are followed by pedaling back to the top of the hill. The course is designed for experienced/advanced riders. Pre-riding available Friday.

CHECK OUT THE COURSE MAP HERE!

Race Age Groups:
40+
Overall (17 – 39)
16 and Under

Register May 1 – June 1: $50.00

Register June 2 – August 3: $65.00

Register August 4 – August 6: $80.00

High School and College Student: $50.00

Youth Downhill Race

Saturday, August 6, 2022 – 1:00 PM Start – 2:00 PM (pre-race meeting at 12:40 PM by the award stage in the Vendor Village)
Pre-Ride: 9:30 AM – 12:40 PM
Race: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Awards: 2:30 PM (Flex as needed)

The beginners course starts at the lower half of the All Weather trail, beginning in the large parking lot on the north side of Spirit Mountain. The course features a relatively gentle grade with wide open sections, traversing the ski hill on a packed gravel surface with smooth berms and rolls. The track’s length is approximately 1 mile with an expected duration of 3-6 minutes per ride. This course is beginner friendly for participants with basic mountain bike handling skills. We recommend any experienced youth riders who are looking for more advanced downhill riding partake in the Sport Enduro.

CHECK OUT THE COURSE MAP HERE!

Race Age Groups:
12 – 15
11 and Under

Register May 1 – June 1: $15.00

Register June 2 – August 3: $25.00

Register August 4 – August 6: $30.00

(Price includes an exclusive Kraus-Anderson Bike Duluth Festival t-shirt.)

T-Shirts are available while supplies last!

Kids Course and Kids Events

Saturday, August 6, 2022 – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
FREE to participate! Bring your own bike or strider or borrow one of ours! Bring your own helmet – safety first!

Kids Activities Area Open (ongoing activities): 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Ongoing events include short obstacle courses and bike game activities. Kids can time themselves or just run the courses for fun! Try our  bike wheel gyroscope and feel the science of angular momentum.

Fire Department Water Truck: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Beat the heat with a spray from a fire truck! The fire truck is scheduled within this time period as available.

Bike and Helmet Decorating: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Kids will be provided fun supplied and have the opportunity to decorate their bikes and/or helmets!

Bike Parade: 1:15 PM (Flex as needed)
A chance for kids to show off their craftiness on their bikes and helmets.

Kids Strider Race: 2:00 PM
Short races on Spirit’s kids dirt track near the Vendor Village. Strider bikes are great for basic bike beginners as kids use their little legs to push forward and stay balanced!

Kids “Downhill” Race: 1:30 PM
Kids can test their skills on this kids course near the Vendor Village !

All times may be adjusted to accommodate the number of participants.

 

 

Partial Exposure Trail Race (All Levels)

Sunday, August 7, 2022 – 8:00 AM Start – 11:00 AM (pre-race meeting at 7:40 AM by the award stage in the Vendor Village)
Registration: Recommended to check in during the day on Saturday OR 7:00 AM – 7:40 AM

Enjoy some of Duluth’s best flow trails in a 15-mile single loop course. The route takes place exclusively on green and blue rated Duluth Traverse trails and is set up to accommodate riders of all skill levels. The race begins at the Grand Avenue Chalet located at the base of Spirit Mountain. After a 5 mile roll out through west Duluth, the race shoots up Lincoln Park Drive and onto the Duluth Traverse. The course climbs up to the top of the Piedmont trail system and traverses over to Brewer Park. The highlight is the descent down the Keene Creek trail, one of Duluth’s premier flow trails. Still smiling, finish up the race on the Kingsbury Traverse back to the base of Spirit Mountain for some food and cold beverages! Although a GPS unit is not mandatory, it will greatly assist during the race. The racecourse is marker, but if you are not paying attention, you may get off course. A .gpx file of the race will be made available before the race. “Tokens” are collected during the race to verify a rider has completed all the necessary trails.

FIND THE PDF MAP HERE.

GET THE GARMIN TRAIL MAP HERE or scan the below QR code with your phone:

Race Age Groups:
Open
Masters (60+)
Single Speed (Single Speed Bike)

Register May 1 – June 1: $45.00

Register June 2 – August 3: $55.00

Register August 4 – August 7: $65.00

High School and College Student: $45.00

Northern Exposure Trail Race

Sunday, August 7, 2022 – 8:00 AM Start – 1:00 PM (pre-race meeting at 7:40 AM by the award stage in the Vendor Village)
Registration: Recommended to check in during the day on Saturday OR 7:00 AM – 7:40 AM

Get ready to test yourself on Duluth’s most technical trails! This 30-mile route covers every type of trail. From flowy single track to steep rock slabs, this course is designed for experienced riders looking for a challenge. After a 5 mile roll out through west Duluth, head up Lincoln Park Drive and onto the Duluth Traverse. The course climbs to the top of the Piedmont trail system, and this is where the fun begins – highlighting all of the most technical trails in the Piedmont area including DM, Skyline, Admiral Rockbar, and Merrit Creek! The course then heads to Brewer Park and touches on highlights like Kissing Booth and Casket Quarry trail. A flowing descent down Keene Creek and final push up and down Spirit Mountain bring you to the finish line. Make sure to stick around for the food and cold beverages! Pre-Riding the Piedmont area is recommended. This course is intended to be extremely challenging. Some riders race it while others ride it simply for the challenge. This route tests both your stamina and technical skills! Although a GPS unit is not mandatory, it will greatly assist during the race. The racecourse is marked, but if you are not paying attention, you may get off course. A .gpx file of the race will be made available before the race. “Tokens” are collected during the race to verify a rider has completed all the necessary trails.

FIND THE PDF MAP HERE.

GET THE GARMIN TRAIL MAP HERE or scan the below QR code with your phone:

Race Age Groups:
Open
Masters (60+)
Single Speed (Single Speed Bike)

Register May 1 – June 1: $55.00

Register June 2 – August 3: $65.00

Register August 4 – August 7: $75.00

High School and College Student: $55.00

Downhill Race (Advanced)

Sunday, August 7, 2022 – 12:00 PM Start – 2:00 PM (pre-race meeting at 11:40 AM by the award stage in the Vendor Village)
Registration: 7:00 AM – 11:40 PM
Practice Run: 10:00 AM – 11:40 AM
Seeding Run: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Finals: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Awards: 2:00 PM (Flex as needed)

The Advanced Downhill sends racers down Calculated Risk – one of the premier gravity trails in Minnesota. This high-speed competition course features numerous table-top jumps, rock gardens, gap-jumps (with optional B-lines), wide sweeping berms, and the flagship feature “The Terrarium” which offers spectators (COVID Dependent) the opportunity to watch racers sail down a steep rocky face culminating in a 5-foot drop at the bottom (optional B-line around the drop). The course is fully rollable but rewards riders willing to take to the air over some of the obstacles and rock gardens. Finish times generally range from 2-3 minutes for the 3,500-foot track. Full face helmets are required.

CHECK OUT THE COURSE MAP HERE!

Race Age Groups:
Open/Expert
16 and Under

Register May 1 – June 1: $40.00

Register June 2 – August 3: $45.00

Register August 4 – August 7: $55.00

High School and College Student: $40.00

 

** ALL PRE-RACE MEETINGS OCCUR BY THE STAGE IN THE VENDOR VILLAGE 20 MINUTES BEFORE SCHEDULED RACE TIME **