Spirit Mountain Hosts Fifth Annual Kraus-Anderson Bike Duluth Festival
- Cost based on race
- Spirit Mountain
- 9500 Spirit Mountain Place, Duluth, MN 55810 United States
The Fifth Annual Kraus-Anderson Bike Duluth Festival welcomes mountain bike enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels to experience Duluth’s premier urban mountain bike trail system first-hand. The action-packed, two-day festival features something for everyone from the road biking spandex warriors and free-riding adrenaline junkies to the families and kids that simply want to try a new sport. Events include Enduro, Downhill and XC races, product demos, and an evening celebration with family-fun bike events. New to the line-up this year is an added Adventure Ride for those new to the sport, who are looking for a more casual ride.
Early check-in is available Friday, August 10 followed by an opportunity to check out the trails ahead of time. Races and bike events take place Saturday throughout the day starting at 9:30 a.m. There will be an Expo Village, which features product demos from Trek, Specialized, Continental Ski and Bike, Santa Cruz and SRAM and local craft breweries and food. Spirit Mountain will host youth activities throughout the day including kids bike races for all ages and abilities. And, there will also be a silent auction with items provided by sponsors and local businesses. The festival culminates on Sunday with the Great Hawk Chase XC Race, which is part of the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series and features separate races for riders of all abilities, from kids and beginners to pros.
Organized by the nonprofit Kraus-Anderson Community Foundation, proceeds from the Bike Duluth Festival benefit two local nonprofits -- The Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shore (COGGS), which works to improve cycling opportunities for Twin Port residents and the Gary New Duluth Development Alliance (GNDDA), which was created to revitalize and transform the GND Recreation Area near the St. Louis River Corridor in Duluth Minnesota.
Registration is open online with discounted pricing, http://www.tempotickets.com/bikeduluth
Mountain Biking in Duluth
Spirit Mountain is Duluth’s hub for outstanding, lift-accessed downhill mountain biking and gravity-fed bike trails, consistently ranked as a top 5 Bike Park in the Mid-west. Duluth is a bike rider’s playground, with over 85 miles of urban mountain bike trails and endless opportunities for road bikers. Spirit Mountain is a trail head for the Duluth Traverse, a 100-mile, city spanning trail system, Duluth is quickly becoming a national mountain biking destination.
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