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By purchasing a permit, you help maintain and
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Don't just drive into town for the day on Sunday. Be sure to come to the Cuyuna Lakes and make a weekend of it. You will not regret the chance to explore our great town and get a quality pre-ride to prepare for your race. Visit our local businesses that sponsor the Crusher, without them we couldn’t do what we do!
Join us for the Crusher Happy Hour located on Cross Avenue in front of the Spalding House in Crosby on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. – Pre-Registration and Crusher Happy Hour - Open to racers and the public, everyone welcome! Details Coming!
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - Cuyuna Crusher Race Day!
The Minnesota Series Race takes place in the Mahnomen Unit of the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area on Sunday, Aug. 18. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and is open to all interested racers! Voted Best Race in 2015, 2017, & 2018! Cuyuna's World Famous Red Dirt Flow Trails are in great shape! Bring your family and enjoy swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding in our crystal clear mine lakes.
Thursday, Aug. 15—Medallion Hunt • Heritage Walk • Mega Meat Raffle at Town Tavern in Ironton • 443 Bingo at Ironton American Legion • Night to Unite at Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake.
Friday, Aug. 16—Customer Appreciation at Crosby area Businesses • Steak or Shrimp Fry, and more at Ironton American Legion and Midway Bar
Saturday, Aug. 17—Yoga on the Beach • Car Show • Arts & Crafts Show • Concessions • Children’s Games • Loon-Calling Contest • Highland Games • Pet Show • Firefighter’s Competition • Live Music in the Park • Traveling Art Pub • Cuyuna Crusher Happy Hour
Sunday, Aug. 18—Cuyuna Crusher Mountain Bike Race
Crusher Socks Only $12!
Cuyuna Crusher Event Drinking Glasses $5
The Registration "RACE #8- Cuyuna Lakes Crusher - August 18, 2019" is not currently available.
Please print the following form front to back on one page of paper. Must be signed on the back side of the sheet of paper.
|Race||Start Time||Approximate Distance||# of Laps||Pre - Registration||Day of Registration|
|Kids Comp||9:00 AM||4.1 miles||1||$13||$18|
|Citizen||9:30 AM||7.4 miles||1||$24||$34|
|Marathon||10:50 AM||4 HOURS||$33||$44|
|Sport||11:00 AM||14.8 miles||2||$29||$40|
|Kids Comp/Citizen Awards||11:15 AM|
|Kids Fun Race**||12:45 PM||Free**||Free**|
|Elite Men||1:10 PM||29.6 miles||4||$33||$44|
|Elite Women||1:12 PM||22.2 miles||3||$33||$44|
|Comp Age||1:20 PM||22.2 miles||3||$29||$40|
|All Riders 18 and under||$18||$24|
|Sport Awards||1:45 PM|
|Comp/SS/Fatbike & Elite Awards||3:45 PM|
The kid’s race gives children an opportunity to compete like their parents in a positive and fun environment. The race is free to children ages 3 to 12. Parents can ride or run with the kids for motivation and support. The race starts at 12:45. Helmets are required. You must register onsite by 12:30.
Medal & award presentation ceremonies will immediately follow the completion of each event.
Medals will be awarded 3 places deep in each age group for all race classes. Cash payout, up to 15 places deep to Expert Male and Female Overall. Payout guidelines.
Additional swag will be given out during award ceremonies.
Download the STRAVA map (link above under course maps) and pre-ride the course. Course will be marked race day morning.
Prairie Bay catering will have concessions available during the Crusher Happy Hour on August 17
Maucieri's and Mixed Company a Kava House will have concessions race day August 18 in the Mahnomen Unit of the Cuyuna Country State Rec Area.
Mixed Company A Kava House will be serving coffee and breakfast items.
Did you know Maucieri's Italian Bistro was voted the 2016 WCCO Viewers’ Choice for Best Pasta in Minnesota?!
Check their website out here: http://maucieris.dropzite.com/
From the Twin Cities: Click on the following link for directions:
From Rochester: Click on the following link for directions:
From Wisconsin: Click on the following link for directions:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION! YOU WILL WANT TO BOOK LODGING EARLY! There is another large event happening in the lakes area and lodging may be hard to come by, book early at any of the locations listed below!
Premier Cuyuna Crusher Lodging Partners:
Spalding House - Unique 1900s Hotel Room, Hostel Style Lodging: 5 Single (one person) rooms - $50/nt; 2 Triple (three person) rooms - $75/nt. To book call 218-546-6060 or find us on Airbnb
Crosby Lofts: Eight guest rooms, each a little different, with maximum accommodation for four to six adults.
Red Rider Resort: Red Rider is a year-round resort that includes eight cabins 2 with a ¾ bath, 10 tent sites and four RV sites. There is a shared bath house and kitchen.
True North Basecamp: Waterfront cabins, furnished cabin tents and campsites with sweeping views in the heart of Cuyuna Lakes.
Book: 218-833-2267 or https://truenorthbasecamp.checkfront.com/reserve/
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge: Ruttger’s has been welcoming families to the shores of Bay Lake since 1898. It is a truly classic, traditional Minnesota up north vacation destination with rustic cabins, great food and bonfires with s’more.
Book: 855-557-3237 or https://reservations.megasyshms.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=25411&Chain=20689
Deerwood Motel: Great Rooms at Great Prices!
Book: 218-534-3163 or http://deerwoodmotel.com/
City of Cuyuna: several sites for pitching a tent or parking an RV; along with the shower/bathroom facility at the track.
Book: https://grandcasinomn.com/lodging/grand-casino-mille-lacs-hotel/ or call 800-468- 3517
Cuyuna Lakes Chamber lodging:
Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Camping:
Cuyuna Lakes Chamber/Promoter
Cuyuna’s swoopy singletrack is in great shape – fast and flowing, and the mine lakes are perfect for post race swimming. Here’s the weekend schedule:
Saturday, August 17, 2019 – Cuyuna Lakes Crusher Happy Hour!
All our welcome to celebrate at the Cuyuna Crusher Happy Hour, located on Cross Avenue in front of the Spalding House from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be live music by lolah, and food provided by Prairie Bay catering throughout the evening
Sunday, August 18, 2019 – the full MNMBS cross country schedule starting with Kids Comp at 9 am. New routes all classes, with Sport/Comp/Elite and Marathon running Cuyuna’s best climbs and bermed corners.
Pre-registration ends at 8 pm Thursday. Race-day registration possible but expensive. See you at Cuyuna!
It’s history, dude – did you know the very first manned space flight in the U.S. to reach over 100,000 ft took place from Cuyuna’s Portsmouth Mine back in 1957 when it was 500 ft deep? On the north side of Portsmouth, there’s a trail section called Man High Hill (get it?). Really – a scientist was welded into an aluminum capsule, loaded on a trailer with a huge balloon, and brought to the Portsmouth Mine. The balloon needed 200 ft. of clean air to inflate, and then ascended to 101,516 ft and drifted for 32 hours before it landed. There’s a kiosk just off the paved trail near Highway 6 and the Portsmouth Mine Lake commemorating the event.
Anderson Brothers Construction
City of Crosby
City of Cuyuna
City of Ironton
C&L Distributing/Fulton Beer
Cuyuna Brewing Company
Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
Cycle Path & Paddle
Iron Range Eatery
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Mixed Company A Kava House
North Country Café
Red Raven Bike Cafe
Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge
True North Basecamp