New Connector Trail Tour
Explore the new green level Connector Trails on a guided tour (approx. 8-mile/ 1.5 hour ride) on Saturday, Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. with SureShift MTB and friends. Riders will begin and end the ride at Cuyuna Brewing Company. Guided Bike Tour space is limited to 12 participants. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 18.
Crusher Happy Hour
Join us during the Crusher Happy Hour at Cuyuna Brewing Company from 4-8 p.m. Happy Hour features live music by Bruce Archer. Concessions will be available. Grab a 2021 Crusher T-shirts ($25) and socks ($10) at the Chamber booth.
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the trail system at Cuyuna Country State Recreational Area, you could win an GX Eagle AXS™ component upgrade kit ($600 value) donated by Gear West. Raffles will be for sale during Crusher Happy Hour for $10.
About the Musician
Bruce Archer plays a rollicking combination of blues, bluegrass, country, and folk. His impressive finger-picking and slide guitar display a level of mastery that comes from 40-plus years of playing and sifting through musical styles, keeping the bits that resonate with him. He coaxes from his guitar an instrumental voice that is authentically his own.
Masterful finger-picking and slide guitar punctuate the highly autobiographic lyrics of his album THE HALLOWED LAND. This eclectic, sometimes rollicking, sometimes reflective, genre-bending album is a paean to traditional story-telling.
Archer's career has taken him from open mic nights in college, through forming and writing for bands that regularly played high profile alt-music clubs in Uptown, Downtown and West Bank Minneapolis, to returning to solo gigs in the north woods of Minnesota. He's enjoyed playing with some top-notch musicians, including opening for legendary bass guitarist Ronnie Lane (Small Faces), the Uppity Blues Women, the Jayhawks, the Gear Daddies’ frontman Martin Zellar, the Phones, and Run Westy Run—to name a few.
Through it all, he has relied on his Iowa roots and sense of who he is. Archer brings a raw authenticity to his performances.
Concessions by MAUCIERI'S ITALIAN BISTRO, BAR & DELI & Mixed Company --A Kava House available on race day, Sunday, August 22 in the Mahnomen Unit of the Cuyuna Country State Rec Area.