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RACE #8- Cuyuna Lakes Crusher - August 18, 2019

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RACE 9 - Cuyuna crusher- august 18, 2019



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! THelp us celebrate the $3.6 million in bonding received for the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Mountain Bicycling Trails! 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. 16—Heritage Walk • Complimentary Popcorn and Lemonade Downtown Crosby • Author Talk with Kathy Novak • Night to Unite at Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake.
Friday, Aug. 17—Customer Appreciation at Crosby area Businesses • Youth Football Camp in Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake • Kidsfest Backyard Games and Slip ‘n Slide in Ironton • Just for Kix Preschool Dance Camp • Steak or Shrimp
Fry, and more
Saturday, Aug. 18—Yoga on the Beach • Car Show • Fine Arts & Crafts Show • Concessions • Children’s Games • Loon-Calling Contest • Highland Games • Pet Show • Firefighter’s Competition • Live Music in the Park • Water Wars • Cuyuna Crusher Happy Hour
Sunday, Aug. 19—Cuyuna Crusher Mountain Bike Race • 


Cuyuna Crusher Merchandise for Sale

Crusher Socks Only $10!

Cuyuna Crusher T-Shirts $20

T-Shirts $20

Cuyuna Crusher Event Drinking Glasses $5

Cuyuna Crusher Event Drinking Glasses $5

Sponsored by City of Crosby

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Sponsored by City of Cuyuna

City of Cuyuna

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Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

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Sponsored by Crosby Dairy Queen

Crosby Dairy Queen

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Sponsored by Cycle Path & Paddle

Cycle Path & Paddle

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Course Maps

Crusher course for Citizen, Sport, Comp, Elite and Marathon

Crusher course for Citizen, Sport, Comp, Elite and Marathon

Starting at the Rally Center going south Turn right (West) onto Cuyuna Lakes State Trail Skip the first portion of New Easy Street on the first lap to allow more time to roll out and space riders ( 7/10ths of a mile run out before hitting singletrack). Enter New Easy Street on the Right at the second entrance. Continue onto Bootcamp/new Easy Street At exit of Bootcamp take gravel road to Easy Street Mucker mountain climb near the bottom of Mucker take a right onto the mine road for a passing lane before entering back onto the singletrack on the right. When the Singletrack crosses the main gravel road, take a left on the road for additional passing opportunity. Enter back onto the Easy Street singletrack on the right where Sandhog entrance is (not doing sandhog however). Take Easy Street to Trammer on left. Climb Miners Mountain Overburden road all the way to where Miner's Mountain Downhill trail crosses. Take a left onto that trail (same as the start to Oremageddon) Straight ahead to Ferrous Wheel. Take a hard left to Roly Poly down to Rally Center. (Note: Where the trail hits the road at the bottom, shoot straight to the Start/finish line rather than doing that short segment where Switchback entrance starts) Total of 7.4 miles. Slightly above average time for Sport class racer will be 35 minutes per lap, 70 minutes total. Comp and Elite will be around 30 minutes per lap or 90 minutes comp/120 Elite totals.

Online Registration

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Day Of Registration

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.

Start Times, Distances, Fees

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.


Concession Information

Mixed Company A Kava House & Maucieri's Bistro on Wheels will have Concessions available during the Crusher Happy Hour on August 18 and race day August 19 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:




Mixed Company A Kava House

Mixed Company A Kava House website:


  • We can use the demo area as additional parking (at the end of the road at the entrance of the CCSRA and to the left of the entrance to the rally center). There will be a shuttle available from 8:00 – 3:00 p.m. to help transport attendees if necessary.

Local Lodging

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!

Cuyuna Lakes Chamber lodging:

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Camping:

Country Inn Deerwood

Spalding House - Hostel Style Lodging:  5 Single (one person) rooms - $50/nt; 2 Triple (three person) rooms - $75/nt. Call 218-546-6060 for booking or find us on Airbnb

Hallett House Bed & Breakfast: 218-772-0304 or

True North Basecamp: 218-833-2267 or

Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge: 855-557-3237 or

Deerwood Motel: 218-534-3163 or 

City of Crosby Memorial Park: Call 218-546-5021 for reservations.

City of Cuyuna: several sites for pitching a tent or parking an RV; along with the shower/bathroom facility at the track. For Reservations visit:

Grand Casino Mille Lacs: 777 Grand Avenue, Onamia, MN 56359


Contact Information


Cuyuna Lakes Chamber/Promoter

Jessica Holmvig

218-546-8131 Office




Join Us for the Cuyuna Lakes Crusher!


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 18, 2018 – 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 SOLO, and food provided by Maucieri’s Bistro on Wheels throughout the evening

Sunday, August 19, 2018 – 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.

Thank you Sponsors!

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

Dairy Queen

Deerwood Bank

Deerwood Motel

Deerwood Technologies

Easy Riders

Graphic Packaging

Iron Range Eatery



Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union

Mixed Company A Kava House

North Country Café

Shirt Shop

Spalding House

Super One

Range Disposal

Red Raven Bike Cafe 

Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge

True North Basecamp

Woodtick Inn