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RACE #9- Cuyuna Lakes Crusher - August 23, 2020

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RACE 9 - Cuyuna Crusher- August 23, 2020



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 22, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. – Pre-Registration and Crusher Happy Hour - Open to racers and the public, everyone welcome! There will be live music and food provided throughout the evening. 

Sunday, August 23, 2020 - Cuyuna Crusher Race Day!

The Minnesota Series Race takes place in the Mahnomen Unit of the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area on Sunday, Aug. 23. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and is open to all interested racers! Voted Best Race in 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019! Cuyuna's World Famous Red Dirt Flow Trails are in great shape! Bring your family and enjoy swimming, diving, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding in our crystal clear mine lakes. 



Vehicle Permits are Required in the CCSRA: EVENT DAY PASS WITH DISCOUNT IS $5 (Instead of $7)

There are several ways you can get your event day pass:

  • On line registration Please check the Event Day pass when you fill out your ON Line Registration. You will then pick up your vehicle pass at the registration table.
  • Pre-Registration and Crusher Happy Hour at the Spalding House in Crosby on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Registration on Sunday morning, August 23
  • Vehicle permits can also be purchased at the DNR office on 307 3rd Street Ironton, Online or any of our 6 self-service kiosks. Locations for those kiosks are listed below:
  • Yawkey Unit Parking Lot.
  • Portsmouth Campground.
  • Portsmouth Boat Access.
  • Miners Mountain Rally Center.
  • Mahnomen Unit West, entrance off County Road 128.
  • Sagamore Boat Access.

Your purchased permit helps maintain and improve the natural resources, facilities and education and outreach programs that make Minnesota's state parks among the best in the nation.

Heritage Days 2020


Saturday, Aug. 20-23Heritage Days, Crosby Memorial Park
Saturday, Aug. 22— Cuyuna Crusher Happy Hour
Sunday, Aug. 23—Cuyuna Crusher Mountain Bike Race 



Cuyuna Crusher Merchandise for Sale

Sponsored by City of Crosby

City of Crosby

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Sponsored by Cycle Path & Paddle

Cycle Path & Paddle

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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 Grand Casino Mille Lacs

Grand Casino Mille Lacs

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Red Rider Resort

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 Enter New Easy Street on the Right. 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 15.8 miles 2 $29 $40
Kids Comp/Citizen Awards 11:15 AM
Kids Fun Race** 12:45 PM Free** Free**
Elite Men 1:10 PM 30.6 miles 4 $33 $44
Elite Women 1:12 PM 23.2 miles 3 $33 $44
Comp Age 1:20 PM 23.2 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

Concessions available during the Crusher Happy Hour on August 22 

Concessions available on race day August 23 in the Mahnomen Unit of the Cuyuna Country State Rec Area. 




Mixed Company A Kava House

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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!

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.

Book :

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

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

Deerwood Motel: Great Rooms at Great Prices! 

Book: 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.


Grand Casino Mille Lacs: The largest casino hotel resort in the Lake Country with 494 rooms. 


Book: or call 800-468- 3517


Cuyuna Lakes Chamber lodging:

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Camping:


Contact Information


Cuyuna Lakes Chamber/Promoter

Brielle Bredsten

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 22, 2020 – 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 4 to 8 p.m. There will be live music, and food provided throughout the evening

Sunday, August 23, 2020 – 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!

Cuyuna Miner’s Mountain – MAJOR SPONSORS

City of Crosby

City of Cuyuna

Cuyuna Man High Sponsor

Cuyuna Hopper Sponsor 

Bootcamp Sponsors

City of Ironton

City of Deerwood