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Race #9 - Cuyuna Crusher - August 21

Official 2022 Cuyuna Crusher Photos

Official 2022 Cuyuna Crusher Photos taken by Randy Harrison & Perry James Photography can be found by visiting:


Early Pre-Registration  

Late Pre-Registration 

The Registration "Race #9 - Cuyuna Crusher - August 21" is not currently available.

No Day-Of Registration....Pre-Registration Only

No Day-Of Class Changes

Registration Check-In

ALL racers, please CHECK-IN at Registration at least 30 min before your race.  (If you have your race number, please bring it to check-in.)

Racers who have NOT raced a Series race this year will pick up their race number on race day.  (Race numbers will NOT be available for pick up on Saturday at the Crusher Happy Hour.)

Racers who HAVE raced a Series race this year will use their existing race number and will NOT pick up a new race number.

Start Times, Distances, Fees : ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY

Class Start Time Approx. Distance # of Laps Early Pre-Registration (closes 8/18 @ 8:00 pm) Late Pre-registration (closes 8/20 @ 8:00 pm)
Kids Comp 9:00 AM 4.2 miles 1 $18 $28
Citizen Men & Women 9:30 AM 8.4 miles 2 $29 $39
Marathon 10:50 AM 4 hrs 4 hrs $38 $48
Sport Men 11:00 AM 16.2 miles P+2 $34 $44
Comp Women 11:00 AM 16.2 miles P+2 $34 $44
Sport Women 11:00 AM 8.8 miles P+1 $34 $44
Elite Men 1:10 PM 31 miles P+4 $38 $48
Elite Women 1:10 PM 23.6 miles P+3 $38 $48
Comp Men 1:20 PM 23.6 miles P+3 $34 $44
All riders 18 and under $23 $33


Award ceremonies will follow each class of racing.  Medals (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be awarded for all classes/subcategories as follows:

Kids Comp (Age Group)
Citizen (Age Group, Clydesdale)
Sport (Age Group, Clydesdale)
Comp (Age Group, Single Speed, Fat Bike)
Marathon (Overall)
Elite (Age Group, Overall)

2023 Race Information T.B.D. (stay tuned)

Join Us in the Cuyuna Lakes Area

Photo Courtesy of Randy Harrison Photography

Voted MNMBS 'Best Race' in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021

Cuyuna's World Famous Red Dirt Flow Trails are in great shape!

Mountain bikers of all ages and skill levels along with their friends and families are invited to Crosby the weekend of Aug. 19-21 for the 9th Annual Cuyuna Crusher Race sponsored by the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber and the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series. The Cuyuna Crusher takes place in the Mahnomen Unit of the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area. 

Don't just drive into town for the day we invite you to the Cuyuna Lakes Area to make a weekend of it. Bring your family and enjoy swimming, diving, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding in our crystal clear mine lakes.  You will not regret the chance to explore our great town and get a quality pre-ride to prepare for your race. Visit and thank our local businesses that sponsor the Crusher, without them we couldn’t continue having successful events!

Countdown to the Cuyuna Crusher



Cuyuna Crusher Parking

Cuyuna Crusher Parking

Vehicle Permits are Required in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (including the day of the race)

Vehicle permits can be purchased:

  • at the DNR office (307 3rd Street, Ironton),
  • online, or
  • at any self-service kiosk.

Kiosk locations:

  • Yawkey Unit Parking Lot
  • Portsmouth Campground
  • Portsmouth Boat Access
  • Miners Mountain Rally Center
  • Mahnomen Unit West, entrance off County Road 128
  • Sagamore Boat Access
  • Sagamore Trail Head

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you purchase your permit IN ADVANCE to avoid congestion getting into the recreation area.

Be sure your permit is visible in your windshield when you park.

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.

Course Maps

*Specific course elements are subject to change based on course conditions on race day and discretion of the race director and property owner.

Map for Marathon, Sport, Comp and Elite class

Crusher course for Marathon, Sport, Comp, Elite

Crusher course for Kids Comp, Citizen


Start/Lap/Finish Area


Download or follow the course maps above for pre-riding PRIOR TO race day. (Note that courses will be taped-off only on race day and courses are NOT open for pre-riding on race day.)

2023 Pre-Crusher Happy Hour details tbd

Volunteer Sign-up

Volunteers are needed for many different positions to help make the event a success. Large group help is an option for community groups, scout troop or sports teams. We can't host this event without volunteers, thank you in advance for signing up!

No experience with bike races? That's okay! We have lots of positions that require zero knowledge of the sport. Positions include trail stewards, first aid, floaters, water station, traffic support, parking and clean up crew.  

In exchange for your time, we'll be providing volunteers with a free T-shirt and/or refreshments during your shift! 

We appreciate your willingness to help with this great community event. 


Click below to view available volunteer spots, details and Sign Up:

 Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

Please contact the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber 218-546-8131 or for more information.

Local Lodging


A few local options to choose from include:


  • Hidden Jewell Bed & Breakfast - Ironton Contact 218-821-1393


Contact Information

Cuyuna Lakes Chamber/Promoter

218-546-8131 Office

Thank you to our 2022 Cuyuna Crusher Sponsors!

Thank you to our 2022 Cuyuna Crusher Sponsors! We are grateful for your continued support! Events like this don't happen without it. 


Cuyuna Lakes Mt Bike CREW

City of Cuyuna

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center


City of Crosby

Unity Bank


Cuyuna Hopper Sponsor 

Anderson Brothers Construction

AutoSmith Service Group

Crosby Lofts

Cuyuna Adventure Town U.S.A.

Minnesota T's Inc


Super One Foods

Range Disposal

City of Deerwood

City of Ironton

Culligan Water Conditioning

Cuyuna Brewing Company

Deerwood Bank

Deerwood Motel

Deerwood Technologies

Graphic Packaging International
KK Advertising

K & M Signs, Inc.

Cuyuna Adventure Town USA

Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew

Cuyuna Lakes Trail Association

Cuyuna Outfitters


KD's Kettle Corn

Toby's Concessions

SISU Massage and Apothecary LLC


Wing Wellness Medical Spa

Ya Sure Kombucha