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Race #9- Cuyuna Lakes Crusher

2021 Race Information Coming Soon!

Join Us in Cuyuna

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!

The Minnesota Series Race takes place in the Mahnomen Unit of the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area on Sunday, Aug. 22.  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.


Start Times, Distances, Fees : ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY

Class Start Time Approximate Distance # of Laps Registration
Kids Comp 9:00 AM TBD TBD $18
Citizen Men & Women 9:30 AM TBD TBD $29
Sport Men & Women 12:00 Noon TBD TBD $34
Comp Women 12:00 Noon $34
Elite Men & Women 2:30 PM TBD TBD $38
Comp Men 2:35 PM TBD TBD $34
All riders 18 and under $23

Awards : 2021 KIDS COMP ONLY

Medal & award presentation ceremonies will immediately follow the completion of KIDS COMP.


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:

  • Online registration: Please check the Event Day pass when you fill out your Online Registration. You will then pick up your vehicle pass at the registration table.
  • Crusher Happy Hour in Crosby on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 4 to 8 p.m. (location TBD)
  • Vehicle permits can also be purchased at the DNR office on 307 3rd Street Ironton, Online or any of our six 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.

Sponsored by City of Crosby

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Sponsored by City of Cuyuna

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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 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.


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 21 

Concessions available on race day August 22 in the Mahnomen Unit of the Cuyuna Country State Rec Area. 




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:

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

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