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Race #9 - Cuyuna Crusher - August 27 | Race The Range #3


Early Pre-Registration closes Thursday, August 24 at 8:00 PM 

Late Pre-Registration closes Saturday, August 26 at 8:00 PM

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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-Reg (closes Thursday @ 8:00 pm) Late Pre-Reg (closes Saturday @ 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/Athena)
Sport (Age Group, Clydesdale/Athena)
Comp (Age Group, Single Speed, Fat Bike)
Marathon (Overall)
Elite (Age Group, Overall)

2023 Race Information

Welcome to the Cuyuna Crusher! Home of Cuyuna's famous iron ore trails!

Photo Courtesy of Randy Harrison Photography

Welcome to the Cuyuna Crusher! Home of Cuyuna's famous iron ore trails!

Voted MNMBS 'Best Race' in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021 and record setting participation in 2022, the Cuyuna Crusher is an experience like none other. Mountain bikers of all ages and skill levels along with friends and families are invited to the Cuyuna Lakes Area for the Annual Cuyuna Crusher 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. 

Bring your family and enjoy all that the Cuyuna Lakes Area has to offer! Take the loved ones swimming, diving, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding in our crystal clear mine lakes, stop in for a bite to eat at one of the many eateries and rest your heads in one of the many great lodging options. You will not regret the chance to explore the great Cuyuna Lakes Area while enjoying some of the best mountain bike trails in Minnesota! 

Willing to volunteer at Sunday's event? Or help Saturday with Pre-Crusher festivities? Please visit our sign up page at: Thank you for being willing to help! We truly appreciate your commitment and time!


Interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2023 Cuyuna Crusher? 

Please visit us << HERE >> or contact the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber office with questions by emailing us at or calling 218-546-8131.

Countdown to the Cuyuna Crusher



The Cuyuna Crusher is held within the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, those that park within the CCSRA are required to get a parking permit IN ADVANCE! Parking permits can be purchased online, or in person at the DNR office located in Ironton, next to the Fire Hall at 307 3rd St Ironton, MN 56455 or at any park kiosk.

For online parking permit information please visit:

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.)

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Info

The best kept secret in Minnesota!  Abandoned by mining companies more than 30 years ago, this area now boasts 5,000 acres of regenerated vegetation.  Offering a variety of recreation opportunities including biking (paved and mountain bike trails), snowmobiling, fishing, boating, hiking, wildlife-watching, scuba diving, camping and more.  Over 70 miles of mountain bike trail systems cover nearly 800 acres of regenerated vegetation, 27 miles of natural shoreline, six mine lakes connecting to create 267 acres of continuous water, perfect for exploring by boat or canoe. Anglers can cast a line for trout (with a trout stamp), northern, bass, crappie, or sunfish.. Check out the Yawkey Mine Lake, or for a great view go west through the Miner's Mountain Rally Center to see the Miner's Mountain Overlook and the Huntington Mine Lake.  

Divers will find clear water with sheer walls and flat terraces, characteristic of the mine roads, railroads and other remnants of the mining industry.  

To learn more about the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area please visit:


2023 Pre-Crusher Happy Hour

Pre-Crusher Happy Hour details coming soon!

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 and helping us out!

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.


From the Twin Cities:  Click << HERE >> for directions

From Rochester:  Click << HERE >> for directions

From Wisconsin:  Click << HERE >> for directions

Local Lodging


The Cuyuna Lakes Area has lots of lodging options available to choose from!

For area lodging opportunities, including places to eat, shop and visit please see

Local Race Director

Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce/Promoter

Located within Deerwood Bank at:

21236 Archibald Rd

Deerwood, MN 56444


Office: 218-546-8131