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Race #4 - Spirit Mountain/Bike Duluth Festival - July 9



Early Pre-Registration closes Thursday, July 6 at 8:00 PM 

<< Register HERE for Early Pre-Registration >>


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

<< Register HERE for Late Pre-Registration >>

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

No Day-Of or Day-Before 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.

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 3 miles 1 $18 $28
Citizen Men & Women 9:30 AM 6 miles 2 $29 $39
Marathon 10:50 AM 4 hrs 4 hrs $38 $48
Sport Men 11:00 AM 12 miles 2 $34 $44
Comp Women 11:00 AM 12 miles 2 $34 $44
Sport Women 11:00 AM 6 miles 1 $34 $44
Elite Men 1:10 PM 24 miles 4 $38 $48
Elite Women 1:10 PM 18 miles 3 $38 $48
Comp Men 1:20 PM 18 miles 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

General Information

Food and beverage will be available at the Grand Avenue Chalet.

COGGS and Spirit Mountain are once again excited to bring you a race course with unparalleled variety. This year will again be a true test of your grit and stamina, ‘The Modern Day Powder Monkey’.

The Kids Comp and Citizen lap is a combination of fun flowy singletrack and doubletrack. The Kids Comp and Citizen courses DO NOT climb Spirit Mountain.

The Sport, Comp, Marathon and Elite classes will tackle Spirit Mountain. The course begins with the fun flowy and technical singletrack and doubletrack at the bottom of Spirit Mountain. The course will then be a grinder up "The Puker" to the top. Your hard work will then be paid back in a fun, fast, and technical descent. There will be “A” and “B” lines to help reward those who have the “Send it” spirit in them. The “A” line will feature a large drop and steep rocky chute where the “B” line will feature a ride around.

Sport Women will do 1 lap. Sport Men and Comp Women will do 2 laps. Comp Men and Elite Women will do 3 laps. Elite Men will do 4 laps.  Marathon gives you the opportunity to ride as many laps as you can in 4 hours.

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.


The XC course is currently marked and ready for pre-riding. Knowlton Rocks (part of the Sport/Comp/Elite/Marathon XC course) will be taped for the Enduro race and unavailable Saturday from 2-4:30. The Short Track race on Friday evening uses a section of the XC course and will be unavailable at that time. Other than that, ride on!

Reminder that the XC courses are NOT open for pre-riding on race day.


The event will be based at the Spirit Mountain Grand Avenue Chalet (at the bottom of Spirit Mountain)

8551 Grand Ave
Duluth, MN 55808

From the Twin Cities, take I-35 North to Exit 246 (Midway Rd)

Turn Right (south) on Midway Rd (County 13), and follow it 4.5 miles to Commonwealth Av (Highway 23 / Grand Ave)

Turn Left (north) on Commonwealth Av (East 23) and follow it 3 miles to Warwick St

Turn Left at Warwick St into Spirit Mountain - Grand Avenue Entrance

Local Sponsors

General Information

Are you interested in volunteering. We have a wide variety of tasks. Visit Volunteer Signup to learn more.

Camping is available at Spirit MountainIndian Point Campground, The Buffalo House, or any other place you can find to pitch a tent, get your reservations early! 

Additionally, check out for hotel and bed and breakfast lodging options.  

Having bike problems or need last second items?  Check out and and they will get everything taken care of!

Wanna celebrate with a cold one after a hard day on the trails?  For the beer drinking types, hit up Bent Paddle Brewery or Ursa Minor Brewery.  For the Cider drinking types, check out Duluth Cider or Wild State Cider.

Hungry?  We recommend crossing the bridge to visit Thirsty Pagen for some of the best pizza you will ever have!  If pizza is not your thing though, check out Duluth Grill, OMC Smokehouse, or Corktown Deli.

Local Race Director

Nikolai Anikin & Dave Antonson