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Race #10 - Laddies Loppet - TO BE UPDATED FOR 2024


Early Pre-Registration closes DAY, MONTH DATE at TIME PM 

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Late Pre-Registration closes DAY, MONTH DATE at TIME PM

<< Register HERE for Late Pre-Registration >>

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

No Day-Of or Day-Before Class Changes

Race Numbers:

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.

(Note that if you have raced a Series race this year, but have now registered for a DIFFERENT class, you will pick up a NEW race number for your NEW class on race day).

Start Times, Distances, Fees : ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY

Class Start Time Approx. Distance # of Laps Early Pre-Reg (closes Tuesday @ 11:59 pm) Late Pre-Reg (closes Friday @ 11:59 pm)
Kids Comp 9:00 AM 3 miles 1 $18 $28
Citizen Men & Women 9:30 AM 6 miles 1 $29 $39
Marathon 10:50 AM 4 hrs
Sport Men 11:00 AM 12 miles 1 $34 $44
Comp Women 11:00 AM 12 miles 1 $34 $44
Sport Women (race Citizen loop) 11:00 AM 6 miles 1 $34 $44
Elite Men 1:10 PM 26 miles 2 plus starter $38 $48
Elite Women 1:10 PM 24 miles 2 $38 $48
Comp Men 1:20 PM 24 miles 2 $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) Cash to top five male and female
Elite (Age Group, Overall) Cash to top ten male and cash payout to entire female finishers

2023 Race Information

Race Description

Laddies Loppet Mountain Bike Race

The Laddies Loppet Mountain Bike Event is held every Labor Day weekend at Maplelag Resort, with the first event taking place in 1990 making it one of the longest running events in Minnesota! The course is mostly classic singletrack with a progressive touch. Unique to any race in the series!  

Camping onsite. (Note: You must and please register before the event for camping.  No show up day of camping permitted.)

Food trucks to be on site for Sunday and light concessions. No other meal service available. Bring your own food!

The race and course are designed and promoted by mountain bikers and was voted the race of the year in 2011, 2012, 2016 & 2022!  We continue to add new singletrack every season.

Cross Country race only this year, held on SUNDAY

For more information and trail reports, visit the Maplelag website.  

You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram for course updates and event details: @LaddiesLoppet

The race is named after one our original friendly dogs named Laddie.  The word Loppet comes from the Norwegian word lopet which refers to an endurance event over varied terrain.

Note: Canadian racers will NOT be required to carry a UCI license to race in the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series.

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.

Kids Comp

Kids Comp

Citizen, Sport Women

Citizen, Sport Women

Marathon, Sport Men, Comp Women, Comp Men, Elite Women, Elite Men

Marathon, Sport Men, Comp Women, Comp Men, Elite Women, Elite Men

Starter Loop

Our Sponsors


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Our long time partner is back again this year providing media coverage all weekend.  Watch for outstanding photos from across all classes posted on their site.


These retailers support our event and are the best place to start when you need the right cycling gear.

Gear West started 20 years ago because of their passion for cross country skiing. Since then, through that same passion and the support of their loyal customers they have grown into one of Minnesota's premier independently owned specialty sports businesses.


Maplelag is located in Becker County, 20 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes, MN, and about one hour northeast of Fargo-Moorhead. We are four and a half hours northwest of Mpls/St. Paul and four hours south of Winnipeg and four hours east of Bismarck. Located on Little Sugarbush Lake in a maple-basswood climax forest, prairie lands are just five miles west of us, with no forests to speak of until the Rockies. To our east and north, you will find a mix of aspen, hardwood and pine stands. Itasca State Park (the source of the Mississippi River), is less than an hour away. And, it is half an hour to the Tamarack National Wildlife Refuge. Maplelag is located within the White Earth Reservation boundaries. The surrounding area, which includes Maplelag, was settled by Finnish pioneers around 1918.

Local Race Director

Jay Richards

Event Director

Phone: 218-849-7669