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Race #10 - Laddies Loppet

SATURDAY??  Yes, SATURDAY!!

Also, note START TIME adjustments for SPORT Men/Women, COMP Men/Women, ELITE Women (for Laddies Loppet ONLY)!

2021 Race Information 

Laddies Loppet Mountain Bike Event at Maplelag Resort

Race Description

Laddies Loppet Mountain Bike Event

Saturday, September 4th (Series Cross Country Race) & Sunday, September 5th 2021 (Short Track Race)

The Laddies Loppet Mountain Bike Event is held every Labor Day weekend at Maplelag Resort, with the first event taking place in 1990. This is a great event for the whole family with races and age categories for every type of rider. The entire resort is reserved for the mountain bike event. Lodging is available onsite with camping. (Note: You must and please register before the event for camping. No show up day of camping permitted. This will be strictly enforced.)  We have a dirt jump track for the kids, bonfire Sunday night, swimming, canoes, and a great atmosphere.

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

Racing action begins on Saturday with the traditional Series Cross Country races including Kids Comp, Citizen, Sport, Comp, and Elite. The cross country races count for points in the Series.

On Sunday we will hold our traditional Short Track races with Open Men's and Women's Classes in Kids Comp, Citizen, Sport, Comp and Expert/Elite. The Short Track racing will be held on a tight course winding through the cabins and trees near the lodge making for great spectating. 

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.


NO DAY OF REGISTRATION

SATURDAY??  Yes, SATURDAY!!

Also, note START TIME adjustments for SPORT Men/Women, COMP Men/Women, ELITE Women (for Laddies Loppet ONLY)!

MNMBS Cross Country Race, SATURDAY, Sept 4 - Start Times, Distances, Fees

Class Start Time Approx. Distance # of Laps Early Pre-Registration (closes 9/2 @ 8:00 pm) Late Pre-registration (closes 9/3 @ 8:00 pm)
Kids Comp 9:00 AM 3 miles 1 $18 $28
Citizen Men & Women 9:30 AM 7 miles 1 $29 $39
Sport Men 11:10 AM 11 miles 1 $34 $44
Comp Women 11:16 AM 11 miles 1 $34 $44
Sport Women 11:00 AM 7 miles 1 $34 $44
Elite Men 1:10 PM 18 miles Starter Lap + 1 Full Lap $38 $48
Elite Women 1:30 PM 15 miles 1 $38 $48
Comp Men 1:38 PM 15 miles 1 $34 $44
All riders 18 and under $23 $33

Racers who have NOT raced a Series race this year will pick up their race number on race day before their race.

Racers who HAVE raced a Series race this year should use their EXISTING race number and will NOT pick up a new race number for the race.


Awards : 2021 KIDS COMP ONLY

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

NO ADULT AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR 2021 TO COMPLY WITH HEALTH GUIDELINES


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


Citizen, Sport Women


Sport Men, Comp Women


Elite, Comp Men (with Starter Lap for Elite Men)


Short Track Race, Sunday, Sept 5 - Start Times, Distances, Fees

Class Start Time Distance Pre - Registration Day of Registration
Kids Comp 10:00 AM 2 laps $10 $15
Citizen 10:15 AM 10 min + 1 lap $15 $20
Sport 10:45 AM 12 min + 1 lap $15 $20
Comp Men, Expert & Pro Women 11:15 AM 14 min + 1 lap $15 $20
Expert & Pro Men 11:45 AM 18 min + 2 laps $15 $20

Our Sponsors


Premier

At Fredrikson & Byron, we’ve built a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. Our lawyers blend a common sense approach with in-the-field experience, and we utilize our firm’s strong reputation and our lawyers’ broad networks of business and industry contacts to get things done for clients. Clients have relied on us since 1948 for great solutions that help them minimize legal risks and maximize business benefits. We look forward to an opportunity to show you what it is like where law and business meet.  www.fredlaw.com

Matt Engen is a Wealth Management Advisor and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. and has been in the financial services industry since 1991 and with Merrill Lynch since 1999. In 2009, 2011 and 2012, Matt was included among an elite group of Financial Advisors ranked in Barron’s magazine’s “The Top 1,000 Advisors”, “The Top Ranked Advisors in America State-by-State.” Matt’s experience and intimate knowledge of wealth management enables him to establish objectives, develop an appropriate strategy and recommendations that draw upon the breadth and depth of Total Merrill™ to connect all the pieces of your financial life.  We appreciate Matt's support of the Laddies Loppet.   http://fa.ml.com/el_group

Midwest Bank is a rapidly-growing, locally-owned, independent bank with offices located in West Central Minnesota. Through our rapid growth, we have developed the financial and technological resources to meet the needs of our small and large customers alike. Being locally-owned, we have a vested interest in seeing our communities thrive. Being independent allows us to provide a banking atmosphere that our customers appreciate — a responsiveness not matched by our competition, decisions made by the people you talk to rather than a committee in a distant city, and fees that are considerably below our competition. These items, combined with top-notch customer service, make us believe that we offer banking the way you want it — "Banking Your Way."  www.midwestbank.net

At Wolf Tooth Components, we are a group of hardcore cyclists that found ourselves spending a lot of time talking about bike components.  Like most racers we were always looking for new products that could make our bikes lighter, faster, or more reliable.  Since we all come from engineering and manufacturing backgrounds our conversations often focused on how we could make the products on the market today even better.  The company was founded to design and manufacture unique cycling components that emphasize function, performance, and reliability to meet the needs of fellow racers and riders.  We are excited to support the Laddies Loppet.  www.wolftoothcycling.com

Absolute Insurance Agency, LLC is a full-service, independent insurance agency located in West Fargo, North Dakota.  We focus on and serve the insurance needs of North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota individuals, businesses, and farms.  We are licensed in a handful of other states as well.  We represent many different insurance companies and take pride in being an independent insurance agency giving us a competitive advantage.  We understand that each customer is different.  We are able to match the needs and wants of our customers with competitive premiums and comprehensive coverage’s from one of the many financially sound insurance companies we do business with.  Absolute Insurance strives to provide the highest level of customer service while meeting your specific insurance needs.  www.absoluteinsure.com

Foltz Buildings has been a long time partner and constructed the lodge at Maplelag Resort.  For more than 35 years, Foltz Buildings has been the leader in the area for custom built post frame buildings.  Their construction crews are experienced professionals who build year-round.  They have built thousands of buildings thoughout the years and have thousands of satisfied customers.  Foltz Buildings has a reputation for quality and service.  It’s great to have their support.  www.foltzbuildings.com

Foltz Trucking is one of the largest over-the-road carriers operating in the Upper Midwest and Canada who specialize in bulk hopper bottom freight. With experienced management, dispatch and drivers, Foltz Trucking has built a reputation for service unsurpassed in the industry. Each and every load is considered a priority with commitment to safety and on time delivery.  www.foltztrucking.com

Richwood General Store is a historic landmark in the small village of Richwood, Minnesota. Conveniently located on the way to Maplelag. Pete and his staff offer superior service providing gas, basic groceries and also deli meats and cheeses including some of the best fresh cut bacon found in Minnesota. For those wetting a line, you can also pick up bait featuring minnows, leeches and night crawlers. Be sure to stop at Richwood on your way to or from Maplelag to fill up on gas and experience a piece of Americana.  218-847-9092


Supporting

1up USA is a small company in Wisconsin that manufactures and sells quality products directly to the customer. They guarantee everything they sell, and want all of their customers to be completely satisfied.  We were so impressed with their receiver bike rack design we wanted to partner with them for the Laddies Loppet.  www.1upusa.com

 

Fargo Brewing: From a garage to a full fledged brewery in five short years sums up a dream come true for us Fargo natives with our heart set on bringing craft brewing to the heartland. It was a like-mindedness that brought our paths together, and a Midwestern work ethic that maintained that path, through thick and thin, to see an idea through and bring as fine a product as we can to our home. Ah hell, it’s just beer, chief. Bottoms up.  Sounds like a great fit for the Laddies Loppet to us!  www.fargobrewing.com

We are excited to working with Podiumwear on some exiting gear for the Laddies Loppet.  St. Paul based Podiumwear creates custom quality made sublimated athletic apparel based on their clients specific design.  All of their clothing is made right here in Minnesota.  www.podiumwear.com

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


Retailers

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

For your cycling needs in Detroit Lakes, check out DL Bike Shop.  They carry Trek Bicycles and Bontrager parts and accessories.  www.dlbikeshop.com

 

Freewheel Bike offers multiple Twin Cities locations catering to all types of cyclists and supports multiple events.  www.freewheelbike.com

 

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.   www.gearwest.com

 

Great Northern is a natural fit for the Laddies Loppet with their railroad theme.  Check out their group ride schedule when you are in Fargo.  www.gncycles.com

 

Jakes Bikes offers friendly knowledgeable service in Alexandria, MN.  Whether you are buying bikes for the first time or just need a tired pumped up.  www.jakesbikes.com

 

We are exited to welcome back this long time sponsor.  If you are in the Fargo Moorhead area please stop into see them, they will be sure you are ready for the race.   www.paramountsports.net

 

Revolution Cycle and Ski is dedicated to providing each of their clients with professional service when visiting their store in St. Cloud.  The staff are experienced cyclists so they are ready to help you preapre for your next event.  www.revolutioncycleandski.com​

 


Directions

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.

Contact Info

Jay Richards

Event Director

Phone: 800-654-7711