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GET READY TO RIDE.

3 days of chain-rattling fun! Find all official race details below. All downhill races require lift tickets. 

ALL PRE-RACE MEETINGS OCCUR BY THE AWARDS STAGE IN THE VENDOR VILLAGE 20 MINUTES BEFORE SCHEDULED RACE TIME

Your 2024 waivers will be signed during the registration process online and will be reviewed during event check-in.

Friday Races

Chainless Downhill

This intermediate rider course requires riders to carry speed all the way down the hill - challenging even the most skilled riders to generate and carry speed without pedaling! Quick link and chain pin removal tools available for use. Costumes are highly encouraged, and best dressed riders will walk away with more than just a medal!

Date: Friday, July 19th, at 5PM
Registration Check-in: July 19th, 9:30AM-4:30PM
Race Age Groups: Open to All

Register: March 15 – April 5 (Early Bird!):  $15
Register: April 6 - May 31:  $20
Register: June 1 - July 18:  $25
Register: July 19 (Event Weekend Registration) :  $30
Lift Ticket Required.

Adult Strider Bike Races

Don't let the kids have all the fun this weekend! Grab a strider bike and kick your way around the kids track for a chance to win the grand prize! It's harder than it looks, and you're sure to enjoy many laughs.

Date: Friday, July 19th, at 6:30PM
Registration Check-in: July 19th, 9:30AM-6PM
Race Age Groups: Open to All

Register: March 15 - July 19: FREE!

Saturday Races

Intermediate Enduro Race

Experience the thrill of enduro racing on intermediate rated trails! This race includes four timed downhill stages across blue and black rated, flow and tech trails. The course is set up to accommodate riders of intermediate skill level and up.

Date: Saturday, July 20th, at 9AM

Registration Check-in: July 20th, 7AM-8:30AM, Awards: 4:15PM

Race Details:

  • Intermediate Enduro Stage 1 and Stage 2: 9:00AM

  • Intermediate Enduro Stage 3: 11:30AM

  • Intermediate Enduro Stage 4: 2:30PM

Race Age Groups:

  • 40+

  • Overall (17-39)

  • 16 and Under

  • 12 and Under (Not Lake Superior Gravity Series Scored)

Register: March 15 – April 5 (Early Bird!):  $45
Register: April 6 - May 31:  $60
Register: June 1 - July 18:  $75
Register: July 19 - July 20 (Event Weekend Registration):  $90
High School and College Student (through July 18):  $45
Lift Ticket Required

Mission Creek Rollout Cross-Country Race

Mission Creek Rollout is designed for all levels of riders seeking a fast-rolling course with fewer rocks and climbs than the Exposure races and for the XC rider looking for a two-day race weekend! Riders will find a curated loop of purpose-built green level XC flow trails, winding through valleys and ridge lines along the St. Louis River, before making their way back to Spirit Mountain and the Grand Avenue Chalet.

Date: Saturday, July 20th, at 8:30AM-3:30PM

Registration Check-in: July 20th, 7AM-8AM

Race Age Groups:

  • Masters (60+)

  • 50-59

  • 40-49

  • Overall (17-39)

  • 16 and Under

  • Single Speed (Single Speed Bike)

Register: March 15 – April 5 (Early Bird!):  $60
Register: April 6 - May 31:  $70
Register: June 1 - July 18:  $80
Register: July 19 - July 20 (Event Weekend Registration):  $90
High School and College Student (through July 18):  $60

Advanced Enduro Race

Test your skills on Spirit Mountain’s most technical trails over seven timed stages! This course is designed for experienced/advanced riders, and all the utilized trails are rated single or double black diamond.

Date: Saturday, July 20th, at 9AM

Registration Check-in: July 20th, 7AM-8:30AM, Awards: 4:30PM

Race Details:

  • Enduro Stage 1 and Stage 2: 9:00AM

  • Enduro Stage 3 and Stage 4: 11:30AM
    Enduro Stage 5 and Stage 6: 2:30PM
    Enduro Stage 7: 4:00PM

Race Age Groups:

  • 40+

  • Overall (17-39)

  • 16 and Under

Register: March 15 – April 5 (Early Bird!):  $55
Register: April 6 - May 31:  $70
Register: June 1 - July 18:  $85
Register: July 19 - July 20 (Event Weekend Registration):  $100

Youth Downhill Race

This course features beginner-friendly trails for participants with basic mountain bike handling skills. The track’s length is approximately 1 mile with an expected duration of 5 minutes per ride. We recommend any experienced youth riders looking for more advanced downhill riding partake in the Beginner or Intermediate Enduro races. T-Shirts are available while supplies last! 

Date: Saturday, July 20th, at 1PM

Registration Check-in: July 20th, 7AM-12:30PM, Awards: 2:30PM

Race Age Groups:

  • 12 - 15

  • 11 and Under

Register: March 15 – July 18:  $20
Register: July 19 - July 20 (Event Weekend Pricing):  $30
Lift Ticket Required

Kids Strider Bike Race

FREE to participate! Bring your own helmet and bike/strider (or borrow a Bike Fest Strider bike!). Short races on Spirit's kids' dirt track near the Vendor Village. Strider bikes are great for basic bike beginners as kids use their little legs to push forward and stay balanced!

Date: Saturday, July 20th, at 2PM

Register: March 15 - July 20: FREE!
No official registration required. On-site participation forms will be required. Come and enjoy the fun with your kiddos!

Sunday Races

Partial Exposure Adventure Trail Race
(All Levels)

The Partial Exposure is a cross country adventure race for riders of all skill levels. After a neutral rollout, riders will follow the Duluth Traverse trail through town, finishing back at Spirit Mountain in the Race Village. The Duluth Traverse is a green level trail with many sustained climbs and descents across the hillside of Duluth.

Date: Sunday, July 21st, at 8:30AM

Registration Check-in: July 21st, 7AM-8AM, Awards: 30 minutes after last rider completes course

Race Age Groups:

  • Masters (60+)

  • 50-59

  • 40-49

  • Overall (17-39)

  • 16 and Under

  • Single Speed (Single Speed Bike)

Register: March 15 – April 5(Early Bird!):  $50
Register: April 6 - May 31:  $60
Register: June 1 - July 18:  $70
Register: July 19 - July 21 (Event Weekend Registration):  $80
High School and College Student (through July 18): $50

Advanced Downhill Race

Fly down Calculated Risk – one of the premier gravity trails in Minnesota! This high-speed competition course features numerous table-top jumps, rock gardens, gap-jumps (optional B-lines), wide sweeping berms, and the flagship feature “The Terrarium” which offers spectators the opportunity to watch racers sail down a steep rocky face culminating in a 5-foot drop at the bottom (optional B-line ). The course is fully rollable but rewards riders willing to take to the air over some of the obstacles and rock gardens. Finish times generally range from 2-3 minutes for the 3,500-foot track. Full face helmets are required.

Date: Sunday, July 21st, at 12PM (Seeding Run), 1PM (Final Run)

Registration Check-in: July 21st, 7AM-11:30AM, Awards: 2:30PM

Race Age Groups:

  • 40+

  • Open/Expert (17-39)

  • 16 and Under

Register: March 15 – April 5 (Early Bird!):  $45
Register: April 6 - May 31:  $55
Register: June 1 - July 18:  $65
Register: July 19 - July 21 (Event Weekend Registration):  $75
High School and College Student (through July 18):  $45
Lift Ticket Required

Northern Exposure Trail Race

After a neutral rollout, the Northern Exposure takes the scenic route across town, taking riders up and down some of the most challenging terrain Duluth has to offer before finishing back at Spirit Mountain in the Race Village. This course covers much of the same trail as the Partial Exposure, with the addition of advanced and expert loops along the way. The Northern Exposure will test the skill and fitness of even the most experienced riders.

Date: Sunday, July 21st, at 8:30AM

Registration Check-in: July 21st, 7AM-8AM, Awards: 30 minutes after last rider completes course

Race Age Groups:

  • Masters (60+)

  • 50-59

  • 40-49

  • Overall (17-39)

  • 16 and Under

  • Single Speed (Single Speed Bike)

Register: March 15 – April 5 (Early Bird!):  $60
Register: April 6 - May 31:  $70
Register: June 1 - July 18:  $80
Register: July 19 - July 20 (Event Weekend Registration):  $90
High School and College Student (through July 18):  $60

Beginner Enduro Race

Want to try enduro racing but don't know where to start? This race is a great opportunity to get your toes wet! Experience the thrill of enduro racing on beginner rated trails! This race includes two timed downhill stages. The course is set up to accommodate riders of beginner skill level and up.
 

Date: Sunday, July 21st, at 9AM

Registration Check-in: July 21st, 7AM-8:30AM, Awards: TBD

Race Details:

  • Beginner Enduro Stage 1: 9AM

  • Beginner Enduro Stage 2: 10:30AM

Race Age Groups:

  • 40+

  • Open/Expert (17-39)

  • 16 and Under

  • 12 and Under (Not Lake Superior Gravity Series Scored)

Register: March 15 – April 5 (Early Bird!):  $35
Register: April 6 - May 31:  $50
Register: June 1 - July 18:  $65
Register: July 19 - July 21 (Event Weekend Registration):  $80
High School and College Student (through July 18):  $35

Disclaimer

Listed race times are subject to change. Race times are confirmed and shared the week before the Festival. All events and races are subject to weather and trail conditions and may be adjusted as needed. Races that require a Spirit Mountain lift ticket to be purchased at registration are noted. Event raises funds as a nonprofit benefit festival. No refunds are available.

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