Bike Enthusiasts Gathering at Spirit Mountain this Weekend

Updated: July 30, 2019 08:53 AM

Bike enthusiasts from around the Midwest will be riding the hills of Spirit Mountain in Duluth this weekend.

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It's part of the sixth annual Kraus-Anderson Bike Duluth Festival.

"Whether you're a beginner rider or an advanced rider or a family that likes to get out and have fun, there's going to be something for you to do at this festival this weekend," Paul Noll with Kraus-Anderson says.

For racers, there will be 2-stage enduro, 4-stage enduro and various downhill competitions. Riders of all skill level are encouraged to sign up. There are also non-competitive rides scheduled during the festival.

For kids, there will be bike-decorating, short slalom courses and officials are looking for a fire truck that might be able to spray water.

50% of the proceeds benefit Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS), which helps more than just the organization.

"The city of Duluth is, of course, an indirect beneficiary of it just because we get this amazing trail resource," he says. "It's a world class facility. A gold-level riding center. "

A portion of festival revenue will go toward the Gary New Duluth Development Alliance. Noll says that money will be used for "The GND REC."

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