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Participants Prep for Kraus-Anderson Bike Festival

Biking enthusiasts made their way to Spirit Mountain to prep for the Kraus-Anderson Bike Festival. Biking enthusiasts made their way to Spirit Mountain to prep for the Kraus-Anderson Bike Festival.  |  Photo: WDIO

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: August 02, 2019 09:41 PM

Cycling enthusiasts will be at Spirit Mountain Saturday for the sixth annual Kraus-Anderson Bike Festival.

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Folks made their way to Spirit Mountain Friday to pre-register for the several races taking place at the event which include the long and short enduro, downhill and short track races.

People picked up their bibs and enjoyed a pre-ride on the trails while the younger crowd enjoyed riding the kicker bump set up in Spirit Mountain’s lower chalet.

Around 350 cyclists are expected to partake in the races where they'll try out some of the new trails built by volunteers and experience the world-class trails offered in the Northland.

"It’s so much fun to see the biking in Duluth just really excel and more and more people coming out to experience Spirit Mountain but overall, check out Duluth and the trails,” Jon Regenold, the Spirit Mountain action sports manager, said.

The event is raising money for two local organizations, the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores, and the Gary New Duluth Development Alliance.

Last year, the bike festival raised $50,000 for the organizations and they’re hoping they’ll surpass that this year.

The family friendly event will have plenty of entertainment for attendees to enjoy. The opening ceremony starts at 8:30 a.m. and the long enduro race starts at 9 a.m. Everything will take place in Spirit Mountain's lower chalet.

Spectators can enjoy adventure rides, bike demos, contests, a kids’ course, bike decorating, games, silent auction, raffles, live music, and vendors.

For more information on the event, click here.

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Alejandra Palacios

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