Bike Duluth Festival takes over the trails at Spirit Mountain

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This weekend starting on Friday, July 7, Spirit Mountain will play host to hundreds of mountain bike enthusiasts as the Bike Duluth Festival has touched down.

Many different racing styles will take place over the three-day event, like cross country, chainless downhill, and more.

Every level of biking is welcome to participate as there will be kids just starting out…beginners…intermediate…as well as adaptive races on Saturday. Click here to learn more about Bike Duluth Festival.

Along with the races, the festival also raises money for local nonprofits. Proceeds this year will support Duluth DEVO Mountain Bike Program and The National Center for Youth Development.

Events like this help to showcase the biking community and all that it has to offer here in the Northland. “It’s an awesome thing for Duluth, it’s why a lot of people move here. In the last couple of years, we’ve seen a lot of people moving up here for our trails for outdoor access. We have this incredible mountain bike infrastructure, and so festivals like this just bring everybody together, and it’s kind of a big party for the whole, whole community,” said Ansel Schimpff, the Executive Director at COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores.)

The races will pick back up Saturday morning at 8:30 am and on Sunday from 9 am to 3:30 pm at Spirit Mountain.