Duluth Rocky Rumble Enduro Race has successful first year

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Athletes from around the Northland participated in the Duluth Rocky Rumble Enduro Race this weekend, put on by COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores).

The race was a multi-stage competition that tested riders’ technical prowess, endurance, and ability to navigate through some of the most challenging sought after trails in the Twin Ports area.

“The whole course is about 14 miles and the five stages are on black or double black trails. Then the the fifth stage is a blue, so it’s a very challenging course but it highlights some of the best riding in Duluth and in the Midwest,” stated Enduro Director Dustin Voorhees.

The race took place on a series of interconnected black-rated trails, consisting of multiple timed stages which featured steep terrain, single-track, rock gardens along with jumps and drops.

“This is our first year doing it. So we’re just testing the waters to see how it all works. Then hopefully the goal is to keep growing it up because right now, we can handle 150 participants,” concluded Voorhees.

Not only were the 24 riders who participated required to complete all stages along with the obstacles, they also had specific time limits to finish.

Which was able to add an element of strategy and pacing to the first successful year of the event.

All proceeds of which went right back to COGGS, bellow is a full detailed map of the tracks in which the participants traversed on.