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Lutsen’s MN Norpine Fat Bike Classic – New Course, New Host Venue

Nov 21, 2019 09:20AM ● By Editor

Photos:  Superior Cycling Association


From Boreal Community Media - November 21, 2019


Returning to Lutsen, Minn. for the fourth year,  registration is now open for the Norpine Fat Bike Classic.   On Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, riders will have the opportunity to challenge their winter cycling endurance as they pedal across established cross-country ski trails on the Norpine Cross Country Trail system.

Norpine Fat Bike Classic


Riders can register for either the long 26-mile course (10 a.m. start) or short 15-mile course (10:05 a.m. start). The race start and finish are also new this year with Cascade Lodge hosting pre and post-race registration and festivities. Thom and Jelena McAleer, owners of Cascade Lodge, are excited to bring bikers along with their friends and families to the lodge and pub.  The 45NRTH Post Race Party located at 3719 West Highway 61, Lutsen, Minn. will include local libations from North Shore Winery and Voyageur Brewing.

Fat bike challenge
For more information about the race and to register, follow this link to the Norpine website.  http://www.norpinefatbikeclassic.com


Superior Cycling Association (SCA) is an organizational partner of the Norpine Fat Bike Classic.  Registration fees and donations go toward funding trail building and maintenance in Grand Marais and Lutsen. You can find out more about the SCA and their ongoing trials and projects here: https://superiorcycling.org/.


The Event schedule follows.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 – CHECK-IN

6:00-10:00 pm

Packet pickup at Cascade Lodge Lobby (NEW)
3719 West Hwy 61, Lutsen
Live music, beer and wine tasting provided by Voyageur Brewing & North Shore Winery

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11 - RACE DAY

BREAKFAST OPTIONS:
7:30 am Cascade Restaurant & Pub, 3719 West Hwy 61, Lutsen
7:00 am Lockport Marketplace & Deli, 5364 MN 61, Lutsen
7:00 am Fika Coffee, coffee and baked goods, 5325 MN 61, Lutsen

8:30-9:30 am Race day packet pick-up @ Cascade Lodge Lobby
9:45 am All bikers head to the start/finish area @ Cascade Lodge
10:00 am Start of RACE! Long course 10am start | Short course 10:05am start

1:30-5:00 pm 45NRTH Post Race Party @ Cascade Restaurant & Pub, Voyageur Brewing & Live Music

3:00 pm Awards @ Cascade Restaurant & Pub
Awards Provided by Wolftooth Components.
- Long Course Top 5 Female / Top 5 Male
- Short Course Top 5 Female / Top 5 Male

Course will be run predominately on the Norpine cross country ski trails.

 This event is in cooperation with and under a Special Use Permit from the U.S. Forest Service.

E Bikes are not allowed.   

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