Event date: 1/11/2020 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Export event
Event Location: Cascade Lodge
COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA November 19, 2019 (LSN) 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.
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.
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/.
For more information on riding or spectating, please visit: https://www.visitcookcounty.com/event/norpine-fat-bike-classic/
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.
Cook County is at the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead region in the remote northeastern part of the state, stretching from the shores of Lake Superior to the US-Canada border. By land it borders Ontario, Canada to the north, and Lake County, MN to the west. The highest point in Minnesota, Eagle Mountain is 2,301 feet and the highest lake, Total Area equals 3,339.72 sq miles
Cook County is home to three national protected areas:
Grand Portage National Monument
Superior National Forest
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Cook County include:
Grand Marais Lutsen Mountains
Gunflint Trail Superior Hiking Trail
Snow Depth Minnesota
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