Highlights

Fall Rivet Run On Now

October 9, 2020
The Fall Rivet Run trail run/walk event is virtual this year, with participants able to complete their 5K anytime between Oct 8th and Nov 9th. Proceeds will go towards a new grooming sled at Pattison State Park.

Bangin In The Brush Results

October 8, 2020
The Duluth area held their annual Bangin in the Brush trail run as a virtual event with participants completing a 10K course between Sept 15th and 30th. Over 90 runners logged race times, including a number of families.

Midwest MTB Report

October 7, 2020
Jay Richards checks in this fall with updates on the recent Telemark Ascent MTB race and news and reviews on a number of new area trails.

Birkie Trail Run Showcases Covid Safe Practices

October 7, 2020
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has rolled out a feature video on the Birkie Trail Run event, showing how they implemented processes and procedures to ensure a pandemic safe event while still allowing participants to compete outdoors on the Birkie trails.

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Video: Birkie Trail Run Recap

Sisu Ski Fest Registration Now Open

October 6, 2020
Sisu Ski Fest is adapting for the coronavirus season with a virtual format event this year. Race on home trails or hit the course at ABR, record your event and upload, and you'll have your age factored into the results which could make you eligible for some amazing prizes!

Swedish Mile Trail Run This Weekend

October 5, 2020
The Vasaloppet Swedish Mile Trail Run is set for Oct 10th on the Vasaloppet Nordic Center trails in Mora, Minnesota. The annual Swedish Mile Trail Race is a 10K timed trail race and a 5K fun run to raise money for snowmaking operations at the Nordic Center.

Birkie Trail Run Recap

September 30, 2020
Nearly 500 runners turned out over two days for the Birkie Trail Run events last weekend in Cable with fall colors at their peak. The event implemented a variety of changes to ensure a pandemic safe format for all the races. USTAF half marathon champions were crowned in Andy Wacker and Dani Moreno. Marathon titles went to Evan Wetzel and Rachel Ragona.

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Results: Birkie Trail Run

Vasaloppet Announces Race Plans

September 29, 2020
Vasaloppet USA has announced their preliminary plans for racing this February, complete with the famous downtown finish. Races will be spaced out, with some field limits, and the classic races will now all be on Sunday. Get your registration in to ensure your place in the field!

US Nationals, Junior Nationals Replaced with Regional Competitions

September 12, 2020
US Ski and Snowboard announced earlier this month that the major national competitions, including SuperTour, US Nationals, and Junior Nationals, will be replaced with regional level competitions this season due to the ongoing pandemic. This has a large impact on the Midwest as Houghton, MI, was due to host US Nationals and Minneapolis, MN, Junior National competitions.

FIS Alpine Cancels North American Schedule

August 26, 2020
Due to the impacts of the coronavirus, FIS has decided to cancel early season North American events and hold the entire FIS season in Europe for 2020-21.

Loppet Completes First Race in MTB Series

August 25, 2020
Last Saturday, nearly 150 riders turned out at Theodore Wirth to race in the Loppet Foundation's first event of their mountain bike time trial series. The event featured socially distanced starts with a wide range of ages competing.

Midwest MTB Report

August 21, 2020
In this week's Midwest MTB Report Jay Richards covers one of the first races of the summer, the Giants Ridge Grind, highlights the start of the Loppet MTB TT series, cancellation of Chequamegon, new trail development, and some awesome trail exploration in South Dakota.

Eden Prairie/Minnetonka Rollerski Time Trial Results

August 8, 2020
Summer training juniors from Eden Prairie and Minnetonka high schools competed in a four mile rollerski trial at Carver Park on Friday.

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Results: 4K rollerski

Midwest MTB Report

August 6, 2020
The Midwest MTB report, brought to us by Jay Richards, this week includes a recap from the Maah Daah Hey 100, highlights from the Duluth Enduro series, updates on local races, a few cycling related items and the Strava Ride of the Week.

Birkie Trail Run Price Hike Friday

August 5, 2020
With a successful Lumberjack Run event last weekend, the Birkie organization is putting in final preparations for the Birkie Trail Run in September. A new virtual race options have been added as well. The next price hike comes Friday, August 7th, so get your registrations in by Thursday night to save some cash.

Midwest MTB Report

July 21, 2020
Another jam packed edition of the Midwest MTB Report by Jay Richards, this week highlighting one of the first races on tap for Minnesota, reports on North Dakota racing and trail development, updates on the Wisconsin high school racing scene, and the Strava Ride of the Week.

Trail Mix is On Now

July 20, 2020
Three Rivers Park Districts annual Trail Mix run has switch to a virtual format this year and is running July 11th thru the 26th. Race options include 12.5, 25K and 50K with courses marked at Lake Rebecca.

Midwest MTB Report

July 15, 2020
Jay Richards Midwest MTB report this week features MN high school season firing up, updates on virtual events, Ron Bergin retires, a Minnesota trail featured nationally and the Strava Ride of the Week.

Worldloppet: Bill Brown Shares Story on Completing All 20

July 12, 2020
Minnesotan Bill Brown shares his story on becoming the first American to complete all 20 Worldloppet races. And 'Like' the story to help it become one of the top ranked Worldloppet stories.

John Munger Resigns from Loppet Foundation

July 10, 2020
In a surprising move Friday, founder and executive director John Munger stepped down from the Loppet Foundation as announced by the board of directors. Ray Aponte has been named as interim executive director.

Midwest MTB Report

June 30, 2020
The Midwest MTB Report by Jay Richards this week features updates from a Minnesotan out West, updates on several Midwest races, and the Strava ride of the week.

Midwest MTB Report

June 24, 2020
This week's Midwest MTB Report by Jay Richards provides a firsthand tour of some incredible new trails in Minnesota, virtual race updates, a report from Badlands 100, tips on biking with family, and more.