Archives 2020

NewWorldloppet: 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.

Birkie Lumberjack Run Set for Aug 1st

June 17, 2020
While the Lumberjack World Championships were cancelled for this year, the Lumberjack 5K run event will be held on August 1st. The event has been moved to Fish Hatchery Park, and runners have the option to compete virtually.

USCSA Summer Conference Recap

June 16, 2020
Last weekend USCSA held their summer conference and midwest student representative Luke Dykowski and members of the publishing team at the USCSA put together a summary press release which includes info on the 2021 Nationals venue, covid plans, as well as race and racism in the sport.

Midwest MTB Report

June 16, 2020
by Jay Richards
Jay Richards' Midwest MTB report this week includes a recap from the Otter Creek MTB race, an update from pro cyclist and Minneapolis native Corey Coogan Cisek, a couple of cycling related items to note including some virtual events.

Vasaloppet Registration Now Open

June 15, 2020
Registration for the 2021 Vasaloppet events is now open. Help support this community and their snowmaking efforts by registering today!

Midwest MTB Report

June 9, 2020
Another jam-packed mountain bike report this week from Jay Richards! Included in the write up: the new Redhead trail system on the Mesabi iron range, riders staying fit with "notta races" and building backyard tracks, a review of Fargo-Moorhead trail work, Strava ride(s) of the week, and much more.

Midwest MTB Report

June 3, 2020
Jay Richards MTB report this week includes updates on a record broken on the Kokopelli trail, World Cup MTB update, new trail along the Northshore, updates on lift service mountain biking in the area and a return of the Strava rides feature.

Junior Nationals Returns to Theodore Wirth

June 2, 2020
The 2021 US Junior Nationals competition will be held in Minneapolis in March at Theodore Wirth. The week long competition brings in top juniors from across the nation. Minneapolis last hosted Junior Nationals in 2011.

Midwest MTB Report

May 27, 2020
Jay Richards rolls out the first MTB report of the season, bringing us up-to-date on many of the major Midwest MTB race plans, trail controversies in Duluth, Battle Creek plans, and some of the bike trail systems in the area.

CXC Announces Regional Elite Group Athletes

May 25, 2020
CXC has posted the athletes invited for 2020 Regional Elite Group training camp. The exact plans for the camp are still in flux as the staff works through the latest pandemic restrictions and best-practices.

US Ski Team: Barton, Hecker Join U.S. Cross Country Team Staff

May 20, 2020
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team welcomes two new staff members for the 2020-21 season, including Development Team coach Kate Barton, and to the World Cup Service Team, Minnesota's own Chris Hecker. Hecker is replacing Jean-Pascal Laurin, who stepped down following the 2019-20 season to dedicate more time to a booming farming operation.

CityTrail Loppet Coverage

May 15, 2020
The CityTrail Loppet, the Loppet Foundations urban spring running adventure, is being held as a virtual event this year. Runners register, pick a time to course the designated course, then upload their time afterwards. The full results should be published after the race closes on Sunday (still time to register and run it!).

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Photoset: CityTrail Loppet Course
Photoset from Instagram: CityTrail Loppet Photos
Photoset from Loppet Foundation: CityTrail Loppet Photo Album
Results: CityTrail Loppet
CityTrail Loppet

Endurance United Summer Junior Announcement

May 13, 2020
Endurance United opens their summer junior training program sign up and details expectations. There will be a virtual information session via Zoom on Wednesday evening, May 27th.

2020 Collegiate Tally Board

May 13, 2020
We've fired up the collegiate tally board for the class of 2020. Let us know your college plans so we care share with the rest of the skiing community!

Gogebic Community College Nordic Skiing to Start This Winter

May 11, 2020
The Gogebic Community College Board of Trustees approved the addition of Nordic Skiing as a club sport beginning this winter. The club plans to have a paid coach and compete in the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Midwestern Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Conference (MSCA).

CityTrail Loppet Goes Virtual Next Week

May 6, 2020
The Loppet Foundation will hold their popular spring urban trail run, CityTrail Loppet, as a virtual race over six days next week (May 12-17). Log your best time on the designated 10K race course, post the results and then check back to see how you fared.

US Ski Team: Over 20 Skiers Nominated for the US Ski Team

May 4, 2020
U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced nominations for the 2020-21 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season. Jessie Diggins and Kevin Bolger are the Midwest representatives in the line-up.