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69ER

June 29, 2024

73 miles, about 4,300 feet of climbing, 8% single track, 13% pavement, 37% snowmobile/ski trail, 41% Forest Service Road, 100% FUN!

Register for any of the Lutsen 69er and receive the following:

  • Commemorative T-shirt
  • Aid station support
  • And more!

2024 Event Pricing: 

69er: $110

Course Stats:

  • 73.7 miles
  • 4,300’ gain
  • 9.1% max grade
  • 2.9 miles longest climb

*Note – GPS File Users: There are some minor areas where these GPX files are not totally accurate. The course will be marked for the event. 

  • For those of you who wish to battle a little less singletrack, we have a course option B!
  • If you take this alternate route, you will still receive a finish time but you will not eligible for awards.
  • If our single track section of the course is too wet to ride, all participants will use this route to complete the race.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Starting June 1 there is a significant logging project to remove dead trees killed by spruce budworm and mitigate fire risk involving part of the 99er and 69er course. The Forest Service and logging company has graciously allowed us ONE DAY use for the race.

The area is closed to ALL TRAFFIC – cars, bikes and pedestrians, starting June 1st. You WILL NOT be able to pre-ride this area of the course. We need you to respect this closure for your safety and for our ability to have the race this year. Please see maps below for suggested pre-ride alternate routes to avoid this area.

69er Pre-Ride Route to Avoid Logging Closures

There will be three aid stations on the 69er course:

  • Aid 1 | Mile 22 | Rice Lake
  • Aid 2 | Mile 47.3 | Wringer
  • Aid 3 | Mile 65.7 | Onion River

Course cut offs:

  • 3:39 PM – Wringer Aid
  • 5:38 PM – Onion Aid
  • 11 hours for the full 69er
  • Note: 
    • Any riders arriving after this time should be transported back to the start/finish via sag vehicles.
    • If riders insist on continuing it it will be at their own risk, they will be listed as a DNF and their race plate will be removed. 

There will be H-frames with a white background, black print and directional arrows along the 99er course. Pink ribbons will be visible along the course for reference. 

69er awards will be 3 deep in each category:

  • Overall Men
  • Men 16-29
  • Men 30-39
  • Men 40-49
  • Men 50-59
  • Men 60-69
  • Men 70+
  • Overall Women
  • Women 16-29
  • Women 30-39
  • Women 40-49
  • Women 50-59
  • Women 60-69
  • Women 70+
  • Para Men/Women
  • Non-Binary
  • Single Speed Men/Women
  • Tandem 
  • Fat Bike

Note – Overall winners will be removed from age class awards

Age groups are based on your age as of race day.

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