Time to start dreaming of summer while you’re laying down base miles pedaling to nowhere. The SÖKĒ Board is hard at work getting ready for 2023. This year’s races will be on the weekend of July 22nd & 23rd. No joke, registration goes live on April 1st. This year’s event descriptions are below.
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XC RACES: 1, 2, and 3 Lap Events, Saturday, July 22nd
Steep climbs, rolling singletrack, fun descents, and riding with bats. Part of the 6 mile lap is through the underground mine. Because of the total darkness a helmet and a GOOD light are required for the XC race. Final lap cutoff is 12:30pm at the split/finish.
Awards will be given out by age group and gender for 1, 2, and 3 lap races. The age groups are 18U, 18-35, and 36+. Timing is provided by Superior Timing.
BLACK DIAMOND KIDS XC (Ages 5 – 13) – Saturday, July 22nd
Test your chutzpah on our short kid’s course – it’s rocky, rooty, and probably even a little bit muddy. Awards will be given for the top three shredders and little shredders. Timing provided by Superior Timing.
ENDURO (LAKE SUPERIOR GRAVITY SERIES EVENT): 2, 5, and 6 Stage Events – Saturday, July 22nd
The Enduro is a stage-race format where the goal is to accumulate the lowest combined time from a series of individually timed sections. The transfers are not timed, but you will have cut-off times.
Awards will be given to the top three men and top three women overall in the beginner (2 stage), sport (5 stage), and expert (6 stage) events, the top three male and female U16 riders, and the top three male and female 40+ riders. Timing provided by Superior Timing.
DOWN HILL (LAKE SUPERIOR GRAVITY SERIES EVENT) – Sunday, July 23rd
The Downhill consists of two timed runs, best 1 of 2 times wins. We will have practice runs on Friday night and Sunday morning before the race. Shuttles will be provided on Sunday.
Awards will be given for the overall men and women as well as the U16 girls and boys. Timing provided by race volunteers.
TRIPLE CROWN – Saturday & Sunday
Can you survive a weekend of riding at the mine? Awarded to the fastest male and female in the DH, Long XC, and Expert Enduro events. You must race in all three events to qualify!
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