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April 8, 2014
Kraus-Anderson Announces First of Its Kind, Duluth Biking Festival
Proceeds from festival to benefit COGGS and area nonprofit
Duluth, Minn. (April 3, 2014) – With more than 35 miles of urban mountain biking and hiking trails, the city of Duluth is an outdoor enthusiasts’ dream. Kraus-Anderson is inviting the entire region to celebrate just that with the Kraus-Anderson Bike Duluth Festival on August 16-17, 2014.
Honoring the expansive and expanding Duluth trail system, the two-day festival takes place across the city and includes activities and events for the athlete, outdoorsy family and spectator alike, including:
– Enduro races at Spirit Mountain
– Downhill races at Spirit Mountain
– Guided ride + hike at Mission Creek Trail, Piedmont Trail, Spirit Mountain, & Lester Park
– Family friendly “party in the bowl” at Chester Bowl, with food, a beer tent, music and bike-related activities
– Voyageur’s Revenge XC races at Mission Creek Trail in conjunction with the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series
“We all know and appreciate our trails. But right now there’s no organized event to celebrate and support those unique urban amenities. We want to change that,” said Kraus-Anderson Vice President Jeff Iisakka.
Half the festival proceeds will be put back into the Duluth trail systems through a donation to the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS). COGGS, an integral partner in planning the event, works to improve cycling opportunities in the Twin Ports. The other half will be donated to a nonprofit that will be chosen through a Facebook contest to be held early summer.
Area leaders have already expressed excitement and support for the festival.
“This festival is fun and unique in that it’s the first to showcase our expanding trail systems,” said Duluth Mayor Don Ness.
See area leaders’ messages of support and techniques for training on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching the #BikeDuluthFestival hashtag. Additional event details can be found at bikeduluthfestival.com.
About Kraus-Anderson Construction Company
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company (www.www.krausanderson.com) is one of the nation’s premier commercial general contractors and construction managers. Kraus-Anderson, an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Minot, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.