Bike Duluth Festival raises $54,000 for local cycling efforts

The August festival raised money for local off-road bike trails, programs.

Bike Duluth Festival 2021
This year's Bike Duluth Festival raised more than $50,000 for local off-road bike trails, programs.
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DULUTH — Organizers of the 2022 Kraus-Anderson Bike Duluth Festival held at Spirit Mountain in August gave a $54,000 check to local nonprofit groups last week with the money aimed at expanding cycling opportunities in the Northand.

The money went to the Harbortown Rotary and the nonprofit Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores. Much of the money raised is used to support cycling trails and amenities in the Twin Ports area.

This year’s donation of $54,000 brings the total amount of money raised throughout the event’s eight years to more than $330,000. The 2022 Bike Duluth Festival attracted more than 400 participants and included multiple types of races and showcased the availability of chairlift-supported downhill riding. Another event is scheduled for August 2023.

John Myers reports on the outdoors, natural resources and the environment for the Duluth News Tribune. You can reach him at
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