Loppet Duathlon Offers Last Hurrah for Minneapolis Skiers and Fat Bikers
This article was posted on Friday, March 9, 2018
Minneapolis, MN — A farewell to the winter season, the Loppet Duathlon will celebrate two of Minnesota’s most popular winter sports — fat tire biking and cross-country skiing. Added as a new event in 2018, the Loppet Duathlon was added to the mix by the Loppet Foundation’s executive director, John Munger.
“Coming off of the historic event season we just wrapped up, lots of us Loppet folks were still riding that wave of excitement and just weren’t ready to say goodbye to winter. So we decided to throw together the Loppet Duathlon, which offers a fun ‘farewell’ to winter trails.” he said.
As cross-country skiing and fat-tire biking are two quintessentially northern winter sports, and bikes are not usually allowed on Minneapolis Park & Rec Board trails, this event offers a unique racing opportunity for participants. The course will include a 12-kilometer freestyle ski portion followed by a 12-kilometer bike ride, all on the snowmaking loop at Theodore Wirth Regional Park.
Marking the close of the winter trails, the Loppet Duathlon will offer a fun opportunity to bid adieu through this nighttime race! Online registration ($30) is open through Tuesday, March 13 and onsite registration ($40) will be available at 4pm on the day of the race. Learn more at loppet.org/duathlon.