The GRIND Mountain Bike Race is a weekend adventure for the whole family! Beyond the action on the race course, there’s a plethora of activities that will keep everyone entertained. On Friday night be entertained with live music on the Giants Ridge courtyard.
After the races, families can embark on scenic hikes, explore thrilling biking trails, or take a refreshing swim in the cool waters. For those seeking even more excitement, kayaking and other water sports await. With an abundance of activities, the GRIND Bike Race offers an action-packed weekend that guarantees endless fun and memories for the entire family.
This year’s event will feature the Long GRIND (35 miles), Short GRIND (19 miles), Junior GRIND (5 miles) & Miners Kids Race! Register now for the ultimate test of strength & endurance on one of Minnesota’s most scenic and challenging race courses nestled in the heart of Minnesota’s Iron Range. Expect extremely tough climbs, fast descents, varied terrain with rocks, roots, creeks and plenty of passing opportunities.
35 MILES | ALL AGES
The Long GRIND (35 miles) mountain bike race course utilizes the most scenic and challenging terrain in Minnesota’s Iron Range. Expect extremely tough climbs, fast descents, varied terrain with rocks, roots, creeks and plenty of passing opportunities.
19 MILES | ALL AGES
The Short GRIND (19 miles) mountain bike course shares the first 17 miles of the Long GRIND course. This race will test your skills as you wind through cross country trails, snowmobile/ATV trails, and rugged mining roads. Whether you’re a first timer, a weekend warrior, or a pro racer, you can count on having an amazing experience.
5 MILES | 18 & Under
The Junior GRIND is an exciting mountain bike race specifically designed for high school students. This race is aimed at providing young riders with a pre-season race to the Minnesota Cycling Associate High School Racing Series.
Mini Miners Race
This .5 mile race is for young riders 0-6 years old and is FREE!
This 1 mile race is for riders 7-12 and will be FREE!
Presented by Discover the Range
Explore this collection of small towns and you’ll get to know a region that embraces the best of the Iron Range. From all sorts of outdoor recreation to great dining, there are many options for families to discover the best of the Iron Range, you’re always in for a good time.