GRIND Mountain Bike Race

Short Grind

The Short GRIND (18 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. The Short GRIND is a super fun and fast race. Awards provided by Wolftooth Components. Top 3 Overall Male. Top 3 Overall Female.

Long Grind

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. The first third of the course sets up with the Short GRIND but steep punchy climbs on some of the most beautiful cross country ski trails in the state. The middle section speeds up on fast gravel roads and snowmobile/ATV trails. The last third will take everything you have to push through several punishing climbs right to the finish. The Long GRIND will test even the strongest riders. Awards provided by Wolftooth Components – Top 3 Overall Male. Top 3 Overall Female.

Junior Grind & Miners Kids Races

Junior GRIND Race

This 5 mile race is for riders ages 12-18. Its perfect for high school racers! It will be timed and only $20 to register!

Mini Miners Race

This .5 mile race is for young riders 0-6 years old and is FREE!

Miners Race

This 1 mile race is for riders 7-12 and will be FREE!

Event Schedule

Schedule for 2023 is TBD but the 2022 is below for reference

Schedule subject to change.  


6 -7:30 pm Packet Pick up – main chalet 2nd floor next to Burnt Onion


7:00-8:30am Packet Pickup 9:00am Long GRIND Start 9:05am Short GRIND Start 2:00 – 6:00pm Downhill bike park open 2:00pm Awards Ceremony – Chalet Patio 1:30-2:15 Junior GRIND, Miners, and Mini Miner’s Registration-Main Chalet 1st floor 2:30pm Junior GRIND, Miners, and Mini Miner’s race start 6:00pm Rock The Ridge -Live concert All participants Get Free admission


Grind 2022 Photos


Thank you to our amazing race sponsors