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Biking, running races boost trails


August 16, 2019

Mountain bikers take off at the start of the 4.6-mile trail bike race at Pine Valley Sunday. Photos contributed by Melanie Leno

Supported by many spectators, a grand total of 42 people from Cloquet, Esko, Carlton and that big city to the east, Duluth, ran in the first Pine Valley Bike, Run, Family Fun series of races at Pine Valley on Sunday, Aug. 11. The event consisted of a duathlon (two loops biking on the 2.3-mile single track bike trail and one loop running on the 5.5-kilometer ski trail), a bike-only race, and a run-only race. Many of the bikers were middle-school and high-school students from the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Mountain Bike Club.

"Mountain biking and mountain biking competition is a rapidly growing sp...

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