Bike race worries ski club


September 2, 2022

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Cloquet teacher and Nordic ski coach Tim Stark participates in a 2020 bike race at Pine Valley on the mountain bike trail.

The city of Cloquet will host a mountain bike race featuring as many as 600 youth participants later this month. But such a large race coming so close to the ski season at Pine Valley has the local ski club concerned.

"We know it's a multi-use park," Cloquet Ski Club representative Ken Ripp said. "But let's not ruin one sport for another."

The Minnesota Cycling Association's race series for sixth- through 12th-graders is coming to the Pine Valley Recreation Center on Sept. 24-25.

"At this point we feel it's worthy of a trial run," public works director Caleb Peterson said.

Peterson explain...

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