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Life Time launches Lutsen 99er MBK challenge


Further demonstrating its commitment to the sport of mountain biking, both nationally across the US and in Minnesota, Life Time Fitness has opened registration for its newest mountain bike race – the Lutsen 99er.

Taking place in Minnesota’s Arrowhead region along Lake Superior on Saturday 11 June 2011, the Lutsen MTB races offer challenging course routes and scenic views. More than a picturesque bike ride, the Lutsen 99er will feature climbs and challenges throughout the 99 mile long course.

“Our mission is to create an experience that is unique to the state of Minnesota while remaining focused on our goal of continuing to build world-class mountain biking opportunities in North America,” said Kenneth Cooper, Vice President of Endurance and Athletic Events for Life Time.

“The Lutsen 99er will provide a spectacular backdrop for a great new event series that will automatically draw serious mountain bike competitors to the area.”

The Lutsen 99er will start at Lutsen Mountain’s Bridge Run, taking participants along the shores of Lake Superior before climbing into the Sawtooth Mountains.

Once over the ridgeline, the course will take advantage of the glacially-sculpted terrain and rolling hills of the Boreal Forest. The finish is in front of Papa Charlie’s at Lutsen Mountain.

In addition to the main event, there is a 39-mile option geared towards those who want a similar challenge on a shorter course and those just getting introduced to mountain biking.