This Saturday, Oct. 7, Oremageddon is coming to the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area mountain biking trails. It's a weekend of red dirt racing with three different racing classes: The Oremageddon 12, Ormageddon 25 and Oremageddon 50. The event is a "Fundracer" for the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew, which helps maintain trails and groom them in the winter.
According to their Facebook event page, the race includes all 27.5 miles of Cuyuna's singletrack trails in a single "great lap."
Online registration has closed, but there are still spaces to join the race. Register at the Ruttger's Friday evening deck party on Friday, Oct. 7, or before the race Saturday, Oct. 8, between 7-8 a.m. Register as an individual or as a family. Members of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) receive a $25 discount.
The event kicks off with a Ruttger's Deck Party at 6 p.m on Friday, Oct. 6 at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. The event will include live music, s'mores, Surly Brewing and appetizers.
The next morning is the big race, with bib/racer bag pickup beginning at 7 a.m. at the Miner's Mountain Rally Center located just east of Huntington Mine Lake. A race map is available on the event website. A mandatory racer's meeting is at 8:45 and race starts are staggered thereafter. Racer awards are at 2:30 p.m. at the rally center.
All registered racers will receive finisher medals (for all race lengths and age classes), entry to door prize drawings (great prizes include a DT Swiss wheel set, Thomson Bike products, prize packages from Park Tool and more), and access to the Teravail Jolly Ranger Bacon Station, described as a "on race course bacon-fueled experience."
There'll also be an Oremageddon Victory Party for registered racers hosted by True North Base Camp on Saturday afternoon. Admission is free and cold beer and food will be available. There will be live music.
Best of all, proceeds from the race will go directly to maintaining the mountain bike trails at Cuyuna. These funds help with equipment, informational signage, training and other expenses with maintaining and expanding trails.
Find out more information about the event at the event website.