Sawtooth Mountain Challenge

1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Oct 17, 2015


Grand Marais, MN


Activity Today Later

Citizen Race - Individual Age group/open

$50 $50 Closed

Sport Race - Individual Age group/open

$50 $50 Closed

Expert Race - Individual Age group/open

$50 $50 Closed

Kid's Race- 3 to 8 - Individual Age group/open

$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity

The Sawtooth Mountain Challenge is a true North Shore Classic. Starting on the Pincushion Mountain Ski Trails overlooking Grand Marais and Lake Superior, the course weaves in and out of the woods over some of the best singletrack in Minnesota. Three different categories have been created for Citizen Racers (8 miles of ski trail and singletrack), Sport Racers (14 miles of mostly singletrack), and Expert Racers (21 miles of mostly singletrack). Custom birchbark awards have been created to reward the top finishers, but all racers will go home with some great swag (and beer) from our sponsors.

Event details and schedule

Friday October 16th:


Route riding and exploration at Pincushion


Check-in at Voyageur Brewery in Grand Marais

Saturday, October 17th


Race-day Check-in at Pincushion Mountain

9:30am Kids Races start


Citizen, Sport, Expert Races begin

4:30pm- 11pm

Awards Ceremony at Voyageur Brewing in Grand Marais and after party

Sunday, October 18th


Gravel Grinder ride for anyone interested

Parking Information:

Drive up the Gunflint Trail approximately 2 miles and turn right into the Pincushion Mountain Trailhead. Park first in the parking lot, but after that is full, park ONLY on the north (or outgoing) side of Pincushion Drive. Otherwise no one will be able to get out!


The race will be run no matter the weather, so dress appropriately. There will be a warming house available for racers and spectators, but it can only house about 40 people. There will be hot cider available at the race start.

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