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Copper Peak hosts inaugural mountain bike race


CASEY LAJOIE, of Iron River, Wis., rounds a turn during during the inaugural Copper Peak Trails Fest "expert" mountain bike races Saturday in Ironwood Township. LaJoie would ultimately take second in the men's division with a time of 1:34:56.


IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Competition returned to Copper Peak this weekend, as the sky flying hill played host to the inaugural Copper Peak Trails Fest mountain bike races Saturday.

"It was a 110 percent success. The weather was perfect, ... I don't think we had any accidents or injuries, we had one mechanical breakdown and he was able to recover from that," said Paul Anderson, one of the event's organizers. "The course was in perfect condition. It rained Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and the course was pretty slimy, but we had a beautiful day yest...

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