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Trails fest attracts all ages of riders

 

September 9, 2019

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Austin Sturbenz, 11, left, and Logan Holm, 10, both of Ironwood, keep the pressure on one another in trying to reach the finish line first at the end of the children's trail run Saturday at the Copper Peak Trails Fest in Ironwood.

By TOM LAVENTURE

tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - The cool weather proved perfect for around 135 mountain bike riders who participated in the Copper Peak Trails Fest on Saturday in Ironwood.

With 7-mile sport race and 16-mile expert race courses navigating the Black River and ascending nearly 600 feet to the Copper Peak ski flying jump, the riders would have overheated in hot weather, said Paul Anderson, race director. The downhill ride was fast and winding with jumps and bridges, he said.

"We built our mountain bike trails here as the first in the area and really focused on develo...



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