Jump, flip and spin while free-falling June 9 at mountain bike festival
CROSBY — Extreme mountain biking. Extreme BMX show. And now, extreme free-falling.
Extreme sports enthusiasts, the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Festival is the place to be June 9 in Crosby. Just added to the festival’s lineup is US Airbag, a Minneapolis-based company that sets up a platform to jump from — usually 30 to 50 feet in the air — and a giant airbag for people to safely land on.
“As it gets closer, the festival just keeps getting bigger and better,” said Johnna Johnson, event organizer and executive director of the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce.
US Airbag’s free-falling station will be set up in Crosby Memorial Park throughout the festival. Other event highlights include a bike parade through downtown Crosby, guided mountain bike trail rides, a BMX stunt show, a kids’ bike race, time trials on the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails and live music.
The Twin Cities Fantasy Factory will be giving away a child-sized BMX bike at the event, and a raffle also take place, with top prizes an adult mountain bike from Trek Bicycle Corporation and an adult bike frame from Jamis Bicycles.
For more details and a complete schedule of events, visit www.CuyunaLakesMtbFest.com.
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