More Than 2,000 Cyclists Cross Finish Line at Sold Out Life Time Lutsen 99er presented by Visit Cook County

June 29, 2024

Participants represented 36 states and two countries; Winners included Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska

Lutsen, Minn., (June 29, 2024) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The 2024 Life Time Lutsen 99er presented by Visit Cook County welcomed more than 2,000 cyclists to the Lutsen Mountains on Minnesota’s picturesque North Shore of Lake Superior for a full day of mountain bike racing today. Finishers raced in one of four distances, including the 29, 45, 69 and signature 99-miles. Kids events also were offered on June 28.

Due to recent storms and significant rainfall, a number of route modifications were made to ensure rider safety and race continuation. This included moving the 99er race to the 69er route.

Despite the changes, cyclists embraced the mud while experiencing iconic sections of races past, like Caribou Climb and Honeymoon Trail. Participants ranging from age two to 78, traveled from 36 states and two countries to experience the unparalleled views and terrain the North Shore is known for.

“Life Time Lutsen 99er is all about adventure and community,” said Peter Spencer, Event Manager at Life Time. “Without the community that came out to clear and prepare the course this week following storms, we wouldn’t have been able to experience the adventure of exploring Lutsen’s trails on two wheels. Thanks to everyone who helped us kick off summer on the North Shore.”

The event’s top finishers include (full 2024 race results are available here, and images and b-roll can be found here):


99er – women’s division:

Name City Age Time
Chelsey Youngberg Duluth, MN 30 5:30:51
Rachel McCloskey Circle Pines, MN 28 5:56:47
Bee Furlong River Falls, WI 32 6:00:06


99er – men’s division:

Name City Age Time
Daxton Mock Lake Mills, WI 23 4:23:45
Isaac Allred Winona, MN 19 4:31:36
Dillon McNeill Papillion, NE 22 4:32:14


99er – non-binary division:

Name City Age Time
Peter Holmberg Sioux Falls, SD 37 4:48:31


69er – women’s division:

Name City Age Time
Layla Hagelin Andover, MN 17 6:21:39
Phoebe Leege Duluth, MN 16 6:23:17
Ronnie LaJoie Iron River, WI 45 6:27:59


69er – men’s division: 

Name City Age Time
Justin Hatcher Hayward, WI 45 5:07:08
Rodney Puumala Thunder Bay, Ontario 53 5:43:29
Keivyn Rivas Des Moines, IA 22 5:44:26


45er – women’s division:

Name City Age Time
Kate Vernon Grand Marais, MN 37 3:41:41
Paige Schulz Eden Prairie, MN 34 3:46:02
Coralie Jones Saint Paul, MN 15 4:00:03


45er – men’s division:

Name City Age Time
Jack Ralston Stillwater, MN 18 3:04:35
Brett Brazerol Duluth, MN 35 3:08:31
Charlie Sanderson Marine St Croix, MN 15 3:26:48


45er – non-binary division:

Name City Age Time
Annika Gursky San Francisco, CA 20 7:01:52


29er – women’s division:

Name City Age Time
Tiffany Kari Cizmas Duluth, MN 43 2:27:34
Haley Honmyhr Maple Grove, MN 12 2:46:57
Sienna Sams Duluth, MN 12 2:48:13


29er – men’s division: 

Name City Age Time
Ben Tesch Minneapolis, MN 14 2:09:29
Sam Bell Minneapolis, MN 19 2:09:31
Luke Hawkins Minneapolis, MN 17 2:29:00


29er – non-binary division:

Name City Age Time
Becca Grumdahl Duluth, MN 26 2:40:13

Life Time Lutsen 99er is among nearly 30 iconic athletic events owned and produced by Life Time. Next up on the Life Time off-road cycling calendar is the Silver Rush 50 mile MTB – part of the Leadville Race Series – on July 7 in Leadville, Colorado. It will be followed by one of the most challenging MTB races in existence: the 70-mile Crusher in the Tushar on July 13 in Beaver, Utah, which represents the third event in the Life Time Grand Prix series presented by Mazda.

The full Life Time athletic events portfolio is available at: https://my.lifetime.life/athletic-events.html.

Media Contact: Maddy Rivard | 651.955.7739 | mrivard@lt.life

Download images and b-roll HERE

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