Nora Klingfus and William Surbaugh win Stages Cycling Lutsen 99er produced by Life Time

June 26, 2023

2,200 mountain bikers take on the course on the Minnesota North Shore

Lutsen, Minn./ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Nora Klingfus and William Surbaugh won the 2023 edition of Life Time’s (NYSE: LTH) Stages Cycling Lutsen 99er on Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior on Saturday. A field of 2,200 riders took on four distances: 25, 49, 69 and signature 99-miles as well as kids and juniors events. Racers traveled through the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains, crossed over the Poplar River overlooking majestic Lake Superior, and over ridgelines made of glacially sculpted terrain of rolling hills along the southern range of the Boreal Forest.

“The Lutsen 99er is a special event because the focus isn’t so much on the winners or finish times as it is on the adventure of the ride,” said Peter Spencer, Event Manager at Life Time. “We couldn’t be more excited to have another successful year of this event and bring all these people together to explore the North Shore.”

The Lutsen 99er is a qualifier event for the famed Leadville Trail 100 MTB in Colorado, meaning that riders can earn an entry into the event based on their performance at Lutsen. Qualifying details can be found here.


99er – Women’s Race Results


Name City Age Time
Nora Klingfus Longboat Key, Fla. 29 6:00:17
Maria Osowski (Statz) Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. 39 6:11:30
Caitlin Neumam Madison, Wis. 28 6:20:00


99er – Men’s Race Results


Name City Age Time
William Surbaugh Grand Marais, Minn. 21 5:02:46
Dillon McNeill Papillion, Neb. 21 5:02:46
Kyle Fry Shuniah, Ontario 34 5:04:58


69er – Women’s Race Results


Name City Age Time
Chelsey Youngberg Duluth, Minn. 29 4:45:46
Dellia Barrett Victoria, Minn. 19 5:10:23
Ronnie LaJoie Iron River, Wis. 44 5:24:24


69er – Men’s Race Results


Name City Age Time
Casey LaJoie Iron River, Wis. 16 4:38:37
Dustin Dale Springbrook, Wis. 30 4:40:53
Joseph Renier Marine On Saint Croix, Minn. 31 4:42:14


49er – Women’s Race Results


Name City Age Time
Phoebe Leege Duluth, Minn. 17 3:49:17
Rebecca Sauber Farmington, Minn. 46 3:53:48
Kathleen Vernon Grand Marais, Minn. 36 3:55:12


49er – Men’s Race Results


Name City Age Time
Nate Schneider Denver, Colo. 29 3:13:29
Jack Ralston Stillwater, Minn. 17 3:16:31
Brett Brazerol Duluth, Minn. 34 3:23:41


25er – Women’s Race Results


Name City Age Time
Coralie Jones Saint Paul, Minn. 14 2:07:55
Char Ailey Thunder Bay, Ontario 16 2:10:00
Isabelle Mayer Minneapolis, Minn. 16 2:12:12


25er – Men’s Race Results


Name City Age Time
Ryan Wilsey Saint Paul, Minn. 33 1:50:50
Eddie Full Elk River, Minn. 13 1:50:57
Connor Beshore Longmont, Colo. 14 1:52:01


25er – Non-Binary Race Results


Name City Age Time
Carson Hall Lakeville, Minn. 16 2:12:05

Full results are available here.

The next event on the Life Time off-road event calendar–and third event in the Life Time Grand Prix series presented by Mazda–is the 69-mile Crusher in the Tushar on July 8 in Beaver, Utah. On the same weekend, July 8 – 9, are the Leadville Race Series’ Silver Rush 50 Run and MTB.

To see the full leaderboard with all athlete standings for the Life Time Grand Prix presented by Mazda, visit: lifetimegrandprix.com. Follow along throughout the 2023 season on Instagram: @lifetimegrandprix.

To view all Life Time athletic events, visit: https://my.lifetime.life/athletic-events.html.

The Lutsen 99er is among more than 30 premier athletic events owned and produced by Life Time, including the Miami Marathon, the Leadville Race Series and UNBOUND Gravel.

About Life Time®, Inc.

Life Time (NYSE: LTH) empowers people to live healthy, happy lives through its portfolio of nearly 160 athletic country clubs across the United States and Canada. The company’s healthy way of life communities and ecosystem address all aspects of healthy living, healthy aging, and healthy entertainment for people 90 days to 90+ years old. Supported by a team of more than 30,000 dedicated professionals, Life Time is committed to providing the best programs and experiences through its clubs, iconic athletic events, and comprehensive digital platform.

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