#ForCuyuna - The Event, announced by the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew
The Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew (Crew) a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) announced their upcoming fundraiser event to expand the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails. #ForCuyuna – The Event is planned for Saturday, June 4th and hosted at Madden’s on Gull Lake. The dollars raised at this event will be matched 100% by the Hallett Trust grant and be earmarked for the design and construction of a 10-mile singletrack trail adjacent to the City of Cuyuna.
Aaron Hautala, volunteer president of the Crew stated, "I continue to be amazed how the red dirt trails of Cuyuna have positively impacted so many individuals and businesses both near and far from the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area. This is a wonderful opportunity for citizens and businesses to invest in the continued expansion of the mountain bike trails in collaboration with the State of Minnesota.”
The fundraising event was first conceived by Ben Thuringer, Vice President and General Manager of Madden’s Lodge at Madden’s Resort, Brainerd, MN. Thuringer approached Hautala well over a year ago with this simple statement: "Cuyuna is a big deal for our area. At Madden’s, with our summer business, we do not have the ability to assist in maintaining Cuyuna’s mountain bike trails. However, we would like to do what we do best, host an event for Cuyuna to raise a significant amount of money for the trails.” At that moment, #ForCuyuna – The Event was born. The event was originally planned for 2015 and was placed on hold temporarily when wind storms blew through Gull Lake last July, 2015.
Area Golf Leagues Starting
Whitefish Women’s 9-Hole Golf League
Whitefish Women’s nine-hole league welcomes new and returning members. The league plays on Wednesday mornings from May 4 to Sept. 21. There are weekly prizes and monthly luncheons in addition to other fun events.
The kick-off for the Whitefish Women’s 9-Hole Golf League is on Wed., May 4, with rolls and coffee at 8:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.
You do not have to be a member of the Whitefish Golf Club to join the Women’s league. Please call the clubhouse at 218-543-4900 if you are interested in joining the 9-hole league. We would love to have you join us.
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