2014 Laddies Loppet MTB Stage Race Weekend



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Riders competing in the exciting short track during the Laddies Loppet weekend. Labor Day weekend 2013. (www.skinnyski.com photo)
Riders competing in the exciting short track during the Laddies Loppet weekend. Labor Day weekend 2011. (www.skinnyski.com photo)


Our Sponsors:


At Fredrikson & Byron, we’ve built a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. Our lawyers blend a common sense approach with in-the-field experience, and we utilize our firm’s strong reputation and our lawyers’ broad networks of business and industry contacts to get things done for clients. Clients have relied on us since 1948 for great solutions that help them minimize legal risks and maximize business benefits. We look forward to an opportunity to show you what it is like where law and business meet.  www.fredlaw.com





Matt Engen is a Wealth Management Advisor and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. and has been in the financial services industry since 1991 and with Merrill Lynch since 1999. In 2009, 2011 and 2012, Matt was included among an elite group of Financial Advisors ranked in Barron’s magazine’s “The Top 1,000 Advisors”, “The Top Ranked Advisors in America State-by-State.” Matt’s experience and intimate knowledge of wealth management enables him to establish objectives, develop an appropriate strategy and recommendations that draw upon the breadth and depth of Total Merrill™ to connect all the pieces of your financial life.  We appreciate Matt’s support of the Laddies Loppet.   http://fa.ml.com/el_group

Midwest Bank is a rapidly-growing, locally-owned, independent bank with offices located in West Central Minnesota. Through our rapid growth, we have developed the financial and technological resources to meet the needs of our small and large customers alike. Being locally-owned, we have a vested interest in seeing our communities thrive. Being independent allows us to provide a banking atmosphere that our customers appreciate — a responsiveness not matched by our competition, decisions made by the people you talk to rather than a committee in a distant city, and fees that are considerably below our competition. These items, combined with top-notch customer service, make us believe that we offer banking the way you want it — “Banking Your Way.”  www.midwestbank.net

At Wolf Tooth Components, we are a group of hardcore cyclists that found ourselves spending a lot of time talking about bike components.  Like most racers we were always looking for new products that could make our bikes lighter, faster, or more reliable.  Since we all come from engineering and manufacturing backgrounds our conversations often focused on how we could make the products on the market today even better.  The company was founded to design and manufacture unique cycling components that emphasize function, performance, and reliability to meet the needs of fellow racers and riders.  We are excited to support the Laddies Loppet.  www.wolftoothcycling.com


1up USA is a small company in Wisconsin that manufactures and sells quality products directly to the customer. They guarantee everything they sell, and want all of their customers to be completely satisfied.  We were so impressed with their receiver bike rack design we wanted to partner with them for the Laddies Loppet.  www.1upusa.com


Fargo Brewing: From a garage to a full fledged brewery in five short years sums up a dream come true for us Fargo natives with our heart set on bringing craft brewing to the heartland. It was a like-mindedness that brought our paths together, and a Midwestern work ethic that maintained that path, through thick and thin, to see an idea through and bring as fine a product as we can to our home. Ah hell, it’s just beer, chief. Bottoms up.  Sounds like a great fit for the Laddies Loppet to us!  www.fargobrewing.com



At Kühl, the passion remains to get outdoors and have fun. Kühl® is what it means to be comfortable and relaxed in the challenging environment of life and sport. Kühl® means creating the best environment for you and knowing the importance of following your own beliefs and desires. We are excited to welcome them as a sponsor of the Laddies Loppet.  www.kuhl.com

We are excited to working with Podiumwear on some exiting gear for the Laddies Loppet.  St. Paul based Podiumwear creates custom quality made sublimated athletic apparel based on their clients specific design.  All of their clothing is made right here in Minnesota.  www.podiumwear.com

Our long time partner Skinnysk.com is back again this year providing media coverage all weekend.  Watch for outstanding photos from across all classes posted on their site.  www.skinnyski.com



These retailers support our event and are the best place to start when you need the right cycling gear.

Freewheel Bike offers 3 Twin Cities locations catering to all types of cyclists and supports multiple events including the Murphy Mountain Bike Time Trial Series.  www.freewheelbike.com


Hollywood Cycles offers up front service, custom fitting, and racing experience across virtually every cycling discipline at their Minneapolis location.  www.hwoodcycles.com


Jakes Bikes offers friendly knowledgeable service in Alexandria, MN.  Whether you are buying bikes for the first time or just need a tired pumped up.  www.jakesbikes.com


We are exited to welcome back this long time sponsor.  If you are in the Fargo Moorhead area please stop into see them, they will be sure you are ready for the race.   www.paramountsports.net


Penn Cycle has 7 Twin Cities locations and promotes a Thursday Night Mountain Bike racing series at Buck Hill in Burnsville, a great way to get ready for the Laddies Loppet.  www.penncycle.com