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Photos: Cyclists flock to Pine Valley Park

Evan Erspamer was the highest finisher for the CEC boys in fourth place, while Layla Hagelin led the CEC girls with a sixth place finish.

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Cloquet-Esko-Carlton rider Jordan Chopskie, a senior at Esko, pedals up hill during the race on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Pine Valley Park in Cloquet.
Amy Arntson / Cloquet Pine Journal
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CLOQUET — Nearly 700 riders participated in a Minnesota Cycling Association race at Pine Valley Park on Sunday, Sept. 25.

The organization hosts a multi-race series throughout the state in the fall. Just under 700 people competed in the two-day event, according to MNCA executive director Josh Cleve.

The day was action-packed.

At one point, senior Max Buescher of Mounds, broke the rear axle on his bike. JV competitor Riley Jeremianson, of Orono, was there on his bike watching the race, and they were able to swap bikes so Buescher could finish. It is a 10-minute penalty for a bike change.

Race marshal Aaron Hislop of Duluth said that is what the race is all about, "the helping attitude and the good spirits."

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Evan Erspamer was the highest finisher for the CEC varsity boys in fourth place with a total time of 1:00:40.354. Teammate Jordan Chopskie finished seventh.

On the girls side, Layla Hagelin was the top CEC varsity finisher in sixth place with an overall time of 1:16:53.062.

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Duluth East rider Carl Morse rushes downhill during the race on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, at Pine Valley Park in Cloquet.
Amy Arntson / Cloquet Pine Journal
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CEC racer Hunter Williams, a senior at Cloquet High School, participated in the JV portion of the MNCA race on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Pine Valley Park in Cloquet.
Amy Arntson / Cloquet Pine Journal
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Mounds racer, Senior Max Buescher quickly removes his bib plate at pit stop #6 on the trail at Pine Valley Park in Cloquet on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Buescher's bike suffered a broken rear axle, but a JV rider let Buescher borrow his bike to finish the race.
Amy Arntson / Cloquet Pine Journal

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