Lutsen 99er returning June 23

Lutsen 99er bike race organizer Adam Harju expects 500 riders 
to trek across Cook County roads and trails on June 23.  The 99- and 
39-mile races will begin on the Lutsen Ski Hill Road, take a brief 
spin along Highway 61, travel up the Caribou Trail, and eventually 
lead riders as far east as Devil Track Lake and farther west than the
Sawbill Trail before ending back at Lutsen Mountains.
The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a special event permit
on February 28, 2012 with several contingencies including a 
requirement that race sponsors will pay all costs associated with 
traffic control.  “Last year they did a great job,” County Highway 
Department Maintenance Supervisor Russell Klegstad told the board.