More than 500 mountain bikers, their friends and families will come to Crosby the weekend of Aug. 17-18 for the Fifth Annual Cuyuna Crusher Race sponsored by the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber and the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, all are welcome to celebrate at the Cuyuna Crusher Happy Hour, on Cross Avenue in front of the Spalding House from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be live music by lolah, and food provided by Mixed Company and Maucieri’s Bistro on Wheels throughout the evening.

The Minnesota Series Race takes place in the Mahnomen Unit of the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Sunday, Aug. 18. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

The Cuyuna Crusher has received the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series 2015, 2017, and 2018 Race of the Year Awards. Five hundred Cuyuna Crusher racers voted on the recognition, rating the course and volunteer support of the event as outstanding.

For more information on the race, including times, lengths, maps and pre-registration visit www.mnmtbseries.com.