COGGS In Heated Semi-final Voting For Trail Funds

Todd McFadden of Duluth rides Spirit Mountain's flow trail. (Clint Austin photl)
Todd McFadden of Duluth rides Spirit Mountain’s flow trail. (Clint Austin photo)

The cycling group COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores) has a chance to get another $100,000 for mountain-biking trail construction in Duluth, but it needs some help. COGGS is a semi-finalist for a Bell Built Grant, and voting in the semi-final round closes Sunday. The club is hoping that lots of bikers will go to and vote for Duluth, which is running neck-and-neck with a biking club in New Mexico. If Duluth wins this round, it will be a finalist for the grant. Duluth Mayor Don Ness has pledged another $50,000 from the city if COGGS wins the overall grant competition. The money would be used to build more mountain-biking trail at Spirit Mountain, according to the club.