COGGS Now A Finalist For $100,000 Trails Grant

Jim van Druten of Duluth competes in  the 2014 Duluth Enduro Series on the new portion of the Duluth Traverse trail in Lester Park recently. Duluth competes in one leg of the Duluth Enduro Series on the new portion of the Duluth Traverse trail in Lester Park recently. The Duluth Enduro Series is  a series of enduro style mountain bike races hosted by COGGS that showcase some of the best trails in Duluth. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Jim van Druten of Duluth competes in the 2014 Duluth Enduro Series on the new portion of the Duluth Traverse trail in Lester Park. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

The cycling group COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores) has won a semi-final round for a chance at $100,000 for mountain-biking trail construction in Duluth. Now, the group is one of three finalists nationwide for the $100,000 grant offered by Bell Helmets. Voting for in the finals round will take place from May 25 to June 5. To vote, go to voteduluth.com.

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 trails at Spirit Mountain, according to the club.