10th Annual Mille Lacs Crossing

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10th Annual Mille Lacs Crossing

Postby tighe » February 2nd, 2014, 10:25 pm

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This year is shaping up to be an exciting event. The organizers of the 10th Annual want to recognize the history of the event and take it a step further to define the future of the Mille Lacs Kite Crossing.
Some great sponsors are coming together to bring in some great festivities. The organizers are focusing on making this weekend a great weekend independent of wind conditions. Hang with kiters from around the country, attend the parties throughout the weekend, compete in the Big Race or some of the other smaller races, attend free mini clinics, demo some new gear, or just hang out. Should be a great weekend.

Registration Info coming soon.
Check into the Mille Lacs Kite Crossing Facebook page or Fleet8.com for updates.

Lodging Options
EconoLodge Reasonable rooms, jacuzzi suites, continental breakfast. 800-839-7006
Garrison Inn & Suites Jacuzzi suites, indoor pool & spa. 320-692-4050*
Grand Casino Mille Lacs Hotel with indoor pool. 800-468-3517
Lake Mille Lacs Resort Motel with indoor pool, restaurant. 800-657-4704
Twin Pines Resort Lodging, restaurant. 320-692-4413*
Also, quite a few options on the VRBO website for homes/cabins near Garrison.

Brainerd, MN is a short distance away and has considerable more options.

*Within 5 minutes of the site.

Contact kitecrossing@fleet8.com for more information.

A Fleet 8 event.
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Re: 10th Annual Mille Lacs Crossing

Postby chad » February 7th, 2014, 10:14 pm

I'm really looking forward to this year's event! If anyone is even considering getting into the sport this is your chance to see it in person at its best! Even if you are not competing, the Crossing is a great time for everyone!

It's even getting a little press in advance. http://brainerddispatch.com/sports/2014-02-04/mille-lacs-kite-crossing-feb-28-march-2

A HUGE thanks in advance to everyone helping to put on the event!
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Re: 10th Annual Mille Lacs Crossing

Postby tighe » February 8th, 2014, 7:18 pm

We've got some great Sponsors on board. It's great to see the support of this great event by these great businesses. Let's all return the support when we can.
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Re: 10th Annual Mille Lacs Crossing

Postby tighe » February 26th, 2014, 6:45 pm

Every year the forecasts for this event give us some gray hairs as soon as they come online a week or so out from the event. This year was no exception. 20 below and no wind was what we were seeing. And... every year, magically (actually I like to think it's due to the belief we all have in this event) the forecasts come around and provide. This year is no exception. The forecast temps have come up considerably, and there are great winds forecast for Saturday. It's still 3 days out so maybe Sunday will come around as well and the temps may continue to rise.

Let's all visualize a bright, breezy, comfortable couple of days. If we all put our minds to this shared vision, who knows what we might be able to bring in.

And we've got a ton of stuff from our great sponsors (see graphic above) to get out to the participants. You won't go home empty handed.

It's gonna be a great weekend. Don't be the one on Monday, checking out the photos, wishing you had made the decision to go.

See you on the big lake, or shaking a leg to the Wailing Loons on Friday night.
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Re: 10th Annual Mille Lacs Crossing

Postby chad » February 26th, 2014, 9:59 pm

Come and Join us for this weekend's fun and festivities! The Crossing even got a write up in The Kiteboarder Magazine
http://www.thekiteboarder.com/2014/02/mille-lacs-snowkite-crossing-this-weekend/
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