noun: crescendo; plural noun: crescendos; plural noun: crescendi

  1. the loudest point reached in a gradually increasing sound.
  2. the highest point reached in a progressive increase of intensity.

In Duluth right now the riding is full on! The locals have been putting in the miles and they're in shape. The bikes are dialed and running smooth. The fast lines have been found and the crescendo is building. The high point? The home-town throw-down, The Bike Duluth Festival. Riders travel in from all over the Lake Superior basin to shred for one weekend. The field is stacked this year and it's fast! There's a tension in the air. T-Minus 11 days.