SLIDESHOW: Preps Under Way for City of Lakes Loppet

Updated: 01/31/2013 5:43 PM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen

Despite the cold, setup continues for the the City of Lakes Loppet.

Thursday, we caught up with crews at Theodore Wirth Park grooming the trails, getting ready for the big urban cross-country ski festival.

The Loppet kicks off Saturday and runs though Sunday in Minneapolis.

Organizers expect more than 10,000 participants and more than 40,000 people to watch.