Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The North Woods Adventure

It's Back.
September 7th-9th, 2012
Price: Free
75 Co-Conspirators will depart from Grand Marais, MN for 3 days of gravel and dirt road bike riding through the beautiful Superior National Forest, skirting the southern edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Each night will be spent at a resort, campground or public house.
Your gear will be hauled to each nights stage finish in a Box Truck.
Accommodations can be as extravagant or economical as the entrant desires. But you have to get there on your own power.

There is no sag, there is no support, no one will come to get you if you get a flat. At times you will be 40 miles from the nearest gas station.
You could get eaten. Bugs. Bears. Cougars (not the sassy, middle-aged kind either).
We would be sad, but its a reality that you have to face. This endeavor is not to be taken lightly.

The Route
Each Stage will be between 60 and 120 miles, and will consist of predominantly Forest Service and logging roads.
The First Stage will end at Bear Skin Lodge just off of the Gunflint Trail.
The 2nd Stage will end in Ely, MN
The Final Stage will bring riders back into Grand Marais.

My experience has been that too often in one day events, you get to ride with and meet a lot of really interesting people, but as soon as the race is over everybody climbs into their cars and goes home. I wanted to put on a low key, challenging event, that gave riders a chance to hangout in a beautiful locale, after a full day of riding.
Yay bikes!

Sound Great? Good!

Registration will open May 1st. All the details are here.

Got Questions? There is a good chance that they will be answered here