The Heck of the North is born from the premise that you the rider are ultimately responsible for getting to the finish. Limited support. No sag wagons. No signs guiding you home. Just your ability to spin miles of forested gravel roads. Just your ability to navigate by cue card. Just your strength to see it through to the end. And the opportunity to ride with some pretty amazing people.
This year, racers will travel between the North Shore towns of Two Harbors and Grand Marais, Minnesota. White and Red pines, Black spruce bogs, boreal forest streams and miles of wild roads will define the scenery. The Heck Epic is a solid two day challenge. For those looking to try this unique style of racing for the first time, The Heck Epic will be a perfect test.
Le Grand represents one of the most amazing gravel courses in the United States. Beginning in Grand Marais, Minnesota's spectacular harbor, all three events follow the shores of Lake Superior before climbing to their final destinations. With more than 5,500 ft of climbing and a checkpoint view overlooking the Pigeon River and Canada, the 100 mile course is the steepest route of the three Heck...
A Bikes4Kids fundraiser ride through Elm Creek Park Reserve’s beautiful trail system.
Distances: 5, 15, 25 miles
2019 marks the 51st anniversary of this classic road ride on relatively flat country roads and along the shores of Rice Lake. You're on your own, but there are stores, restaurants and a swiming beach on the way. The cost for the queue sheet is $1, just like in 1968!
Distance: 50 miles
This ride will start and end at the award winning Big Wood Brewery in
This ride carries on the tradition of the CANDISK ride of North Dakota with daily routes ranging from 35 to 70 miles and a century option.
Come ride the scenic, rustic roads of Goodhue county with your new best buddies. There's lots of gravel, a little tarmac (boo!) and a whole lot of hills to work you over.
This is not your average bike tour. Come be a part of a unique experience: A 40K bike tour through the gravel roads of North Fork township, located near our farm. We'll have stops along the way, where some of our friends and neighbors, experts alike, will share various aspects of agriculture, including land conservation, plant science, and of course, cheesemaking. Make it a day-long celebration...
The Balsam Basher 10km Fat Bike Race at Korkki Nordic promises to be even more fun than it was last year! Come test your skills on Korkki's challenging and gorgeous course. Come prepared to have FUN!
Race day registration/check in starts at 8:00 AM, the 10K starts at 10:00 AM Proceeds will support Korkki Nordic.