Grab your bike and head up North to make a run for the border! If you're a fat bike fanatic, you know the joy of pedaling through the forest. Bring your own bike or rent one at the Lodge. Explore the wooded trails right outside the Lodge and through the Superior National Forest, then across the lake along the international border (and into Canada if you have a remote border crossing permit). A...
A relaxed 50-mile gravel ride on the backcountry roads of Minnesota's Iron Range. Bring something to share for the potluck!
This tour is 100% along the shore of Lake Superior, from Duluth to the Canada border. You'll enjoy overnight stays in Two Harbors, Beaver Bay and Lutsen, and finally in Grand Marais by Thursday night. There's great cycling along Highway 61, and we also ride on paved bike trail and parkway when available.
Distance: 160 miles
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 6000 ft of climbing and a checkpoint view overlooking the Pigeon River and Canada, the 120 mile course is the punchiest route of the three. The 66...
The Balsam Basher 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.
Various mountain bike and cyclocross events:
This is a 99 mile (69, 39 & 19 mile option also offered) race course that takes advantage of the scenery and topography of Minnesota's North Shore. We will start at Lutsen Ski Resort, in Minnesota’s Sawtooth Mountains, overlooking majestic Lake Superior, as we begin a fantastic Category 3 climb.
A fat tire race through the trails of the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids.