I’ve been thinking a lot about this last season. This time of year does that to a guy. And what comes back to me time and again is the feeling of gratitude.
As we begin preparations for the 2019 season, I want to stop and thank you for helping make the Heck of the North series of events something I continue to feel thankful for. That’s right. When it comes down to it, it is not the adventure, the beauty, the challenge or the bikes that I remember most. It is the connections, conversations, hugs, high-fives, and even cringes that I value the most.
We are very appreciative of the many new faces that we saw in 2018. This is a great thing for us and the beautiful sport of gravel cycling. We welcome all shapes, ages and types of riders to our events. Please let your friends know that they are welcome here up North.
We especially thank our amazing sponsors and partnerships that help make the events even better. Please consider them as you build, travel and enjoy life in Minnesota and beyond. Thank you!
We are always looking for new and creative ways to make gravel cycling and bikepacking great up here on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Your suggestions are welcome.
Keep in touch and stay tuned for new information about Le Grand du Nord, The Heck Epic and The Heck of the North on this website, Facebook and Instagram. Though I don’t post frequently, we do rely on getting quick notices out via our social links. And who knows, maybe something new in the Heck world will pop up this year?
Until next time, “Ride the Good Line!”