HECK OF THE NORTH
100 MILE, 50 MILE and 20 mIle GRAVEL CYCLING CLASSICS
EVENT DATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
the event that started it all
Created in 2009 after many days of plotting over county maps and scouting miles and miles of north country gravel, "The Heck" continues to evolve every year.
2018 marks the tenth anniversary of The Heck of the North! We are excited to share this landmark year with our riders, community and sponsors. We are planning special features to this year. Stay tuned for updates via our social media links on Facebook and Instagram.
We will once again be offering two beautiful courses. The 105 mile course will feature miles of amazing gravel roads, two track, rough and rocky logging roads and some famously tough snowmobile trail connectors. The 55 mile course is equally challenging and scenic (minus the snowmobile trail sections.) Each course will have it’s own checkpoint somewhere near the middle of the course featuring Honey Stinger Waffles, water and all the usual snacks to keep you rolling.
And we are excited to introduce a new 20 mile Heck of the North course. This all gravel route will be a perfect introduction for new riders to the world of gravel cycling.
Yes, these are gravel cycling events. I still think 35 mm tires (and larger) are the way to roll. But, as always, ride whatever you think is comfortable and capable of delivering you 100 plus miles (29er’s, fatbikes, beefed-up touring bikes.) The Heck is about the challenge, not necessarily how fancy your bike is. You are the engine. You have to be tough.
I hope to shake your hand at the finish line. Thanks for riding with us this Fall!