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The Heck Epic

The Heck Epic

July 21 - July 22 2018
Two Harbors, Minnesota, USA

The Heck Epic is a two-day bikepacking staged event. Riders will depart from Two Harbors on the shore of Lake Superior. From there, they will course their way through a 100 miles of incredible north country gravel/dirt roads. The first stage will end at “the end of the road,” Ely, Minnesota. Sitting right on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), Ely makes a perfect place to pitch a tent for the night, fill up your tanks and take in the sites on the edge of the wilderness. Your entry fee covers a hot, buffet breakfast on Sunday morning while in Ely.

On Sunday, August 21, riders will depart from Ely back to Two Harbors. The course will be different and just as, if not more, challenging than the first day. Expect another epic day of riding back to the shores of Lake Superior. The fastest elapsed time from both days will decide the “winner.” But I think most will agree that just finishing the Epic will be win enough: lots of woods, miles of beautiful course, and some of the best people in cycling today to share it with.

Canadian Shield rock, south of Ely, MN. Navigating north to Ely
The Heck Epic
Routes: 200 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 80 riders
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
What's Included?

Hot buffet breakfast on Sunday while in Ely
Camping facilities in Ely and easy access to downtown Ely
Free pint glass filled with the best craft beer in the world, Castle Danger Brewery, at Friday night registration meeting
Awards to the fastest Male and Female…and to the Lantern rouge.

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Emergency Contact No
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
Start Address: Two Harbors, Minnesota
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