Kick-start your Season at the Malibu GRANFONDO, March 17 - 17, 2019, America’s 5-Star Gran Fondo

The Heck Epic

The Heck Epic

July 20 - July 21 2019
Two Harbors, Minnesota, USA

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. For those who want to sharpen their skills for the Tour Divide, The Heck Epic will let you know where you stand in your preparation. For this course we recommend a fast 29er or monster cross (a gravel bike with at least 40 mm tires.) A bike such as the Salsa Fargo or Cutthroat is a fine example.

This is a timed event. Each day will have its own finish time. The lowest combined times from Day One and Two will be announced the winner. Riders are expected to maintain a 10 mph average. 

2019 details to be confirmed.

Join us for this special third edition. All riders will be required to carry and use their own sleep kit (e.g. tent, bivy, hammock, sleeping bag). All riders will be required to sleep outside (no hotel, motel, pavilion, building with solid roof-structure, etc.) Please see Event Info for more information. And please feel free to contact Jeremy Kershaw at with further questions.

Thanks for Riding the Good Line with us.

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
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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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