Saturday, Oct 1, 2016

The Heck of the North

Hwy 2 and Silver Creek TWNP 24

Two Harbors, MN 100 Miler, 55 Miler

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 1, 2016


In the Spring of 2009, I had my first taste of gravel road cycling. I was hooked instantly! On the drive home, still covered in Goodhue County dust, I resolved to design something just as amazing in northern Minnesota. So started the creation ...poring over county maps and scouting routes by bike and car. After a long and wonderful search process, I pieced together the gravel framework that would become the "Heck."

The Heck of the North shares the premise of other great, adventure style events. The racer is responsible for themselves. It is up to each individual to tough out the challenges that this demanding event places before them. Be fit. Be safe. Be courteous. And be a great gravel cycling citizen!

The Heck of the North will evolve. Every year, I strive to make better. My intent, though, is to never lose the heart of the event. That heart is the people who share this amazing cycling challenge with me and each other.

Heck of the North, The Heck Epic, and Le Grand du Nord

The Heck of the North is a 110 mile gravel cycling event in Northern Minnesota (September 30, 2017). The Heck Epic (Postponed until 2018!) is a 220 mile gravel cycling stage race from Two Harbors MN to Ely and back. Le Grand du Nord is a 100 mile gravel cycling event in Grand Marais, MN. on May 27, 2017.

2017 Registration for the Heck of the North

Registration for the 2017 edition of The Heck of the North begins April 15, 2017


Entry fees are non-refundable. Please contact me at for questions. Thank you!

Local time: 6:26 PM


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