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    March 2015

    The Green Tunnel March 2015

    Charly Tri Finishes The Iditarod Trail 350, Tells Us About Riding From Knik

    Hi everyone, I am Charly Tri.  I had the opportunity to race the Iditarod Trail Invitational for a second time this year.  In this race we travel on the Iditarod Trail either the 350 or 1,000 mile distance, conquering whatever the elements lay out in this vast expanse of wild Alaska.  The crew here at Green Tunnel gave me the opportunity to say “hi”, so here I am.  Hi.

    The ITI is an amazing race in so many ways.  You will be pushed to the limits emotional, physically, and spiritually as you attempt to reach the finish line, all while knowing that rescue is next to impossible.  I traveled the 350 mile route again as I would be left without a wife if attempting to be gone long enough for the full 1,000 miler.  Thanks for letting me share.

    Here is the link to the first part of my recap 

    The Iditarod, Minnesota-Style

    It isn’t often that a cycling story makes it into mainstream news, but this story about some hearty Minnesotans tackling the Iditarod trail on fat bikes made it onto Minnesota Public Radio today.  We’ve had the pleasure of getting to know some of these fine folks over the past few years as participants in the Chequamegon 100 event.

    The Iditarod Trail Invitational is the longest winter ultra marathon event.  The event includes both 350 and 1000 mile races, needing to successfully complete the shorter race to be eligible to participate in the latter in subsequent years.  With only 50 racers accepted each year, this race clearly isn’t for the faint of heart.

    Congratulations racers!  After you’ve finished counting your fingers and toes, we’d love to get a first-hand account of your experience…

    Minnesotans complete the Iditarod — on fat bikes

    Introducing the Hungry Bear 100

    On May 9th, 2015, come join us in Cable, WI for the Hungry Bear 100, an all-wilderness gravel race. Enjoy the great northwoods in the spring, and maybe even see a waking black bear too!

    The Hungry Bear 100 will circle around Lake Namekagon, giving you a full wilderness gravel experience, without any stop lights, or convenience stores to refuel at.  You will need to prepare for everything, but you will get the benefit of 100 gorgeous miles in the Chequamegon National Forest.

    We like to think of gravel racing as the road racing for mountain bikers. So even though its not a direct fit, we are using the Hungry Bear 100 as a fundraiser to start a NICA league for Bayfield and Sawyer county students. As with all Advocate Cycling Productions events, 100% of the entry fee goes towards making cycling better in our communities.

    In order to donate 100%, we have great sponsors that help us pay the operational costs of these events.  Please make sure you patronize the Angry Catfish Bicycle Shop and Twin Six Cycling Apparel whenever possible.

    Come join us.  Riders are limited to 200, so sign up now!

    www.hungrybear100.org