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Cycling Productions

    January 2016

    The Green Tunnel January 2016

    Announcing the Lupine Spring Classic

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    Race Details

    Who: You and Advocate Cycling Productions, and up to 100 other gravel riders

    What: 60 miles of gravel per day, from Two Harbors to Finland, MN, and then back the next day.  An overnight stay at Wolf Ridge ELC with dormitory-style housing, dinner and evening entertainment included, and transportation of gear from start to the overnight, and then back to the finish.  This event will not have a defined “course”, but checkpoints and cue sheets to navigate, and see interesting sights along the way.

    When: 10:00 am start; Saturday, April 16th, 2016 (ending on Sunday, April 17th)

    Where: Two Harbors, MN

    Why: To explore the gravel of the North Shore and support Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

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    Cost: $125 – 100% of this fee goes to Wolf Ridge ELC to continue to fund their programming and initiatives.  Sign up here – https://www.bikereg.com/lupine-spring-classic

    Rules: Signing of a liability release waiver will be required for you to take the start. Advocate Cycling Productions events are self-supported. Do not count on any aid stations on the course, bring enough food and water for the entire event, and be prepared to be in the woods as weather and course condition change. You are responsible for you! Cue sheets will be provided, but the course is open to cars and other users, and is not marked. You will get your cue sheet in trade for your signed waiver. Equipment must be a bicycle with two wheels, and only human power. CPSC approved helmets are required.

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    A big thank you to our presenting sponsor the Angry Catfish.  Without them, these benefit events would not be possible.  Thanks guys!

    2016 Gitchee Gumee Traverse

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    Race Details

    Who: You and Advocate Cycling Productions, and up to 150 other singletrack slayers

    What: Approximately 60 miles of urban singletrack criss-crossing Duluth

    When: 9:00 am start

    Where:Duluth, MN

    Why: To support the grand singletrack initiative of Duluth, MN and ride these excellent trails built by COGGS

    Cost: $60 – with all event proceeds going directly to COGGS to continue to build more trails

    New this year: Course design will continue to improve as new sections of singletrack are completed. Also, COGGS members and Duluth residents are helping with course design this year to create a course that flows together smoother

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    A big thank you to the Angry Catfish Bicycle Shop, they are our presenting sponsor that helps us bear the cost of these events.

    Rules: Signing of a liability release waiver will be required for you to take the start. Advocate Cycling Productions events are self-supported. Do not count on any aid stations on the course, bring enough food and water for the entire event, and be prepared to be in the woods as weather and course condition change. You are responsible for you!  Support from non-racers is not allowed, unless provided to every racer equally. The course is open to cars and other users, and is marked. Equipment must be a bicycle with two wheels, and only human power. CPSC approved helmets are required.

    Sign Up!: BikeReg for the Gitchee Gumee Traverse

    2016 Hungry Bear 100 Signup!

    We are pleased to announce the 2016 Hungry Bear 100 – a true wilderness gravel event around the Chequamegon National Forest.

    Starting off at 9am on May 7th, 2016, a max of 200 riders will choose either the 100 mile or 100k course, and this course is remote.  There is no support or stores anywhere on the 100k course, and there is only one diner on teh 100 mile course, around mile 65 (the Delta Diner).

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    The 2016 Hungry Bear 100 is presented by the Angry Catfish, we owe them tremendous thanks for backing our events, and bearing the cost of putting them on so that we can continue to accomplish our goals of donating all proceeds to cycling non-profits.

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    This year’s beneficiary of the Hungry Bear 100 is Bicycles for Humanity, or more specifically, creating a MN/WI Chapter of Bicycles for Humanity.  B4H is an organization that collects donated, used bicycles, and places them with a community in Africa, complete with tools and spare parts, to create an economy around using bicycles to improve transportation.

    Signup is open, and we are using the very simple BikeReg.com system this year.  So just follow this link, and sign up now!  https://www.bikereg.com/hungry-bear-100

    See you out there!

    Tim & Odia