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    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

    What Is The Green Tunnel?

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    Welcome to The Green Tunnel. I cannot recall, but last summer, I read an article about the upper Midwest’s excellent riding in a national publication, and the writer described it as “riding through a green tunnel”. It resonated with me, because although I have ridden a mountain bike around the world, there is nothing like the excellent singletrack we have.

    Having worked in the cycling industry for about 17 years now, I know firsthand that there is a ton of energy dedicated towards the gear. Although the gear is only a means to an end, we tend to concentrate on it. Don’t get me wrong, I love it too, and it has kept me employed for a very long time. I wonder what it would be like to put that much energy into making riding better…