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