Frequently Asked Questions
The 100-mile bike and the duathlon event both begin with a .5 mile run.
It’s the opposite of a LeMans start where riders run to their bikes. In this case, you bike 0.5 miles to your run. Bring your own bike and helmet.
Have a plan. Be prepared. Bring the right gear. Bring enough food.
Bring your drop bag to the race start line. Give it to race staff. They will move it to Jackson Park for you.
Out & Back racers can leave a drop bag at Forestville for Saturday morning.
Jackson Park is located at
199 Tobin ST
Negaunee, MI 49866
Your drop bags will be there.
It’s on the race courses at the following mileages:
100 mile events @roughly miles 65 and 85
50 mile events @roughly mile 15 and 35
Hopefully you have family or friends along.
The race does not operate aid stations or provide support. What someone else does or does not do is out of our control. If you show up expecting help from someone you are making a grave mistake.
GPS is mandatory because no one can control what is going to happen to the signs we put up. With GPS, regardless of what the weather does to the course or other variables outside our control, you can still navigate and finish the race.
You are on your own.
GPS is required.
In the event of an emergency call 911.
Road Rules apply.
You MAY accept outside nutrition & hydration assistance.
You may NOT cache anything in the woods trailside.
You may NOT accept mechanical assistance (from anyone but another rider).
There are NO race operated aid-stations.
Your bike is to be human-powered, with no level of assistance
You will not be eligble for cash or buckles without all the chips.
We have used poker chips and wooden nickels in the past. We’ll let you know what we decide to do this year.
Yes, until August 13th.
Yes, until Aug 13 via bikereg.com.
After Aug 13 there will be no changes allowed.
- Bike choice: choose what you are most comfortable and confident riding.
- Tire choice: something with side wall protection and some tread.
- Gps: Garmin units are the best and only units we can/will troubleshoot.
- Backup battery: external battery for your phone and garmin
- Appropriate charging cables for your phone and garmin
- Lights: bar mount, handlebar mount. Have backup lights available
- Tools: multi-tool, chain breaker, master link, tire lever, tubes, patches
- Hydration pack
- Change of clothes
- Rain shell
- Emergency blanket
- Cash or debit card
Does a Yooper live in da UP?
Overall winners receive a $1.00 bill or $2.00 bill, depending on event.
It’s all about community.
While a lot of races out there are run by for-profit companies, that’s not the case for Marji Gesick, Polar Roll and The Crusher. All of our events are productions of the 906 Adventure Team, a 501(c)3 whose mission is to empower people to become the best version of themselves through outdoor adventure. We don’t have a large staff of people (two, to be exact) or significant overhead, and that enables us to donate a significant portion of race revenues in two ways:
- Since 2015, we’ve given back more than $110,000 to the trail-builders of RAMBA, NTN, Sisu Dirt Crews, WinMan and the DCNT.
- We also support youth adventure programs in three communities, investing over $35,000 this year alone in equipment, training, and gear to remove barriers for all kids. Our summer and after-school programs now have over 350 participants, and spots fill up as quickly as Marji Gesick. There is a need we’re trying to fill: to connect kids with their communities and get them off devices.
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