FAQ

Are there Aid Stations?

NO

Does my event begin with a LeMans Start?

The 100-mile events begin with a .5 mile Lemans and LeBike start.

How am I supposed to make it to the finish line without aid stations?

Have a plan. Be prepared. Bring the right gear. Bring enough food.

How are drop bags handled?

Bring your drop bag to the race start line. Give it to race staff. They will move it to jackson park for you.

What is jackson park and where is it?

Jackson park is located on course at roughly mile 65 and 85. Your drop bags will be there.

Address: 199 tobin st, negaunee, mi 49866

Who picks me up if i quit?

Hopefully you have family or friends along.

What should I do if I or someone else is hurt?

Call 911!

I heard there’s actually a lot of aid from the locals. True?

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.

Who should I Blame?

Blame Todd or Blame Danny

Why is GPS mandatory?

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.

What is the “Self-Supported Ethos”?

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

Where is packet pickup for the runners?

Queen city running co. See the race info 100-mile or 50-mile runner info

If i miss the runners packet pickup thursday can i attend packet pickup friday night?

Yes.

Where is packet pickup for the bikers?

106 N. Main Street Ishpeming, Michigan 49849

Will there be morning of packet pick-up?

On a very limited basis – yes. Please see your specific event details.

Will there be beer at the finish line?

Does a Yooper live in da UP?

Will there be food at the finish line?

Yes. Details to follow.

Are there cash prizes?

Yes. Overall winners of each category win $1.00

Are there awards?

Overall winners get $1.00. Belt buckles for sub 12-hour bikers, sub 30-hour runners.

What is the belt buckle cut-off for bikers?

12 hours.

What is the belt buckle cut-off for runners?

30 hours.

Where will the checkpoints be?

Undisclosed locations.

What do we collect at the checkpoints?

We have used poker chips and wooden nickels in the past. We’ll let you know what we decide to do this year.

What happens if i lose a checkpoint item?

You will not be eligble for cash or buckles without all the chips.

Who is your Timing service?

Superior Timing

www.superiortiming.com

Can I transfer my registration?

No.

Can I get a refund?

No.

Can I change my race?

Yes, until Aug 22 via bikereg.com.
After Aug 22 there will be no changes allowed.

What is the suggested equipment?

  • 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
  • Food
  • Water
  • Change of clothes
  • Rain shell
  • Emergency blanket
  • Cash or debit card