If you never rode the 100-miler at the Grand Island Ride, then you haven’t seen the
If you never rode the 100-miler at the Grand Island Ride, then you haven’t seen the rest of the Grand Island trail; Grand Island North will take you on that journey. The course consists of two different routes for the 30 milers and all checks are at different “out” locations; the second of three checks for the 55 milers, however, is a timed hold as opposed to a vet check. Ride management will haul your stuff to checks (you must send water so bring pails with lids), provide water on the trail and hay/water at the 55 milers’ middle hold.
Ride camp is again the Boy Scouts of America Camp Hiawatha, which is situated on a nice lake and has flush toilets and showers. Camping fees are $30.00 per rig per night. With extra nights by advance permission and limited to Thursday and Sunday. The first driveway leads to our main camping area, where you should take only as much room as you absolutely need and camp as close to each other as possible. If there is a “full” sign at the first driveway, proceed to the second for overflow parking. There are no campsites per se, but rather one parks in the driveways and yards of numerous small cabins or other open spaces. Do not proceed past turnaround signs without advance scouting as you may arrive at a dead end. Furnished rustic cabins (BYO bedding) with sink/stove/fridge are available to rent; contact ride management if interested. Cleanup is required, wheelbarrows are provided.
Join us for a Saturday night potluck where ride management will provide fresh Lake Superior whitefish prepared on site, but PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BOY SCOUTS DO NOT PERMIT EITHER ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO ON THEIR PREMISES. If you bring more than one non-rider to the potluck a donation of $7.00 per adult would be appropriate.
START TIMES: as soon as possible after dawn given the weather, number of entries, etc. AWARDS: Completions and placings, firsts/B.C.s if multiple entries/competitors in 55/30s