24junAll Day25Grand Island North
AERC, UMECRA, GLDRA, and AHA Sanctioned If you haven’t ridden the
AERC, UMECRA, GLDRA, and AHA Sanctioned
If you haven’t ridden the 100-miler at the Grand Island Ride on Memorial weekend, then you haven’t seen the rest of the Grand Island trail; Grnd Island North will take you on that journey. The course consists of two separate 30 mile routes and all checks are at different “out” locations; the second of three checks for the 55 milers, however, is a mandatory hold as opposed to a vet check. Ride management will haul your stuff to the vet checks, provide water on the trail and hay/water at the 55 milers’ middle check.
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 $15 .00 per rig per night with extra nights 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. Pink-tipped stakes will identify where rigs may park at both locations (they’re not meant to delineate particular sites, just areas where its OK to park, to include the driveways and yards of numerous cabins), and you should not proceed past turnaround signs without advance scouting as you may arrive at a dead end. Furnished cabins (BYO bedding) with sink/stove/fridge are available to rent for $30.00 a night, which includes parking for one rig; contact ride management if interested. Clean up 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, and if you bring more than one non-rider to the potluck a donation of $7.00 per adult would be appropriate.
SCHEDULE AND FEES:
Saturday, June 24, 2023
55 Endurance………..$90 SR* $45 JR
30 Endurance……….$70 SR* $35 JR
30 Competitive……..$60 SR $30 JR
15 Intro………………..$40 SR $20 JR
Sunday, June 25, 2023
30 Endurance………$70 SR* $35 JR
30 Competitive……..$60 SR* $30 JR
*Non AERC members additional $15 fee
START TIMES: As soon as possible after dawn given the weather, number of entries, etc.
AWARDS: Completions, firsts and placings in all divisions, B.C.s in endurance.
El780 M-94, Skandia, MI 49885
Head Veterinarian: Dr. Rae Mayer-Birr
june 24 (Saturday) - 25 (Sunday)