The Heck Epic is a two day stage race from Two Harbors, Minnesota to Ely then returning to Two Harbors. The route will be most gravel roads, some of them as remote as I have ever seen in the state.
Racers will leave Two Harbors, Minnesota on Saturday, August 20. The first stage will cover approximately 110 miles of amazing Northwoods country to Ely, Minnesota. Riders will stop in Ely for the night and be required to camp using only the setup they have packed and carried with them.
On Sunday, August 21, riders will head back to Two Harbors using another 110 mile route which will be equally beautiful and challenging. The fastest combined times of the two stages will mark the winner of the event. But all who participate will reap the rewards of back country travel.
The Heck Epic will be about self sufficiency. It will be about exploring new roads and trails by bike. The Heck Epic will be a challenge unlike any other in the country. And I know it will bring some of the greatest people together for two days of gravel / dirt cycling.