Chequamegon 40 – a race against 2,000

Chequamegon (pronounced Shwar’me-gan) is a 40 mi point-to-point mountain bike race that goes over grass fields, gravel roads, the Birkebeiner trail, forest and snowmobile trails. It starts at Hayward, WI and finishes at Cable, WI.
That alone sounds like a great race! But what makes it even more exciting is the number of racers. We are talking about over 2,000 racers that are lining up for this race. Let the pictures tell the story:
At the starting line
Gary, the race promoter, and his dedicated crew and volunteers made this race happen. Everything was perfectly organized, from the race package pick-up to the bag drop-off to a great atmosphere!
Race start 

Following the Four Wheelers. Thousands of knobby tires rolling through Hayward.
Just looking at this picture makes me excited for next year’s Chequamegon!

Within the first few miles, the field spread out.
Watch out for Pirates at Mile 21! They fuel you with Rum!

James hooked me up with a sweet 29er Pivot. Absolutely loved the bike!

The Festival after the race.

 What a great weekend! Thanks to everyone who made this happen!

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