WINTER FUN
IN DA U.P.

FEB 15 & 16, 2020

Registration opens Nov 3 @ 6am et

Winter is no time to sit around. Join us for the largest fat-bike event in Michigan. Don’t have a fat-bike? No problem. Now you can snowshoe the fifteen or thirty-mile courses. Each and every year is a new adventure – from blizzards, to ice storms, rain, and more. Polar Roll never disappoints. Winter in the Upper Peninsula can be downright nasty, but with a little preparation and enough fitness you’ll go home with some stories to tell. Explore the west end of Marquette County, see traces of a once thriving mining industry, meet some fun Yoopers, and make sure to get your hug from the guys at Hugs & Bacon Aid Station.

30 MILES

15 MILES

AFTER PARTY

SUNDAY

(ADVENTURE GROUP RIDES)

Whack Jobs Film: Fat-Bike Grooming in Michigan

Da U.P. is a unique place, containing 29% of Michigan’s land mass and only 3% of its population. We’ve got some real wack jobs up here. They spend the summer building grooming equipment & mapping out trail, and spend the winter grooming, riding and waiting out the storms so they can go groom and ride some more.

THE ONLY RACE WITH

HUGS & BACON

BECAUSE YOU’RE GONNA NEED ‘EM

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OUR SPONSORS

We could not put on this event without these companies to support us. Each and every one of these groups have a commitment to winter adventure in the U.P. and contribute to make the event into what it is today.

Prepare for anything with our training plans

We’ve partnered with Rob Lee, one of the top endurance coaches in the world, to build training plans for every level of rider. If you’re looking for a personal best on our short race or you’re trying to reach the podium on our long race we’ve got ya covered. The weather up here in The U.P. is unpredictable, prepare for it.

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It’s all about community.

While a lot of races out there are run by for-profit companies, that’s not the case for Marji GesickPolar Roll and The Crusher. All of our events are productions of the 906 Adventure Team, a 501(c)3 whose mission is to empower people to become the best version of themselves through outdoor adventure. We don’t have a large staff of people (two, to be exact) or significant overhead, and that enables us to donate a significant portion of race revenues in two ways:

  1. Since 2015, we’ve given back more than $110,000 to the trail-builders of RAMBA, NTN, Sisu Dirt Crews, WinMan and the DCNT.
  2. We also support youth adventure programs in three communities, investing over $35,000 this year alone in equipment, training, and gear to remove barriers for all kids. Our summer and after-school programs now have over 350 participants, and spots fill up as quickly as Marji Gesick. There is a need we’re trying to fill: to connect kids with their communities and get them off devices.