The course is designed to challenge you. The mass-rollout begins on pavement, transitions quickly to a climb up Jasper and Hill Streets, and takes you into machine groomed single-track for the next thirty miles. The course will challenge your legs with punchy climbs and your bike handling with downhills so fast you’ll be tempted to reach for your brakes. Let it rip. Fat-biking through the Iron Range takes you deep into the Northwoods, across frozen swamps, and up climbs to reveal tailings piles in the distance – a reminder of the areas mining history.

Polar Roll is the largest fat-bike event in Michigan and a proud member of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series. Fat-bikers can choose from the thirty-mile event aptly named “Danny’s Hills” or the shorter fifteen-mile event dubbed “Half the Hills”. Snowshoers are welcome to give the course a shot with the new Angry Bear 10K Snowshoe Run. Winter in the Upper Peninsula is unpredictable and can get downright nasty so come prepared. Polar Roll weekend is an opportunity to celebrate our ability to win against the elements – don’t let winter keep you on the sideline!

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH

5:00-8:00PM Packet Pickup at Marquette Mountain

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH

6:30-7:30AM LAST CHANCE Packet Pick-up Downtown Ishpeming

  • Velodrome will be at the start with coffee & bagels from 3rd Street Bagel for racers!
  • Start the Cycle will be operating an aid station inside the school cafeteria stocked with snacks and warm soup.

8:00AM Danny’s Hills Long Race Roll Out (from Ishpeming High School)
8:30AM Half the Hills Short Race Roll Out (from Ishpeming High School)
9:00 AM Angry Bear 10K & 30 mile Snowshoe Takes Off (from the top of Hill Street, closest address is 271 Hill Street, Ishpeming, MI)

AFTER PARTY!!

Location: Marquette Mountain
7:00 Jan Roubal Hill Climb!
Awards from Saturday events to follow inside the lodge
8:00 Food and Tunes by Frank & Da Beanz
11:00 YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN

All times are subject to change.

START/FINISH LINE

Bike Events:
Downtown Ishpeming (HQ inside High School gym)
319 E Division St
Ishpeming, MI 49849

Snowshoe Events:
The top of Hill Street, closest address is
271 Hill Street
Ishpeming, MI 48989

POLAR ROLL 2019

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