Both races cross active roads and are on active snowmobile trails. Road rules apply. Racers must obey traffic laws. Be smart. Be safe.
1. EBikes are not allowed.
2. Fat Bikes shall be defined as bikes with 3.7” or wider tires.
3. Cycling specific helmets must be worn with chin strap buckled.
4. Unsportsmanlike Conduct will disqualify you. Don’t be a jerk.
5. Leave no Trace.
6. DNF must be reported to the number on your number plate (front of plate).
7. No support vehicles on course.
8. No earphones.
9. Timing chip (on number plate) must be attached to the bike.
10. No Tandems.
11. Bar ends must be plugged.
12. Bring a fully charged phone.
13. If you have to walk… WALK ON THE LEFT side of the trail.
14. In the event of an emergency call 911.
*** THIS IS A WINTER EVENT IN THE U.P. MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU’RE GETTING YOURSELF INTO. WE WILL RACE REGARDLESS OF CONDITIONS.
*** A zero visibility blizzard would be the exception.
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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 Gesick, Polar 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:
- Since 2015, we’ve given back more than $125,000 to the trail-builders of RAMBA, NTN, Sisu Dirt Crews, WinMan and the DCNT.
- 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.