THE RULES

RULES

  1. If you quit, you must text your name and bib number to the phone number on the race plate. 
  2. GPS is required for all events. If you choose not to use one, don’t blame us for what happens.
  3. Road rules apply. 
  4. You are self-supported. 
  5. Neutral support is allowed. 
  6. Carry your gear. Do not stash anything on course. 
  7. You are allowed one bike and/or set of snowshoes. 
  8. Bikes are required to have tires of 3.8” or greater. 
  9. Cycling helmets are required.
  10. No mountain bikes. No e-bikes. 
  11. Unsportsmanlike conduct will disqualify you. Don’t be a jerk. 
  12. If you leave the course for any reason you must re-enter the course where you left it.
  13. Recommended gear should be considered required, but we’re not your parents. If you enter the course without recommended gear the outcome could be dire. Do so at your own risk. 
  14. Respect the trail system. Don’t damage it. If you are leaving runs, divots, or breaking through the surface head to the brewery. 
  15. Air pressure varies by rider size, tire width, rim width, temperature, and more. If you are damaging the trail – air down. If you continue to damage the trail head to the brewery.
  16. There is no cutoff for mass events but we reserve the right to pull you from the course at any time. 
  17. There is a cutoff for EX events – it is 24 hours for each event. 
  18. Mass start riders do not have to collect checkpoint selfies. 
  19. EX riders DO collect checkpoint selfies. 
  20. Mass start riders do not have to submit their results. 
  21. EX riders DO have to submit their results. 
  22. GPX files will be provided to all racers prior to the event. 
  23.  BE NICE. BE PREPARED. ROAD RULES APPLY. 

*** 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.

The transfer deadline has passed. We will not do transfers or category changes at packet pickup. Don’t ask.

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We asked you to #adapt in 2020, and you did. Now we’re asking you to join us and #forge ahead. 2021 is about doing what you do best, making the most of what you have, and getting better every day.

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 $141,000 to the trail-builders of RAMBA, NTN, Sisu Dirt Crews, WinMan and the DCNT. We also support youth adventure programs in three communities and have plans for that number to grow in the near future.

In 2021 we’re building a learning management system to train 150+ volunteer Adventure Leaders, and have our eyes on the future: planning to grow from 500 youth served to thousands. Together with your continued support and a network of dedicated partners, we will connect kids with each other, their communities, and give them a healthy alternative to time spent on devices.