Week of Salsa and 45NRTH

March 21-27

We’ve got a box of Salsa and 45NRTH hats and water bottles to give away and all you have to do is share your Polar Roll pictures. As an added bonus, we also have a pile of Gift Cards (of varying denominations) from bike shops such as Sports Rack, Down Wind Sports, Quick Stop Bike Shop, Lakeshore Bike, VeloServ, Broken Spoke Bike Studio and Pete’s Garage. Give-away winners will get to choose from the allotment of cards that are available when they win!

During the week of March 21, we’ll post a different challenge to our FB page each day. All you have to do is post a picture in the comments with all of the following hashtags: #adventurebybike  #goodbyecoldhellocomfort #906adventureteam. The following week, we’ll announce the winners and send you some cool gear. Get your submissions ready, here are the challenges.


Best Water Feature: Show us pictures of a body of water, waterfalls, etc


Winter Weather – We already know the weather here is nuts, show us a pic that illustrates the weather you endured during your Polar Roll adventure.


Polar Roll Fails – Did your riding or running partner go down? We want to see it!


Icicle Challenge – Not just for our bearded friends. Show us your icicles – on your beard, eyelashes, clothing, gear, anywhere it accumulated.


Youth Rollers – Show us pictures of the youth that rolled


Group Photo – Self-explanatory


Your Choice – Show us your favorite Polar Roll pic and tell us why it’s your favorite. In this challenge, the caption might be the deciding factor. Inspire us!

It’s all about community.

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.