Author:rick

Map My Ride GPX Link- day one!

Here is the route for day one, don't worry there will be plenty of opportunities to shorten or lengthen the route each day. The route is 42 miles long and has 2000 feet of elevation. The route is 99% dirt road or dirt two track....

Free shipping on Big Agnes Helinox chairs!

Helinox chairs are amazing and now come in swivel models. Even it a campsite has picnic tables I pack my Helinox chair since the comfort is unbeatable after a long day on the bike....

Sold Out!

We're sorry but the 2016 event has reached a sellout. Please consider joining us in 2017. Rick and Scott...

Saturday camping site selected

We can treat ourselves to running water, showers, picnic tables and fire rings! We'll be right on the Pine River at the Coolwater Campground....

Friday night camping location

Our first night camping will be at the MacKenzie Trailhead in the Manistee National Forest. Very rustic, no running water or campsites. We will be roughing it in the woods folks! Don't worry, we'll get a porta potty or two....

Please welcome Blackburn Products!

We are excited to announce that Blackburn has become a sponsor for the 2016 event! Blackburn makes the most affordable bikepacking products around. In 1975, Jim Blackburn set out to design stronger, lighter, more innovative and more reliable cycling products. The first were indestructible racks and...

Registration is open!!

Registration will open March 1st 2016 at 8 am (EST). The event is $85, limited to 125 riders and we do expect a quick sell out. Online registration takes place online only at Bike Reg  ...

Big Agnus is back!

We are so pleased to welcome back Big Agnes as a 2016 sponsor for the Salsa Fargo Sub-48! Big Agnes makes the best quality and lightest weight bikepacking gear available from tents to sleeping bags to folding chairs such as the Helinox. Make sure you...

What’s for Dinner?

This year we have hired Bone-Ends to bring the food truck up to the campsite Saturday night. Bone-Ends has several choices for your dinner, tacos, salads, pork sandwich, sides. All these choices will pair well with the Founders beer!  ...

2016 event dates announced

We are thrilled to once again announce that Salsa Cycles is our title sponsor! The 2016 will take place September 30 - Oct 2nd 2016 in the Manistee National Forest near Cadillac, Michigan. Watch for a registration date coming soon!...