Here's a blurb from the Heck website:
The Fox is a two day stage race that features 60 mile days coursing through the heart of the North Shore forest. We will be camping in Grand Marais, right on the harbor of Lake Superior.
The Fox will start in Finland, MN, on Saturday, July 30. Riders will travel to Grand Marais for their night out. On Sunday, riders will travel a different route back to Finland for the finish.
The Fox is our event for cyclists trying bikepacking style racing maybe for the first time. Some might wonder why to time or race in this style, carrying a lot of gear. My experience tells me that the world has room for both touring (not timed) and timed. My experience has shown me that racing against the clock or others often brings new experiences that just don’t occur when traveling at a leisurely pace. You might just find that your world has room for both, too! And there will be plenty of time to socialize with other riders, as well. I love this event! (We ask that all participants have the ability to maintain a minimum of 10 mph average while riding. This is for safety planning. Thank you!)
REGISTRATION OPENS January 3rd, 2022
For more information: www.HeckoftheNorth.com