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Le Grand Du Nord Gravel Cycling Classic

May 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Le Grand Du Nord Gravel Cycling Classic

Le Grand Du Nord Gravel Cycling Classic represents one of the most amazing gravel courses in the US. Starting out of Grand Marais, Minnesota’s spectacular harbor the route climbs to a breathtaking view of the US/Canadian border. With almost 6000 ft of climbing, it is the punchiest route of the three Heck Production events. But Le Grand du Nord is more than just amazing gravel riding. Voyageur Brewing Company will host and provide their exceptional craft beer on Friday and Saturday. After the ride on Saturday, there will be live music at Voyageur Brewing. And the amazing small town of Grand Marais will be a great place to bring the family. Don’t forget, Grand Marais will have artwork, shopping and general site seeing throughout the weekend. It’s one of the prettiest spots on earth…and will play host to a great weekend of gravel cycling.

This year will bring a new 120 mile route built on the beautiful 100 mile course from previous years. There will also be a stunning 66 mile and great introductory 20 mile course to Le Grand du Nord. These routes will challenge you no matter where you are at in your gravel cycling career. Both will run on the Heck principles of cue card navigation, self-supported riding ethics and physically challenging courses. All will be exceptionally beautiful. The aspens will be in full lime-green splendor, the insects at a minimum (usually!) and woods waking up to a new Spring.


Packet Pick up will occur at Voyageur Brewing Company on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 5 Pm to 7 Pm. We will have a quick packet pickup on Saturday, May 26 at the start line from 6:30 to 7:30 AM, at Coast Guard parking lot, Grand Marais harbor. The event begins at 8 AM.


May 26, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm