2021 Le Grand Du Nord Gravel Cycling Classic
May 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on May 29, 2021 at 7:30 am
The 2021 Le Grand Du Nord
Gravel Cycling Classic
Welcome to Le Grand du Nord
From Event Coordinator, Jeremy Kershaw:
We want to welcome veteran as well as brand new cyclists to this special edition of Le Grand du Nord. It has been a challenging year on many levels. We feel confident that the 2021 will be a great event, even with new C19 protocols in place to help keep our riders and this community as safe as possible. Thank you for helping us achieve this goal.
Le Grand represents one of the most amazing gravel courses in the United States. Beginning in Grand Marais, all three events have views of Lake Superior before climbing to their final destinations. With more than 5500 ft of climbing and a decidedly remote feel, the 110 mile course is beautifully challenging. The 54 mile course has plenty of climbing and miles of forested roads. The 20 mile route is a Le Grand-worthy introduction to gravel cycling with its mix of paved and gravel roads, climbing and great Lake Superior views.
Le Grand is more than just amazing gravel riding. After the ride on Saturday, enjoy live music at Voyageur Brewing Company. This amazing small town is a great place to bring the family. Explore artwork, shopping and site seeing throughout the weekend. It’s one of the prettiest spots on earth and plays host to a great weekend of gravel cycling.
The 110 course will have checkpoints at mile 38 and 80. The 54 mile course will have a checkpoint at mile 30. All events will run on the Heck/Le Grand principles of cue card/GPS 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.
Our goal with Le Grand du Nord is to take all that we love about gravel cycling and bring it together for one special weekend. Amazing routes, great beer and food, and time spent outside with your friends and family. Doesn’t get much better than that. Hope to see you up North this May.
And as always, I will see you at the finish line.