It's almost here! The BWCA Superior Tour - Father Son 350! On Sunday, Carl and I will leave Duluth, Minnesota on a 350 mile, 5 day bicycle ride through Northern Minnesota. Our travels will take us through the BWCA (Boundary Waters Canoe Area), ultimately coming down through Ely, Minnesota to Lake Superior to finish our ride.
One highlight of the trip will be biking the Echo Trail, built by the Civilian Conversation Corps (CCC) during the 1930's. This area was remote then ... it's remote now! Over 45 miles of that day's ride will be on a dirt logging road. While the scenery will be fantastic, this kind of surface presents a challenge for riding. Most of the trip is through the Superior National Forest.
I'll make certain to update this post with our daily escapades. After all, like any true nerd, although I will be traveling light (two changes of washable clothes ... one which is on me!), I will pack a netbook in my saddle bags. We don't have support vehicles for this trip.
Our five day ride includes:
- Day 1: Duluth to Hoyt-Lakes
- Day 2: Hoyt-Lakes to Orr
- Day 3: Orr to Ely via the Echo Trail
- Day 4: Ely to Palisade (Lake Superior)
- Day 5: Palisade to Duluth
You may wish to read Carl's perspective. He's worried about those darn pesky, unruly white tail dear!
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