Just in time for a Labor Day weekend pre-ride, the Chequamegon 40 and Short & Fat 16 mile off road bicycle race courses are marked.
The Chequamegon 40 course is marked with blaze orange arrows from Rosie’s Field entrance off Highway 77 at Fish Hatchery Road all the way to the Mt. Telemark finish line in Cable. The long course is in good riding condition however with some standing water at this point in time. In addition riders should be aware of active logging along the American Birkebeiner Ski Trail just south of County Highway OO. Midway in the route, the descent into Martel’s Pot Hole off Janet Road is eroded and cautioned with signs at the top. Repair work is scheduled on this technical descent in the coming days. Because of recent rains, erosion and logging, caution is urged along the entire length of the race course.
The Short & Fat 16 mile course is marked with hot pink arrows from Randysek Road in Cable just south of County Highway M all the way to the Mt. Telemark finish line in Cable. This short race course is in good riding condition with some rough and rocky sections on the west to east traverse of Camp 38 Road between Randysek Road and Spider Lake Fire Lane.
Cyclists should note that the race courses are not closed to other user traffic. You may and will encounter a variety of user traffic in both directions on any of the public road or ATV/Snowmobile sections. Please be courteous on the shared use trails.
The Chequamegon MTB Festival slated for the September 15 weekend is presented by Trek and produced by Life Time. For more information visit www.cheqmtb.com.