Midwest - Wisconsin
Mountain Biking




Date: Sep 17, 2022

Location: Hayward, Wisconsin

Region: Midwest - Wisconsin


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Chequamegon MTB Festival

September 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


An extremely popular event which attracts thousands of off-road enthusiasts,  the 39th edition of Chequamegon MTB Festival takes place in the big woods of northwestern Wisconsin.  The event is produced by Life Time Events and is part of the just announced Life Time Grand Prix Series.  This revered off-road experience doesn’t end with the races.  Friends and family gather for a weekend of live music, craft beer and savory food truck eats. This year’s event features a restructured course, a pro-style start and little loggers race.

From elite athletes to the aspiring young off-roaders, Chequamegon has a race for everyone.  The headliner event, Chequamegon 40, travels from downtown Hayward, WI traversing the famed American Birkebeiner Ski Trail, forest roads, and snowmobile routes  finishing at the Great Hall in Cable, WI.  This 40-mile race comes with 2,000 feet of elevation gain.

For a less intensive option, or if you want to take part in two events, there is a “Short and Fat” 16-mile option with all same challenges of the 40 jam packed into a slightly short bite.  And for the little tikes, there is a Little Logger race (15-minute continuous loop) for the next generation MTB enthusiasts.

The remote and rural woods of the Chequamegon offer endless opportunities for more biking, hiking, and exploration.  The region has it’s own Mountain Bike Association, CAMBA, which has marked, mapped, and maintains over 300 miles of off-road trails.  The remote and rural area provides plenty to do and see with art festivals, waterfall tours, walks in the woods and special events of all varieties.

Chequamegon MTB Festival will be part of the inaugural Life Time Grand Prix! The series feature 6 of the most iconic cycling events and the best cyclists in off-road cycling. The challenge combines mountain biking and gravel riding disciplines and the events are all around the country, including the Sea Otter Classic, UNBOUND Gravel, Crusher in the Tushar, Leadville Trail 100 MTB, and Big Sugar Gravel. The biggest prize purse in U.S. cycling, $250,000, will be split evenly between men and women.  Each series event will be streamed live and on-demand on FloBikes, part of the FloSports network.



September 17
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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