Get Out and Bike: ARROWHEAD 135

Posted on October 14, 2011 by Adam Ziskin

Who the hell wants a burly adventure?  Who the hell wants an epic confrontation with their will to endure the most arctic of ultra events?  Well swallow this.  The Arrowhead 135 is 135 miles across Northern Minnesota virtually all on the Arrowhead State Snowmobile Trail from I-Falls to Tower, MN at the Fortune Bay Casino. You may bicycle, ski or go by foot.  In their 8th year, while starting with about 10 entrants in 2005 to 120+ actual starters in 2011, and featuring arguably many of the best winter ultra-athletes in the world, it is the “ultra” winter test.

From their website; “Historically one of the coldest gosh darn races anyplace including even the Arctic, check the average temps, virtually every year luck has us at -30 to -40C/F.  Arrowhead 135 Inc is a Minnesota Not-For-Profit Organization of local athletes/volunteers dedicated to the promotion of human powered ultra-endurance events across the scenic and rugged Arrowhead Region of Northern Minnesota. Our mission is to foster national and international amateur ultra endurance sports such as mountain-biking, cross-country skiing and trail running. We strive to educate the community on extreme endurance sports safety and winter camping.  The goal of the organization is to offer a small, fun, educational, yet challenging ultra-endurance event in extreme trail and weather conditions for the benefit of communities in Northern Minnesota.”

O2 Rainwear is a proud sponsor of the 2012 Arrowhead 135.

Check out their site here:  ARROWHEAD 135