The Rough Stuff Rally promises two nights of camping, community, world class mountain bike riding and revelry at Trail’s End Campground in Copper Harbor, Michigan.
The 1st Annual Rough Stuff Rally
– Presented by Wilde Bicycle Co. and Rock Solid Trail Contracting –
Two nights of camping, community, world class mountain bike riding and revelry at Trail’s End Campground in Copper Harbor, Michigan.
About Copper Harbor – One of my favorite places to visit in the world, and I can’t wait to share it with you. It contains some of my favorite trails, favorite lake to swim in (Fanny Hooe), and of course some of my favorite people. Perched on the edge of the Keeweenaw Peninsula on Lake Superior, Copper Harbor has developed an international reputation for hosting some of the best mountain biking in the world. A good day riding here is as good as any place I’ve been. The town has under a hundred year round residents and no cell service. It feels remote and end of the road, it’s like being on an island. There is exceptional sight seeing, rock hounding, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and fishing. Great times for everyone no matter what you’re into.
Registrants will receive: t-shirt, patch, sticker, gourmet food at the aid stations, and free beverages on Saturday night.
Register Here: https://www.bikereg.com/rough-stuff-rally
Info Here: https://bikejerks.com/pages/rough-stuff-rally
Route: 43 mile loop and 4600 feet of climbing on some of the best single track on Earth. A mix of machine built flow trails, rocky old school tight single track, double track and gravel roads. Ride fast or take it slow, all options are valid. Route has three aid stations featuring gourmet food and cold beverages. We’re bringing in Chef Adam Blake to cook the best food you’ve ever had on course at the East Bluff aid station. This is an event for experienced mountain bikers. It’s not overly technically hard, but there are some challenging sections and it’s a real big day on the bike.
Gear: If I was doing this event I’d reach for my 120mm hardtail as the fast and most efficient option. You’ll have a great time on just about any bike but I’d recommend staying under 160mm of travel. A short travel dual suspension bike is probably going to be the most fun.
Friday – Riders Arrive
Check in at Trails End Campground 11-4 and 8-10pm
Shuttles at East Bluff Bike Park-
Social Hour on top of East Bluff 5-7pm
Mandatory Rider Meeting at 8:30pm at Trail’s End
6pm Time Cutoff
Saturday 7-10pm – Bonfire, beverages, music, dancing, revelry
Camping: We encourage all riders to stay at Trail’s End as that will be center of activity, there are cabins available for reservation as well as first come, first serve campsites. The campground features a pump track, toilets and showers. Each campsite provides fire ring and picnic table. All sites rent for $20 per site per night. We will be reserving a large section of the campground for event attendees.
For those seeking other accommodations Copper Harbor boasts a number of motels, airbnb’s, and another campground at East Bluff or at the State Park.
Rock Solid Trail Contracting, Trail’s End Campground, East Bluff Bike Park, Copper Harbor Trails Club, Angry Catfish, Bell Helmets, Wilde Bicycle Co. Northern Coffeeworks