Iditarod Trail by Bike

May 30th, 2024 Category:
Join Hartley Nature Center on May 30th, for a group bike ride followed by a presentation by local Duluthian Leah Gruhn, who became the first Minnesotan to complete the famed 1,000-mile Alaskan Iditarod Trail by bike in 2023, and has recently returned to Duluth after completing the trail a second time. Leah, who’s completed the Arrowhead 135 ten times (and is a subject in the film 40 Below), completed the Tour Divide race which follows the 2,745-mile Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, has also competed in many local and regional gravel races. Come hear about Leah’s experience on these trails, and how Duluth (and Hartley Park) have played a role in her becoming the biker she is today.
Group ride will start at 6pm, followed by the presentation at 7pm. Riders should feel comfortable biking green (beginner) and blue (intermediate) level trails in Hartley Park at a slow to moderate pace. Hartley (fat tire) bikes and helmets will be available for rent for the event. Light snacks and beverages will be provided for the presentation.