Recent persistent rains and high winds have taken a toll on the courses of this weekend’s Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival presented by Trek. After review and consultation with responsible land managers and trail workers, it is agreed that a wet weather contingency plan will be implemented for the Chequamegon 40 race course from Hayward to the Telemark Resort in Cable.
That is the official word from here. But, don’t let it scare you off. They are mainly taking sections of the Birkie Ski Trail out of the race and rerouting the race on logging and fire roads. In theory, it is going to make the race flatter, thus easier, but you never know the conditions of Phipps Fire Lane and other reroutes that could be “heavy”.
Supposedly we’re all going to be receiving emails with a map of the new course. Here is a link to Chequamegon website that has another link to its Facebook page. Eventually all the new info will be there.