Life Above Eight was honored to temporarily held the reigns of one of the Chequamagon 100. We are even happier to announce that the Chequamegon Mountain Bike Association has now taken over the event. The race was created to showcase the CAMBA singletrack trails and raise money for trail maintenance, so it makes sense that CAMBA now own this iconic Northwoods race. CAMBA put on another great Seeley Big Fat race last winter, so they are clearly in a good position to manage events like this one.
Like the Hungry Bear 100, this event was originally a collaboration between Hayward native son Tim Krueger and The River’s Eatery’s Mick Endersbe. Mick and Tim, who now runs Esker Cycles and Terrene Tires, devised a route using as much CAMBA singletrack as possible, and a few rough and tumble gravel/ATV sections for connections. Like the Hungry Bear, the only support we provide for this race beyond timing is some encouragement at the start and a small party at the finish.
Tim’s business has grown in recent years, so he transferred ownership to Seeley Dave to run until CAMBA was ready to take over the race. Tim plans to be at the Chequamegon 100 again this year, which will help to keep the event’s family reunion vibe.
CAMBA is planning 30 mile and 60 mile options in addition to the 100. All routes will start and finish at the Highway OO Trailhead in Seeley.
Registration should open soon. Keep an eye on the CAMBA event page and linked above and on their Facebook page for an announcement. Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Chequamegon 100 in the past.
We hope to see you out there!