Join my buddy Matthew Beedle and me for our ride in the Susitna 100! A live track of our ride will be displayed below beginning at 9:00 a.m. Alaska Standard Time on February 17, 2018 (that’s 12 p.m. for my Arkansas friends). Matt and I passed the mandatory gear check last night. We had to have our survival essentials inspected by the race crew: -20 sleeping bag, bivy sack, foam sleeping pad, headlamp, flashing light, 64oz water carry capacity, and 3000-6000 calories of food. Our bikes are assembled and ready to go! Read more about our gear here.
The Susitna 100 runs along the famed Iditarod trail in Alaska, beginning near Big Lake (about an hour and half north of Anchorage) and loops for 100 miles through remote woods and over frozen lakes and rivers – all covered in a blanket of snow.
And somehow (probably by virtue of my last name) I was able to get assigned bib #1. Auspicious, eh?