The InSayner is a backwoods, adventure mountain bike race that takes place in the depths of Northern Wisconsin's beautiful (sometimes treacherous) Northern Highland American Legion State Forest and there are 3 routes available to racers.
Ride snowmobile trails, sweet stretches of downhills, an old ski hill run, logging roads, gravel roads, a small stretch of blacktop, and a few other surprises that may dampen an average riders spirit. NOT YOU though!!
The InSayner will be a challenging, but fun race that to the bitter end will throw you an occasional gut punch. But this is how legends are born! What kind of bike you ask? Ha Ha Ha Ha wouldn’t you like to know! But know this: one bike's advantage won’t last forever.
The race starts in the town of Sayner at the Community Center and travels down snowmobile trails to Musky Mountain. The route continues down Plum Vitae Road to another snowmobile trail. This hits Vandercook road a few times before continuing to Klondike Road and on to Ross Lake Road before following snowmobile trails back to the finish.
So you’re one of THOSE people! The 25ish isn’t enough? You think you're better than that, don’t you? Well, I’m not holding my breath. Pull up your britches, cuz this isn’t your daddies after dinner ride!!
Then adventure is what you'll get, so saddle up, you're headed in deep! And don’t count on any race support! You had the chance to sign up for the short race, the 25ish. Maybe you should re-think your decision, buttercup?
Is something watching you, you wonder? As you struggle your way through the woods? Oh yes. Make no mistake about it. Don’t ask us what it is though. We do not speak its name. Just hammer those hills and don’t get off your bike because it can sense fear - shed a tear and it’s over. You best not even think about giving up!
People say whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. Nope. That doesn’t apply here. Have you heard about Suicide Hill? Most people descend it...you’re a “Privileged Rider” though, and you get to go UP it! Mash those pedals and quit yer whining because this is NOT an all day event. YOU have a cut off to make, otherwise it’s black top for you!
The eBike Race will follow the same route as the Long Race. So, that's at least 50 miles! Do you think you and your eBike will be up to the challenge? Well, before you get too excited, make sure you understand our rules for eBikes.
If this looks good to you, we would be happy to take your money. After all, it's a fund raiser for building mountain bike trails at Musky Mountain!
You've been warned and you still didn’t listen. I hope pain and agony is your forte! If you don’t make it and cross over to the other side, say hello to my grandparents. Remember, you chose this. No cursing, and don’t forget to sign the waiver.
Yours truly, Danny and Mike O., The InSayner Race Directors, 2022
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