CannonTracks - Custom Rte UP-WI to BMWMOA at MSP

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CannonTracks - Custom Rte UP-WI to BMWMOA at MSP

Postby Cannonshot » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:59 am

This is a 700 mile path I put together in support of the 2014 BMWMOA Rally. It leads from the Mackinac Bridge or Sault Ste Marie across the UP and northern WI to the Minnesota State Fair Grounds where the rally is being held. There is also an option to start in Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan near the International Bridge and the Soo Locks.

No ORV sticker is required for this ride if you are on a licensed dual sport motorcycle.

The route is suitable for loaded big bikes, but it does take in some rugged or narrow (two-track) paths along the way. The scenery is spectacular, wildlife sightings are common, and points of interest are waypointed in the file. Gas is also waypointed as are hospitals and some other general information.

Just northeast of Eagle River Wisconsin is a by-pass to go around some dirt roads that can have some loose patches of sand if the weather is dry. Other surfaces are firm dirt, gravel, or pavement.

Many of these tracks are taken from some of my other published rides like the Upper Peninsula Adventure Trail so you can visit some other threads to get a picture of what the ride is like.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=627424

There are four routes in the file in addition to the seven track segments. The routes have short gaps due to paths that are not routable in some areas. Best to follow the track lines and not the routes.

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CS UPWI DS.gpx
CS UPWI DS Soo or Mack to MSP
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Re: CannonTracks - Custom Rte UP-WI to BMWMOA at MSP

Postby Cannonshot » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:23 am

This is a pavement ride that leads from either Sault Ste. Marie or the Mackinac Bridge to the BMW Rally in St. Paul.

The Mack to MSP route is 660 miles long. The Sault to MSP route is 700 miles. Plenty of gas along the way. Lots of scenery and points of interest as well.

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The GPX contains two routes that accommodate travel from either the bridge of the Soo. In addition to the routes, the file contains five track lines that cover the same paths.
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CS UPWI MSP Custom Paved.gpx
CS UPWI Paved Soo or Mack to MSP
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