CannonTracks - MN North Shore Dual Sport Rides

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CannonTracks - MN North Shore Dual Sport Rides

Postby Cannonshot » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:19 pm

Over the past couple of years a few of us have been working together to produce some GPS guided dual sport rides in the north shore area of Minnesota. Our combined effort led to scouring any potentially usable forest paths in much of the area to collect raw tracks that could later be assembled into some entertaining rides. This started with the locals that support the MN North Shore Shindig each year wanting to have some self guided rides and ended with a catalog of rides that anyone can enjoy on their own.

Although the tracks are based on raw GPS data from paths that have been actually ridden by the scouts, the final tracks still require a final proof so be prepared to be able to adapt and report back any changes that are required.

Overview of the DS routes.
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Some may want to ride the North Shore on a road route as part of their visit to the area. Tracks for that can be downloaded from my Lake Superior GPS file and information can be obtained from the ride report.
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Those same tracks/report can be used for the Gunflint Trail for those that might want to explore that out-and-back ride.
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This dual sport route visits a scenic waterfall and a closed border crossing. It also involves some rugged sections. The "Border Falls" track is 188 miles long with longest gas being 95 miles. It starts and ends in Grand Marais (which is 50 road miles from the Finland base option).
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The "Grand Marais" track is 104 miles long with longest gas being 104 miles. It is also based out of Grand Marais.
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This "Tunnel" tracks is based out of Finland and is 208 miles long with longest gas being 92 miles.
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This "Knotty" track is also based out of Finland. It is 219 miles long with longest gas being 97 miles.
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The "Echo Ely" track is a long and scenic ride. It is 287 miles long with longest gas being 75 miles.
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This "Loper" track is a nice road ride that visits some interesting sites. It is 259 miles long with longest gas being 90 miles.
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