Langlade County Explorer Date: July 24, 2021 Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Langlade County Explorer is a self-supported, gravel race starting at Veterans Memorial Park in Langlade County on June 24, 2021. Explore the beautiful roads, trails, and forests of Langlade County on a 45, 85, or 125-mile course. The event proceeds will go directly to the Boys & Girls Club of the Northwoods, located in Antigo, Wisconsin.
All routes feature newly paved county roads, classic farm roads, gravel, firelanes, ATV/UTV/snowmobile trails, logging routes, and river crossings. While some of the trails are quite smooth by mid-summer, the pavement provides a nice respite from the rougher terrain featured in our routes.
While there are a few gas stations and options for refueling on the longer routes, we strongly advise everyone to carry plenty of fuel to get you through most of the routes, especially any mechanical items for on-the-go maintenance and support.
2021 serves as our first year of this event - we've worked to create an event to feature our roads, trails, and forests of Langlade County. Of course, we've also worked to plan and host this event in a safe manner with regards to COVID-19.
Our event was created by Casey Hildebrandt, but influenced by two other key individuals: Brady Koss and George Bornemann. Brady and George were instrumental in Casey's exploration of the area, offering guidance and inspiration to get out and experience the wide variety of terrain our county has to offer. While there are many 'gravel' races throughout the Midwest, our event features more terrain than simply gravel.