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Langlade County Explorer

Date: July 22, 2023
Time: 6:00 am - 6:30 pm

Langlade County Explorer is a self-supported, gravel race in Langlade County on July 22, 2023.  Registration opened on January 1, 2023. Click here to register. Registration deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday, July 21, 2023.

Langlade County Explorer is part of the Thunderdown Gravel Stage Race. The second stage of the race will be Burgr95/Fork Horners 47 in Lincoln County on Sunday, July 23, 2023.   

Explore the beautiful roads, trails, and forests of Langlade County on a 9, 45, 85, or 125-mile course. 
6:00 am - rider check-in begins
7:00 am - 125-mile start
10:00 am - 85-mile start 
1:00 pm - 45-mile start
                 9-mile can start at any time
4:00 pm - After Party
6:00 pm - Awards

All routes feature newly paved county roads, classic farm roads, gravel, fire lanes, 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. 

To register, click here.

The event proceeds will go directly to a local organization. 

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. 

This 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.

Please email with any questions.

Location: Thirsty Bear
Address:  W10968 County Rd J
Deerbrook, WI, 54424

Admission Fee: $25.00

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Contact Name: Langlade County Explorer

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