The Coon Fork 40 is a new beach-to-beach gravel ride adventure that was recently announced and will take place on August 26 in Augusta, Wisconsin. The Nxrth is collaborating on this event and we want to give it a warm introduction and invite you to ride with us.
Race options include 28, 44, and 88 miles. Learn more about the race and register at the Coon Fork 40.
The inaugural Coon Fork 40 gravel ride is coming up in August where you can traverse deep swaths of pine forests, classic Amish farm country, and picturesque Wisconsin waterways on beautiful gravel roads through Eau Claire and Clark County lands.
It's the backyard gravel roads I (Josh from The Nxrth) love escaping to for weekend gravel rides and also happens to be on the same roads we ride for Gravel Pizza in September.
Not sure what bike to ride? Anything is fair game — a gravel bike, mountain bike, fat bike, or a road bike with beefier tires would all do the trick.
Three Routes to Choose From
The Coon Fork 40 features a deeply wooded signature route of 44 miles with 1,600 feet of elevation. You’ll see classic Amish farms, waterways both big and small, and plenty of towering Wisconsin pines.
Want something longer or shorter? They’ve got it. How about 28 miles and 1,000 of elevation? Or maybe go all the way to 88 miles with 3,000 feet. There’s something for everyone, and all rides feature 85% or more gravel riding with a few paved connectors. All rides feature the Halfway Hang stop at roughly the mid-way point at Rock Dam with snacks, music, the beach, and more.
4 Things You'll Love About the Coon Fork 40
1. Group Rollout at the Hidden Waterfall Bridge
I've ridden these roads a whole bunch of times and actually did't know this bridge over Coon Fork Creek existed. Get off grid with us and explore new bridges, towering pine forests, janky double track, rolling gravel, and of course the lakes.
2. The Halfway Hang at the Beach in Rock Dam
Plan a midway stop in the lakeside town of Rock Dam at the wooded lake beach pavilion for the Halfway Hang. Whether you stay for five minutes or forty, with tunes and good vibes all around, here you can refuel with free snacks and beverages, or cool off with a dip in the lake thanks to changing rooms right on site.
3. Finish Line After Party at Coon Fork Beach
After crossing the finish line at the hidden waterfall bridge, make your way back to Coon Fork Beach for the after party. Invite the whole family or friend gang to join you for music, food, fun, beer, and swimming. Plus awards for top finishers in their categories. After riders enjoy their free beer and brat, support CORBA through additional food and beverage purchases.
4. Friends, Family, and Camping
Camping is available at the Coon Fork starting point as well as the Rock Dam halfway hang. You can bring your family and friends for the whole weekend or just the after party at Coon Fork beach with playground, restrooms, food, and drinks.
Learn more about the race and register at the Coon Fork 40.