Road Diary

A Day-By-Day Recap

Good intentions

June 6, 2022

Team 3 Riders: Justin Elder, John Konrad, and Kyle SwartoutSupport Driver:  Matt Stepanek For CEM team 3, the morning was full of promise and hope. The…

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Tail Winds -n- Wheel Spins

June 6, 2022

Today would be a travel/transition day, so we grabbed a quick breakfast and hit the trail early toward Eveleth. After a couple of loops around…

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Why are you in Aurora?

June 5, 2022

We woke to another beautiful morning, sun shining and already warming at Sherwood Forest Campground in Gilbert. Our morning was leisurely and relaxed as we…

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Searching for Virginia

June 4, 2022

The Leg 2 group of riders Kathy Kelly and Dennis Hill, along with support drivers Ann and Doug Gurholt, arrived Friday evening to take…

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Wrapping up Leg 1

June 3, 2022

Friday marked the final day riding for the Leg 1 team, and the arrival of the Leg 2 riders Dennis Hill, Kathy Kelly, John…

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Towns along the ride

June 2, 2022

Thursday marked the Leg 1 riders’ second day riding, and the last day on the Heartland/Paul Bunyan Trails. At the end of Thursday’s ride the…

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First day on the trails

June 1, 2022

Wednesday broke cool but clear for the team’s first day on the trails. Jay made sure everyone was fueled for the ride with a breakfast…

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Traveling to kick-off the 2022 ride

May 31, 2022

The Leg 1 riders for this year’s CEM 900 gathered on Tuesday, May 31, to travel to Akeley, Minnesota, where they begin the first…

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Another successful CEM 900

June 22, 2021

Despite covid in 2020 and 2021, the ride has gone on! This year’s 16th Annual Merchants Bank Christian Elder Memorial 900 (CEM 900) charity…

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Riding to the Finish

June 5, 2019

Wednesday marked the final 62-mile ride for the 2019 CEM900, and like each of the preceding five days, it promised to be another perfect…

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Jim Won’t Quit

June 4, 2019

Tuesday morning began with the aroma of Jay’s breakfast being made, a medley of fried eggs and sliced potatoes with toast and jelly. It also…

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Surprised on the Trail

June 3, 2019

Monday marked the beginning of the final three-day leg of the 2019 CEM900. It promised to be another perfect day, sunny and cool in the…

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