CHILDREN’S EVENTSOn the lighter side of things, the Friday Funday events for adults will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the finish line. Adult fun continues on Saturday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. These festivities are held at the Telemark event site and will put some fun into the fat with complimentary events for those over age 12. Folks can enjoy Bicycle Bowling, Klunker Toss, Bicycle Limbo, Lumber Jack and Jill Log Pull. The festival features several children’s events starting with decorated bicycle parades in Cable and Hayward on Saturday morning. Bike decoration starts at 8 a.m. and the parades begin at 9 a.m. In Hayward children should gather on the 200 block of Main Street, and in Cable at the fire hall behind the Old School Mall. On Saturday afternoon, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the Children’s Bicycle Rodeo and Kids Criterium will be held at the Mt. Telemark finish line. For all participants, there will be prizes, surprises and treats. The parade and rodeo are free and open to all kids under 12. Helmets required.
ROAD CLOSURESForest roads along the race route will have limited access on the day of the race from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Only permitted race vehicles, local residents and hunters will have access during this time. Spectator traffic will not be allowed in the closed road area. In the town of Spider Lake, Telemark Road/Spider Lake Fire Lane from Clear Lake Road north to the town line, Boedecker Road from the town line east to Spider Lake Fire Lane and Janet Road from the town line north to Boedecker Road will be closed. In the town of Lenroot, Boedecker Road from Northern Lights Road east to the town line and Janet Road from Highway OO north to the town line will be closed. The Spider Lake Fire Lane from Telemark Road south to the town line will be closed in the town of Cable. Race support vehicles need a permit from race headquarters prior to race morning to use these closed roads. Contact the Chequamegon office before race morning at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of rider receiving support, the support vehicle driver’s name and vehicle type. These road closures will increase rider safety during the event. Spectators using these roads need to be in place before 10:30 a.m.
“NO PARKING” RESTRICTIONS IN HAYWARD AND CABLE ON RACE MORNINGHayward residents and visitors should take note the entire length of Main Street from Railroad Street to Wittwer Road will be a NO PARKING area from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, for the start of the Chequamegon 40. The city will barricade all intersecting side streets by 6 a.m. The Sawyer County Sheriff’s office will allow passage across Main Street on Highway 63 and at Fifth Street until just before the start of the race at 10 a.m. In Cable, County Highway M near the Short & Fat start area, First Street east of First Avenue to Randysek Road and Randysek Road south of M will be posted no parking. Also, do not park in the United Church of Christ lot next to the Short & Fat start line or the Trinity Lutheran Church at Spruce Street and Randysek. Do not leave vehicles in the local business lots during either race.