Yeti Tour 2013 riders
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We're chasing something legendary!
We're riding 200 miles over 2 days to raise money so that one day all children will be
born healthy. Join us on January 26th & 27th 2013.
We're riding from The Sunset Bar & Grill in Duluth, MN to Black Bear Casino & Resort in Carlton, MN.
Yeti Tour 2013 Itinerary Updated - January 20th, 2013
Friday, January 25th
- 7 PM. Pre-event ticket turn in and hang out at The Sunset Bar & Grill.
Saturday, January 26th
- 6 PM - 10 PM. Yeti Tour 2013 Celebration at Black Bear Casino Resort.
- 9 PM. Snowmobile raffle drawing at Black Bear Casino Resort.
The Ride Updated - January 20th, 2013
We are still diligently watching the weather and waiting for any sign that the snowmobile trails will be open next weekend. While some of Minnesota's trail system is open, the trails along the Yeti Tour route are not open at this time. For that reason we unfortunately must put the ride portion of Yeti Tour 2013 on hold. This means that we do not intend to ride next weekend, and the snowmobile demo rides will not take place, given the current conditions and the upcoming weather forecast. However, if the snow comes and the trails are open we'll be out there! We will report back this week with any updates if and when the opportunity presents itself. Despite the lack of snow, Yeti Tour 2013 will go on! Please see the updated above itinerary for more information.
The route will take us through Fish Lake, Canyon, Alborn, and along the St. Louis River through Cloquet. We will be returning the same way on Sunday.
Any and all riders are welcome - invite your friends and family! The ride itself will be informal with riders going at their own pace. Riders are encouraged to travel in teams and support each other along the trail. The route is 100 miles each direction. At a pace of 20 mph the ride should take 5 hours. Gas and food are available at several stops along the route at no greater than 40 mile intervals. The trail will be marked with signs indicating the route and maps of the route will be provided for each rider. Accommodations can be made for any rider with specific needs. If you require assistance with trailing or your vehicle please let us know in advance. We will coordinate transporting luggage and gear both days of the ride. Overnight parking is available at The Sunset. A support vehicle will be provided in case of breakdowns or special needs. Please contact us if you have any needs or other questions or concerns.
We ask the riders be respectful of others on the trail the weekend of the ride, always obey speed limits and refrain from alcohol use during the ride. Thank you!
There is no minimum to ride. Riders are encouraged to set a goal of raising $250 or more toward their ride in the hopes of supporting our cause. Riders are empowered to fund-raise through our Yeti Tour 2013 Raffle. Funds raised from raffle sales will qualify you for the below incentives. Raffle tickets can be requested at any time by contacting us or through your team lead.
Fundraising Levels & Incentives:
- 2013 Legendary Rider! (top fundraiser) Our top fundraiser will receive a $100 snowmobiling gift package, a paid-for jacuzzi suite and an extravagent dinner for two at Black Bear Casino Resort Seven Fires Steakhouse. The top fundraiser will also join the ranks of top fundraisers from years past by attaining legendary rider status for Yeti Tour 2013.
- Abominable Snowman ($1000+) The closest thing to the Yeti himself! Complimentary jacuzzi suite at Black Bear the night of the ride and a free streak dinner at Seven Fires Steakhouse. *limited availability on suites, awarded on a first-to-turn-in basis
- Bigfoot ($500+) Complimentary hotel room at Black Bear the night of the ride and a free buffet dinner.
- 'Squatch ($250+) Complimentary buffet dinner at Black Bear the night of the ride.
We also like to give back to our supporters every year through exciting rider giveaways the night of the ride. Prizes to be given away that night will include a variety of merchandise and snomowbile related items. The more you raise, the more you will walk away with the night of the ride!
Contact us to turn in donations and raffle money at any time. Donations and raffle tickets can otherwise be turned in at pre-registration Friday night or registration Saturday morning.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
All riders must reserve their room with Black Bear Casino Resort directly. You can call the hotel at 1-888-771-0777 and reserve a room under the "Yeti Tour" block rate of $60 for the night of Saturday, January 26th, 2013. If you later qualify for the free room incentive we will cover the cost of the room the night of the event and your credit card will not be charged. Reservations can be canceled at any time up until the night of the event.
Yamaha Demo Rides Updated - January 20th, 2013
Due to the lack of snow we regret to say that the Yamaha demo rides will no longer take place.
Yamaha will be on site at The Sunset Bar & Grill all weekend running demo rides which are open to the public and run from 9AM-4:30PM Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday morning riders are encouraged to come take a demo ride at The Sunset before we depart. Come early check out and ride the new 2013 Yamaha line-up!
To get your very own Yeti Tour 2013 hoodies, long sleeve t-shirt or belt buckle visit our online store here. Shipping is $7.50 on all orders. To purchase merchandise from us in person (no shipping) contact us today! All proceeds to benefit the March of Dimes!
We hope you can join us on this adventure!