2014 Arrowhead 135 Stories

The 2014 Arrowhead Ultra 135 lived up to its reputation as one of the world's toughest ultra-endurance races with extreme cold putting these athletes' minds and bodies to the ultimate test.  Participants have 60 hours to complete the 135 mile trek from International Falls to Fortune Bay Casino in Tower on the Arrowhead State Trail.  Racers are required to stop at three checkpoints that are spaced about 35 miles apart, where race officials can pull a racer due to frostbite or other medical concerns.  With the second coldest start (-24º F) in the history of the Arrowhead 135 accompanied by even colder winchills, these brutal conditions resulted in only 34% of the 141 runners, skiers and bikers completing the race.  I have compiled all of the stories, photos, video and news articles of  racers who chose bike propulsion pertaining to this year's epic race.  For full race results, click here.

Image Credit:  David Garbys, 45NRTH

To get a taste of what the Arrowhead Ultra 135 requires from the athletes that take on this monumental challenge, watch "Salsa Cycles - The Push"

Map of Arrowhead 135 course

Race Participants:  Bike Propulsion

Jay Petervary
Image Credit:  Arrowhead 135

Tom Puzak
Image Credit:  Arrowhead 135

Tracey Petervary
Image Credit:  Arrowhead 135

Christopher Tassava
Image Credit:  Arrowhead 135

Ken Zylstra
Image Credit:  Arrowhead 135

Richard Chinn
Image Credit:  Arrowhead 135
Erv Berglund
Image Credit:  Arrowhead 135

Judd Rohwer
Image Credit:  Arrowhead 135

Mark Scotch

Arrowhead 2014
Matt Burton-Kelly 

Alan Dixon

Arrowhead 2014 Racer’s Recap

Ben Doom

2014 Arrowhead 135 Press

Arrowhead 135 endurance racers experience the wild of a north woods winter-Duluth News Tribune
Arrowhead 135: The story behind the photos-MPR News

2014 Finisher pics!-Arrowhead 135
Mobile Uploads-Arrowhead 135
Photos: The brutal Arrowhead 135 Ultra-MPR News
2014 Arrowhead 135-bjorn1101
2014-1-27 Arrowhead 135 Ultra-Burgess Eberhardt
Jay Petervary’s Arrowhead 135 Victory In Photographs-David Garbys (45NRTH)
Race 2014-Sveta Kovalchuk


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