ATTENTION ALL PRO RACERS & TRAIL CLASS RIDERS
MANDATORY COURSE CHANGE!
OVERLAND PORTAGE FROM GALENA TO KOYUKUK
Due to the OPEN WATER down river from Galena towards Koyukuk near Bishops Rock, we will be rerouting the Iron Dog race to avoid this safety hazard.
Please see attached map that shows overland portage from Galena to Koyukuk. This trail is what the locals have been using all year. No one is using or has used the Yukon route this year.
All racers and riders are required to follow this route Northbound & Southbound.
The volunteers out of Galena will be out marking the trail this weekend. They are aware of the concerns by racers that the trail is an unknown route and they will be marking it very well. They are also trying to get the GPS coordinates to us for this trail.
Beware this trail adds approximately 15 miles to the already 98 miles between Galena and Kaltag checkpoints. So plan accordingly when fueling at the checkpoints before heading out.
– Chris Graeber, Race Marshal