I have no direct connection to this ride but I do think it's mad, and genius all at the same time. No one is responsible for you, or this ride. But if out of appreciation you want to buy someone who has a connection to this madness a beer, look for the person who's name starts with D and ends with J.
To anyone who's been looking for a good bike adventure on a 'cross or mt bike, I think I have something for you. 60-some miles, 7K of climbing, likely all on roads you've never seen before. Sunday, January 19th, 9 am, starting near the Porter Tavern.
Here's a link to a .kmz file so you can view the route on Google Earth. https://www.dropbox.com/s/7yd9e61o4wyipxw/minot%20make%20it%202014_%20pack.kmz
Here's a link to a georeferenced .pdf you can paste into the URL field within Avenza PDF Maps' add map feature. You can use this to follow the whole route. I strongly suggest you get this on your phone if you are going to do the ride. Let me know if you have any issues. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ohqqz1ardpvgiev/capmap_minot_make_it.pdf
Here's a link to a picture of the route. If you are a paper map person you may want to get it on some Rite-in-the-rain paper. https://www.dropbox.com/s/y0nyq0381ludg17/minot%20make%20it.jpg
Enjoy at your own risk. Ride part or all. Have fun.