August 26, 2011

Deer Fly Chase

Deer Fly Chase Logo

Deer Fly Chase Virtual 2020

September 25 – October 4, 2020


The Deer Fly Chase is going virtual for 2020. Fall is the perfect time to explore Hickory Ridge. The trails at Hickory wind their way around numerous lakes with wooded, rolling terrain. Added amenities include crisp air, spectacular colors, and sparkling lakes. CORBA and Friends of Hickory Ridge have worked together for many years to make this trail system the destination that it is!

The Deer Fly will include long and short courses for both the mountain bike and the trail run races. An option for those non-competitive participants will be a Furry Friends category on a smaller section of singletrack. All events will take place from the main trailhead outside of Bloomer. Driving Directions and Address. 

RACER FAQ: All you need to know : Links to courses, recording your results, etc

We will also have a need for volunteers for course setup, take down, and daily course checks for both the run and bike portions at Hickory Ridge. VOLUNTEER SIGN UP


The competitive courses will consist almost entirely of singletrack trails since racing virtually means less need for wider trails for passing. The Long Course will be approximately 19-20 miles and the Short Course will be approximately 4-5 miles. It’s the same course whether you mountain bike or trail run it! As with any race you will want to ride and run within your ability and use caution, especially if you are newer to mountain biking or trail running.

A non-competitive option will be available for those wishing to explore the area on a smaller section of singletrack. This is a great hike with your furry friends or camera to catch some nice scenic photos.


One Bite or Two Bite:

This option lets you choose to compete in the long or short course, with one or two lap distances. Mountain Bike or Trail Run, it’s up to you! Want to compete in more than one or all of them? The long, the short, the one and the double? Go for it!

Double Bike

The Double Bite is a dual sport option. You’ll bike one lap and run one lap. Or vice versa. The laps must be on the same course. For example bike the short lap, run the short lap or run the long lap, bike the long lap. All in one effort and record your total time.

Over The Top: Long Bite

Begin by selecting your preferred mode of travel, mountain bike or trail run. Ride or run as many laps long as you can in ONE EFFORT. Reasonable “self aid station” stops between laps are allowed, but to ensure this is “in one effort”, please abide by the rule of no aid stops longer than 15 minutes.

Total Chase

Begin by selecting your preferred mode of travel, mountain bike or trail run. Ride or run as many miles on the course over the entire event time (9/25-10/4) and record the total distance covered. 

Furry Friends Walk

Do you and your dog enjoy exploring the woods and trails at Hickory Ridge? Then the event for you is to take your furry friend(s) out for a walk and record your time and distance (if you know it). This is a non-competitive event. 


Awards will be provided in the following categories:

  • Male and Female overall winners in the One Bite and the Double Bite for both mountain bike and trail run events (Long and short options). 
  • Male and Female winners for Over The Top: Long Bite for both mountain bike and trail run events..
  • Male and Female winners for The Chase in both mountain bike and trail run events. 

COURSE MAPS – (click to enlarge)

Long Course
Short Course


When you register, there is no need to choose your event. You will simply register once, and you can participate in any or all of the events. You will participate at your convenience during the 10 day period between September 25th  and October 4th.

Registration fees will be by donation…you choose the level that you would like to, and are able to, give, keeping in mind that the Deer Fly Chase is a FUNDRAISER for both CORBA and for the Friends of Hickory Ridge Trails.

Swag Items (see registration page for details):

Flask and bottle opener coaster with the Deer Fly Chase logo