2022 Sponsors

ARROWHEAD 135 Great Supporting Friends and Sponsors for 2022

Products (bikes, accessories)

Surly Bikes

Pugsley was created to go where standard "all terrain" bikes flounder, the Surly Folks have been with Arrowhead since Day One, new 2012 tires like BIG FAT LARRY, NATE, BUD AND LOU are forefront of the industry, as well as a quiver of unique bicycles in the SURLY lineup.

Salsa Bikes

BEARGREASE AND MUKLUK have made a big splash on the FatBike Scene, another Minnesota local Fatbike, designed to provide extreme tire floatation in soft conditions. It rides where other bikes can’t.

Northern Lites Snowshoes

Snowshoeing is a simple sport and your buying decision should be just as simple. Snowshoes have one purpose- efficient travel over the snow. Since 1992 Northern Lites has been making the World’s Premier brand of snowshoes that allow your mind to focus on your surroundings, not what’s on your feet. At one-half the weight of other aluminum frame or plastic snowshoes, you just can’t imagine how easy snowshoeing can be, it’s a totally new sport when on Northern Lites.

Northern Sled Works

Northern Sled Works custom-fabricates sleds ideal for winter camping, trapping, wood hauling, expeditions, and general freighting duties. These sleds are constructed of UV resistant Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) polyethylene, which is highly durable and performs well under extreme arctic conditions. Northern Sled Works produces several types of sleds, to accommodate various purposes.

Forty Below Climbing Equipment for the Extremes

Forty Below® overboots and equipment are used on expeditions to the world’s highest and coldest places since 1970's. Proven in 40 below and colder environments, these are the most trusted overboots in the world!

45NRTH Winter Cycling Gear

45NRTH is built on real-world needs and knowledge. Our collection delivers unrivaled comfort and control through advanced technical design and effective use of materials in the areas of hands, feet and traction. We have more people who ride more miles in more cold than anywhere on the planet. 45NRTH’s distinct advantage is our headquarters in an extreme winter climate, plus our extreme expertise riding in it.

RM Gear For Wilderness

We utilize only well-performed quality textiles and trim components for our garments. Together with leading textile manufacturers worldwide and by producing limited runs, we create extraordinary gear.

Bike Packing Rack Systems

This is a project we have been working on for over 3 years, frustrated with conventional bar packing systems that hampered and hurt braking and shifting performance. Our system outboard mounts handlebar mounted packs, to give you more clearance and freedom of movement between your packs and your cables. All while giving you extra places to mount GPS units, SPOT and Satellite Tracking Systems, Lights, Bottle carriers or whatever else you can dream of.

Bar Mitts

Bar Mitts are Bicycle Handlebar Mittens that attach to your drop style or mountain style handlebars. People who suffer from numb, cold hands due to the cold, wind, rain or snow can continue to ride and train throughout the Fall and Winter. The Bar Mitts keep your hands warm while riding and allow you to use a very lightweight glove, increasing dexterity, even in the coldest of weather. Lots of Bar Mitts at Arrowhead’s World Famous Drawing, thanks!

Empire Wool and Canvas

Duluth-based makers of fine wool, leather and cotton canvas clothing and gear for indoors and out. Unique stuff you won't find anywhere else. Great supporters of Arrowhead 135.

Talus Outdoor Technology

Experience the ColdAvenger: The words best cold weather face masks worn by top cold weather adventurers, athletes, elite Special Forces and weekend-warriors around the globe. The ColdAvenger line of face masks are developed and headquartered in the mountains of Western Montana where winter is the longest season. Wear a ColdAvenger. Be warm. Breathe free. Stay Out Longer®!


Our primary purpose is to make products for people with sensitive skin. We go to great lengths to select ingredients that are safe and effective for our consumers and manufacture to drug standards. We will answer questions about ingredients and our products, but when it comes to personal healthcare, we suggest you contact a physician.


Our mission is to design and produce the highest-functioning technical outdoor face masks in the world. Our 2-piece concept is totally unique, and means that our masks move with the two parts of the human head. This prevents blocked-breathing, wetness, and ice build-up.

Food, snacks

Clif Bar

At Clif Bar & Company, we are a private, family and employee-owned company guided by five "bottom lines" or what we call our Five Aspirations: Sustaining our Business, Brands, People, Community and the Planet. These aspirations help us consider decisions from multiple perspectives that we value, and we choose the word "aspiration" in recognition that we’re on a journey and can always do more in each of these areas.


The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, 18 of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options.


From the start, we've been committed to doing the right thing. And every day, all around the globe, we put people, processes and practices into place to make quality food, more responsible sourcing choices, a stronger community and a better planet. In accordance with our McDonald’s values, we’re here to make a difference.

Embark Maple Energy

Organic maple syrup naturally provides manganese, riboflavin and potassium- electrolytes and minerals your body needs for endurance athletics. Combined with a few simple organic ingredients in adventure-ready pouches, Embark provides clean energy and outstanding flavor to ultra-athletes, everyday adventurers and culinary explorers alike.

Onyx Racing Products

Onyx hubs transfer the precise amount of torque you want to the ground when you need it. Nasty climbs on boulders and rock require just the right amount of instantaneous power but only at your command. There is no substitute for absolute control of your machine. Use your precious energy wisely. Uphill or downhill, Onyx ceramic hybrid bearings get you rolling faster and with less effort. Stay fresh longer and go farther.

Resorts, destinations, businesses

City of International Falls, Minnesota

Legally CERTIFIED The Nations Icebox" City of International Falls, also know to this Bullwinkle Fan as FrostBite Falls, has very warm heart for Arrowhead 135! INL City Council has laid out red-carpet for our nice race with full support using city facilities, police support at multiple road crossings, downtown race-banner, and new 2012, special I-Falls gift coming for each racer! Thanks International Falls. Should be way below-zero anytime now.

Melgeorges Resort

The Melgeorge family carved Melgeorge’s Resort out of the timberlands at a logging campsite more than 70 years ago. Since its humble beginnings, with a few lakeshore cabins for anglers, three generations of Melgeorges have created a quality, year-round adventure vacation destination.

Fortune Bay

Fortune Bay Casino is more than a fabulous luxury hotel, action-packed casino, 18-hole world-class golf course, full-service marina, rustic RV park, complete conference and banquet center, and award-winning heritage center. It’s an escape from the ordinary… where you can stay, play, relax, retreat or meet… in a picturesque setting on the shores of lovely Lake Vermilion, surrounded by the wild, pristine beauty of Minnesota’s Northwoods. Fortune Bay Resort Casino is also best know as da ARROWHEAD FINISH LINE! Thanks Fortune Bay.

Gateway Store

Gateway Store is at the gateway to Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota's only national park & the nation's only water-based national park! Voyageurs is a 4-season park with resorts open year 'round for great fishing & awesome winter activities! Breath-taking scenery in any season! First Checkpoint on the Arrowhead. Get your Gas, watch the race, Jason and Robyn Cooper are the best helpers around. We know cause we locked the keys in our race van way down the road at -20F, 4AM last year and it was Phil who took care of us! Thanks Gateway.

Backus Community Center

Historic Backus Community Center, the heart of International Falls, where all generations celebrate arts, culture, recreation, wellness, and life-long learning


We are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our clients. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them towards financial choices that will help them live the life they want today - and tomorrow.

Thunderbird Lodge

The Thunderbird Lodge on Rainy Lake offers you true wilderness and a world class fishery. Rainy Lake has over 212,000 acres of waterways with 929 miles of shoreline with another 635 miles around 1,600 islands. The Thunderbird Lodge is only 1/2 mile from the entrance to Voyageurs National Park. We are a full-service resort offering lodging accommodations in both rooms and fully equipped cabins.

Allina Health

Something profound happens when our physicians, specialists and employees get to know you—not just as a patient but as a fellow human being. We see a better life for you, just waiting to be lived. At Allina Health, we believe that understanding you and the whole context of your life is the key to helping you do more, feel stronger and live better than you ever thought possible.