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Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder
June 22$130.00 – $215.00
Riders in the Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder, presented by Salsa Cycles, will traverse 210 miles of fast gravel roads and signature two-tracks, spanning Michigan’s lower peninsula. The race, co-designed by Salsa-sponsored racer Matt Acker, will not be known for its gravel, ironically, but for everything that’s NOT gravel – the forest roads, the two-tracks, the snowmobile trails. It’s 100% rideable but a challenging, roller coaster ride.
Racers will start their day at the sunrise shores of Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay, making one all-out push west, through Michigan farmlands and grasslands, the majestic Manistee National Forest, all the way to the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan at Ludington. They may see the glorious sunset over Lake Michigan or ride into the night to get to the finish line on time.
The point-to-point race requires a support vehicle which can meet racers at up to three checkpoints every 50-55 miles. Too many miles? No support crew? Choose the convenient 100 mile loop with a Ludington start and finish or two-person relay across the state (105 miles each, split support crew duties).
Register here: https://www.bikereg.com/micoasttocoast