The Cuban Gravel Crisis is a premier cycling event which takes place in conjunction with Route 66 Cuba Fest, in Cuba, MO. This year, October 21, 2017, will mark the race’s third year. We’re looking to make this event bigger and badder than ever, and we plan to invite some of the biggest riders in the biz.
We offer 3 courses for riders to choose from; 20, 50, and 100 mile options allow riders of all skill levels to participate. The route starts with a paced roll-out along Historic Route 66 for about 1-1/2 miles before riders hit the gravel.
Our routes boast a great mix of some incredibly fast riding gravel, and grueling hills. Our 50 mile course has 3,930’ of elevation gain, and the 100 has over 7,500’. To put this in perspective the DK 100 route has about 4,500’ of elevation gain. This is not only an intense and challenging gravel race, coupled with a great family event in a small town on Historic Route 66, it’s also the race with probably the coolest name of any in the world.
This year the event is hosted by Higher Ground Adventures cycling team, with Josh Brown electing to take a step back and spend more time with his family. As a founding member of the team, Josh will still be involved with the event, but only as much as he wants, rather than being the primary point of contact and key decision maker. We look forward to seeing him enjoy the race this year as it was meant to be, from a bike saddle. Please forward any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ballwin Cycles, our primary team sponsor is the title sponsor for this year’s event, and we’re excited about what they’ll be bringing to the table.
Lastly, this year we’ve gone to BikeReg for registration, which should make registration easy for everyone.
Find us on Facebook at Cuban Gravel Crisis.