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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 20, 2018, will mark the race’s fourth 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.
You Asked, We Listened!
The Cuban Gravel Crisis is excited to announce that we’ll have the best craft beer in Missouri on tap for rider enjoyment (provided you’re 21 or older ?). The Springfield Brewing Company will be the official beverage sponsor of the 2018 Cuban Gravel Crisis on Saturday October 20, 2018.
SBC is a huge supporter of local athletes and communities around the Ozarks. We’re looking forward to another fantastic year, and another year of SBC athletes on the starting line.