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Robidoux Quick and Dirty

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TBA

The 4th Annual Robidoux Quick and Dirty will be held on Saturday June 22, 2019. This is a 75 mile gravel race held in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, and is run through the heart of the Wildcat Hills.

You can race it and gather a cash prize, or you can take your time and make it an adventure ride. Either way, the route takes you through piney woods and high plains grasslands nestled in a bluff system left behind by a retreating sea 70 million years ago. Look for fossils and cows; this is open range country. You won’t be the first to test your mettle through these parts.

You’ll be riding on the Oregon Trail for much of the route, retracing the very steps of the Western immigrants.  The race is named after Antione Robidoux, who built a trading post during the 1840s, selling tack and grog to immigrants as they crossed over Robidoux Pass on the way to their demise or Oregon, which ever came first.  In later years, immigrants struggled over the more direct Mitchell Pass.  You’ll be riding over both.

The route is run primarily on excellent, fast gravel roads.  Route finding will be straightforward to allow riders to focus on putting power to the pedals.  It’s a hilly course though, with over 4,000 feet of climbing in 75 miles.  The course is 88% gravel and 12% asphalt, with the final 5 miles climbing up over Mitchell Pass and through the Scotts Bluff National Monument.

We also have a 28-mile rec ride.  No more Friday night Meet and Greet, be prepared to rock out Saturday night after the race with Strange Americans, a laid-back forward-thinking retro classic guitar band out of Denver. 
 
We also have a race purse -300/200/100 dollars for the fastest three woman and men. 

Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
TBA
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Website:
http://robidouxquickdirty.wixsite.com/race

Venue

Robidoux Quck and Dirty
Scotts Bluff National Monument 190276 Old Oregon Trail
Gering, NE 69341 United States
Phone:
1-308-641-6462
Website:
http://robidouxquickdirty.wixsite.com/race

Organizer

Matt Hutt
Phone:
1-308-641-6462
Email:
Matthutt_Moved@allophone.com

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Distance
75 miles
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