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Robidoux Quick and Dirty

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The 3rd Annual Robidoux Quick and Dirty will be held on Saturday May 19, 2018. 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. We also have a night before Meet and Greet with stone fire pizza, beer and Bluegrass, and a race bike concours. Each rider that enters their bike in the concourse  enters a raffle. Last year we gave away a bone stock 1972 Schwinn Suburban. This year we put together a semi-cherry but very rideable 1973 Gitane mixte who’s stays actually clear 38mm tires..nice Wald front beer-basket,.. Sort of a retro-frenchy gravel grocery getter. 
We also have a race purse -300/200/100 dollars for the fastest three woman and men. 


May 19
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Robidoux Quck and Dirty
Scotts Bluff National Monument 190276 Old Oregon Trail
Gering, NE 69341 United States


Matt Hutt


75 miles
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