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April 2018

Covered Bridges 100k Gravel Ride

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Island Park & Camp Ground, 2400 Nantucket Rd
Adel, IA United States
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Free

Covered Bridges 100k Gravel Ride This is not a race, this is a 100k (62 miles) fairly hilly mostly gravel fun ride. This is self supported, “on-your own” type semi organized ride. Expectation is a group of people that want a fairly challenging ride, but also could care less about finishing first or last. Route will take you past 4 of the famous Bridges of Madison County. Just over 3000 ft of elevation climb. Nearly 75-80% gravel. Also expected is…

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May 2018

Club Velo+ Gravel Camp

May 3 @ 8:00 am - May 6 @ 12:00 pm
Ringneck Ranch, Inc, 655 Solomon Ln
Tipton, KS United States
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TBA

 Come spend a few days in the heart of Kansas exploring the gravel roads of the Blue Hills and the Solomon Valley. Whether you are interested in logging training miles or looking to explore new roads, Gravel Camp promises to be a memorable weekend of riding and camaraderie. With different routes and mileage options available and technical and nutrition discussions, you'll leave stronger and more prepared for your next race or adventure. Our first annual gravel camp is on the…

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Oregon Coast Gravel Epic

May 5
Waldport Community Center, 265 W Hemlock St,
Waldport, OR 97394 United States
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$80

The Oregon Coast Gravel Epic presented by Oregon Coast Bank is an Gravel Grinder consisting of 50% pure logging roads that are unpaved and the other 50% smooth pavement left over from decades of active logging that still exists to this day. This endurance event showcases the raw beauty of ancient Siuslaw National Forests and some of its seriously stout hills. At 60 miles long with 6677 ft of climbing the Abomination route more than lives up to its name…

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The Wild Horse

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cedar Mountain Wilderness Delle, UT United States
$65 - $85

The Wild Horse ride. Utah's first Dirt Fondo, held in the Cedar Mountains. Introducing a new type of bike ride. Zero miles of pavement. Wide open. Challenging. Explore a land only 45 minutes west of downtown Salt Lake City where hundreds of wild horses roam. It won't be easy. The Wild Horse will travel around and over the Cedar Mountain Wilderness, located 45 minutes west of Salt Lake City on I-80. Zero miles of pavement. All dirt and gravel roads.…

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Mosquero Bear 70

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mosquero Mosquero, NM United States + Google Map
TBA

Mosquero Bear 70 A self supported real Wild West outlaw 70 mile gravel adventure! A big loop starting at the high point in Mosquero, descends south along and on top of a 1900’s coal train Dawson rail line. Turning back north halfway at the lowest point to the Church of the Immaculate Conception Historic Church. A small paved section to give you a rest before “the BEAR”! 1600’ climb with 5 possible water crossings, switchbacks with pitches of 15%, possible…

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Strada Fango

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Murphy Flowage County Park, 10 Miles East of Rice Lake
Rice Lake, WI 54868 United States
Free

The Strada Fango 100K Dirt Race/Ride Sunday  May 6th, 2017, rollout at 11 am. No entry fee. No swag. No official timing. Unlimited pain and suffering.   Mileage: Gravel: 51 miles Paved: 14 miles Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about the event and other rides on the Riding Gravel Forum.  

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Fakawi Gravel Grinder

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Markham Park, 16001 W State Road 84
Weston, FL United States
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$20.00

ABOUT FAKAWI Started in 2010 as an action packed gravel grinder covering new terrain in the area.  "The Fakawi Gravel Grinder combines a network of levees, horse trails, and old abandoned farm roads. Creating a unique cycling experience, and a sneak peek into old Florida. The ride begins at Markham Park, with police escort, mass start, and a controlled 15 mph pace for approximately 5 miles. Once safely off the city road(s), riders are free to go at their own pace.…

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Schmidty’s Single Speed Shootout Spectacular

May 25 @ 4:00 pm - May 26 @ 7:00 pm
White Elm Brewing Compny, 720 VAN DORN STREET
Lincoln, NE United States
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TBD

 Schmidty's Single Speed Shootout Spectacular Single Speed Bikes only!!!. White Elephant Prize Entry Fee. No garmins. Cue sheets only(disconnect and get connected). Expect 75 miles (or so) of gravel, some pavement and 2 town quick shops on the route(so bring some cash or your card). Sign in will be Friday 5/25/18 from 4-6pm at White Elm Brewing Co., bring your White Elephant Prize with you. The ride on Saturday will start and finish at the Brewery(starts promptly at 0800am on…

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The Alaska Grinder

May 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Maclaren River Lodge, Mile 42 Denali Highway
Paxson, 99737 United States
$50

The Alaska Grinder. Ride a grueling 126 or recreational 50 mile course of 100% gravel across the remote Denali Highway through central Alaska. Formerly the only way to access Denali National Park by road, the Denali Highway is now used by campers, ATVers, and hunters from across the world to enjoy the rugged Alaskan wilderness. This completely self-supported event, starting and ending at a lodge on the Highway, will test riders' mental and physical toughness in a way unlike any…

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Baldwin City Gravel Grind aka the “Cappuccino Ride”

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$30

The Baldwin City Gravel Grind aka the "Cappuccino Ride" .... Gerard brings us another gravel classic out of Baldwin City, KS. Routes available: 12, 35, & 70 Miles and the event will benefit Operation Wildlife, a local hospital for wild animals.

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ART OF SURVIVAL GRIT + GRAVEL

May 27 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
City of Dorris Dorris, CA United States + Google Map
$25.00 - $75.00

ART OF SURVIVAL GRIT + GRAVEL Part of the Art Of Survival Century weekend. All road routes are light on traffic and have mostly flat terrain. RV and camping sites are available at Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds, Lava Beds National Monument, Modoc Forest and surrounding area.  Included in the fees is a SAG, post-ride celebratory meal, entertainment and prizes.  Great weekend getaway with multiple day activities that include exploration of caves at the Lava Beds National Monument, visit to Crater Lake…

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Ten Thousand

May 27 @ 9:00 am - May 28 @ 9:00 pm
Freeport Bicycle Company, 120 S Chicago Ave
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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free

A 120 mile bike gravel bike ride through Northwest Illinois. Hosted by Comrade Cycles and Freeport Bicycle Company. Save the date of May 27! Route TBD but expect awesome! The MidWest is often thought of as a vast, flat mass of land punctuated by endless fields of corn and soybeans. Though that is fairly accurate, there exists an area untouched by the glacial advances that have left much of North Central America with the dull landscape we call home. This…

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June 2018

Sancho 200

June 2 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Einstein Cycles, 1990 N US Highway 31 N Ste G
Traverse City, MI United States
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$30.00

The Sancho 200 (Spring Edition) is the ultimate gravel road ride. By "gravel road" we mean gravel, sand, mud, dirt, and a little pavement. There is a 200, 100, and 50 mile option. The fastest time on 200 mile loop for men and women wins a Sancho 200 jersey and serious bragging rights. So, if you want it to be a race, it is. If you want it to be a non-competitive ride, it is. Times will be tracked via segments for each…

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Gifford Gravel 50

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Yacolt, WA, 100-298 W Yacolt Rd, Yacolt, WA
Yacolt, WA 98675 United States
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Free

  The 4th Annual Gifford Gravel becomes a gravel metric this year covering 62 miles and about 8000 feet of climbing. The ride will take place on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 starting and finishing in lovely downtown Yacolt, WA. Current snowpack conditions will dictate the route this year. THE DETAILS -There is no registration, just show up ready to ride -This ride is completely unsupported, you are responsible for you -Individuals must bring EVERYTHING that they need for the ride…

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Hiawatha’s Revenge

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Hiawatha's Revenge 100 miles or 100k of the beautiful Hiawatha National Forest.  No fee, just come out and enjoy! Sponsored by Munising Bay Trail Network.

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Raid Rockingham

June 3 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
New Market High School, 213 S. Main St
New Market, NH United States
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$90.00

June 3, 2018 Newmarket NH   Are you are looking for a cycling challenge, a great ride with friends and an opportunity to kick back afterward to swap stories? Well, we have the ride for you. Raid Rockingham combines elements of the area’s best gravel roads on a supported course, with a great party awaiting you at the finish. There will be cold craft beer on tap and some tasty grub to match. We’ll even throw in some awesome swag and…

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TOUR DE HEIFER 15-30-60 mile Vermont Dirt Road Rides

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lilac Ridge Farm, 264 Ames Hill Road
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
$25 - $65

The Tour de Heifer offers Vermont's most challenging dirt road rides.  The Tour’s 60 and 30 mile challenge routes follow dirt roads with mimimal pavement.  Both entail significant elevation change — that is, hill-climbing, and lots of it! The 60 mile ride has two short woods road sections. Both the 30 and 60 mile challenges are loop rides with opportunities for bailing out. We also offer a less challenging (but still hilly!) 15-mile country ride with paved hills and a scenic riverside…

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Gold Rush Gravel Grinder

June 9
Spearfish City Park Spearfish, SD, SD 57783 United States + Google Map
$45 - $55

Gold Rush Gravel Grinder the Lakota worship the Black Hills as the Paha Sapa “The Heart of Everything That Is”  Join us for the 6th annual Gold Rush Gravel Grinder, to be held on June 9th, 2018! Registration will open up on Dec. 21st, so mark your calendars and get ready to Find It and Grind It!             If you haven’t done this race yet, I’d encourage you to give it a go. The course…

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2018 Groveland Grind

June 9
Yosemite Lakes RV Resort & Campgrounds 31191 Hardin Flat Rd Groveland, CA 95321, 31191 Hardin Flat Rd
Groveland, CA 95321 United States
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$75

The Groveland Trail Heads mountain biking club debuts its first fundraising cycling event: an adventure ride on mixed terrain (pavement, broken asphalt/pavement, hard packed dirt and gravel) in the majestic Stanislaus National Forest. There will also be a river crossing toward beginning and finish! Riders may have to get off their bikes to cross this river unless the river is too deep to easily cross by foot. If so, we'll have a safe temporary "bridge" for the crossings. We have…

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Outspokin Gravel Growler

June 10 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Ilderton Community Centre, 13168 Ilderton Rd, Ilderton
llderton, Ontario N0M2A0 Canada
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$75 - $100

Outspokin Gravel Growler - Come ride 40, 80 or 160km of great gravel roads near Ilderton Ontario. In support of the Fowler Kennedy Clinic this ride will challenge riders of all skill levels. After your ride, enjoy a variety of food trucks and a beer garden courtesy of Muskoka Brewery. Free beer for all registrants!

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Skull 120/60/30

June 16
Harney County, OR, 1000 N Broadway
Burns, OR 97720 United States
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$40 - $60

Rugged | Remote | Adventure Harney County is home to endless opportunity for the self-sufficient backcountry traveler. Visitors who seek challenge and solitude will find these in abundance. The West's premiere endurance gravel event, the Skull 120/60/30 Gravel Grind route highlights the rugged character that sets rural #EasternOregon apart. From long mountainous ascents, to teeth-chattering and eye watering descents, breathtaking vistas, open rangeland, alpine forests, multiple stream crossings, and - of course - cattle guard after cattle guard, this gravel grind is a feat to finish and a testament to the rider's grit and…

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Moots-Colorado Ranch Rally

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Moots World Headquarters Staemboat Springs, CO United States + Google Map
$125.00

The annual Moots Colorado Ranch Rally is Saturday, June 16th.  This is a 50-mile cyclosportive held on the dirt and gravel roads around Steamboat Springs, CO.  Beginning and ending at the Moots Factory, the route includes just five miles of pavement.  The other 45 miles feature rural dirt and gravel roads that connect historic Routt County area ranches.     Moots is partnering with the Community Agriculture Alliance (CAA) to showcase the importance and heritage of local ranches in Routt County and throughout…

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2017 KATY Trail Ride

June 18 @ 8:00 am - June 22 @ 5:00 pm
KATY TRAIL State Park @ Clinton Clinton, MO United States + Google Map
$350.00 - $400.00

 2018 KATY Trail Ride The 18th annual Katy Trail Ride, June 18-22 allows bicyclists to experience Katy Trail State Park from St. Charles to Clinton. Missouri State Parks and Missouri State Parks Foundation invite you to join them on this scenic five-day ride on the nation's longest developed and most popular rail trail. This year's ride covers approximately 237 miles of Katy Trail and features great food and many fun activities. Hot showers are available at each overnight stop, enhancing…

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Yorkshire True Grit

June 22 @ 3:00 pm - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
High Paradise Farm, Boltby
Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 2HT United Kingdom
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$39

Yorkshire True Grit. “One of the Toughest Adventure Rides in the UK” Cycling Plus. Don’t underestimate the challenge of Yorkshire True Grit. Test your off-road cycling endurance and spirit of adventure. Choose The Outlaw (60 miles) or The Drive (40 miles) on Saturday 23rd June. Ride The Stampede (20miles) on Sunday 24th June. Enter a Saturday ride and get a special price on the Sunday ride.  The event uses a combination of public and private trails to test if you…

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Yorkshire True Grit

June 23 - June 24
Duncombe Park, Helmsley
YORK, North Yorkshire YO62 5EB United Kingdom
£35

  Yorkshire True Grit is the ultimate off road cycling adventure challenge that will take you across the stunning North York Moors using a combination of public bridleways and private tracks.  This year the event will be held over a weekend: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June! "This should be on your bucketlist!" said one rider after the inaugural event in 2016. An adventure endurance event that will test you like no other cycling event, Yorkshire True Grit is based on the…

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Haute Route (Rockies)

June 23 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 5:00 pm
Boulder Boulder , CO United States + Google Map
Free

 Following the resounding success of the inaugural edition of the Mavic Haute Route Rockies, the second edition is set to take place in June 2018! The second edition will run over seven days from June 23rd to June 29th in Colorado, the heartland of American cycling. The seven timed and ranked stages will once again include high altitude passes, beautiful panoramas across the vast Colorado plains and iconic hardpack dirt roads. Don’t worry! The hardpack dirt roads are safe and…

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SWIG Tour/Southwest Iowa Gravel Tour

June 23 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Villisca Iowa Villisca, IA United States + Google Map
Free

Make some time this coming June to come on down to Villisca Iowa for the 2018 SWIG Tour. You want level B? You want hills? We got BOTH and plenty of them! This years theme is going to change up a bit from last year. I will have 2 courses created. One will be approximately 35-40 miles and the other will be 80-90 miles. You can pick your course depending on your skill level. We are also going to let…

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Veneto Trail

June 23 @ 8:00 am - June 26 @ 12:00 am
Veneto Trail, Piazza Pierobon
Cittadella, Veneto - PD 35013 Italy
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$35

Veneto Trail is an unsupported bikepacking adventure through the region of Veneto, in Italy. 550km x 10.000 d+ for gravel bikes or mountain bikes. During the trail you'll ride dirt roads, trails and secondary paved roads from the Po valley to the Dolomites passing through a various and fascinating landscape. The event starts and ends in Cittadella, it's non-competitive and there's no time limit. It's just a challenge against yourself and your limits.

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Sturgeon 100 – The Midwest’s Most Remote Gravel Road Race

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - July 1 @ 8:00 am
Ottawa National Forest, 32461 Naasko Rd
Pelkie, MI 49967 United States
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Free

http://www.sturgeon100.com/home When? Dates are set for 2018. Start is 6/30/2018 at 8PM!    Where?  Start and Finish will be in Kenton, MI   What?  The Sturgeon 100 is a self supported gravel road race through the roads of the Ottawa National Forest.  There will be 100 kilometer (Metric) and 100 mile (Imperial) options.  The first 60 miles will be a loop north of Kenton, circling the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness Area. Imperial racers will loop back through Kenton and complete…

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July 2018

HAMR – Inaugural Gravel Checkpoint Race

July 21 @ 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Forestville NTN Trailhead Marquette, MI 49855 United States + Google Map
$145

The HAMR is a new checkpoint based gravel race in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The HAMR will contain 4 mandatory checkpoints. The most efficient way to link the mandatory checkpoints will be approximately a 70-mile Adventure Loop. Teams will be able to seek additional checkpoints that will involve more miles but result in time bonuses.  The team with the fastest time after bonuses and penalties will claim the podium. You’ll ride everything from classic gravel to chunky two-tracks, logging…

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Wydaho One Hundred

July 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, 20 Cedron Rd.
Victor, ID United States
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TBA

Take a tour of Wydaho! From the foothills of the Teton Range, looking into the depths of Wilderness to the Big Hole Mountains, featuring some of the best gravel this Eastern Idaho has to offer, this route completes a 360-degree circumnavigation of Teton Valley! Road surface is predominately gravel and dirt ranging between steep mountain and rutted farm roads. Bring your gravel bike, or ANY bike for that matter! The route passes by three vault toilet restrooms along the way.…

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Hell Of The North Texas

July 22 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wallace Park, 1401 Old US Hwy 77
Hillsboro, TX United States
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$30.00 - $40.00

The Hell of the North Texas is here to light your fire! Multiple distances/difficulty levels winding through scenic Hill County. Terrain varies from flat  field roads to treacherous loose rock rollers. Lots of shade canopy along the route but also long sections exposed to the summer Texas sun. The routes will be primarily hard pack gravel which should be firm should there be an unexpected shower. The courses will be marked and GPS files and premium app access are available…

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August 2018

24 Hours of Cumming

August 4 @ 11:00 am - August 5 @ 11:00 am
Cumming Tap, 117 N 44th St
Cumming, IA United States
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$80 - $180

The 24 Hours of Cumming Gravel Race and Festival will take place on the gravel roads of central Iowa. Launching from Cumming, Iowa, this will be one of the toughest endurance biking challenges in the United States. Riders will have 24 hours to cover 400k (that’s 248 miles to you and me) and nearly 15,000 feet of elevation gain. That’s a challenge for even the gnarliest of grinders! Not ready to tackle this beast solo? Take it on with a…

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The DAMn – Day Across Minnesota

August 18 @ 12:00 am - August 19 @ 12:00 am
MN United States + Google Map

WE ARE BACK! Registration opens on the winter solstice, Thursday, December 21. More details coming soon. The DAMn  -  The Day Across Minnesota, also known as The DAMn gravel road bicycle race. Racers will traverse 240 miles of Minnesota gravel roads by bicycle in a single day. That’s right, they will have 24 hours from start to finish. They will start in South Dakota and finish in Wisconsin. This event will take place on August 18th,  2018.  LOGISTICS Racers who…

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September 2018

Chasing the Wind – Gravel Bike Steeplechase – Fundraiser

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Belmont, Belmont Lane
Jackson, 56143 United States
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Be a part of the first Gravel Bike Steeplechase! Chasing the Wind is a self-supported, checkpoint style, bike Steeplechase completed via Gravel Roads. The purpose of the Chase is to be a fundraiser for the creation of the Belmont County Park Off-Road Trails in Southwest Minnesota. At least 75% of your registration fee will go to help fund the trails. The Steeplechase will be completed on the over 850 (windy) miles of gravel roads in Jackson County Minnesota. Participants will…

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The Hondo

September 15
Garvin Park Augusta, KS 67010 United States + Google Map

Amazing adventure through the Flint Hills of Kansas.  Three different lengths offered for every ability from beginner  to pro.  Mile for mile the toughest course in Kansas voiced by some of the top racers in the country.   Expect spectacular scenery along the way with incredible rider support.    This will be our 4th year & it will be bigger & better than ever! $$$$$ up for grabs this year! Same awesome course! Come try to beat last years time…

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Grassland Grind

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Council Grove Council Grove, KS United States + Google Map
$15.00 - $35.00

The Grassland Grind is a gravel bike ride/race that will take place in historic Council Grove, Kansas on September 15, 2018. Grassland Grind is a mostly gravel bike race that will be held Saturday, September 15 th at 10:00 am in historic Council Grove. Grassland Grind has been created to promote cycling in Council Grove and surrounding areas. It also is an opportunity to raise funds for the Council Grove Life Center, a nonprofit organization that serves many surrounding areas and all age…

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Kansas Cannonball 550

September 28 @ 7:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Grenada Theatre, 807 Commercial St
Emporia, KS United States
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free

 “Nowhere else does one feel so far off from mankind. The plains stretch out in depthless and measureless expanse, and as he journeys over them, they will for many miles be lacking in all signs of life. Black care rarely sits behind a rider whose pace is fast enough.” - Theodore Roosevelt This will be the second annual bikepacking race in Kansas. This page will serve as your official registration, although you will need to sign up with Trackleaders in…

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El Camino205

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$50 - $65

El Camino205 - An adventure ride on varying road surfaces in the beautiful rolling hill country of northeast Texas.  We have assembled courses with very little traffic with lots of variety, with distances from 25 to 205 miles. We offer great hospitality and support, but riders should be prepared to take care of mechanical and nutrition needs. This is a ride you won't soon forget! There is no participation limit to the 65 mile or 25 mile options. Friday evening…

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Gran Fonduro

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Traquair House, Between Peebles and Innerleithen, Tweed Valley
Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders United Kingdom
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£75.00

Gran Fonduro TweedLove's epic new backcountry adventure. 60km or 100km of gravel road and singletrack discovery through some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery. Camping, free beer, DJ and delicious end-of-ride meal included, this is an awesome gravel adventure with spadefuls of style. http://www.granfonduro.cc/

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October 2018

Iowa City Gravel

October 27 - October 28
Iowa City Gravel River Junction, IA 52755 United States + Google Map

Iowa gravel, Iowa nice! Choose your own adventure: 100 miles or 100 kilometers. Whether you're racing the clock or the wheel in front of you, saddle up for rolling hills, breathtaking scenery and the best gravel that the land of silos and smokestacks has to offer! Returning October 2018. Registration will open in the spring. *

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