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May 2018

The Alaska Grinder

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

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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Golden Ears Gravel Fondo

May 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Peace Park, 1470 Kebet Way
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6L3 Canada
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GOLDEN EARS GRAVEL FONDO On May 26th 2018 the Inaugural Golden Ears Gravel Fondo (also playfully described as the Dirty Fundo) will showcase the amazing scenery of Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam and Golden Ears while also providing a safe and challenging gravel ride on the many gravel dykes and pathways throughout this region. Featuring 2 Distances for 2018. 50km Medio Fondo -Start and finish in Port Coquitlam -Beginner to Intermediate level cyclist 95+km Full Fondo -Start and finish in Port…

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May 26 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hope Lutheran Church, 16898 Michael Ave
Hastings, MN United States
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Mark your calendars and save the date! Riotgrrravel 2018 will be Saturday, May 26th, 2018. More details are forthcoming. Sign ups will be next month RiotGRRRavel is a free unsupported 10, 20 or 33 mile road race in near Hastings, MN that is a fun, accessible ride that is woman & family friendly. This was started to introduce more women to gravel bike racing without having to race in a 100 mile course with a large percentage of male participants.…

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Baldwin City Gravel Grind aka the “Cappuccino Ride”

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

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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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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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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The Kandango G2 Gravel Grinder

May 31 - June 3
Blue Earth Plaza, 315 S 3rd St
Manhattan, 66502 United States
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This year’s Kandango features two rides. The 6th annual K2r (pronounced K Tour) is our classic road ride through the Flint Hills. The Kandango G2 Gravel Grinder (pronounced G squared) takes the dirt roads less traveled. Both rides come together at the designated meeting towns, for fun, food and entertainment. All three nights feature fun-filled festivities.

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June 2018

Extreme North Dakota Terrifically Intense Country Klassic (END-TICK)

June 2 @ 5:00 am - June 3 @ 5:00 am
Solem Lutheran Church, 3767 280th St S
Hawley, 56549 United States
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Extreme North Dakota Terrifically Intense Country Klassic (END-TICK) Western Minnesota gravel race with 50, 100, and 200-mile options.

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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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  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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TTT103 and Windmill 33

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sara Park Tomahawk, WI 54487 United States

TTT 103: A gravel adventure from Tomahawk that features an extensive collection of remote gravel including the Pine Line and Hiawatha Trails. Lunch in Ogema Timm's Hill Climb Knox Mills Ghost Town Tripoli Resupply Ice Cream Shop Finale Windmill 33: A shorter version over scenic county roads, remote gravel, and Hiawatha Trail.

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Three Bridges

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wooden Foot Saloon, 98 E Bremer Ave
Waverly, IA United States
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This will be a casual social gravel ride starting and ending in Waverly, Ia. Finishing time is not important here but you will get a high five at the end! We will start and end at The Wooden Foot Saloon(they have a good selection of tasty craft beer) in Waverly. The ride will head out and do a 50 mile gravel loop with the opportunity to stop for a byob on one of three bridges we cross during the ride.…

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Dusty 100 Gravel Challenge

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Metis Crossing Metis Crossing, Alberta, Alberta Canada + Google Map

 The bugle is back! The fourth annual Dusty 100 Gravel Challenge happens Sunday, June 3, 2018. The start/finish is Metis Crossing, AB (1.5 hour drive northeast of Edmonton); park one km east of the campground entrance, by the monument. 9 am bugle call and roll out. The route is a 107-km loop on quiet, picturesque GRAVEL roads that include the scenic Victoria Trail, the oldest continuously used road in Alberta. Everyone is welcome: gravel lovers, the gravel-curious, and anyone up…

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VT Monster Gravel Grinder

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jackson Gore Inn, 480 Ranta Road
Ludlow, VT 05149 United States
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Built on the 17 year history of the B2VT (Formerly B2B) Ride, in 2016 we are excited to offer the VT Monster Gravel Grinder.   The VTMonster, though epic, is not for everyone.  It is one of the most challenging bike rides in New England and if you sign up, you are expected to finish within the allotted time frame.  We do not offer sag wagon service to the finish, you must finish on your own except under extreme circumstances (medical emergency).  

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Tour de Grand Presents the Tour de Gravel

June 10
Duncan McIntosh Arena, Churchill Park 200 Christopher Drive
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 4S4 Canada

Now in it's 21st year the Cambridge Tour de Grand is proud to present The Tour de Gravel. New this year we offer 2 Gravel routes. 50k and 76k. Come out and enjoy the quiet gravel roads and rail trail in Cambridge. Lunch included with registration. https://www.cambridgetourdegrand.com/

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Luce Line Loops

June 10 @ 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Luce Line Loops Ride, 14848 Highway 7 East
Hutchinson, MN 55350 United States
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Luce Line Loops Event Description: Riders are hailing this ride as one of the most scenic and hospitable rides in Minnesota!  With three “road” ride options plus a “75K Gravel Grinder” option, this event is perfect for families, novice and experienced riders. Distances: 12, 25, 50 Mile Paved Routes & 75K Gravel Grinder NEW this year, all rides will begin and end at the Crow River Winery in Hutchinson, Minnesota which connects with the Luce Line Trail via a 1/4…

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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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Oklahoma Freewheel Gravel Ride

June 10 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
TBA, OK United States
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$8 - $375.00

Oklahoma Freewheel - the first cross-state bicycle tour to include a gravel option! Called "The Great OkFreewheel Gravel Ride", we'll have SAG support, mechanical support, insurance for registered riders, fruit and hydration on-route, a professional shower set up (with towels) that is very nice (and hygienic), and of course, baggage is hauled via a Central Tech semi trailer (so you may camp very heavy). In addition there is a Friday night meal courtesy of OKFW. If you'd like you may…

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Beaver Dam 49er Gravel Grinder

June 16 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Beaver Dam State Park, Nevada, Beaver Dam Road
Caliente, NV 89008 United States

Catch the Fever! Ride at Beaver! Gold fever brought the 49ers through Beaver Dam Wash in 1849. Relive the fever by experiencing part of their overland journey through the maze of mountains and rocky canyons that only the determined made it through. A day’s trek over miles of gravel and dirt takes you across cattle ranges, through settler homesteads, around isolated ranches, by an old log milling community and past the historic one-room Barclay Schoolhouse. The ride is just an…

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Tour de Fronds

June 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Powers County Park, 42720 Hwy 242
Powers, OR 97466 United States
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$40 - $70

Event Name: Tour de Fronds – Bicycle Event- Sponsored by the Powers Lions Club Date: June 16, 2018 Website: www.tourdefronds.com   Powers County Park, Powers, OR -  Registration/Check-in:  6:30-9:30   A variety of fully supported rides: 5 asphalt rides (30-103 Mi.) and 2 asphalt/gravel adventures of 55 and 72 miles.  The asphalt rides follow the south fork of the Coquille River to its headwaters, mostly single lane roads through the beautiful Siskiyou National Forest and BLM lands, with elevation gains…

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Marty’s D&R&R Bikepacking Weekend!

June 16 @ 10:00 am - June 17 @ 4:00 pm
Marty’s Reliable Cyle, 251 Main St
Hackettstown, US | New Jersey 07840
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Start your summer off with some D&R&R! Join Marty's Reliable Cycle for a bikepacking weekend along country backroads, gravel, and D&R/D&L riverside railtrail. 63 miles each way (128 total) Hackettstown, NJ to camp at Washington Crossing State Park and backRegistration includes Saturday breakfast fuel at the shop, campsite, guided ride and light mechanical support THE ROUTE: We start from Marty's Reliable Cycle in Hackettstown and head southeast through a mix of backroads and some dirt roads to finish several miles on the…

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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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SWIG Tour/Southwest Iowa Gravel Tour

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

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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Central Vermont Cycling Tour

June 24
Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, 1168 County Road
Montpelier, 05602 United States

The Central Vermont Cycling Tour, it's a classic - one of the best one day dirt road bike tour routes in Vermont, the scenery is unbroken. Choose from 15, 30 and 60 mile routes. Short route is family friendly and gradual. The long route is demanding, with 6000 feet of elevation gain. Well marked courses, four food stops, bike patrol on duty, full cookout at end of ride. Kids and teens ride free (so bring a crowd.) $50 registration from…

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Central Vt Cycle Tour

June 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, 1168 County Road
Montpelier, 05602 United States
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"People say it's one of the best one day dirt road bike tour routes in Vermont, the scenery is unbroken." Choose from 15, 30 and 60 mile routes. Short route is family friendly and gradual. The long route is demanding, with 6000 feet of elevation gain. Well marked courses, four food stops, bike patrol on duty, full cookout at end of ride. Kids and teens ride free (so bring a crowd.) $60 registration from adults is a donation to the…

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Wrong Roads Ride

June 30
Jefferson County Ciderworks, 1839 200th St
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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  Mark you calendar.   Announcing the second annual WRONG ROADS RIDE + CAMP at Jefferson County Ciderworks !!   $20 gets you the premium gravel ride with water and a beer stop, and a drink ticket back at Ciderworks + overnight camping.   June 30th: meet at Ciderworks, ride, camp at Ciderworks after libations, grub, good times and of course... fireworks! Cause it's almost the 4th anyways right?   ***This is a fundraiser for a very special ragbrai team***…

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Filthy Fillmore III (2018)

June 30 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fillmore Glen State Park, Park Road
Moravia, NY United States
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Details June 30th! 8:00am departure Well this is the fifth installment of 'my' gravel ride and the third time riding this route. Those who have done this ride before will tell you it's not easy, but it is fun (type 2 fun where you think it's fun some of the time and forget about the pain after!) This ride is not: Competitive Timed Marked (I might mark turns if I have time/help) Marshalled Supported (unless you help find some volunteers)…

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July 2018


July 7 @ 7:00 pm - July 8 @ 4:00 am
Walnut Creek Park, Papillion, NE, 11601 South 96th Street
Papillion, NE 68046 United States
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The GONG Ride (Greater Omaha Nighttime Gravel Ride) is a self-supported nighttime gravel roads bicycle ride occurring each July (or maybe August) somewhere in the Omaha area, usually around a full-moon. Choose either the 25 mile or 50 mile route. Bring food. Bring water. Bring a light. Bring a friend. We’ll bring the gong. Gather at Walnut Creek Recreation Area starting at 7:00 p.m. Roll at 9:00 p.m. Registration Information Course Maps Cue Sheets Facebook page GONG Ride on Twitter

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Storm the Castle

July 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Meadowlark Trail, McPherson, KS, Old 81 Bypass & Northview Rd
McPherson, KS 67460 United States
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July 21st, 2018 – 8am start in Lindsborg, KS This is a hilly, dirt and gravel loop starting in Lindsborg that finishes with the climb up Coronado Heights. A 50 mile route with a water & snack stop at the halfway mark and then lunch at the castle. We’re changing this year to a morning start to make it easier on those who want to stay the night and do Sunday morning’s Mowbray road ride. Start at Riverside Park, Lindsborg, KS. Route on Ride with GPS  …

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Sub Rosa- Unpaved

July 25 - July 29
beaver meadows resort, 100 Beaver Meadows Pl
Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545 United States
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Five days of gravel adventure riding July 25-29th, 2018, hosted by Source Endurance Training Center of the Rockies at Beaver Meadows Resort in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. Experience remote, picturesque Colorado gravel riding for 5 riding days and 4 nights at our all-inclusive pro-style luxury camp. Get yourself to Fort Collins and kick back for a week you’ll never forget. The Scoop: 5 Riding Days with long and short options each day, almost entirely gravel on Colorado’s most exclusive and secluded roads. Choose to…

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State Games of America Gravel Grinder

July 28
State Games of America, PO Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529 United States

  The Nebraska Sports Council and the Cornhusker State Games will be hosting the Bi-Annual State Games of America sports competition in Lincoln, Nebraska The Gravel Grinder is not subject to any qualification rules, therefore it is open to anyone in any state who wishes to participate. The event will consist of a shorter fun ride or a longer race.  The fun ride will be around 40 miles in length and all participants that finish will receive a SGA participation medal.  The race…

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August 2018

FoCo Fondofest

August 4
New Belgium Brewing, 500 Linden Street
Fort Collins , CO United States
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FoCo Fondo, a cycling event company, announces the return of gravel ride and festival FoCo Fondofest on August 4, 2018. This third year event adds two new gravel routes in 2018: a 12-mile family-friendly route and a 25-mile scavenger hunt, in addition to the challenging 50-mile adventure and ultimate Bike the Bullet 100-mile challenge. Also new for 2018, the event finishes with a cycling festival, the Fondofest, at New Belgium Brewing, complete with live music, an announcer, vendors, bike demos, kids…

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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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Cedar City Fire Road 100K

August 18 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Main Street Park, 100 E
Cedar City, UT 84721 United States

On August 18th, come challenge and reward yourself at the Cedar City Fire Road 100K! 100K with about 7,300′ climbing; or 60K with about 4,500′ climbing. Challenge yourself: Ride 100K, almost exclusively on dirt roads with some seriously steep climbs. You’ll reach an elevation over 9,000ft. The race is chip-timed, so come see if you can podium or just beat your buddies. Reward yourself: Amazing bird’s eye views towards Zion National Park. Climb up magnificent Cedar Canyon. Circle the picturesque Kolob Reservoir. Enjoy a well marked…

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Morganzo 55: Double Nickels on the Grime

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
corner of Dry Creek Rd and Theisen Rd north of Belgrade, MT, Corner of Theisen Rd and Dry Creek Rd
Belgrade, MT United States
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55 miles of gravel, dirt, butter, ruts and who knows what outside of Bozeman, MT and near Yellowstone National Park. 2018 is the 7th annual Morganzo 55: Double Nickels on the Grime. Watch out for snake bears. First one done done gets first crack at the beer*. 08/18/18 08:00am   *bring beer

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Fiddlin’ Fifty Gravel Grinder & Potluck Picnic

August 25
Fiddlin’ Fifty Gravel Grinder & Potluck Picnic, 6479 Colombe Rd
Chisholm, MN 55719 United States

The Fiddlin Fifty is a fifty mile or so gravel road ride in beautiful NE Minnesota’s Balkan Township and Superior National Forest.  Most of the ride is on gravel roads with some forays onto snowmobile trails. These may or may not consist of loose sand and ruts.  Some of the roads have bottomless potholes.  Some of them may remind riders of washboards.  All of the roads and trails pass through picturesque scenery.  If we are feeling generous, one of the…

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Rebecca’s Private Idaho- Queen’s Stage Race

August 30 - September 2
Ketchum Town Square, 491 Sun Valley Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States

Rebecca's Private Idaho Stage Race Info Day 1 - Stage 1, Thursday, August 30 Harriman Trail – 38 miles A ride up one of Rebecca’s favorite routes to the historic Galena Lodge. Your Sunday ride chips will be used to score section.   Day 2 - Stage 2, Friday, August 31 Dollarhide Time Trial  -- 40.5 miles total, 5.5 miles timed. This ride will be a Strava timed time trial. Neutral roll out, RACE/RIDE the 5.5 mile uphill time trial, neutral…

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September 2018

Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash

September 8 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Marysville, Kansas, Broadway Street & South 7th Street
Marysville, KS 66508 United States
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  SAVE THE DATE! September 8th, 2018 for the 5th running of the Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash!!! We look forward to seeing everyone again next year! "Our goal for the Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash is to provide the Gravel Grinder community with a challenging ride and an opportunity to explore some of the history of the great mid-west. Modeled after other great gravel rides/races in this area, this event is for the self-contained minded cyclist who enjoys being…

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Ride the Ridges

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cabot, Vermont, 25 Common Road
Cabot, VT 05651 United States
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$20 - $60

Cabot, Vermont's Ride the Ridges is a "something for everyone" type of event. This event, where 100% of the proceeds go towards Cabot Connects, Cabot's Mentoring Program, offers 4 different distance rides, each with multiple aid stations, plenty of gravel, hills, and scenic overlooks.  We offer a 10k, 30k, 60k, and 100k ride, with staggered start times. The routes are well-marked and maps are provided. Almost all of the riding is on gravel roads and trails, and the scenery is…

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Hellhole Gravel Grind Stage Race and 1-Day Race & Ride

September 14 - September 16
Witherbee Ranger Station, 2421 Witherbee Road
Cordesville, SC 29434 United States
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$80.00 - $110.00

Race Notes and Information The Hellhole Gravel Grind Prologue, 2-Day Stage Race, 1-Day Race, and 1-Day Ride will take place on the gravel roads in and around Hellhole Swamp in the Francis Marion National Forest just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. The forest is named for the revolutionary war hero Francis Marion, who was known to the British as the Swamp Fox. He used these swamps, creeks and forest areas to ambush and hide from the British and was depicted…

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Highlander Gravel Metric Century

September 15 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bristol Mountain Ski Resort, 5662 Rt. 64
Canandaigua, NY 14424 United States
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$45 - $100

Announcing the newest addition to the Highlander Cycle Tour, held annually in mid-Sept. in the scenic Finger Lakes of NY. This Gravel Grinder will throw of mix of road and dirt/gravel roads at the rider with some serious climbing (nearly 7000' in 100K). With multiple rest stops, full post-ride buffet, custom labeled wine/juice, rider apparel, silent auction, and more, this ride is epic! Very little traffic and stunning views of mountains and Canandaigua Lake. Starts and finishes at Bristol Mountain…

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April 2019

Ragnarok 105

April 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Red Wing, Minnesota Red Wing, MN 55066 United States + Google Map

When: APRIL 6th, 2019 Where: Start and Finish in Red Wing, using many of the cool roads in Goodhue and Wabasha Counties What: Ragnarok  How much?: Free, zero doll hairs... Registration Details:  TBA  If you have any questions, feel free to post up a comment. I may have forgotten something too... who knows. Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the Ragnarok 105 thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.  

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