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JAM Fund Grand Fundo 10th Edition

July 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Ride your bike with four-time National Cyclocross Champion Jeremy Powers and the JAM Fund Cycling Team during the Grand Fundo– a challenging one-day bike ride through the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. We have three great rides all starting at 9:30 a.m. The rides are fully supported with multiple rest stops, our famous ice cream truck, SRAM support vehicles and a sag wagon to pick up stragglers. The route has spectacular views and plenty of gravel sections. As always, this year’s Fundo will include our alumni and special guest pro riders. After the ride, stick around for the barbecue and raffle where you can win awesome prizes. All registered riders will get swag to remember this special anniversary. And your participation supports JAM Fund development program making young cyclists dreams come true!

There are three ride routes:

The Mini Fundo, recommended for riders who don’t want to be in the saddle all day. It features the same challenging beginning as our longer rides including the notorious climb up Kings Highway. With about 3,000 feet of climbing and plenty of dirt sections, the Mini Fundo should take you about three hours.

The Fundo, is our signature ride and includes approximately 20 miles of maintained dirt roads in good ridable condition. There are some steep sections between miles 12 and 20 and then it eases up after the midway point. It is a challenging ride best for seasoned cyclists. We expect most riders to finish in four hours.

The Cyclocross Adventure Ride, is for participants looking to dust off their cross bikes in July. The idea is to create a version of our Grand Fundo that most closely resembles what the JAM riders do on any given weekend. Make no bones about it, this loop is hard with a healthy mix of technical road, dirt and mountain bike-like sections.

Details

Date:
July 13
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
$20 – $95
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Website:
http://www.jamcycling.org/jam-grand-fundo

Organizer

JAM Fund
Phone:
(860)705-4496
Email:
JAMCYCLING@GMAIL.COM
Website:
http://www.jamcycling.org/jam-grand-fundo

Distance

39 miles, 65 miles, 68 miles

Glendale Ridge Vineyard

155 Glendale Road
Southampton, MA 01073 United States
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http://www.jamcycling.org/jam-grand-fundo
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Yorkshire True Grit

June 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm June 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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). Ride The Stampede (20miles). 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 are tough enough to earn your Yorkshire True Grit finisher’s prize, and the pride of having ‘Yorkshire True Grit’. The trails are suitable for Gravel/Adventure Bikes, XC Mountain Bikes or Cycle-cross bikes. Expect to push yourself and your bike to the max.

Camping is available on Friday and Saturday Night at High Paradise Farm (£5.50/night/person payable as you enter); and again this year there’ll be a bar and band.

Now in it’s third year, Yorkshire True Grit is growing in popularity and places are limited.

Details

Start:
June 21 @ 3:00 pm
End:
June 23 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$42.00
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Website:
www.yorkshiretruegrit.co.uk

Organizer

Yorkshire True Grit
Email:
info@yorkshiretruegrit.co.uk
Website:
www.yorkshiretruegrit.co.uk

Distance

60miles

High Paradise Farm

Boltby
Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 2HT United Kingdom
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www.yorkshiretruegrit.co.uk
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Clarabella Groad

Join us for the 2018 Clarabella Groad. We had a blast at last year’s fun-raiser and hope you can join us this time around!!

Hosted by Heart of the Lakes, Ray’s Bike Shop, and Revolution Racing, the Clarabella Groad gravel bike adventure will take you through northern Isabella County. Farmland and forest, rolling terrain, and sparkling lakes provide the backdrop for a true Michigan cycling experience.

Check out the 2018 Clarabella routes on Strava!

28.5 mile Herrick Hustle and Stevenson Shakedown
https://www.strava.com/routes/10107311

50.7 mile Grass Lake Grit and Brinton Brevet
https://www.strava.com/routes/10019744

CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE

GRASS LAKE GRIT: A rugged, 50.7 mile course that winds through northern Isabella County. Male and Female racers will be broken into under/over 40 year old classes.

BRINTON BREVET: The same 50.7 mile course as the Grass Lake Grit ridden at 12-15 mph. Challenge your senses and enjoy the fall air with this non-competitive ride.

HERRICK HUSTLE: A rugged, 28.5 mile course that winds through northern Isabella County. Male and Female racers will be broken into under/over 40 year old classes.

STEVENSON SHAKEDOWN: A 28.5 mile non-competitive ride perfect for both those new to gravel bike riding and those who just want to stretch their legs!
Please note, our event will capped at 300 participants. Fat bikes and tandems are welcome! Neutral support for the Clarabella Groad will be provided by Ray’s Bike Shop.

 

Clarabella Groad’s proceeds benefit our featured charity, Heart of the Lakes. www.heartofthelakes.org

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To Cosmos and Beyond

Editor’s Note: We welcome in our contributor, John Ingham, again who explores how riding gravel promotes happiness despite the pain and suffering in his latest essay. To Cosmos and Beyond – by John Ingham   The efflux of the soul is happiness, here is happiness, I think it pervades the open air, waiting at all […]

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by Riding Gravel 2014