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CHI St Joseph GranGravel 500, 0500

CHI St Joseph GranGravel 500
500 mile Self-supported gravel race from Bryan Texas, with a 600 mile option ending in the CHI St Joseph GranFondo proper. www.granfondobcs.com
CHI St Joseph and Invictus Cycling presents! a 500 mile self supported race through the Brazos Valley and East Texas.

This charity ride celebrates cancer survivorship with proceeds benefiting CHI St. Joseph Health’s cancer services.

Routes of 20, 40, 80, and 100 miles traverse the scenic, bluebonnet laden country roads of the Brazos Valley.

The 80 and 100 mile routes connect riders to the rolling hills of the La Bahia Scenic Highway (FM 390) listed as one of the top wildflower roads in Texas!

For an ultimate cycling adventure, join co-chair Billy Rice as he and fellow bikepackers race from the Gran Fondo starting line through two National Forests in east Texas and return on a 500 mile “GranGravel” trek! This single stage, self-supported race begins on Friday, March 24th. Extra bragging rights go to the 1st place finisher and those who capture clear photos of any Sasquatch!

– See more at: http://stjofo.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1070&pg=informational&sid=1000#sthash.rq3Fw5h1.dpuf

All racers must have a SPOT tracker and can rent them from trackleaders.com or use your own.

Route: Final route will be emailed several weeks before race start. Route conditions change dramatically with the weather. Route is 50% pavement, with the rest being gravel and dirt, with two separate single track sections of 10 miles each. One at Huntsville state park, and one at Double Lake.

Bike choice: Due to the variety of conditions, a really tough road or cross bike, OR a light a fast mountain bike is recommended. Tour Divide style mountain bikes will do really well.

Event (details will be emailed): March 24, 2017, all racers need to be checked in at Traditions Club House in Bryan. 0500 Grand Depart under police escort across town. Route will bring racers back into Traditions where the St Joseph Gran Fondo will be starting. Racers will proceed through the crowd, and finish during the main event.

Question to billy@invictuscycling.com

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