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Pedal 50

Pedal 50

2017 COMMUNICATIONS: #1 


**Riding Gravel only reports this event for your information. Pedal of Littleton heads up the free group ride. You are responsible for yourself and required to sign their waiver before participating with their group. RidingGravel.com, it’s partners, and it’s partners are not responsible for your safety.**

What is it?

The Pedal 50 is a free, unsupported gravel bike ride that begins and ends in Monument, CO. You can ride whatever bike you’d like – gravel-specific, mountain bike, or road (you’ll be rattled and risk multiple flats with a road bike!). Go fast, go social, go however you’d like. It’s your chance to ride something different in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains!

SIGN UP FOR THE 2017 PEDAL 50

(Please give up to 2 days to see your name on the roster below)

***NOTICE: RIDERS MUST PRINT, SIGN, & BRING THIS WAIVER TO CHECK-IN***


This ride is a fundraiser – Who does it benefit and how does it work?

We didn’t want to make this just another ride, so we went in search of a win-win-win situation. We found the answer we were looking for – the free ride, backed by Pedal of Littleton, with a raffle for a whole pile of great goods, with the proceeds going to two great organizations.

Who does it benefit?

This year the Pedal 50 will benefit Kids on Bikes. We believe that they are great organizations with great people doing great things that can use the money very wisely.

How does it work?

  1. Raffle tickets are $5 and that money will be donated – Bring cash or a check written to Kids on Bikes and/or Trips for Kids Denver.
  2. We will collect the money at check in and give you the raffle ticket.  You hold onto the raffle until the 5pm raffle drawing. You have to be present to win.
  3. All schwag/prizes will be raffled off and only those who have purchased a raffle ticket will be eligible.

Raffle Prizes – Stay tuned for updates as we add them:

Grand Raffle Prize – 2017 Salsa Cycles Timberjack! (Pedal of Littleton is then offering a discount on the build)

Others:

Pedal of Littleton will have $100’s worth of goods, including a full box of Salsa Cycles gear, pumps, Cannondale helmets, and more

Kids on Bikes – Various swag – adult and kids jerseys, water bottle, socks, a kids bicycling t-shirt, and a brand new Panaracer cross tire

 


 Details/Location

Date:            Saturday, October 7, 2017
Schedule: 

8:00am – 10:25am – Check-in

10:45am – Preride meeting in front of Pike Peak Brewing

11:00am  – Ride start

4:00 – 5:00pm – Raffle drawing for a full pile of goods, including a Salsa Cycles frame out in the patio area

5:00 – ? – Hang around Pike Peaks Brewing and enjoy the great beer!

Start/Finish: Pikes Peak Brewing Company

Parking: The parking lot at Pikes Peak will likely be nearly full early on.  Please plan on parking at the Park and Ride on Woodmoor Drive on the west side of the intersection of Woodmoor Drive and Lake Woodmoor Drive. It’s 1 block from Pikes Peak Brewing.


Course Info and Details

Distance: 50 miles

Elevation Gain: 4,000+ feet

Estimated Time: 3-5.5 hours for most riders.

Print Cue Cards: 

PLEASE NOTE – THE FIRST SECTION OF THE ROUTE IS DIFFERENT FROM 2016. IT IS NOT GOING THROUGH GREENLAND OPEN SPACE THIS YEAR DUE TO A HORSE EVENT. 

2017 PEDAL 50 ROUTE

4 x 6 inch course cues

Step by step directions in spreadsheet

Full page landscape course cues

 

Riders will also be provided with course cues on ride day. There are NO course markings. You should be prepared and know the course.

Results:          2013   2014   2015

Pictures:        2013   2014   2015


Emergency Details

Dial 911 for any emergencies. You need to be reliant on yourself and have a plan in place for anything that may happen to you. While there are many other riders out there, you should expect periods of time where you may not see others.

Hospital Information:

UCHealth Emergency Room (6.5 miles from Monument) – (719) 487-2060 – 13510 Meadowgrass Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Memorial Health (13.5 miles from Monument) – (719) 444-2273 – 4110 Briargate Pkwy #445, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

For non-emergencies: You can reach Andy Christman at (303) 335-5055


SPONSORS

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS ROSTER WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED AS OF 2:30PM MOUNTAIN ON 10/5/17 (WE HAVE THINGS TO GET READY) – You will need to sign up Saturday morning before the ride.

2017 Roster (as of 10/5/17)

Naas Tredoux
Michael Giem
David Kuenzli
Andy Sagen
Gwen Inglis
Michael Inglis
Jabez Meulemans
Greg Moore
Jared Thaut
Brent Talbot
Ben Talbot
Chris Van Patten
Stephen Bartels
Dave Ratcliff
Nate Miller
Geoffrey Nourse
Scott Simmons
Steve Machac
Matt Rettmer
Warren Berra
Nancy Ryan
Kelly Ryan
Laurie Edmonstone
Karen Barber
Betty Grumbein
Tom Roemer
Greg Lobser
Jimmy Clere
Daniel Gillespie
Dave Uhlman
Kara Detlefsen
Yianni Drako
Kelly Hedquist
Noah Welshans
Bill Sullivan
Bill Harms
Stephen Shiller
Kelly Shiller
Shane Garman
Jesse Sardakowski
Dustin Wimmer
Heather Tredoux
Derek Birznieks
Matt Hiler
Scott Zimmerman
Jeff Cox
Trent Hovenga and tandem partner
Bill Haas
Pam Haas
Leo Perez
Bryan Cook
Doug Gordon
Birt Stem
Jane Fredman
Dave Nordstrom
Jim Cooper
Ernest Robles
Jonathan Cavner
Todd Murray
Lauren Murray
Bennett Hug
Rich Klusman
Brian Coleman
Frances Summerhill
Larry Ellcessor
Paul Kincaid-Smith
Karen Kincaid-Smith
Batya Cruz
Edgar Cruz
Scott Johnson
Justin Paulsen
Michael Adams
David McNeill
David Jackson
Rob Hilken
Dan Stoddard
John Doheny
Patrick Charles
Tony Eret
Tony Ashcroft
Jason Kolts
Erin Fria
Steven Orie
Chad McDaniel
William Kellagher
Bryan Derstine
Adam Jeffrey
George York
Rudy Wencl
Brittany Jones
Steve Shumway
Dave Gonzalez
Jon Romenesko
Heather Romenesko
Dan Cooper
Chris Law
Rob Elsenbeck
Galen Classen
Drew Cramsey
Chris Ferguson
Brian Kurtic
Ron Harman King
Sy Nayman
Justin Sheldon
Owen Lavin
Cynthia Lavin
Mark Johnson
Aaron Hugen
Jeff Cox
Jeffrey Loomis
Domenic Santilli
James Price
Dan Dombeck
Mark Stookesberry
Teresa Johnson
Jon Grinder
David McDaniel
Eric Herbst
Dan Padgett

 

 




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Pony Xpress Gravel 160

The Race

Come discover the challenge’s Pony Express riders faced in the 1860’s. These earliest American racers speed across remote, desolate regions of America. They had to combine speed, endurance, and mental toughness just to stay alive. While at their physical limits, they had to keep a clear mind, to navigate, to read the weather and to manage their food. If they got into trouble, they had only their own wits and fortitude. So come challenge your ability to think and plan under pressure. Success will require the ability to combine speed, endurance, clear thinking and sheer dogged determination.

The course is made up of gravel county roads that travel northwest Trinidad,Colorado. Each distance has only 10k of blacktop. Unlike Leadville Trail 100 or Rocky Mountain Endurance series,which are loops or out and back, each distance contains mostly new terrain.  Consisting  of rolling foothills, forests and open plains with stunning views of Fisher Peak. At no point do you ride or even cross a state highway. 70% of the course is in tree sheltered or canyon areas that are less susceptible to wind. So it’s unlikely you’ll face the winds of Dirty Kanza. Roads are open to public vehicle traffic as well as cattle (open range). Early portions of the course travel thru historic mining areas including the nationally recognized  Ludlow memorial. Elevations range from 6,000 feet to 8,800 feet. Typical temps range from 50 degrees at start to 75 degrees mid day. Put away those heavy Dirty Kanza tires. These roads are fine gravel, so lighter tires can be run.  If you hate competing with cars and love riding quiet gravel roads, then this is your event. This course will not disappoint! All participants must have a GPS, as the course is unmarked . A Colorado Gravel Grinder Championships event.

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Encierro Velo

Encierro Velo May 6,2017

100 Kilometer and 50 Kilometer  timed gravel grinder with full results. Held on twisty, rolling gravel roads north of Monument and west of Elbert, Colorado. Starts and finishs at Peaceful Valley Scout Camp, 22799 N Elbert rd, Elbert ,Co 80106 ,south entrance.

Classes: Men and Women, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. No equipment based classes.

Awards and awards ceremony only for 100 Kilometer distance classes. A Colorado Gravel Grinder Championships event .


Event Fees

Event Prior to March 31 April 1-April 15 April 16-May5 Race Day
100 Kilometer $39.95 $49.95 $79.95 $99.95
50 Kilometer $29.95 $49.95 $59.95 $79.95

No refunds or transfers of entries

Starting Times, Peaceful Valley Scout Camp, Elbert,Colorado

Event Start Time Number of Feed Stations
100 Kilometer 9:00 AM 2
100 Kilometer pro class 9:00 AM 2
50 Kilometer 9 AM 0

Feed stations will have water, energy drink, a limited number of energy gels, granola bars, PB&J sandwiches and Lutefisk.

Course Details

Go to Garmin Connect. Look up Encierro Velo 2016 public roads. Here is lnk.

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/998718766

This  will show  public road section of 100K course. After the event covers  53 miles on public roads it will enter Peaceful Valley Scout Camp and cover 3-5 miles of dirt roads, two track and single track. The 50K course will cover the eastern 26 mile loop of 100K course before returning to Peacefull Valley Scout Camp and cover the same 3-5 miles of dirt roads ,two track and single track as the 100K. There will be limited on course marking . Course maps will be given out at registration. With the wet conditions ,the 3-5 miles at Peaceful Valley Scout Camp may not be rideable and thus may be dropped .

Support Crews

Allowed but not required. May only give support at fueling stations. Support crews will be required to use specified non-race routes to fueling stations .Although we recommend having a support crew , we do not believe that they will provide a distinct advantage. Support crews may greet racers at the feed station by Lincoln Park or when they return to Peacfull Valley Scout Camp .

Required

GPS, working head and tail light (micro light is acceptable), helmet. Course maps will be given out at registration. Particapants are incouraged to mount map to handlebars so that maps are readable while riding. The combination of riding with your head up, haveing a handlebar readable map and course marking arrows, may be sufficient for successful navagation. Maps stuffed in back pocket have low value.

Registration is 7:30-8:30 . Racers information meeting 8:35-8:45 racers meeting.

 

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AntiEpic 160

2017 AntiEpic Gravel Grinder

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017

It’s May…and it’s Colorado! So please expect sunshine, rain, snow, wind, cold, and mud! Please bring the appropriate riding gear, a good attitude, and a smile!

Course: We will offer two timed tours for 2017:

  • The AntiEpic Gravel Grinder starts and ends in Monument, Colorado, traveling northeast along undulating country roads through the town of Elbert en route to Deer Trail just off of I-70. The course then makes the challenging return to Monument via a different route, gaining a majority of its 8,400 feet of climbing en route back to Monument.
  • The 2017 Long Course will essentially be the same course used during the AntiEpic from 2012 – 2016 (+ an extra 34+ miles TBD) and will include the potentially nasty B-road, County Road 98. As past AntiEpic participants know, this 3+ mile B-road has the potential to make the AntiEpic Gravel Grinder truly EPIC in nature…..some would argue perhaps even too EPIC at times! That being said, we have created an alternate route to bypass the B-road if it is covered in 3 feet of snow, so muddy that a tractor cannot pass, or simply not passable. We will make a decision in the week prior to the event if we will use the alternate route.
  • As in previous years, the course will be unmarked. Riders are responsible for navigating the course using either the official cue sheet (which will be e-mailed to pre-registered riders during the week prior to the event) OR the Garmin file, which can be downloaded from the links above.
Start/End location: Pikes Peak Brewery, 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, CO 80132
Start time:
  • AntiEpic Long Course: Sign in: 5:00 am – 5:45 am. Ride starts at 6:00 am
  • AntiEpic Short Course: Sign in: 7:00 am – 7:45 am. Ride starts at 8:00 am
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Frost Bite Gravel Grinder

<Back to News Home | The Ride We recently received a note from the Colorado Springs Cycling Team about the first ever Frost Bite Gravel Grinder. 80 riders departed Pikes Peak Brewing in Monument, Colorado at 12pm on Saturday, December 20 under fair skies and relatively good temperatures and conditions for late December for 40 […]

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AntiEpic Gravel Grinder Pictures Posted

The AntiEpic Gravel Grinder was yesterday, April 5th in Monument, Colorado. For more information about the rides, check out the AntiEpic. 2014 AntiEpic Gravel Grinder Pictures   If you have any questions, comments, or want to share some pictures, check out the Riding Gravel Forum thread. Do you have news about an event, a race, […]

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AntiEpic 160 Final Course Map Posted

“The AntiEpic 160 is a free, unsupported gravel bike ride that begins and ends at Pikes Peak Brewing in Monument, Colorado. You can ride whatever bike you’d like – gravel-specific, mountain bike, or road. Go fast, go social, go however you’d like. Just realize that you are completely responsible for yourself. It’s early April, so […]

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AntiEpic Course Scouting

For those of you riding the AntiEpic 50 or AntiEpic 160, the roads are looking good. We (me, Joe, and Nord) checked out a lot of the AntiEpic 50 course today. The 20-degree temperature made for a little chilly start (in spring mode, so everything below about 35 seems cold these days – more mental […]

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