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Land Run 100

The Land Run 100 is a solo, self supported, non-stop, 100-mile-long bicycling endurance challenge on the gravel and dirt roads surrounding the site of the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889.

 What you need to know in a nutshell

  • Registration for the 2017 Land Run TBA
  • Land Run 2017 will be held Saturday March 11th 2017
  • There is a 700 rider limit
  • Land Run 2017 costs $TBA
  • Half Run 2017 costs $ TBA

What is the Land Run 100?

The Land Run 100 is a solo, self supported, non-stop, 100-mile-long bicycling endurance challenge on the gravel and dirt roads surrounding the site of the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889.

When and where is the Land Run 100 held?
LR100 is held Saturday, March  17, 2018 in Stillwater, OK.

There are lots of “Gravel Grinder” cycling events. What makes Land Run 100 unique?
Who said anything about unique? We love the Dirty Kanza 200 but it only comes around once a year. The Land Run 100 is a training mile stone race for those who dare attempt the DK200. Complete the LR100 and you are on the right track for the DK200. DNF the LR100, you still have time to fix what went wrong before the DK200. Flint Hills we are not, but gravel, hills, and red dirt we got. Careful on those rickety bridges by the way, we are taking you on the far back roads.

Who can participate in the Land Run 100?
In order to continue a rider must maintain a 10 mph average. There will be a halfway checkpoint at 50ish miles. If the rider does not arrive at the halfway checkpoint before the 10 mph time expires then the rider will be assigned a DNF ranking for the race. If you can grind out 50 miles at a time self supported, you can participate in the Land Run 100. This year we have the Half Run for those that wish to ride the route, just not 100 miles of it. 50 mile Half Run is open for registration pretty much until the race starts.

 

How do I sign up and can I do so the day of the event?
Participation in the LR100 is by pre-registration only. Registration will be conducted online at BikeReg.com and will open on TBA at 7:00am (CST).
How many different classifications will be offered?
Open Men 39 Under0
Veteran Men (40-49)
Master Men (50-59)g
Open Women 39 Under
Single Speed Men
Fat Bike
Tandem
Half Run
One Man Land RUN
Single Speed Women
Veteran Women (40-49)
Master Women 50+
Men 60+ 100 miles

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Pedal 50

Pedal 50


**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!

REGISTER BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO THEPEDAL50@GMAIL.COM

(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 and Trips for Kids Denver. 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 Warbird Aluminum Frameset (Pedal of Littleton is then offering a discount on the build – 15% off parts and you pay labor)

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

Trips for Kids – 25 pairs of arm warmers and 10 pairs of knee warmers

Riding Gravel – Stickers and Tshirts

Mountain Bike Radio – Tshirts


 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 CHANGING. IT IS NOT GOING THROUGH GREENLAND OPEN SPACE THIS YEAR DUE TO A HORSE EVENT. (There will be updates here, so please check back)

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CLICK TO GO TO THE FULL COURSE MAP, CUES, & SUMMARY


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


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2017 Roster (as of 9/18/17)

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

 

 




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Dust at Dusk

You know some of us, and some of us you don’t! But we know that lots “o” people like to ride gravel, at night, at the end of the summer. 

So join us for fifty or so miles of rolling gravel roads beginning an hour before sundown starting at Conover Square Mall in Oregon, IL. This is a FREE self-supported ride with routes provided but NO cue sheets. There will be an after party in downtown Oregon with location TBD. Grab your lights, a buddy, and your appetite for gravel!

WHITE PELICAN, 201 N 3RD SUITE 25, OREGON, IL (MAP)

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King Ridge Dirt Supreme Hopper

King Ridge Dirt Supreme

Part of the Grasshopper Adventure Series

King Ridge Supreme (Road / Cross) – 83 miles, 8,900 feet.

You’ve never ridden King Ridge like this. We are starting in Duncan’s Mills this year so we will start with a slow burn up Bohemian Hwy to Occidental. Then climb up Coleman Valley and descend Willow Creek on dirt. Hwy 1 to Fort Ross. Dirt descent to Salt Point. Dirt climb up Kruse. Climb Hauser Bridge. Back King Ridge to Caz and finish up Willow Creek. Easy as pie! If you are looking for a supreme cross/dirt/gravel challenge this is it. Road, cross, Diverge….? Depends on what you have and what you can ride. Big tires and don’t flat! If you loved Old Caz this ride will blow your mind!

Option #2: Riders will head out River Rd to Hwy 1 and follow the same course as the big loop. Eliminates climb to Occidental and Willow Creek descent. You will still have the Salt Point dirt descent and Kruse dirt climb so a gravel bike with slick/semi slick tires or a road bike with 28c would be a good option.

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Lynskey GR250

Lynskey GR250: Checkpoint “Plan B”

<Back to News Home | Lynskey GR250: Checkpoint “Plan B”- by Grannygear Editor’s note: Grannygear, our SoCal friend and editor over at TwentynineInches.com, is also a back road, gravel riding fan. He has written reviews for us previously and here we share his latest project- A titanium framed gravel road rig from Lynskey. His introduction […]

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