Tag Archives | Gravel Event

Rowe Rumble GRAVEL Grinder

This is a Pirate/Grassroots race/ride that hopes to bring cyclists together to experience a totally different and fun style of New Mexico riding. This event is FREE, unsupported, and HARD…after all, this is a “Gravel-Grinder” bike ride! Riders are welcome to ride whatever bike they’d like – gravel-specific, mountain bike, or road. The route is 90% smooth, flat and rolling crushed gravel…and 10% rough, pot-marked, crappy, asphalt. The ride is completely unsupported and traverses an extremely remote area with little, if any, cell coverage.  Be prepared!  Study a map! Ask Questions! Ride with someone who knows the route. Your safety is in your own hands.  Bring your own Water & food, and any repair gear you might need for your bike.  Rain-gear, if you think you’ll need it!

 

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GRally – Gravel Rally Ride & Fundraiser

GRALLY IS BACK!!! STAY TUNED FOR UPDATED INFO FOR 2017

Gravelers Bicycle Group in collaboration with the non-profit organization “Pedal for HOPE”, will host the GRally  – Gravel Rally Ride event in Southwest Miami Dade County, starting from BLACK POINT PARK & MARINA.

 

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Hibernator 100

What is the Hibernator 100?  A 100 mile or 100 K  or 29 mile limited support gravel road ride through the Nicolet National Forest hosted by the Laona Rescue Squad.

When? October 7, 2017

Where? Start/Finish in Laona, Wisconsin

Registration Fee? None

Donations: A donation of $20 will help cover expenses and support the Laona Rescue Squad.

Why the Hibernator 100? Now is the time to pack in some more miles and enjoy the amazing fall colors of the Nicolet National Forest.

The Routes?  Local rider, Butch Piontek put together a mix of his favorite gravel and dirt roads. The result is amazing scenery and a quad burning challenge you won’t forget.

Wisconsin black bear trivia: According to the Wisconsin DNR, there are about 29,000 black bears in Wisconsin. 

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Stone Valley 50

Stone Valley 50 Gravel Grinder
September 26th, 9am at the Poultney Elementary School
96 School Circle, Poultney, VT  05764
50 Mile Race through the towns of Poultney, Castleton, Wells, and Middletown Springs on mostly gravel and class 4 roads. Water and Feed Station at mile 24.5/36.5
Also taking place in Poultney on the 26th is the Poultney Rotary Club’s Chili Cook-off from 10am to 2pm, an awesome event for spectators to enjoy while the riders are out!

 

 

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Wellfleet Fall Festival Gravel Grinder

Enjoy either a 20 mile or 50 mile gravel grinder featuring a unique combination of dirt roads and desolate country roads that promises to be both scenic and challenging. Riders will be able to enjoy a fantastic route that starts and ends at the Wellfleet Fall Festival meandering through some scenic rural areas. Cost is $25 and includes a Wellfleet Fall Festival Gravel Grinder T-Shirt. To register send your name, address, ph# or email address, age and t-shirt size to Just 4 You Fitness, 5 East B St, Ogallala NE 69153

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about the event and other rides on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

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Tour of the Dragon 268K/60K across Bhutan

Tour of the Dragon

http://www.tourofthedragon.com

The Tour of the Dragon starts in Bumthang, Bhutan and travels 268km over 4 mountain passes before finishing in Thimphu town square. Billed as one of the toughest one day mountain bike races in the world

Distance: 268km/60K

(100 mi. option through this link – http://terrischneider.com/bim/home/)

Both events finish in the capital city of Thimphu in the country of Bhutan.

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is a land of high mountains and deep valleys where compassion and wisdom are the benchmark against which all things are measured, and where the King rules by ‘Gross National Happiness’.

On your journey through the stunning rural countryside and villages, you’ll discover the geographical and cultural wonders of a country naturally designed to be a tantalizing destination for adventure and spiritual seekers.

Come for the event, and stay for the travel experience of a lifetime.

 

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about gravel bikes, gear, events and anything else on the Riding Gravel Forum

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Claire’s Looney Ride

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, this ride is not happening in 2016.

This is a tentative ride and date. Stay tuned for more information.

A self supported, on-your-own event starting and ending in Mercer, Wisconsin.

Fee: Free (we may do a voluntary donation to some charity or something)

Route: 50 miles & 100 miles. TBD on exact route. There will be a little pavement on the roll out of town and on the way back in. Additionally a short stretch of pavement to connect. The rest is northwoods gravel. Some of the roads will be more graded ATV/UTV trails/roads and there may be some rougher sections. Still all doable with a “gravel” bike setup.

After ride fun: Plan on a provided meal and beer.

What’s with the name?  Mercer, Wisconsin is known as “The Loon Capital of the World.” As you enter the south end of town, you are greeted by a 16-foot tall loon, “Claire’ d Loon.” Read more about Claire here.

More information? Contact Ben at b_welnak@yahoo.com.

 

*Please note that this is not affiliated with Riding Gravel in any way other than it’s posted on this calendar as reference.

 

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24 Hours of Cumming

The 24 Hours of Cumming Gravel Race and Festival will take place on the gravel roads of central Iowa. Launching from Cumming, Iowa, this will be one of the toughest endurance biking challenges in the United States. Riders will have 24 hours to cover 400k (that’s 248 miles to you and me) and nearly 15,000 feet of elevation gain. That’s a challenge for even the gnarliest of grinders! Not ready to tackle this beast solo? Take it on with a team of 2 or 4 people. New in 2015 is a 100k solo division as well as a Klunkerz gravel ride. To ensure the best race experience possible we will cap race registration! Come join us at “The Midwest’s Best Gravelfest.”

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about the event and other rides on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

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State Games of America Gravel Grinder

2017 State Games of America
Information Coming Soon

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 will be around 120 miles.  All participants that finish in less than 12 hours will receive a SGA participation medal.  The top 3 finishers in each division will receive a gold, silver or bronze medal.

All participants that also compete in the expert division of the SGA Mountain Bike Race will automatically be eligible to win the Dirt Rouleur Award.  This special award goes to the male and female athlete with the fasted combined 120 mile gravel race and expert mountain bike race.

See the SGA website for the complete event details!

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about the event and other rides on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

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Tour de Lyon County

Tour de Lyon County

Event details and schedule

This 105 mile race will begin at 7:00am and will be concluded by 7:00pm.

The registration table will open at 6:00am the day of the event.

There will be a competitive and non-competititive class. No cash prizes for either class. There will be a male and a female class.

Teams will be responsible for getting team members to and from relay points.

Competitive Divisions:

Individual Male/Female

3 person teams/gender neutral

3 person teams/bike/run/gender neutral

 

Non Competitive Divisions:

Individual Male/Female

Teams may be comprised of up to 10 members

The ride will be on public roads. Water will be provided on two of the legs but teams are encouraged to supply their own water/drinks.

A 20 mile Fun Ride will also be available beginning at 10:00am from the same location.

A complete list of rules will be available prior to and on the day of the race.

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by Riding Gravel 2014