Tag Archives | Gravel Event

Cuban Gravel Crisis

 The Cuban Gravel Crisis is a premier cycling event which takes place in conjunction with Route 66 Cuba Fest, in Cuba, MO. This year, October 20, 2018, will mark the race’s fourth year. We’re looking to make this event bigger and badder than ever, and we plan to invite some of the biggest riders in the biz.

We offer 3 courses for riders to choose from; 20, 50, and 100 mile options allow riders of all skill levels to participate. The route starts with a paced roll-out along Historic Route 66 for about 1-1/2 miles before riders hit the gravel.

Our routes boast a great mix of some incredibly fast riding gravel, and grueling hills. Our 50 mile course has 3,930’ of elevation gain, and the 100 has over 7,500’. To put this in perspective the DK 100 route has about 4,500’ of elevation gain. This is not only an intense and challenging gravel race, coupled with a great family event in a small town on Historic Route 66, it’s also the race with probably the coolest name of any in the world.

 

You Asked, We Listened!

The Cuban Gravel Crisis is excited to announce that we’ll have the best craft beer in Missouri on tap for rider enjoyment (provided you’re 21 or older ?). The Springfield Brewing Company will be the official beverage sponsor of the 2018 Cuban Gravel Crisis on Saturday October 20, 2018.

SBC is a huge supporter of local athletes and communities around the Ozarks. We’re looking forward to another fantastic year, and another year of SBC athletes on the starting line.

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King Ridge Dirt Supreme Hopper

King Ridge Dirt Supreme

Part of the Grasshopper Adventure Series

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 on East Austin Creek Rd near Duncan’s Mills. 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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Dairy Roubaix

Dairy Roubaix

Dairy Roubaix

The Dairy Roubaix is a one day unsupported gravel grinder starting and ending at the Hugh Harper Group Camp at Wyalusing State Park in Southwest Wisconsin.  2019 will be the 9th running of the event and the 7th running of the event from this location.

Entry is free to all, but limited to the first 350 participants.  We do accept and encourage donations to support the event and it’s organization’s good works.  Starting 2016, this is Vernon Trails Org – a group of folks building single track trail networks in and around Vernon County, Wisconsin.

Mark your calendars! 2019
Dairy Roubaix date – 4/20/2019
Registration opens 1/1/2019
More details to follow

 

 

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

 

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Grinder Nationals and Gravelleur’s Raid

The United States Endurance Cycling Federation (USECF) Grinder Nationals is a 100+ mile fully supported gravel road bicycle race awarding National Champion jerseys in five year age brackets. The Gravelleur’s Raid is a 50+ mile non-championship fully supported gravel road bicycle ride.

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Mullet Ride aka Baldwin City Historic Gravel Road Bike Ride

 

Gravel Grinding at its finest.

What: The one and only Mullet Ride
When: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Where: Baldwin City, Kansas
Why: The Mullet Ride is business in the front and a party in the back!

Directions: Take 56 Hwy to Baldwin City. go south at 6th street (the only stoplight in town) and go about 5 blocks to High Street and 6th. Start location is at Antiques on the Prairie which is at the corner of High Street and 6th. Ample parking is along High Street.




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GRally – Gravel Rally Ride & Fundraiser

The GRAVELERS GRALLY IS BACK!
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ROUTE, EVENT AND GENERAL DETAILS:
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ON-LINE PRE-REGISTRATION:

$25 (minimum donation)

Minimum Donation increases to $35 on day of event.

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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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Ride the Ridges

Cabot, Vermont’s Ride the Ridges is a “something for everyone” type of event. This event, where 100% of the proceeds go towards Cabot Connects, Cabot’s Mentoring Program, offers 4 different distance rides, each with multiple aid stations, plenty of gravel, hills, and scenic overlooks.  We offer a 10k, 30k, 60k, and 100k ride, with staggered start times. The routes are well-marked and maps are provided. Almost all of the riding is on gravel roads and trails, and the scenery is breathtaking.  For those looking for a challenging ride, the 100k offers plenty of challenge, complete with over 7500 ft of elevation gain.

The aid stations are stocked with plenty of energy-rich food, including granola bars, trail mix, maple-syrup shots, freshly picked local apples, freshly made maple donuts, pickles, bananas, plenty of water and gatorade, and even specialty cheeses and crackers – and more!  Following the ride, we deck out the Cabot Green with a mobile wood-fired pizza oven for handmade pizzas with all-natural ingredients, more specialty cheeses, and lots, lots more!!  This is a terrific event put on by terrific people and supporting a terrific cause.  If you have any questions, please contact us through our FaceBook page – https://www.facebook.com/cabotconnects – or by email at info@ridetheridges.net

 

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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

 

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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by Riding Gravel 2014