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Gifford Gravel 50

 

The 4th Annual Gifford Gravel becomes a gravel metric this year covering 62 miles and about 8000 feet of climbing.
The ride will take place on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 starting and finishing in lovely downtown Yacolt, WA.

Current snowpack conditions will dictate the route this year.

THE DETAILS

-There is no registration, just show up ready to ride
-This ride is completely unsupported, you are responsible for you
-Individuals must bring EVERYTHING that they need for the ride as absolutely NOTHING will be provided for them
-There is no sag
-There are no service tents
-A GPX file will be available for download for the event…stay tuned
-Use this file with your Garmin GPS or smartphone cycling app for navigation along the course
-The start will take place at 08:00 am

THE RULES(yes we have to have a few)

-You are 100% on your own
-There is no support for this ride
-Wear a helmet
-Do not litter
-Have fun
-Obey traffic laws
-If you must urinate, please do not do it in front of the locals or other riders
-Ride safely and use good judgement
-This ride is unsupported
-Bring EVERYTHING with you that you will need
-You are responsible for you
-Don’t be a dumbass and ruin this for everybody else.

Please send an email with any questions giffordgravel50@gmail.com

 

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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.  2018 will be the 8th running of the event and the 6th 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.

http://dairyroubaix.weebly.com/

 

 

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Iceman’s Challenge – Road to Hell

The 4th Annual Iceman’s Challenge Gravel Road Race and Adventure Pursuit is a fun, laid back gravel adventure event held at the historic Talbert Ranch in China Spring, Texas. The Iceman’s Challenge is a race and adventure ride organized to give gravel riders an opportunity to ride of some of the remote and most beautiful country roads in McLennan and Bosque Counties.  This year we offer an 86 Mile Ultra Gravel Road Race and  Adventure Pursuit Ride and courses of 86, 68, 54, and 36 miles.  The event takes place on Saturday, December 2, 2017, near Waco, Texas, with all courses located in McLennan and Bosque Counties.  The Iceman’s Challenge offers routes along beautiful gravel roads, some shaded by trees and on sunlit country roads taking you through farm and ranch lands meandering by rivers and crossing creeks, and streams.  The four courses offered will feature roads with varying surface conditions from compacted gravel, small cinder-like sand, smooth dirt, rocky to smooth water crossings, rutted wash outs, chip seal and smooth asphalt pavement.  For 2017, the 86 mile and 68 mile courses will offer a new section called the Angel’s Lair featuring four challenging climbs and descents with some spectacular views from the highest elevations in Bosque County.   Course routes average between 90-75% gravel roads with 20-25% paved roads. 

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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 21, 2017, will mark the race’s third 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.

This year the event is hosted by Higher Ground Adventures cycling team, with Josh Brown electing to take a step back and spend more time with his family. As a founding member of the team, Josh will still be involved with the event, but only as much as he wants, rather than being the primary point of contact and key decision maker. We look forward to seeing him enjoy the race this year as it was meant to be, from a bike saddle. Please forward any queries to cubangravelcrisis@yahoo.com or message us here on Facebook.

Ballwin Cycles, our primary team sponsor is the title sponsor for this year’s event, and we’re excited about what they’ll be bringing to the table.

Lastly, this year we’ve gone to BikeReg for registration, which should make registration easy for everyone.

Find us on Facebook at Cuban Gravel Crisis.

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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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Dirt Bag

Late season gravel ride out of Clearwater, MN. 85, 60 and 30 mile courses. Soups, stews and sweet goods to ensure no one goes home hungry.

Okay grinders… Send your postcards to:
Dirt Bag
c/o JJ Egbers
800 12th Ave South
St Cloud, MN 56301

Name, Class (multi/single speed, fat), email address.

We will run all 3 distances (30, 60 and 80) again. Placings for the 80 miler for male and female geared and fat. Because the course is relatively flat, single speed is in the same class as multi. Run what you brung.

I’m hoping to open the Dirt Bag jersey and hat store for anyone who wants to order. Details TBA.

“Nobody goes home hungry”

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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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Railway Roubaix

The inaugural Railway Roubaix offers 65 miles of adventure with the mixed gravel and paved terrain of the Mascoutin Trail from Fond du Lac to Berlin, WI.

All ages and ability levels are welcome (including FatBikes). This is as much about having fun as it is about finishing the course.

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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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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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