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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!

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West Side Dirty Benjamin

West Side Dirty Benjamin is 100 miles of West Side of the Twin Cities gravel. Now going on its ninth edition.  Capped at 350 riders.

Registration for the 2018 Westside Dirty Benjamin will begin  in February. More goods time to be had!

Grit, Grime and a Good Time! Take up the challenge to bike a century on gravel.http://dirtybenjamin.blogspot.com/
 
Company Overview:
The Westside Dirty Benjamin is a 100 mile gravel road race showcasing the gritty roads of Carver County, Minnesota. It is taking place on June 9th, 2018 beginning and ending in Chaska.

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Gold Rush Gravel Grinder

Gold Rush Gravel Grinder

the Lakota worship the Black Hills as the Paha Sapa “The Heart of Everything That Is”

 Join us for the 6th annual Gold Rush Gravel Grinder, to be held on June 9th, 2018! Registration will open up on Dec. 21st, so mark your calendars and get ready to Find It and Grind It!

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If you haven’t done this race yet, I’d encourage you to give it a go. The course is a very scenic route through the hills, with flowing creeks and flowers galore! It’s a very challenging ride with a lot of steady climbing on mostly gravel roads. It’s a remote race, so you’ll be out there on your own for hours at a time. It’s semi-supported, so you’ll have a few places where you can get water, or maybe some raw potatoes, but you’ll also need to carry much of your own gear. It’s a race if you’re into racing, or just a ride if you want to get out and challenge yourself for the day. It ends with a party and plenty of food, as many Crow Peak brews as you can drink, great stories, new and old friends, and a few prizes if you’re lucky. It’s a gravel grinder, that we put on for you, to give you a glimpse of some of the beautiful and unique riding in the area! We hope you enjoy it, and we hope to have you all back year after year!

Find it and Grind it!
PJ & KJ

View more Gold Rush Gravel Grinder pictures here.

Online Registration open NOW: https://www.bikereg.com/gold-rush-gravel-grinder Online Registration closes June 1st, 2017.

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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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Renegade Gents Race 8.0

The BikeIowa.com Cycling Team would like to request the presence of YOU and 4 teammates for the Gents Race 8.0 on April 7th, 2018.

This will be the 8th year of the Gents race and we expect 2018 to bigger than last year. Mark your calendars (and start being nice to the people you’ll call your teammates)

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Red River Riot

 Red River Riot NEW- Part of the Insurance For Texans Gravel Royalty series. Details coming soon……

35 Mile Fun Ride: No awards for placement, random prizes

80 Mile Awards: Top 3 Overall. Top 3 Female (If not already awarded in Overall). Top Singlespeed (if not already awarded in Overall). Top MTB/Fat Bike (if not already awarded in Overall or Single Speed). Top Masters 50+. Top Young Gun 30 and under. Random prizes.

125 Mile Awards: Top 3 Overall. Top 3 Female (If not already awarded in Overall). Top Singlespeed (if not already awarded in Overall). Top MTB/Fat Bike (if not already awarded in Overall or Single Speed). Top Masters 50+. Top Young Gun 30 and under. Random prizes.

All awards categories base on minimum of 10 participants. Awards depth may be modified for fewer participants. Sorry, no podium for third place if there are only 3 entries.

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6th Annual Lake Dabinawa Grinder

What: 7th Annual  Lake Dabinawa Grinder
When: Sunday February 4, 2018, 9:00 am
Where: Lawrence, KS (Lawrence visitor center)Come enjoy a nice 44 mile tour of North Lawrence.

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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 20, 2018
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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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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