Tag Archives | Gravel Event

The Hairy Hundred

The Hairy Hundred is a self-supported ride. We’re not gonna let you die out there, but plan on wearing your big girl/boy pants. 100 dam miles of gravel roads across Boone and Howard Counties, Missouri

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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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Burleigh County Cup

The Burleigh County Cup is  North Dakota’s premiere all gravel road event. A gravel road bicycle event throughout the challenging and scenic hills of Burleigh County, North Dakota. Two options: 75 mile Burleigh County Cup and 35 mile Sippy Cup.

 Hear ye, hear ye … it is with great pleasure that we’d like to announce the 7th running of the Burleigh County Cup will take place on Saturday, May 12!   We’ll be posting registration details soon, but for now, mark your calendars and begin training for another great year of Burleigh County Gravel action!



About the event: This will be a self supported gravel road cycling event (though the 75 miles option will have a drop bag option) on the gravel roads (very hilly at times) of Burleigh County, just outside of Bismarck, North Dakota on May 7th, 2016. There will be two distances: 35 miles (The Sippy Cup) and 75 miles (Burleigh County Cup). A gravel road bicycle event throughout the challenging and scenic hills of Burleigh County, North Dakota.

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The Hungry Bear 100

 Announcing the 2018 Hungry Bear 100, the true wilderness gravel event around the Chequamegon National Forest.

The 2018 Hungry Bear 100 is presented by Terrene Tires, and supported by TwinSix and Wolftooth Components. We owe them tremendous thanks for backing our events, and bearing the cost of putting them on so that we can continue to accomplish our goals.

We are also happy to introduce Tilly’s Pies – a new pie shop right next to River’s Eatery, from the owners of River’s Eatery. With your registration this year, you will get a free slice of pie at the end of the event!

We have a great course in store for you this year, some new surprises after the event and below is all the info you could ever want about race day!

Who: You and, and up to 200 other gravel riders

What: 60 or 100 miles of gravel in Bayfield County

When: 9:00 am start for the 100 mile, 9:10 am start for the 60 mile

Where: Cable, WI

Why: To do a true wilderness gravel race, away from it all, and being self-reliant

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The Wild Horse

The Wild Horse ride. Utah’s first Dirt Fondo, held in the Cedar Mountains.

Introducing a new type of bike ride. Zero miles of pavement. Wide open. Challenging. Explore a land only 45 minutes west of downtown Salt Lake City where hundreds of wild horses roam.

It won’t be easy.

The Wild Horse will travel around and over the Cedar Mountain Wilderness, located 45 minutes west of Salt Lake City on I-80. Zero miles of pavement. All dirt and gravel roads. You will cover 76 miles and climb 5,000 feet.

A link to detailed event FAQ can be found at the bottom of the page, or just click here.

The entire route is on county-maintained roads that are usually passable by any 2wd vehicle. The first nine miles are rolling uphill leading to the first real climb, up and over Hasting Cutoff Pass. Descend from the 5,775 foot summit to the west side of  the Cedars, and begin a rolling, fast ride south. At mile 38 the second climb, up and over Rydalch Pass, begins. Rydalch summit, at a little over 6,000 feet, is the highest point on the route. Descend to the east bench and begin the long, winding return. A rest stop at mile 54 provides a welcome break. You cross past the base of the Hastings climb again at mile 67. From there, it is mostly downhill, fast and smooth, for the 9 miles back to the finish.

Not up for the full deal? Try the Little Wild Horse.

The Wild Horse.



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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.




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The Bootlegger 100 Proof (and 60 Proof)

The Bootlegger 100 Proof (and 60 Proof)

This is the most scenic and challenging dirt road ride you will do this year!

There are two route choices:

100 mile dirt road ride with 8000+ feet of climbing. The ride starts and ends in downtown Lenoir, NC and travels up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and down through beautiful and scenic Wilson’s Creek Gorge.

60 mile dirt road ride with 4500+ feet of climbing. The ride starts and ends in downtown Lenoir, NC and travels through beautiful and scenic Wilson’s Creek Gorge.

New for 2017!!! We will be offering competitive ‘Open/Age Group’ AND non-competitive ‘Cyclo Sportive’ classes for both distances.

Bring your race face OR bring your camera and a picnic!

12:00PM — Online registration closes.
5:00PM-10:00PM — Packet pickup open.

5:30AM-7:30AM — Packet pickup open.
7:45AM — Rider meeting.
8:00AM — Start.
12:00PM — 100 Mile cutoff at Blue Ridge Parkway.
2:00PM — 100 Mile cutoff at Betsey’s Country Store.
5:00PM — Awards.


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Montana Gravel Challenge Stage Race


April 13 – 15 | Missoula, Montana

The Montana Hell Ride and The Rocky Mountain Roubaix are joining forces and presenting a multi-day gran fondo style gravel event inspired by the Spring Classics: The Montana Gravel Challenge.

The Montana Gravel Challenge is a coming together of The Cycling House and Competitive Timing.  We think what’s best for the Montana Hell Ride and Rocky Mountain Roubaix is to have them be on one big gravel weekend.  Stage 2 will be the Montana Hell Ride with a new format and course. Stage 3 will be the Rocky Mountain Roubaix with a new longer course. We’ve added a stage 1 time trial as an extra piece to offer a zero barrier event for beginners and recreational riders, while also offering racers an early separation before stage 2 and 3.  We’d like riders of all abilities to try the challenge.  It’s setup in a grand fondo style format, so everyone gets a time and folks can go for racing the event, riding the event, or just going for a completion.  Stage 2 and 3 will have a recreation wave that starts 1 minute later then the first wave perfect for those riding with friends or trying to stay out of a larger group.  The hardest part about this event will be finishing all three stages, not being fast at all three stages.  Best of all we will be offering a separate Junior Race option for 10-18 yr olds on Stage 1 and 2.  The Montana Gravel Challenge is a USA Cycling Gravel Event.  You do not need a license to participate, but we are using USA Cycling Insurance. 


Stage 1 six time trial is all dirt roads.  It’s climbs just over 600 feet in 4 miles.  It’s more gentle terrain then straight uphill.  First 1.5 miles is low 1% grade offering a great warmup for the last 2.5 miles. You get in to really pretty forests and some super small/cool dirt roads that don’t see much life.

Stage 2 is the Montana Hell Ride.  It’s actually three 15 miles laps on a new circuit in the 9 mile area.  Each lap is a tale of two sides.  Half the lap is wide, smooth, and fast dirt roads.  The other half is hilly, rough, narrow, and adventurous.  Race or ride with your buds, should be a memorable day.  There will also be a Strava KOM every time of the climb.

Stage 3 is the Rocky Mountain Roubaix.  Longer than last year with new course for 2018 but with all the beloved Roubaix aspects still about equal parts road and dirt, moderate climbing, and a whole lotta grit.  It’s straight up your favorite Petty Creek Road and then out the 9 mile drainage with a lollipop loop and then back the way you came.


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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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Pioneertown Gravel Grinder by Bike for Bender

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Bike for Bender Pioneertown Fundraiser Ride.

This ride starts at the Pioneertown Sound Stage and takes you 35 (or 50) miles across the desert floors and valleys, up steep and rocky jeep roads, and straight up into the heart of the San Bernardino Mountains up to Big Bear. In Yucca Valley, you pass through a variety of ecozones starting with long stretches of Joshua Tree laden paths and then you work your way up scenic jeep and mining roads to the snow capped mountains at 7000ft.

The climb up is a grueling 3-4hr, 3500/5500ft grinder that is not for the faint of heart! In some areas the sand is deep, the rocks are big, and there are some “hike-a-bike” sections.  You can expect snow, ice and mud at high elevations. The good news is that after the climb, you’ll hit the turn around point at 17.5 (or 25) miles and you’ll enjoy miles of fast and pedal-free descending all the way back.

The nasty (Fun) jeep section will be optional. You technical riders will love it!

What could be more fun than hanging out at an old cowboy and western film town, camping, bbqing and doing an epic ride with your friends? And who knows, Tinker may just show up again!


Giddyup 50 – 9:00 AM Start, ~50 miles, ~5500ft climbing, difficult – very difficult

Rawhide 35 – 9:00 AM Start, ~35 miles, ~3500ft climbing, moderate

*Aid stations at mile  17.5 and 25/33

Riding for a Reason

Our goal is to raise enough funds for our High School Scholarship Program so we can send deserving kids to the SoCal League Summer Development Camp in Mammoth Lakes July 9-14th, 2017.
Below is our ride donation fee schedule:

$10 – High School and Middle School Riders.
$20 – Minimum Donation.
$35 – Donation includes an event t-shirt. 
$60 – Donation includes an event t-shirt, BFB Pint Glass and free BBQ.
$100-Donation includes an event t-shirt, BFB Jersey, BFB Pint Glass, VIP Parking and free BBQ.
Must preregister by March 31st to guarantee shirt size.

Please help us reach our goal and thank you for your support! Help make this one of the must do events of the year.
Ride spaces are limited so be sure to preregister before it sells out!

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by Riding Gravel 2014