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2017 KATY Trail Ride

 2018 KATY Trail Ride

The 18th annual Katy Trail Ride, June 18-22 allows bicyclists to experience Katy Trail State Park from St. Charles to Clinton. Missouri State Parks and Missouri State Parks Foundation invite you to join them on this scenic five-day ride on the nation’s longest developed and most popular rail trail.

This year’s ride covers approximately 237 miles of Katy Trail and features great food and many fun activities. Hot showers are available at each overnight stop, enhancing comfortable campsite settings. Participation is limited to 350 people so register early to ensure your place on this scenic ride. Registrations will be accepted until May 1 or until the 350 maximum limit is reached.

Full tour riders receive:

  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Outdoor camping spaces each night — Camping locations:
    • Sunday – Frontier Park, St. Charles
    • Monday – Hermann City Park, Hermann
    • Tuesday – North Jefferson Recreation Area, Jefferson City
    • Wednesday – Kemper Park, Boonville
    • Thursday – Liberty Park, Sedalia
  • Hot shower facilities daily
  • Gear shuttle
  • Detailed route map
  • SAG support
  • Katy Trail Ride t-shirt
  • Katy Trail Ride water bottle




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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!

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.


-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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Mark your calendars and save the date! Riotgrrravel 2018 will be Saturday, May 26th, 2018. More details are forthcoming. Sign ups will be next month

RiotGRRRavel is a free unsupported 10, 20 or 33 mile road race in near Hastings, MN that is a fun, accessible ride that is woman & family friendly.

This was started to introduce more women to gravel bike racing without having to race in a 100 mile course with a large percentage of male participants. While it isn’t a female only event, we do limit the number of men who sign up to ensure that this is predominantly female ride.

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The Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder

Register:  TBA

Distance: 100k

The Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder is a non-competitive “gravel Gran Fondo” of 100 K, approximately 65 miles long, almost entirely on dirt roads with some sections of off-road thrown in as well. You’ll ride through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northeast, with plenty of climbing, and plenty of fun descents to match. The ride, named after the Chatham Brewery’s ale born and brewed in Columbia County in beautiful upstate New York offers a challenging course with rewards at the finish. A selection of gourmet food truck vendors will be at the finish area to allow riders to relax and replenish after a long ride. All riders 21 years or older completing the ride will receive a coupon for one free pint of Chatham Brewery’s Farmer’s Daughter Ale.

The start/finish is at the Columbia County Fair Grounds. Google: 182 Hudson Avenue, Chatham, NY 12037. Start Time: 9:00 AM, Sunday May 15, 2016. Free Parking.

The course will be approximately 65 miles in length with over 6,000 feet of climbing. Approximately 45 miles of the ride will be on maintained gravel roads. Several “sections” will be on unmaintained dirt paths or double track trail. A cyclocross bike, gravel grinder bike, or adventure bike is optimal for the course, and a hard-tail mountain bike would also work well. Two fully supported Aid stations, portable toilets, and sweep vehicles will be provided. Be sure to carry some food and water, though, as well as the usual spare tubes, tools, and pump. Be prepared for a challenging but fun ride!

You can register online at our Bikereg.com page.


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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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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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