Tag Archives | Gravel Events

The Filthy 50

The Filthy 50 is coming back for our sixth year in 2018. Registration will open on the first day of Spring, but for now, make a note on your calendars that Sunday, October 14th is reserved to ride some southeastern Minnesota gravel with us. There are already a few new features locked in place for this year’s Filthy that we believe you are going to enjoy. We will also be bringing back some of the same filthy traditions that you’ve grown to love, and will make sure to give you updates as the plan comes together. Keep an eye out for more from us soon.

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Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on The Filthy 50 thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.

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Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash

 

SAVE THE DATE!
September 8th, 2018 for the 5th running of the Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash!!!

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

“Our goal for the Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash is to provide the Gravel Grinder community with a challenging ride and an opportunity to explore some of the history of the great mid-west. Modeled after other great gravel rides/races in this area, this event is for the self-contained minded cyclist who enjoys being pushed to their limits. At times this is a remote area but with enough towns along the way to resupply with 3 support crew locations. Experience the rich history of north eastern Kansas by riding 120 miles of gravel through the same territory and small towns as the Pony Express riders did over 150 years ago. There will also be a 75 mile loop for those who wish to ride a shorter distance.

This area was the intersection of 8 historic trails of significance – The Pony Express, Oregon, California, Mormon, Otoe-Missouri Trails, Fort Leavenworth Military Road, St. Joseph Road, and the Overland Stage Coach. Along the way you will cross paths with some of these trails indicated by stone markers and old structures of gone but not forgotten towns, campsites and school districts.

Marysville, Kansas was the first Pony Express Home Station for weary west bound riders after traveling over rolling hills and beautiful valleys. The original barn is now a museum in the downtown area. Feel like a modern day Pony Express rider as you saddle up and ride your trusted steed through the countryside and small towns of this beautiful part of Kansas. “REMEMBER – KANSAS IS NOT FLAT””

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Raid Lamoille

We’ll be based out of Craftsbury, Vermont this year with a new host venue, routes and amenities. We can tell you that Alchemist Brewery’s beer will again be served!

Lamoille  – say it like a local, “lah-moyl” – rhymes with olive oil. Got it?

What will 2018 bring? We can tell you it will have both long and shorter routes, stout climbing on quintessential Vermont gravel, a hearty group of riders and an incredible after party..and maybe some surprises. This is one ride you won’t want to miss.

 Yeah, it’s hard. But the decision is easy, you gotta put some gravel in your travel!

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Crusher in the Tushar

 Race Date: Saturday, July 14th, 2018
The Tushars are among Utah’s tallest mountain ranges, housing several peaks over 12,000 feet in elevation and featuring Utah’s highest road at an elevation of 11,500 feet. Straddling Beaver and Piute Counties and nestled in the expansive Fishlake National Forest, The Tushars possess stunning vistas, palpable solitude and nearly unlimited opportunities for unconfined recreation.

This uniquely-formatted race begins in historic downtown Beaver, the birthplace of famed outlaw “Butch Cassidy” and finishes at Utah’s newest ski and Summer resort, Eagle Point. Featuring a 60/40 split of gravel to tarmac gravel sectors, it affords riders the opportunity to explore the stunning back country of Utah’s little-known Tushar Mountains and Fishlake National Forest.

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Welcome to the Loess Hills Enduro (Formerly the Good Life Gravel Gran Fondo)

 Save the date.   JUNE 16th, 2018. Malvern, IA.

 Loess Hills Enduro brings you all the key elements that make up Midwest Ethos. If you’re from the Midwest, you have learned pretty quickly that we have a dogmatic, unwavering belief, that with hard work and perseverance, good things will happen. We also believe that giving back and helping our neighbor is core to who we are. This rings true throughout the soul of our event. Loess Hills Endurobrings that spirit alive with a unique, challenging and scenic gravel road/minimum maintenance road course. This course showcases the rugged terrain followed by explorers Lewis & Clark as well as settlers headed down the Oregon Trail. You’ll experience where the West began through the rolling hills of prairie grass, cornfields, rustic barns and glacier built loess hills river bluffs. And if that doesn’t have you salivating….after your hard work and perseverance get you to the finish line, good things will happen at the Loess Hills Enduro Apres Party! Our LHE party is unique in offering post race libations, grub for your belly, each with an emphasis on being locally sourced. Come join us! We don’t care what you ride, just that you ride. So bring your gravel bike, mountain bike, skinny bike, fat bike…heck even your unicycle if you’re just that awesome. We look forward to seeing you at the start line!

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Red Clay Ramble

Red Clay Ramble

In 2018 the Red Clay Ramble will be a little less “Hot” and a little more “Fun” and about the same amount of “Dirty”. We are moving the date out of the oppressive August heat and into early June and also will wrap up our SGS series earlier in the year. Again we are partnering with Bike Walk Baldwin and Old Capital Racing for a gravel grinder that explores the red clay back roads of middle Georgia. The course is on a mix of dirt, gravel and paved county roads. While this course is super-fast with only 2,300 feet of climb, the Mid-August Georgia heat will test even the best racers’ endurance and the gravel, sand and red clay roads will put their bike handling skills to the test as well.

Distance: 56 miles
Elevation: 2,300 feet

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Elbe Multi-Strada Loop 2015

  Now in its fifth year!

This is a 46.8 mi./4037 ft. elev. self-supported group bike ride, 19 miles of which are on gravel roads around Pack Forest and Scott Turner/Eatonville National and Stoner roads. Start/Finish in Elbe.

Nothing technical, but expect the gravel roads to be anywhere from pot-holed to smooth. Mt bikes, ‘cross bikes, road bikes (minimum 32mm tires recommended), any will likely suffice, but each will have a disadvantage somewhere along the route.

See http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6669229 or https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/8604828 for the route.

Same route as 2015, 2016 and 2017.

This is NOT a race, but also not a leisurely stroll. Go at your own pace. We will meet up for a no-host lunch after the ride at the Elbe Bar and Grill (good burgers!) to regale over the ride, and other adventures.

Cue sheets will be available at the start. You will be asked to sign a standard waiver form.

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Strada Fango

The Strada Fango 100K Dirt Race/Ride

Sunday  May 6th, 2017, rollout at 11 am.

No entry fee.
No swag.
No official timing.
Unlimited pain and suffering.

 

Mileage:
Gravel: 51 miles
Paved: 14 miles

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Miesville FiftySix

The Miesville FiftySix is a gravel road ride through some of the most beautiful parts of Dakota county and just minutes southeast of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. We are gearing up for Sunday April 29th, 2018. It’s a mass roll-out at 9:00am sharp from the Miesville Mudhens stadium right in Miesville. The route will consist of 56 radical miles Dakota County and the Cannon River Valley. Many gravel enthusiasts have told us that this is one of their favorite rides of the year. That’s a big deal.

The Miesville FiftySix is open to everyone and anyone who likes to ride bikes. We will be capping the event at 600 participants. The registration process will open on February 1st, 2018. 

Parking will be in the back lot of the Miesville Mudhens baseball stadium. Make sure you don’t park anywhere where it is roped off or states NO PARKING.   

The Miesville FiftySix  is a true labor of love, people, and bikes. If you appreciate that concept, please help us keep it free.

 

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