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Raid Lamoille

It’s pronounced “la-moyle” and is one of Vermont’s northern counties and it happens to hold some of the most sublime gravel riding in the Northeast. The 2014 inaugural ride was a smash hit – fantastic weather, a hearty group of riders and an incredible after party. And it will be even better in 2017…….this is one ride you won’t want to miss.

The route is approximately 100K (with a 50K option) , mostly gravel roads through the stunning Vermont countryside and will include nearly 6,000 feet of climbing. Yeah, it’s hard. But the decision is easy, you gotta put some gravel in your travel!

Raid – Our definition? A raid is a challenging route that includes a significant amount of packed-gravel riding and some major climbing segments. Some would call it a dirt road randonee, others a gravel grinder, we just call it a Raid. This is not a race. A properly prepared rider and bike of most any type can do this. Our guarantee – you will finish tired but feeling accomplished. It’s probably not for everybody, but you’re not everybody, right?

“I did Lamoille this year.  That was the most enjoyable ride I have ever done. That includes training rides here in Texas,  races here, and the Vermont 50.  The Raid Lamoille was the most fun I’ve ever had on a bike. ”    – Trevor

 

Epic Route – Epic Ride!:

Here’s what you need to know: 100K of riding, lots of packed gravel roads featuring a devilish assortment of hills and nearly 6000′ of climbing!

“Scrubbed” cue sheets will be handed out at the event – as you know, online route-mapping software sometimes throws in a Right when it should say Left, hence the scrub! The route may have arrows at critical intersections too.

A course link (with GPX link) will be provided prior to the ride. The official guide is the cue sheet you receive at the ride.

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event and others on the Riding Gravel Forum.

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Tour de Lyon County

Tour de Lyon County

Event details and schedule

This 105 mile race will begin at 7:00am and will be concluded by 7:00pm.

The registration table will open at 6:00am the day of the event.

There will be a competitive and non-competititive class. No cash prizes for either class. There will be a male and a female class.

Teams will be responsible for getting team members to and from relay points.

Competitive Divisions:

Individual Male/Female

3 person teams/gender neutral

3 person teams/bike/run/gender neutral

 

Non Competitive Divisions:

Individual Male/Female

Teams may be comprised of up to 10 members

The ride will be on public roads. Water will be provided on two of the legs but teams are encouraged to supply their own water/drinks.

A 20 mile Fun Ride will also be available beginning at 10:00am from the same location.

A complete list of rules will be available prior to and on the day of the race.

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Ghost of the Gravel

Ghost of the Gravel is back for its third year as Alberta’s premier gravel race. This year we are turning it up a notch! Showcasing the town of Water Valley, there will be a new course with more gravel and less traffic, a full-service BBQ party after the race, and Red Bull bringing the party to the feed zone and start/finish zone!

Ghost of the Gravel is still the only race & fondo that takes you to new places on some of the best roads our province has to offer.

118km of epically beautiful + crushingly hard terrain. 110km of gravel. 6482 ft of climbing.

Ghost of the Gravel Registration

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Good Life Gravel Gran Fondo

*Welcome to the Good Life Gravel Gran Fondo

 Save the date. Good Life Gravel Grand Fondo is back for 3rd year. JUNE 17th, 2017. Malvern, IA.

We are back for 2017!!!
Good Life Gravel is going back to Malvern, IA
Jun 17th, 2017..
You have 6 months to get ready.
Mills/Fremont Counties hills didn’t get any smaller.
See you there!!!!

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the Good Life Gravel Gran Fondo Series thread on the Riding Gravel Forum

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Elbe Multi-Strada Loop 2015

Now in its fourth 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 and 2016.

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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Encierro Velo

Encierro Velo May 6,2017

100 Kilometer and 50 Kilometer  timed gravel grinder with full results. Held on twisty, rolling gravel roads north of Monument and west of Elbert, Colorado. Starts and finishs at Peaceful Valley Scout Camp, 22799 N Elbert rd, Elbert ,Co 80106 ,south entrance.

Classes: Men and Women, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. No equipment based classes.

Awards and awards ceremony only for 100 Kilometer distance classes. A Colorado Gravel Grinder Championships event .


Event Fees

Event Prior to March 31 April 1-April 15 April 16-May5 Race Day
100 Kilometer $39.95 $49.95 $79.95 $99.95
50 Kilometer $29.95 $49.95 $59.95 $79.95

No refunds or transfers of entries

Starting Times, Peaceful Valley Scout Camp, Elbert,Colorado

Event Start Time Number of Feed Stations
100 Kilometer 9:00 AM 2
100 Kilometer pro class 9:00 AM 2
50 Kilometer 9 AM 0

Feed stations will have water, energy drink, a limited number of energy gels, granola bars, PB&J sandwiches and Lutefisk.

Course Details

Go to Garmin Connect. Look up Encierro Velo 2016 public roads. Here is lnk.

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/998718766

This  will show  public road section of 100K course. After the event covers  53 miles on public roads it will enter Peaceful Valley Scout Camp and cover 3-5 miles of dirt roads, two track and single track. The 50K course will cover the eastern 26 mile loop of 100K course before returning to Peacefull Valley Scout Camp and cover the same 3-5 miles of dirt roads ,two track and single track as the 100K. There will be limited on course marking . Course maps will be given out at registration. With the wet conditions ,the 3-5 miles at Peaceful Valley Scout Camp may not be rideable and thus may be dropped .

Support Crews

Allowed but not required. May only give support at fueling stations. Support crews will be required to use specified non-race routes to fueling stations .Although we recommend having a support crew , we do not believe that they will provide a distinct advantage. Support crews may greet racers at the feed station by Lincoln Park or when they return to Peacfull Valley Scout Camp .

Required

GPS, working head and tail light (micro light is acceptable), helmet. Course maps will be given out at registration. Particapants are incouraged to mount map to handlebars so that maps are readable while riding. The combination of riding with your head up, haveing a handlebar readable map and course marking arrows, may be sufficient for successful navagation. Maps stuffed in back pocket have low value.

Registration is 7:30-8:30 . Racers information meeting 8:35-8:45 racers meeting.

 

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Strada Fango

The Strada Fango 100K Dirt Race/Ride

Sunday  April 30th, 2017, rollout at 11 am.

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

 

Mileage:
Gravel: 51 miles
Paved: 14 miles

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about the event and other rides on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

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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 30th, 2017. It’s a mass roll-out at 8:30am 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.

Not much will change for 2017. Some new updates, but nothing too dramatic.

The Miesville FiftySix is open to everyone and anyone who likes to ride bikes. We will be capping the event at 450 participants. The registration process will open on February 1st, 2017. Although postcards are cool, they are a lot of work, so we will be dialing it back and using a sign-up form via the google forms instead. This is cleaner, more legit, and easier to manage and manipulate. So, stay tuned.

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.   We are very excited for the third annual Miesville FiftySix (PKA: Miesville Gravel Grinder).

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

 

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about gravel events on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

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Dickie Scramble

 

The official information for the 2016 Dickie Scramble:

Date: April 23, 2016

Start Time: 10:00am

Start Location: JJ Tailgaters, 30 Main St W, Elgin, MN 55932

Ride Length: Approximately 75 miles

Files:    2016.gpx     2016.crs     Cue Cards

Registration is on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/741133459355097/) or by emailing Drew@Cyclocarbon.com

Please bring a pot luck item to share at the checkpoint – something you’d like to eat (or drink!) 45 or 50 miles into your ride. JJ Tailgaters will be ready to serve great food at the finish line.

Registration is open and runs until 9:45 am Saturday.  RSVP by email via drew@cyclocarbon.com or on facebook if possible.  I use the numbers to help JJ Tailgators to know what to expect and to improve the event for everyone.  I will let anyone ride who shows up day of (up to 15 minutes before the start) but an RSVP ASAP is preferable.

Do not park on Main Street!  We have permission to use three parking lots within the city thanks to the schools.  See the map below (want a copy?).  I won’t police this but everyone in Elgin has been great to us and it would be a shame to do anything to change that.  Elgin is a small place and riding from a lot to check-in will be a good way to make sure your bike is ready to go.

– See more at: http://www.cyclocarbon.com/dickie-scramble/#sthash.amHn0Tns.dpuf

Sign in is behind JJ Tailgators between 8:30 and 9:45 am.  You will also drop off your potluck items at check-in–  look for my Toyota Sequoia.  If you need cue cards be sure you’ve printed your own.  Any cues  to be found at check-in will be extremely limited.

 

We will congregate in front of JJ Tailgators on Main St. at 9:55 for a brief pep talk and roll-out at 10 am.  The first two miles or so are a neutral rollout and we will stop and recollect out on the gravel.

 

Throughout this ride you are responsible for  yourself.  No one is going to come get you.  Ride safely and within your limits.  Bring anything you think you will need.  Do not assume what will be around the next corner.  Cars, trucks, ATVs, cattle, and dogs (and even a pet pig) all share these roads.  Follow the law, don’t pee in someone’s yard etc.,

– See more at: http://www.cyclocarbon.com/dickie-scramble/#sthash.amHn0Tns.dpuf

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the Dickie Scramble thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

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Dirty Reiver

WHAT IS THE DIRTY REIVER?

The Dirty Reiver is a 200 km off road cycling challenge based on the Gravel Grinder format found predominantly in the mid west of America.
Riders will traverse gravel forest access roads that service the vast areas of forest covering the border region of England and Scotland.
The event will take riders through remote areas providing outstanding viewpoints across this spectacular part of the UK.

Due to the shared use of some of the course the Dirty Reiver is NOT a race.  However, finishing times will be graded based upon the first finisher and these grades are detailed in finishing times on the event page.

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