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Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash

September 12, 2020 @ 7:30 am 7:30 pm

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 70 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”.

GPS file and/or Cue Sheets will be available for download. Rules can be found here. And please follow us on Facebook to keep current on everything that is happening with the race!

If you have further questions, please call Mark at 785-562-7163.

Details

Date:
September 12
Time:
7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Event Category:
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/ponyexpress120graveldash/?ref=hl

Organizer

Marysville Chamber of Commerce
Phone:
800-752-3965
Email:
mailto:info@marysvillekansaschamber.org
Website:
http://www.marysvillekansaschamber.org/

Distance

120 mile & 70 mile

Marysville, Kansas

Broadway Street & South 7th Street
Marysville, KS 66508 United States
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THE WATERMOO

August 8, 2020 @ 7:11 am 2:00 pm

THE WATERMOO is an 88-mile gravel road race on mostly gravel, some tarmac and a road that is no longer a road with a river crossing in the farmlands of southeastern Michigan. To successfully complete THE WATERMOO requires one to work hard, patiently and methodically like the water oxen that once roamed the land of Waterloo, Michigan.

Organizer

Nicholas Stanko
Phone:
734-997-5223
Email:
nick@annarborrunningcompany.com
Website:
https://www.annarborrunningcompany.com/

Distance

88-miles

Chelsea Michigan

6353 Sibley Road
Chelsea, 48118 United States
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734-997-5223
https://thewatermoo.com/
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Rooted Vermont

August 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

In the spirit of “keep Vermont weird”, Rooted Vermont will follow a mullet protocol: business in the front, party in the back. Two course lengths are offered of roughly 45 or 85 miles. The event will begin in Richmond, just outside Burlington, traveling south through the heart of the rugged Green Mountains towards Ripton. Featuring both silky smooth gravel and other sections titled Class 4 or Vermontpavé, there is challenging terrain for any ability of cyclist.

$85.00 – $100.00

Ted and Laura King

Rooted In Vermont

910 Cochran Rd
Richmond, Vermont United States
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Distance

45 or 85 mile options
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Gran Fondo Gravel Grinder Ride

June 27, 2020 @ 7:45 am 4:30 pm

We will start the event at the Badlands Community centre which is about 300m east of the world’s largest dinosaur. The 92 km route around the Badlands is designed to include some serious climbs, windy roads through coulees and gullies and a section of a “fair weather road” that is rolling and pretty spectacular. There are some cruising sections to give your legs a break from the deep gravel and muddy roads. This is a gran fondo so there will be aid stations every 25 km, with mechanical, medical and sag wagon support, but this is one challenging ride. Only those who can comfortably road ride 140 km should consider riding this event. As this ride is weather-dependent, please come prepared to ride the road event in case of cancellation.

Mabel Events

Badlands Community centre

80 Veterans Way
Drumheller, Alberta AB T0J 0Y4 Canada
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Distance

92K
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Sterile Iowan 100 or 200

May 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Mark your calendar’s now. The #2ndAnnualSterileIowan will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2020. The random selection process is goneAnd I am currently excepting postcards at 2716 Neola Cedar Falls Iowa 50613. Selections will not be made because you are guaranteed admission Into this event. More information coming… Love your favorite Event Dicktator DANGEROUS DAN

#BestTownByADamSite #2ndBestGravelEventOnMay30th2020
#EarlyBirdGetsTheWorm #SecondMouseGetsTheCheese #ThanksForTheNooner #BAMF #SterileIowanXXX #ThePornStar #TasteOfSterile #FieldsOfOpportunity

Crazy enough, we can’t wait!

Free

Dangerous Dan

Distance

100 or 200 mile options
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American Legion Post 197 Gravel Mission

May 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am 6:00 pm

Our second annual gravel event is a bicycle ride on the gravel roads in and around Cass. County, starting and finishing in Eagle NE.(15 minutes east of Lincoln NE). The ride will be a fundraiser to try to help send 2 youth(1 boy and 1 girl) to Nebraska Boys and Girls State. Also, we would like to raise enough money to donate to the summer youth sports program in Eagle NE. You can expect great gravel roads, small towns, an awesome prize table and food/drinks at Bailey’s Local(bar in Eagle NE). Send in your postcard entries starting Dec 7th, 2020. Postcards can be sent to Legion Post 197 Gravel Mission 903 F st. Eagle NE 68347. Include your name, which event(100 mile or 50 mile). Your category if entering the 100 mile event. Categories for the 100 mile event are Women’s open, Men’s open, Women’s Military, Men’s Military and new for this year is a 2 person team. Please include your branch and unit if entering the military category.

Fundraiser

City Park Shelter

Applewood Drive
Eagle, Nebraska 68347 United States
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Distance

100 and 50 mile
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Humphrey’s – Smithville Gravel Grinder

May 2, 2020 @ 7:00 am 5:00 pm

We added more hills, gravel and fun to our original 80 mile Humphrey’s – Smithville Gravel Grinder!

Bring your friends and family to cheer on the racers at the starting line, then head over to our BikeVille in downtown Smithville for tons of activities to keep them occupied while they await the finishers!

-100 mile race start at 8am
-50 mile and 25 mile race start at 9am
-10 mile loop start at 10am (family friendly!)

This is an all day event! We will have a classic car show (Larson’s Cause, check it out!), a kids bike race, vendors, and a Bike Skills Clinic open to anyone that wants to learn some cool bike skills and tricks! And we can’t forget the beer tent and food! Breakfast, shaved ice, and tons of food options!

*PLUS, there will be an after party- details coming soon!*

(We’re giving a big ol’ shoutout to Humphrey “Yankee” Smith, the founding father of Smithville in 1822. Without this dude, we wouldn’t have such a rad place to ride bikes. So, here’s to you Humphrey!)

$60.00

Smithville Parks and Recreation

http://www.teamsideline.com/sites/Smithvillemo/home

Heritage Park

Main Street
Smithville, Missouri 64089 United States
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Distance

25,50, and 100 mile options
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The Whizzerville Hauler

April 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm

Don’t miss this very popular event out of McMahan, TX that hands out a great selection of gravel roads and a scenic 3 mile sandy road!  Choose between 34 and 63 mile routes that are sure to put a smile on your face!  Neutral support from Nuun at two hydration stations, fully marked courses, and just 19% pavement, before you hit the finish line at the famous Whizzerville Hall and enjoy fresh gormet pizza and beer, with music/fun/games at the after ride party!

Corner of Whizzerville Road and 713

6320 FM713
McMahon, Texas 78616 United States
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Distance

63 and 34 mile options
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Dirty-Dala

March 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

DIRTY-DALA is a northern Flint Hills gravel cycling race through creek valleys and wild country, staged near the rural town of Olsburg, Kansas. Challenging routes include two options: 80 & 25 miles. Both Epic & FUN. !Warning! This is NOT a flat lollygagger stroll, it will be hard, it will test you. And Mother Nature always holds a full deck of cards at the end of March. Want a taste of “Blue Ribbon” chunky gnarly Flint Hills gravel? Building up for an ultra-Gravel Grinder? Want to torch your legs with some gravel climbs? Then you need a dose of DIRTY-DALA! Rugged. Remote. Wild & Beautiful. Challenging Gravel, come Get Some!

Shannon Creek Road

17705 Shannon Creek Rd
Olsburg, Kansas 66520 United States
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Distance

80 & 25 miles
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C.O.G. 100 Iowa Gravel Single Speed Championship

March 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am 6:00 pm

What: C.O.G. 100- A 100 mile self-supported, self-navigated, single speed only event to determine the best 100 mile single speeder, male and female.

When: March 28th, 2020. Event will start at 8:00am. Pre-race meeting to be held at 7:00am before the event.

Where: Grinnell, Iowa. Starting line TBA

Why: Because there are no single speed only events. Why not have one? And why not have it be an Iowa Single Speed Championship? (Think Gravel Worlds)

 NOTE: The calendar entries on any other sites besides Riding Gravel may be incorrect. See https://cog100singlespeed.blogspot.com/ for the latest information

Details

Date:
March 28
Time:
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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Website:
TBA

Distance

100 miles

Grinnell Athletic & Recreation Center

1500 Penrose St
Grinnell, Iowa 50112 United States
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