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Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash

September 12 @ 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, 2020
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 @ 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 @ 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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Sterile Iowan 100 or 200

May 30 @ 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

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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 @ 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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Dirty-Dala

March 28 @ 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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Featured Event: Rocktown Rambler

The Rocktown Rambler is a celebration of riding backcountry roads in the Shenandoah Valley. There will be gravel, some climbing, some descending, some singletrack, and a lot of fun! We welcome everyone that wants to have a good time – whether that is by racing, riding, or partying (or doing all three at once)! The Rambler is yours to enjoy!

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Extreme North Dakota Country Hills Invoking Plaudits (END-CHIP)

October 6, 2019 All day

Rural Minnesota gravel grinder (bike race).

Details

Date:
October 6
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://endracing.com/end-chip

Organizer

Extreme North Dakota Racing
Phone:
701-645-3630
Email:
hello@endracing.com
Website:
https://endracing.com

Baer Farm

12177 County Highway 8
Lake Park, MN 56554 United States
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Snaggy Ridge-105

October 5, 2019 All day

The 3rd running of the Snaggy Ridge 105 will be utilizing the scenic gravel roads of Cedar County, Iowa. The event will include 3 lengths; 25,65 and 105 mile distances in order to give everyone a chance to get out to see the scenic rural roads of this east central Iowa county. The event is put on by the Tipton Chamber of Commerce and is designed to support and show off a vibrant rural Iowa community with some very nice gravel roads. All the routes will begin and end in Tipton and will have several stocked checkpoints throughout. Prizes for top finishers, swag for all riders and numerous door prizes will be handed out.

Details

Date:
October 5
Cost:
$40 – $45
Event Category:
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Organizer

Dan Roberts
Phone:
319-330-2195
Email:
Snaggyridge105@gmail.com

Distance

105/65/25

Tipton, Iowa

Tipton, IA 52772 United States + Google Map
319-330-2195
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Kettle Mettle Dirty Fondo

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am 4:30 pm

THE OLDEST GRAVEL FONDO IN WESTERN CANADA

On Sep 21st, 2019 the Sixth Edition of Kettle Mettle Gravel Fondo (also playfully described as the Dirty Fundo) will showcase the historical nature of the Kettle Valley Trail and also showcase the amazing scenery of the Okanagan while also providing a safe and challenging ride.

Featuring 3 Distances for 2019.

-50km Medio Fondo
Start at Chute Lake and finish in Kelowna
Beginner to Intermediate level cyclist

-100km Full Fondo
Start in Penticton and finish in Kelowna
Intermediate to expert level cyclist

-135+km Full Fondo Plus
Start in Penticton and finish in Kelowna
With added extra section of gravel
Intermediate to expert level cyclist

Which distance is right for you and your ride friends?
There will be several aid stations as well as course first aid.

The main start is beside Lake Okanagan in Penticton and finish is in Kelowna at the East Kelowna Community Hall.

At the finish there’s an Awesome Post ride Celebration with a cold beer, hearty meal and you receive a Souvenir bottle of wine and t shirt! We have tons of schwag and draw prizes as well!

Details

Date:
September 21
Time:
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cost:
$90
Event Category:
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Website:
http://www.kettlemettle.ca

Organizer

Tri 1 Events

Distance

50K, 100K, 140k

Okanagan Lake Park

86 Lakeshore Dr E
Penticton, BC V2A 1B5 Canada
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http://www.kettlemettle.ca
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