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Chino Grinder

Chino Grinder

115 Mile Gravel Road, Ultra Endurance, Cycling Event

Join AZ Gravel Rides and the Town of Chino Valley as we host Arizona’s most unique one day cycling event on May 4, 2019. The course is a 115 mile-long out and back from Chino, Arizona to the Williams (Gateway to the Grand Canyon) area and back through the Prescott and Kaibab National Forests. There is approximately a 70/30 split between gravel and paved roads. Elevations along the course vary from 4000 ft to 7300 ft.

Five aid stations support riders with water, sports drinks, energy bars and more. Roving mechanic support throughout the ride. All riders free beer (must be 21), event tee shirt, a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes.

* There are also 25, 44 and 62 mile course options.

Registration for the sixth annual Chino Grinder p/b Lauf opens Thursday November 1st at 7:00AM. Arizona’s original gravel grinder features a 115-mile course that travels from the high desert to the pines and back. There are also 25, 44 and 62-mile options.

This year we will be raffling off a Lauf True Grit frame and fork. Any participant entered for the May 4th Chino Grinder before midnight March 31st is eligible for the drawing. But wait, there’s more! Register during the early bird registration period (ends 11:59PM December 31st) and you will receive two entries for the drawing plus you will save 20 bucks. We’ll also throw in a couple of awesome Panaracer Gravel King tires and some ESI Grips bar tape to help you get started on your build!

Winner TBA April 1st @ noon…no fooling.

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C.O.G. 100 Iowa Gravel Single Speed Championship

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 30th, 2019. 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)

More info coming soon…………….

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Kansas Rails-To-Trails Extravaganza

Kansas Rails-to-Trails Extravaganza
GRAVEL CYCLING RACES

Flint Hills Trail Stage 1 (Saturday, October 27, 2018)
Prairie Spirit Stage 2 (Sunday, October 28, 2018)

FHT STAGE 1 – 64/143 Miles: Saturday, October 27
*6:00am Start Time (14 Hour time limit)*
143.6 Miles (Turnaround at Council Grove)
64.2 Mile (Turnaround at Osage City)

PST STAGE 2 – 30/50/100 Miles: Sunday, October 28
*8:00am Start Time (12 Hour time limit)*
100 Miles (Turnaround at Iola)
50 Miles (Turnaround at Garnett)
30.6 (Turnaround at Richmond)
*8:00am Start Time (12 Hour time limit)*

Friday Night October 26th Pasta Meal 5:00-6:00pm
Post-Race Finish Line breakfast Saturday and Sunday

Race one day or both. Medals for each stage of race and special award for those who participate in both stages!

Race headquarters for both stages is at Celebration Hall, located at 220 W. 17th Street in Ottawa, KS.

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Standard Deluxe Dirt Road Century

Starting at Standard Deluxe in Waverly, Alabama, the Standard Deluxe Dirt Road Century takes you through some of Alabama’s finest and more remote dirt and gravel roads. This year features 30, 60, and 100 mile routes, with 3 aid stations (stocked with beer, not joking), and plenty of fun. Stay after the race for some live music, awards, beer, food, and give a way (Food and beer covered by the registration fee). We’ve capped the race at 200 riders this year so make sure to register early. RV spots and camping is available for Friday-Sunday morning.

https://legacy.usacycling.org/register/2018-2299

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The High Plains Gravel Grinder

The High Plains Gravel Grinder

Come enjoy the challenging gravel roads around Elbert, Colorado featuring a variety of terrain from rollers to steep climbs.

Test yourself on long stretches of gravel with views of Pikes Peak, beautiful local ranches, and pine forests.

70 and 55 mile options

The High Plains Gravel Grinder website

Inaugural Event to Raise Funds for Elbert Parks and Recreation Youth Sports!

 

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To Cosmos and Beyond

Editor’s Note: We welcome in our contributor, John Ingham, again who explores how riding gravel promotes happiness despite the pain and suffering in his latest essay. To Cosmos and Beyond – by John Ingham   The efflux of the soul is happiness, here is happiness, I think it pervades the open air, waiting at all […]

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WARNING GRAVEL AHEAD, Audax KC Kansas City Gravel Series (100, 200 & 300K)

Audax KC is hosting a series of Gravel Rides. Riders will have 5 routes to select from over 3 weekends 3/24, 4/24 & 5/5. These are non-competitive enjoyable events. All routes start and finish in Olathe KS. This is a Gravel Series! If possible, all routes would be 100% Gravel and B Roads! Consider any pavement as an unavoidable Bonus. Riders completing the Full Series, 100, 200 & 300K routes will receive a Black & White Dirty Rando Sticker for your window.

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May 12th, 2018 – 6:30AM

CB Wet Crossing Gravel 300K – 187 Miles

This route is named for the Eightmile Creek Crossing around mile 40. This is the best Maintained B Road I’ve seen! This Could Be a Wet Crossing during wet weather! In addition to nice rural rolling Gravel this route includes a section on the Flint Hills Trail. Typical Long Gravel rides include limited options to resupply. This route includes an abundant C Stores and refueling options!

Cities include; Olathe, Baldwin City, Osage City, Ottawa, Osawatomie, Drexel & Louisburg.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26658728

 

NO Wet Crossing Gravel 212K – 133 Miles

This route is named after the CB Wet Crossing 300K. They share many miles! But not the Eightmile Creek Crossing on the best Maintained B Road I’ve seen! In addition to nice rural rolling Gravel both routes include a section on the Flint Hills Trail. Typical Long Gravel rides include limited options to resupply. This route includes an abundant C Stores and refueling options!

Cities include; Olathe, Baldwin City, Ottawa, Osawatomie, Drexel & Louisburg.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26661731

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WARNING GRAVEL AHEAD, Audax KC Kansas City Gravel Series (100, 200 & 300K)

Audax KC is hosting a series of Gravel Rides. Riders will have 5 routes to select from over 3 weekends 3/24, 4/21 & 5/5. These are non-competitive enjoyable events. All routes start and finish in Olathe KS. This is a Gravel Series! If possible, all routes would be 100% Gravel and B Roads! Consider any pavement as an unavoidable Bonus. Riders completing the Full Series, 100, 200 & 300K routes will receive a Black & White Dirty Rando Sticker for your window.

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April 12, 2018 – 7:00AM

2901 Olathe to Mound City Gravel Run 201K – 125 Miles

Olathe to Mound City Gravel Run 200K is nice rolling Gravel course. The northern sections are straighter, longer, and gently rolling. The southern section is a bit more twisty-curvy. This is Kansas. There are NO mountains, but you will enjoy a steady diet of rollers. The more memorable ones will wake you up with grades in the 10-15% range or steeper. Overall, it’s a good gravel ride with great Casey’s pizza waiting for you at the controls!

Cities include; Olathe, Lacygne & Mound City.

https://ridewithgps.com/ routes/25403566

 

2993 Olathe to Lacygne Gravel Run 130K – 81 Miles

This route is the same as the Olathe to Mound City Gravel Run to the first Control in Lacygne KS and back.

Cities include; Olathe & Lacygne.

https://ridewithgps.com/ routes/11911470

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WARNING GRAVEL AHEAD, Audax KC Kansas City Gravel Series (100, 200 & 300K)

Audax KC is hosting a series of Gravel Rides. Riders will have 5 routes to select from over 3 weekends 3/24, 4/24 & 5/5. These are non-competitive enjoyable events. All routes start and finish in Olathe KS. This is a Gravel Series! If possible, all routes would be 100% Gravel and B Roads! Consider any pavement as an unavoidable Bonus. Riders completing the Full Series, 100, 200 & 300K routes will receive a Black & White Dirty Rando Sticker for your window.

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March 24, 2018 – 9:00AM

2998 Signal Oak Twin Horses Mixed Surface 103K – 65 Miles

The Signal Oak Twin Horses route is mixed surface route. It’s about 50/50 Gravel and Pavement with a short section of grass/trail to enjoy while riding across the Douglas Lake Dam.

Cities include; Olathe, Baldwin City & Gardner.

https://ridewithgps.com/ routes/11446707

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