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GRally – Gravel Rally Ride & Fundraiser

GRALLY IS BACK!!! STAY TUNED FOR UPDATED INFO FOR 2017

Gravelers Bicycle Group in collaboration with the non-profit organization “Pedal for HOPE”, will host the GRally  – Gravel Rally Ride event in Southwest Miami Dade County, starting from BLACK POINT PARK & MARINA.

 

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Michigan Mountain Mayhem “Gravel Grinder”

The Gravel Grinder will be a gravel road race like nothing you could have imagined. This event will always be the first Saturday in October (October 7th, 2017 ) and is limited to 2000 riders.  You can expect a huge purse of $12,300 as well as some of the fastest racers in the Country.

There will be a 20 mile, a 45 mile and a 60 mile race. The 20 mile race is very flat, but the 45 and 60 mile races will have long steep climbs, which will test your mental sanity.

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about the Michigan Mountain Mayhem Gravel Grinder on our Forum Thread

 

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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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Gravelleurs Raid

The Gravelleurs Raid will be a 100+ mile gravel road bicycle race starting and finishing in Lawrence, KS on  1 Apr 2017.

REGISTRATION:    https://www.bikereg.com/gravelleurs-raid/

Hit me up with your questions.
Question #1: Is it a self supported race? Yes
Question#2: Is there a SAG? Yes, one SAG spot @ 50 mile point. Next to a Casey’s Convenience store.
Question#3: Will there be a GPS release? Yes, once the course is finalized.

SPONSORS: Team GO! Racing, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, Johnny’s Tavern, the Lawrence Mountain Bike Club, the Lawrence Bicycle Club and Meadowbrook Apartments.

There will be cash payouts for the Open Class Men and Women, SingleSpeed Class Men and Women and now thanks to a new sponsor cash payout for the MTB/Fat Bike Men and Women and cool merchandise for all other classes.

There will be post race food, Pizza and a drink, provided to racers courtesy of Johnny’s Tavern.

 

If you have any questions, comments, thoughts, or want to share your reports or pictures, head over to the Gravelleurs Raid thread on the Riding Gravel Forum

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Pedal 50

Pedal 50


**Riding Gravel only reports this event for your information. Pedal of Littleton heads up the free group ride. You are responsible for yourself and required to sign their waiver before participating with their group. RidingGravel.com, it’s partners, and it’s partners are not responsible for your safety.**

1st RIDER COMMUNICATION – 9/21/16

2nd RIDER COMMUNICATION – 9/23/16

What is it?

The Pedal 50 is a free, unsupported gravel bike ride that begins and ends in Monument, CO. You can ride whatever bike you’d like – gravel-specific, mountain bike, or road (you’ll be rattled and risk multiple flats with a road bike!). Go fast, go social, go however you’d like. It’s your chance to ride something different in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains!

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE 2016 PEDAL 50

***NOTICE: RIDERS MUST PRINT, SIGN, & BRING THIS WAIVER TO CHECK-IN***


This ride is a fundraiser – Who does it benefit and how does it work?

We didn’t want to make this just another ride, so we went in search of a win-win-win situation. We found the answer we were looking for – the free ride, backed by Pedal of Littleton, with a raffle for a whole pile of great goods, with the proceeds going to two great organizations.

Who does it benefit?

This year the Pedal 50 will benefit Kids on Bikes and Trips for Kids Denver. We believe that they are great organizations with great people doing great things that can use the money very wisely.

How does it work?

  1. Raffle tickets are $5 and that money will be donated – Bring cash or a check written to Kids on Bikes and/or Trips for Kids Denver.
  2. We will collect the money at check in and give you the raffle ticket.  You hold onto the raffle until the 5pm raffle drawing. You have to be present to win.
  3. All schwag/prizes will be raffled off and only those who have purchased a raffle ticket will be eligible.

Raffle Prizes – Stay tuned for updates as we add them:

Grand Raffle Prize – 2017 Salsa Cycles Warbird Aluminum Frameset (Pedal of Littleton is then offering a discount on the build – 15% off parts and you pay labor)

Others:

Pedal of Littleton will have $100’s worth of goods, including a full box of Salsa Cycles gear, pumps, Cannondale helmets, and more

Kids on Bikes – Various swag – adult and kids jerseys, water bottle, socks, a kids bicycling t-shirt, and a brand new Panaracer cross tire

Trips for Kids – 25 pairs of arm warmers and 10 pairs of knee warmers

Riding Gravel – Stickers and Tshirts

Mountain Bike Radio – Tshirts


 Details/Location

Date:            Saturday, September 24, 2016
Schedule: 

8:00am – 10:25am – Check-in

10:45am – Preride meeting in front of Pike Peak Brewing

11:00am  – Ride start

4:00 – 5:00pm – Raffle drawing for a full pile of goods, including a Salsa Cycles frame out in the patio area

5:00 – ? – Hang around Pike Peaks Brewing and enjoy the great beer!

Start/Finish: Pikes Peak Brewing Company

Parking: The parking lot at Pikes Peak will likely be nearly full early on.  Please plan on parking at the Park and Ride on Woodmoor Drive on the west side of the intersection of Woodmoor Drive and Lake Woodmoor Drive. It’s 1 block from Pikes Peak Brewing.


Course Info and Details

Distance: 55 miles

Elevation Gain: 4,000+ feet

Estimated Time: 3-5.5 hours for most riders.

Print Cue Cards:

3.5 inch wide x 2.7 inch height

Full page portrait

Full page landscape

CLICK TO GO TO THE FULL COURSE MAP, CUES, & SUMMARY


Riders will also be provided with course cues on ride day. There are NO course markings. You should be prepared and know the course.

Results:          2013   2014   2015

Pictures:        2013   2014   2015


Emergency Details

Dial 911 for any emergencies. You need to be reliant on yourself and have a plan in place for anything that may happen to you. While there are many other riders out there, you should expect periods of time where you may not see others.

Hospital Information:

UCHealth Emergency Room (6.5 miles from Monument) – (719) 487-2060 – 13510 Meadowgrass Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Memorial Health (13.5 miles from Monument) – (719) 444-2273 – 4110 Briargate Pkwy #445, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

For non-emergencies: You can reach Andy Christman at (303) 335-5055


SPONSORS

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2016 Roster (as of September 22, 2016) :

Chris Walson

Cory Belcher

Dave Ratcliff

Paul Moore

Merry Vander Linden

Dan Reback

Robert McWhorter

Jim Bergantzel

Steve Ryan

Scott Simmons

Corey McDonald

Jared Shuttleworth

Dennis Coombs

Scott Zimmerman

William Kellagher

Jay Evers

Ian Starr

Todd Rabourn

Troy Young

Stephen Meszaros

Benjamin Sharp

Doug Broyer

Bill Harms

Jennifer Sharp

Regis Verliede

Brian Hutchison

Cheryl Moffett

Yianni Drako

Yousef Hamzeh

Troy Reynolds

Lew Perna

Ben Kramer

Steve Shaffer

Blake Herzog

Megan Hottman

Eric Truman

Michael Catterall

Tim Sommers

Derrek Massanari

Daniel Ebner

Giuseppe Berra

Kasey McClurg

Julia Duran

Luke Franey

Brad Prothe

Greg Deemer

Andy Kadlec

Greg Jones

Drew Wacker

Mike Rosser

Brandon Rock

Lindsey Watson

Steven Sawyer

Mark Raphael

Michael Haubert

Marc Duran

David Burke

Tim Whalen

Tom Torkelson

Bo Kristensen

Nick DiTulio

Mark Schenberger

Steve Beggs

James Gwyther

Tim Miller

John Kotrla

Todd Murray

Hugh Cockshoot

Bill Sullivan

Heather Romenesko

Rob Bielfeldt

Butch Stinton

John Blayter

Michael Inglis

Will Herold

Gwen Inglis

Matthew Cline

James Kelly

Darryl Sigman

Edd Lukens

Greg Moore

Mark Hanlon

Phil Tahmindjis

Jon Romenesko

Patrick Reichlin

Dawnya Gebhard

Jenny Henry

Victor Lira

Cody Wilkins

Laurie Edmonstone

Patrick Edmonstone

J Rubell

Josh Dougan

Mark Moore

Mark Braun

Dave Gonzalez

Arden Ferris

Brad Barber

Leo Perez

Michael Linde

Craig Horton

Julie Fisher

Noah Schabacker

Jared Thaut

Steve Crosby

Steve Machac

Justin Paulsen

Scott Smith

Mike Vannelli

Mike Vigil

Ross Borgida

Marcus Couchman

Eric Hemler

Shane Bergman

Chad Maxedon

Michael Giem

Kevin McDonough




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Wolf Tooth Tanpan

Fresh Gravel: Lindarets & Wolf Tooth Introduce The Tanpan

<Back to News Home | Fresh Gravel: Lindarets & Wolf Tooth Introduce The Tanpan Since the changes Shimano made when they introduced 10 speed DynSys mountain bike components were made several years ago now, gravel/back road riders have had a difficult time matching up the wider range cassettes and ten or eleven speed rear derailleurs […]

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Teravail Tires

<Back to News Home | We shared a video from newcomer, Teravail Tires, on our Facebook page yesterday.  Today, the Teravail website went live. This is just a quick post for you to oogle at the tire pictures and click over to the site for the explanations. They have split the tires into three main categories – […]

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Monday Motivation: Open Range

<Back to News Home   Monday Motivation: Open Range: Riding in any area that is “open range” for cattle, or wildlife, is an oddity for most of us. The nation, for the most part, where “civilization” is found, is cordoned off, developed, “owned”, and maybe lacks a feeling of being alone in the great big […]

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