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Land Run 100

The Land Run 100 is a solo, self supported, non-stop, 100-mile-long bicycling endurance challenge on the gravel and dirt roads surrounding the site of the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889.

 What you need to know in a nutshell

  • Registration for the 2019 Land Run TBA
  • Land Run 2019 will be held Saturday March 16th 2019

What is the Land Run 100?

The Land Run 100 is a solo, self supported, non-stop, 100-mile-long bicycling endurance challenge on the gravel and dirt roads surrounding the site of the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889.

When and where is the Land Run 100 held?
LR100 is held Saturday, March  16, 2019 in Stillwater, OK.

There are lots of “Gravel Grinder” cycling events. What makes Land Run 100 unique?
Who said anything about unique? We love the Dirty Kanza 200 but it only comes around once a year. The Land Run 100 is a training mile stone race for those who dare attempt the DK200. Complete the LR100 and you are on the right track for the DK200. DNF the LR100, you still have time to fix what went wrong before the DK200. Flint Hills we are not, but gravel, hills, and red dirt we got. Careful on those rickety bridges by the way, we are taking you on the far back road

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Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash

 

SAVE THE DATE!
September 8th, 2018 for the 5th running of the Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash!!!

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

“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 75 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””

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

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Hilly Billy Roubaix

Welcome to the Hilly Billy Roubaix! The HBR is a 72″ish” mile dirty road bicycle race in the hollers and on the hills around Morgantown, West Virginia and South Western Pennsylvania, or as we like to call it, West Pennsylginia! The course consists of dirt roads, paved roads, gravel roads and even a few roads that have been abandoned by the State of West Virginia.

 

Ya say you’ve never been to the Hilly Billy?! Nothing is better than seeing just what the HBR really is like on race day! Check out the link below to a past Hilly Billy Roubaix Highlight Video, for a better understanding of what is in store for you in Appalachia!

Hilly Billy Roubaix Highlight Video
Registration- https://www.bikereg.com/33226

 

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Dirty Kanza

 

DESCRIPTION:  The Flint Hills of east-central Kansas have been called the “eastern-most edge of the great far west”.  They are rugged.  They are remote.  They are the perfect place for an ultra-endurance gravel road cycling challenge.  Dirty Kanza began in 2006 as little more than a group ride.  Today “DK” is the event that defines an industry, and the one by which all other gravel events are measured.  With nearly 2,500 participants, no other event can match the excitement that surrounds Dirty Kanza.

DATE:  Saturday, June 2, 2018

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

 

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Badlands Gravel Battle

THE BADLANDS GRAVEL BATTLE GRINDS ACROSS 120 MILES AND OVER 8000 FEET OF ELEVATION GAIN ON THE FAST, RUGGED GRAVEL ROADS THAT CROSSHATCH THE BADLANDS OF WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA.

If you like riding on Badlands singletrack, you will love grinding Badlands gravel! All of the same gorgeous North Dakota scenery you see on the Maah Daah Hey trail, but with the freedom of wide, open, red scoria gravel roads. Put this gravel grinder on the bucket list!

Total Distance
44, 77 mile and 120 miles

Race Start
May 28th | 8AM MDT | TRNP Entrance, Medora, ND

Elevation Gain
8,084 feet

badlands-gravel-battle-course-map

 

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Elbe Multi-Strada Loop 2015

  Now in its fifth 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, 2016 and 2017.

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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The Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder

Register:  TBA

Distance: 100k

The Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder is a non-competitive “gravel Gran Fondo” of 100 K, approximately 65 miles long, almost entirely on dirt roads with some sections of off-road thrown in as well. You’ll ride through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northeast, with plenty of climbing, and plenty of fun descents to match. The ride, named after the Chatham Brewery’s ale born and brewed in Columbia County in beautiful upstate New York offers a challenging course with rewards at the finish. A selection of gourmet food truck vendors will be at the finish area to allow riders to relax and replenish after a long ride. All riders 21 years or older completing the ride will receive a coupon for one free pint of Chatham Brewery’s Farmer’s Daughter Ale.

The start/finish is at the Columbia County Fair Grounds. Google: 182 Hudson Avenue, Chatham, NY 12037. Start Time: 9:00 AM, Sunday May 15, 2016. Free Parking.

The course will be approximately 65 miles in length with over 6,000 feet of climbing. Approximately 45 miles of the ride will be on maintained gravel roads. Several “sections” will be on unmaintained dirt paths or double track trail. A cyclocross bike, gravel grinder bike, or adventure bike is optimal for the course, and a hard-tail mountain bike would also work well. Two fully supported Aid stations, portable toilets, and sweep vehicles will be provided. Be sure to carry some food and water, though, as well as the usual spare tubes, tools, and pump. Be prepared for a challenging but fun ride!

You can register online at our Bikereg.com page.

 

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King Ridge Dirt Supreme Hopper

King Ridge Dirt Supreme

Part of the Grasshopper Adventure Series

You’ve never ridden King Ridge like this. We are starting in Duncan’s Mills this year so we will start with a slow burn up Bohemian Hwy to Occidental. Then climb up Coleman Valley and descend Willow Creek on dirt. Hwy 1 to Fort Ross. Dirt descent to Salt Point. Dirt climb up Kruse. Climb Hauser Bridge. Back King Ridge to Caz and finish on East Austin Creek Rd near Duncan’s Mills. If you are looking for a supreme cross/dirt/gravel challenge this is it. Road, cross, Diverge….? Depends on what you have and what you can ride. Big tires and don’t flat! If you loved Old Caz this ride will blow your mind!

Option #2: Riders will head out River Rd to Hwy 1 and follow the same course as the big loop. Eliminates climb to Occidental and Willow Creek descent. You will still have the Salt Point dirt descent and Kruse dirt climb so a gravel bike with slick/semi slick tires or a road bike with 28c would be a good option.

 

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Founders Barry-Roubaix

Founders Barry-Roubaix

2018 date APRIL 21st. Stay tuned for updates….

The largest gravel road bicycle race in the world!
Challenging race traversing the rolling and scenic gravel roads throughout Barry County, Michigan
Over $32,000 in awards cash and prizes
Kick off the race season with 0ver 3,500 of your fellow cyclists
Cyclocross, Mountain, Road, Single-Speed, Fixed gear, Fatbikes & Tandem bicycles are welcome in any category
The course will be marked. Directional arrows will be coordinated with your race length. RED = 62 mile, YELLOW = 36 mile and BLUE = 22 mile race
Neutral aid stations
A huge after-party and awards ceremony

Like the classic it’s named after, Barry-Roubaix will test riders against (80%) rolling gravel roads, pavement, one mile of rough two track, rocks, sand, mud, and possibly snow and ice as you traverse the scenic roads of Barry County, Michigan.

We offer three race lengths to challenge riders of all abilities.
The 24-mile Cushe “Chiller” has approx. 1200 feet of elevation,
The 36-mile Smith Optics “Thriller” climbs approx. 2200 feet
The 62-mile Foundry Cycles “Killer” you can expect approx. 3800 feet of elevation.

We also offer a team competition category. Race as an individual AND see how your team stacks up against some of the areas best

$28,000 in awards cash and prizes

One Huge after-party with Founders beer and a live band after the awards.

 

 

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the Founders Barry-Roubaix thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

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The Rasputitsa Spring Classic

The Rasputitsa Spring Classic

We started out as two friends with a hope to get 50 riders to travel the backroads in which we live.  It was really that simple.  What we established was one of the best Vermont Gravel Road Races, the Rasputitsa Spring Classic.  We created an unsanctioned gravel road race that challenge the human spirit and strength.  And we live by three principles:

  • Love of Cycling

  • Love of Community

  • Love of Charity

More than anything we care about our racers.  We are at the finish line shaking hands.  We are constantly seeking their advice and input.  We ride with our racers.  We are small. In fact, we don’t want to grow over 500 racers per race so we never lose that small town feeling.

We are unsanctioned. No license.  No prize purse.  Have a bike and the will to race and you are a match for our races.  We attract road, cyclocross, singlespeed, mountain bike, tandem, and fatbikes.  But we are a race.  We are timed.  We have podiums.  And mostly our winners have bragging rights.

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the The Rasputitsa Spring Classic thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

 

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