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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 2017 Land Run TBA
  • Land Run 2017 will be held Saturday March 11th 2017
  • There is a 700 rider limit
  • Land Run 2017 costs $TBA
  • Half Run 2017 costs $ TBA

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  17, 2018 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 roads.

Who can participate in the Land Run 100?
In order to continue a rider must maintain a 10 mph average. There will be a halfway checkpoint at 50ish miles. If the rider does not arrive at the halfway checkpoint before the 10 mph time expires then the rider will be assigned a DNF ranking for the race. If you can grind out 50 miles at a time self supported, you can participate in the Land Run 100. This year we have the Half Run for those that wish to ride the route, just not 100 miles of it. 50 mile Half Run is open for registration pretty much until the race starts.

 

How do I sign up and can I do so the day of the event?
Participation in the LR100 is by pre-registration only. Registration will be conducted online at BikeReg.com and will open on TBA at 7:00am (CST).
How many different classifications will be offered?
Open Men 39 Under0
Veteran Men (40-49)
Master Men (50-59)g
Open Women 39 Under
Single Speed Men
Fat Bike
Tandem
Half Run
One Man Land RUN
Single Speed Women
Veteran Women (40-49)
Master Women 50+
Men 60+ 100 miles

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Texas Chainring Massacre

THE FASTEST 100K ON GRAVEL! No license required.

The Texas Chainring Massacre is a full on gravel grinder featuring a unique combination of dirt roads and desolate country roads that promises to be both scenic and challenging. Riders will be able to enjoy a fantastic route that starts and ends in the “civilized” part of the D/FW Metroplex near Valley View, TX while meandering through some scenic rural areas.

100K Dash For the Cash – This marked course ride will provide neutral aid/support station at approximately the half way point but no outside support is allowed except at the aid station. Plan to bring enough food and supplies to be self supported in case of break down since it might take several hours for a sweep/sag vehicle to reach stranded riders. 9am start time in Valley View, TX.

All roads whether paved or unpaved are public roads subject to the regulations of the great State of Texas. Participants are required to obey all “rules of the road” and laws for the applicable jurisdiction(s) in which they operate their bicycles and/or other vehicles. This applies to both the featured event as well as any practice or warm up events. The Texas Chainring Massacre is an all-weather event unless conditions are deemed unsafe for riders so there is a no refunds policy.

Promoter may modify the course at any time for rider safety or based on course conditions.

Cash payout of at least 50%/5 deep Men – 50%/3 deep women

200K Grinder Supreme – Two laps of the 100K course for those who just gotta have more miles!
Awards for Top 3 Overall, Top 3 Women, Top 3 Masters 55+, Top 3 Young Guns 30 and Under. Age breaks may be added at promoter’s discretion.

50K Fun Ride – Approximately half of the full Chainring Massacre loop. Ideal for those newer to gravel grinding and/or those who want some bonus time hanging out in Valley View and the Whiskey Hollow Distillery.

Hosts and Sponsors – More info soon but the town of Valley View and Whiskey Hollow Distillery will be going above and beyond to roll out the red carpet for us so stay tuned for details!

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Spaghetti 100

Join Capital City Cyclists for the Annual Spaghetti 100.  This iconic ride starts at the Miccosukee Community Center and rides into the scenic back country of North Florida and South Georgia. The dirt routes are non-technical, following the beautiful canopied clay roads through the heart of classic Red Hills plantation country.

Dirt Options – 100, 65 Mile and 40 Mile. Clay roads with some short stretches of sand and some pavement. Rigid MTBs or Cyclocross Bikes recommended.

100 Mile Paved & 62 Mile Dirt Epic compete as part of the Tallahassee World Championship Challenge.

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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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Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge

Pisgah Monster-Cross Challenge:

Up to 200 participants will be challenged to complete a 70 mile, 11,ooo’ of climbing loop of gravel and paved roads. The riders will be treated to some of the highest elevation sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway and over 40 miles of the toughest gravel roads Pisgah has to offer.

There will be three aid stations stocked with water, food (PB&J, salty snacks, sweet snacks, Threshold Provisionsbars), first aid, and mechanical support staff.

Directions:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.28083, -82.7225
35°16’51″N, 82°43’21″W

From Asheville, North Carolina, take I-40 West to I-26 East to Exit 40 (Airport Road/Asheville Regional Airport), onto State Highway 280. Continue south 15.5 miles on 280 to Pisgah National Forest. Turn right at the intersection of Highway 280/64/276. Go north on 276 for 1 mile. Follow signs to Davidson River campground.

From Spartanburg, South Carolina, take I-26 West to Exit 40 (Airport Road/Asheville Regional Airport), onto State Highway 280. Continue south 15.5 miles on 280 to Pisgah National Forest. Turn right at the intersection of Highway 280/64/276. Go north on 276 for 1 mile. Follow signs to Davidson River campground.

From Charlotte, North Carolina, take I-85 South to Gastonia and exit at U.S. Highway 74 West. Merge with I-26 West to Exit 40 (Airport Road/Asheville Regional Airport), onto State Highway 280. Continue south 15.5 miles on 280 to Pisgah National Forest. Turn right at the intersection of Highway 280/64/276. Go north on 276 for 1 mile. Follow signs to Davidson River campground.

Brevard area Lodging:

The Sunset Motel

Davidson River Campground

Hampton Inn Brevard

Holiday Inn Express Brevard

 

  1. PLEASE DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE EXTREME DIFFICULTY OF THIS EVENT.
  2. We have very limited parking. Please consider leaving your car someplace other than the start/finish. For example, there are a few very large lots at the intersection of NC276 and NC280. We will also be directing half of all vehicles that arrive to the Ranger Station. Please be prepared for that possibility. Please show up early.
  3. We will be selling raffle tickets (2 for $5) good for a chance at winning a set of Industry Nine Torch Hubset.  All proceeds will be donated to ASHEVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY. Please bring cash or checks.
  4. The Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge start will be at the field directly across the street from Davidson River Campground on NC276 in Pisgah Forest, NC.
  5. You may sign-in at any of these locations between the hours of 10:00am and 5:00pm Friday: Liberty Bikes in Asheville, The Hub in Brevard, Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard
  6.  Sign-in, drop-bag drop-off, and raffle sales will be open at the Start/Finish from 5:00PM-10:00PM Friday and 5:30am-7:30am on Saturday.
  7. There will be a mandatory racer meeting at 7:45am
  8. The Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge will start at 8:00am
  9. Drop-bags may be sent to each of the three rest areas.  Please limit the size of your drop bag to a one gallon zip lock bag per rest area (approximately two large water bottles).
  10. All roads used in the  Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge will be OPEN to vehicle traffic. Please use common sense. Stay to the right. Do not cut corners. Pass with care. Ride single file.
  11. RIDERS MUST WEAR THEIR HELMETS AT ALL TIMES WHILE RIDING.
  12. Riders must burn front and rear lights at all times during the Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge
  13. Raffle will be held at 2:00pm. You do not need to be present to win.
  14. NO REFUNDS

This event is under special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service.

Discuss and share your questions about this race on the Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.

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Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash

 

SAVE THE DATE!
September 9th, 2017 for the 4th running of the Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash!!! Registration Opens Tuesday, May 30th on bikereg.com

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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Tour of the Dragon 268K/60K across Bhutan

Tour of the Dragon

http://www.tourofthedragon.com

The Tour of the Dragon starts in Bumthang, Bhutan and travels 268km over 4 mountain passes before finishing in Thimphu town square. Billed as one of the toughest one day mountain bike races in the world

Distance: 268km/60K

(100 mi. option through this link – http://terrischneider.com/bim/home/)

Both events finish in the capital city of Thimphu in the country of Bhutan.

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is a land of high mountains and deep valleys where compassion and wisdom are the benchmark against which all things are measured, and where the King rules by ‘Gross National Happiness’.

On your journey through the stunning rural countryside and villages, you’ll discover the geographical and cultural wonders of a country naturally designed to be a tantalizing destination for adventure and spiritual seekers.

Come for the event, and stay for the travel experience of a lifetime.

 

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about gravel bikes, gear, events and anything else on the Riding Gravel Forum

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BURGR 95

95 and 47 mile routes through Lincoln, Langlade and Oneida counties.  The 95 mile event includes 66 miles of gravel, much of which are single lane with some “cobbled” segments  with many punchy hills.  The 47 mile event includes 41 miles of gravel which is relatively flat, smooth and wide.

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about gravel bikes, gear, events and anything else on the Riding Gravel Forum

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Funk Bottoms 100k & 200k

Funk Bottoms 100k & 200k

The 7th edition of the Funk Bottoms Gravel will feature distances of 100Km and 200Km. Riders will have the option if riding one lap or two laps.

The Funk Bottoms 100/200 is a self supported event you must be prepared for any mechanical or nutrition needs. No outside support is allowed. The Funk 100 and 200 will be held on Saturday June 25th at 8:00am, at a roadside park 8587 Ohio 179 in Lakeville, OH.

On each 65 mile loop riders can expect paved, chip and seal, gravel, and dirt roads with over 6,000 feet of climbing.

Who said Ohio is flat? The climbing fun will continue for the 7th year.  The ever-growing Funk Bottoms Gravel will once again challenge cyclists to Ohio’s Toughest Gravel Grinder. Two races, one brutal course!  A one lap 100K race and for the ultimate challenge, a double lap 200K race. The course will take riders through some of Ohio’s most scenic roads.  On each lap, riders will be challenged with over 7,000 feet of vertical climbing! Road conditions are a mix of paved, chip & seal, gravel, and dirt roads. The Funk 100K/200K is a self-supported event and riders must be prepared for any mechanical and nutritional needs. No outside support is allowed. Our good friends at Hammer Nutrition will once again be providing support with Hammer HEED before the race, and at the secret checkpoint. The Preliminary course has been scouted. As usual the course will have sections from the previous years races along with some new sections. Racers will go through Glenmont this year early around mile 13 and another town around mile 40.   This is a cue sheet race. The course is NOT marked, and the roads are open to normal traffic in the area.  Expect to encounter cars, trucks, horses, buggies, farm equipment, ATV’s, buzzards, road kill, and the occasional farm dog at any given time. Rain or shine, it’s Funk time!

To enter send a postcard with your name, hometown, email address, and category (see below) for the event to:

Funk Bottoms Gravel
150 Bellus Rd
Hinckley, OH 44233
Since there are people who don’t understand how to mail a postcard.  …
https://www.bikereg.com/funk-bottoms-gravel-100200

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about gravel bikes on the Funk Bottoms thread 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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by Riding Gravel 2014