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The Rasputitsa Spring Classic

April 18 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm

The Rasputitsa Spring Classic

Halfway sold-out a year in advance, the Rasputitsa Gravel Race is climbing the charts as on of the premier gravel grinders. Taking place on April 18, 2020, racers battle the elements of spring gravel roads in Northeast Vermont for 40 miles with 4500 ft of climbing and Class IV unmaintained sections that are often snow-covered.

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.

 

 

Details

Date:
April 18, 2020
Time:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
$75.00
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Website:
http://www.rasputitsagravel.com/

Distance

45 miles

East Burke, VT

478 Vermont 114
East Burke, VT 05832 United States
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4G (Great Gator Gravel Grinder)

March 29 @ 8:00 am 7:00 pm

 

It’s back: The 4G is the southernmost un-southern gravel ride and the uttermost unique ride of its kind in South Florida. The route covers the Gator’s share (or should we say Python’s share these days?) of remote areas you can find in the Miami-Dade area, featuring canals and access roads with very little pavement involved. We strongly recommend running nothing more narrow than a 40c tire as some of the paths along the route can be quite demanding.

 


 Save the dates and keep an eye on the event page for updates on this years 4G!! I am working hard with a great group of people and businesses to bring more fun, adventure and stuff to the table for 2020.

Stay in touch and learn more by joining the 4G Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/events/1282070061886526

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this ride and others on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

Details

Date:
March 29, 2020
Time:
8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1282070061886526

Organizer

Gary Mendenhall
Phone:
786-512-4767
Email:
gmendenhall@jbi.bike
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/796857743667982/

Distance

32/62/80

Homestead, FL

Homestead, FL 33030 United States + Google Map
786-512-4767
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Land Run 100

March 14 All day

Land run rider

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

Details

Date:
March 14, 2020
Cost:
$55
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Website:
http://landrun100.com/

Organizer

District Bicycles

Distance

50, 100 miles

Stillwater, OK

7th & Main
Stillwater, OK 74074 United States
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Irreverent Road Ride

July 27, 2019 @ 6:30 am 5:00 pm

Here we GO!

1/16/2019: Let’s clarify one thing, IRR is most certainly not a “road ride”. Not sure what we mean? Take a few minutes to enjoy this video of IRR 3.0.

Please consider donating to the VMBA Annual Fund, SHS is ensuring a 100% donation match (up to $1500, we ain’t rich) to continue to support the development and maintenance of current and future trails here in the state of Vermont. We use some of these trails in different years and they’re important enough to us that SHS’s own president serves on the VMBA Board of Directors. Another party will match our donations up to $2500, so let’s get after it.

First and foremost, more details will be provided (such as actual distance) next month. Thank you for your commitment and your patience.

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Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
$35
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Website:
https://www.shorthandledshovel.com/

Distance

TBA

Waterbury, Vermont

Waterbury, VT 05602 United States + Google Map
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Hilly Billy Roubaix

June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am 11:59 pm

What: 10th Annual Hilly Billy Roubaix presented by Cannondale
What’s that: A really hard cycling event over 74-miles or 33-miles of mud, gravel, and some surprises! 
When: June 22, 2019
Where: Mason Dixon Historical Park, 79 Buckeye Road, Core, West Virginia 26541
Who: Any cyclist that thinks they have what it takes to tackle the worst roads in WV and PA! 
Why:  Because we like it rough, that’s why!

Hilly Billy Roubaix Highlight Video

Registration- https://www.bikereg.com/33226

 

 

Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
10:00 am – 11:59 pm
Cost:
$70.00
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Website:
https://www.bikereg.com/hilly-billy-roubaix

Distance

70

Mason Dixon Historical Park

79 Buckeye Road
Core, West Virginia United States
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Badlands Gravel Battle

May 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

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
39, 77 mile and 120 miles

Race Start
May 26th | 8AM MDT | TRNP Entrance, Medora, ND

Elevation Gain
8,084 feet

badlands-gravel-battle-course-map

 

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Details

Date:
May 26
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
$59.00 – $79.00
Event Category:
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Website:
http://www.experienceland.org/badlands-gravel-battle/

Distance

44, 77, 120 miles

Unnamed Venue

Medora, ND 58645 United States + Google Map
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The Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder

May 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm

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.

 

Details

Date:
May 19
Time:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
$50 – $60
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Website:
http://www.farmersdaughtergravelgrinder.com/

Distance

100k

Columbia County Fairgrounds

182 Hudson Ave
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Elbe Multi-Strada Loop 2015

May 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

   Now in its sixth year! And it’s still free!
This is a 46.1 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.

Details

Date:
May 19
Time:
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Event Tags:
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Organizer

David Tollefson
Phone:
253-261-9758
Email:
briderdt@yahoo.com

Distance

46.8mi

Elbe Bar and Grill

54312 182 Ave Ct E
Elbe, WA 98330 United States
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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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