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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 200

 

DESCRIPTION:  “Dirty Kanza Promotions was founded in 2006 by Jim Cummins, with the assistance of fellow cycling enthusiast Joel Dyke. At that time, gravel grinding was just beginning to catch the interest of the endurance cycling community. However, Jim had grown up in the Flint Hills of east central Kansas and had been riding gravel for decades. Inspired by some of the early gravel grinder events… and convinced the Flint Hills had the best gravel to be found anywhere in the world, Jim and Joel decided to create Dirty Kanza 200.”

DATE:  Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

DISTANCE(S): 100 and 200 mile options

REGISTRATION:  Opens Saturday, Jan. 14th, 2016 at 8am CST.

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

 

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

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Elbe Multi-Strada Loop 2015

Now in its fourth 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 and 2016.

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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Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride

Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride

The most unique cycling event in the country, the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR), is back for its sixth edition of pedaling perversity. Created as an extremely challenging cycling event in the spirit of the great one-day spring classics of Belgium, the BWR will return to North County San Diego on May 21, 2017. In addition, there will be a shorter and only half as painful Belgian Wafer Ride, as well as the expanded BWR Expo, hosted by The Lost Abbey Brewery in San Marcos, Calif.

As in the past, this truly unique event—replete with waffles, moules-frites, California cobbles, Lost Abbey ale, more waffles, and more Lost Abbey ale—promises to punish worthy entrants with something around a 225-kilometer cycling route featuring 13,000 feet of undulating climbing through the unrelenting hills of San Diego County. The majority of the competitors take on the ride using modified road bikes or endurance road bikes like one of the coveted Cervélo C Series, but it’s not uncommon to see a cyclo-cross bike, mountain bike or even a regular road bike.

Registration has now opened and will fill up quickly. Entry fee is $160 for the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride and $125 for the less taxing, 68-mile Belgian Wafer ride. Registered Cervélo Belgian Waffle and Wafer Riders will help support the event’s cause, the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF), whose mission is to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.
This year’s Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride, which is produced by Monuments of Cycling and Creative Disruption, will be a part of a series of similar old world meets new world events called the Monuments of Cycling, which will eventually include the German Wienerschnitzel Ride, the Spanish Paella Ride, the Dutch Oven Ride, the Italian Sausage Ride and others.

For more information about the Cervélo Belgian Waffle and Wafer Rides, go to http://www.BelgianWaffleRide.Bike or https://www.facebook.com/Belgianwaffleride

You can register here: https://endurancecui.active.com/new/events/39823954/select-race?_p=06873549990783484

Please contact Michael Marckx at mmx@creativedisruption.info with any additional questions not answered on the website.

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

 

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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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Encierro Velo

Encierro Velo May 6,2017

100 Kilometer and 50 Kilometer  timed gravel grinder with full results. Held on twisty, rolling gravel roads north of Monument and west of Elbert, Colorado. Starts and finishs at Peaceful Valley Scout Camp, 22799 N Elbert rd, Elbert ,Co 80106 ,south entrance.

Classes: Men and Women, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. No equipment based classes.

Awards and awards ceremony only for 100 Kilometer distance classes. A Colorado Gravel Grinder Championships event .


Event Fees

Event Prior to March 31 April 1-April 15 April 16-May5 Race Day
100 Kilometer $39.95 $49.95 $79.95 $99.95
50 Kilometer $29.95 $49.95 $59.95 $79.95

No refunds or transfers of entries

Starting Times, Peaceful Valley Scout Camp, Elbert,Colorado

Event Start Time Number of Feed Stations
100 Kilometer 9:00 AM 2
100 Kilometer pro class 9:00 AM 2
50 Kilometer 9 AM 0

Feed stations will have water, energy drink, a limited number of energy gels, granola bars, PB&J sandwiches and Lutefisk.

Course Details

Go to Garmin Connect. Look up Encierro Velo 2016 public roads. Here is lnk.

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/998718766

This  will show  public road section of 100K course. After the event covers  53 miles on public roads it will enter Peaceful Valley Scout Camp and cover 3-5 miles of dirt roads, two track and single track. The 50K course will cover the eastern 26 mile loop of 100K course before returning to Peacefull Valley Scout Camp and cover the same 3-5 miles of dirt roads ,two track and single track as the 100K. There will be limited on course marking . Course maps will be given out at registration. With the wet conditions ,the 3-5 miles at Peaceful Valley Scout Camp may not be rideable and thus may be dropped .

Support Crews

Allowed but not required. May only give support at fueling stations. Support crews will be required to use specified non-race routes to fueling stations .Although we recommend having a support crew , we do not believe that they will provide a distinct advantage. Support crews may greet racers at the feed station by Lincoln Park or when they return to Peacfull Valley Scout Camp .

Required

GPS, working head and tail light (micro light is acceptable), helmet. Course maps will be given out at registration. Particapants are incouraged to mount map to handlebars so that maps are readable while riding. The combination of riding with your head up, haveing a handlebar readable map and course marking arrows, may be sufficient for successful navagation. Maps stuffed in back pocket have low value.

Registration is 7:30-8:30 . Racers information meeting 8:35-8:45 racers meeting.

 

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King Ridge Dirt Supreme Hopper

King Ridge Dirt Supreme

Part of the Grasshopper Adventure Series

King Ridge Supreme (Road / Cross) – 83 miles, 8,900 feet.

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 up Willow Creek. Easy as pie! 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.

Facebook Event Page.

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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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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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by Riding Gravel 2014