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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.

 

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Irreverent Road Ride

 

Welcome to the Irreverent Road Ride, the country’s single most challenging dirt road ride.

IRR will be entering it’s 6th year and it’s still not a race. I am very excited to offer up a route that includes some of the hair raising sections you’ve come to expect as well as some of the most serene and scenic roads in the Green Mountain State. Some might say, unrivaled scenery.

New for IRR 6.0 there are TWO route options: the full IRR route and then an abbreviated version, they will run parrallel for as long as possible. Each rider will have a GPS tracker with an SOS button which will provide accurate timing for every rider. There will be a Friday night registration social at a location TBD. There will also be a Saturday night “Holy-shit-I’m-finally-done” party. I’m trying to have start/finish location that will include camping onsite, so keep your fingers crossed on that.

https://www.bikereg.com/33697

 

Please use the event address to find your way to the start, which is at the Ice arena in Waterbury, VT.”

 

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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.

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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

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Tour de Lyon County

Tour de Lyon County

Event details and schedule

This 105 mile race will begin at 7:00am and will be concluded by 7:00pm.

The registration table will open at 6:00am the day of the event.

There will be a competitive and non-competititive class. No cash prizes for either class. There will be a male and a female class.

Teams will be responsible for getting team members to and from relay points.

Competitive Divisions:

Individual Male/Female

3 person teams/gender neutral

3 person teams/bike/run/gender neutral

 

Non Competitive Divisions:

Individual Male/Female

Teams may be comprised of up to 10 members

The ride will be on public roads. Water will be provided on two of the legs but teams are encouraged to supply their own water/drinks.

A 20 mile Fun Ride will also be available beginning at 10:00am from the same location.

A complete list of rules will be available prior to and on the day of the race.

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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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Ghost of the Gravel

Ghost of the Gravel is back for its third year as Alberta’s premier gravel race. This year we are turning it up a notch! Showcasing the town of Water Valley, there will be a new course with more gravel and less traffic, a full-service BBQ party after the race, and Red Bull bringing the party to the feed zone and start/finish zone!

Ghost of the Gravel is still the only race & fondo that takes you to new places on some of the best roads our province has to offer.

118km of epically beautiful + crushingly hard terrain. 110km of gravel. 6482 ft of climbing.

Ghost of the Gravel Registration

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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.

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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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