Tag Archives | Gravel Riding

The Hibernator

October 17 @ 9:30 am 5:00 pm

A serious metric century off-road gravel adventure for the determined with nearly 8,000′ of elevation. Each rider receives food, beanie, & celebratory beer.

  • Expect an epic October day climbing & descending in and around the Northeast Kingdom over scenic dirt roads, class IV sectors, access trails, grassy farm fields, & singletrack.
  • 250 rider limit.
  • Two incredible course options to choose from – 50k+ or 100k+.
  • Best suited for a gravel/cross rig or a hard tail mountain bike. 
  • Blowdowns, cobbles, trenches, and dismounts are not out of the question.

Bibs can be picked up the day before between 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Burke Mountain Hotel, or between 7:30am – 9:00am morning of. 

Distance

50K or 100K
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Ride the Ridges

September 13 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Cabot, Vermont’s Ride the Ridges is a “something for everyone” type of event. This event, where 100% of the proceeds go towards Cabot Connects, Cabot’s Mentoring Program, offers 4 different distance rides, each with multiple aid stations, plenty of gravel, hills, and scenic overlooks.  We offer a 10k, 30k, 60k, and 100k ride, with staggered start times. The routes are well-marked and maps are provided. Almost all of the riding is on gravel roads and trails, and the scenery is breathtaking.  For those looking for a challenging ride, the 100k offers plenty of challenge, complete with over 7500 ft of elevation gain.

The aid stations are stocked with plenty of energy-rich food, including granola bars, trail mix, maple-syrup shots, freshly picked local apples, freshly made maple donuts, pickles, bananas, plenty of water and gatorade, and even specialty cheeses and crackers – and more!  Following the ride, we deck out the Cabot Green with a mobile wood-fired pizza oven for handmade pizzas with all-natural ingredients, more specialty cheeses, and lots, lots more!!  This is a terrific event put on by terrific people and supporting a terrific cause.  If you have any questions, please contact us through our FaceBook page – https://www.facebook.com/cabotconnects – or by email at info@ridetheridges.net

Cabot, Vermont

25 Common Road
Cabot, VT 05651 United States
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https://www.facebook.com/cabotconnects
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The DAMn – Day Across Minnesota

August 15 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

The DAMn  –  The Day Across Minnesota, also known as The DAMn gravel road bicycle race. Racers will traverse 240 miles of Minnesota gravel roads by bicycle in a single day. That’s right, they will have 24 hours from start to finish. They will start in South Dakota and finish in Wisconsin. 

LOGISTICS

Racers who attempt the 240 mile Day Across Minnesota gravel road bicycle race will start in Gary, South Dakota on Saturday August 5th 2017 as the clock strikes midnight. If they finish, they will finish no more than 24 hours later in Hager City, Wisconsin. This epic point-to-point adventure will require each racer to get themselves to the pre-race check-in on time, get themselves across the state of Minnesota by bicycle, and to get themselves home afterwards. *There are no shuttles and will be no on course support being provided by The DAMn.

 There will be a pre-race program from 11:00pm until 11:30pm. Afterwards, racers will gear up and head directly to the starting line. Checking in before 11:00pm and attending the pre-race program are both mandatory, so be there. The neutral roll-out happens promptly at midnight.

There will be 3 course check-points throughout the 240 mile day. Racers must make it to each check-point before the check-point cut-off time which will require racers to average a minimum of 10mph. If at any point throughout the day a racer does not make a check-point cut-off, they will not be given the means necessary to proceed.

These check-points will also contain neutral support zones for support crews if racers choose to bring one. Support can only be taken from crew members in the designated neutral support zones. This restriction will help keep our racers safer by having fewer vehicles on the course. Support can also be taken from fellow racers while on the course and from any establishment that a racer passes while on the course.

We understand and hope that the point-to-point logistics combined with the optional neutral support opportunity may increase the desire to car-pool and share support crews. Have a DAMn car? Need a DAMn crew? Head over to the Riding Gravel Forum DAMn Thread.

 

Details

Date:
August 15, 2020
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Website:
http://the-damn.com/

Distance

240 miles

Race Website

https://the-damn.com/

MN United States + Google Map
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THE WATERMOO

August 8 @ 7:11 am 2:00 pm

THE WATERMOO is an 88-mile gravel road race on mostly gravel, some tarmac and a road that is no longer a road with a river crossing in the farmlands of southeastern Michigan. To successfully complete THE WATERMOO requires one to work hard, patiently and methodically like the water oxen that once roamed the land of Waterloo, Michigan.

Organizer

Nicholas Stanko
Phone:
734-997-5223
Email:
nick@annarborrunningcompany.com
Website:
https://www.annarborrunningcompany.com/

Distance

88-miles

Chelsea Michigan

6353 Sibley Road
Chelsea, 48118 United States
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734-997-5223
https://thewatermoo.com/
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Central Vt Cycle Tour

June 28 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

“People say it’s one of the best one day dirt road bike tour routes in Vermont, the scenery is unbroken.” Choose from 15, 30 and 60 mile routes. Short route is family friendly and gradual. The long route is demanding, with 6000 feet of elevation gain. Well marked courses, four food stops, bike patrol on duty, full cookout at end of ride. Kids and teens ride free (so bring a crowd.) $60 registration from adults is a donation to the Cross Vermont Trail – working to connect neighborhoods, schools and parks with safe, fun bike paths. Also, maple creemees.

Details

Date:
June 28, 2020
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
$60
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Website:
http://crossvermont.org/events/cvct/register.php

Organizer

Cross Vermont Trail Association
Phone:
802-498-0079
Email:
greg@crossvermont.org
Website:
http://crossvermont.org

Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks

1168 County Road
Montpelier, 05602 United States
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802-498-0079
http://crossvermont.org/events/cvct/gethere.php
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The Bootlegger 100 Proof (and 60 Proof)

April 18 @ 8:00 am 6:00 pm

The Bootlegger 100 Proof (and 60 Proof)

There are two route choices (58 and 107 miles) that both start and finish in downtown Lenoir, NC and travel through the beautiful and rugged Wilson Creek Gorge.

The 58 mile route has approximately 4500 feet of climbing while the 107 mile route will take you up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and includes approximately 9700 feet of climbing!

The course will be well marked in Pisgah Productions style and post-race meals and refreshments will be provided.

 

Distance

100 mile and 100 kilometer options

Luna Cycles

110 Church St. NW
Lenoir, NC 28645 United States
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828-759-1990
www.lunacyclesnc.com
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Ragnarok 105

April 18 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

When: APRIL 18th, 2020

Where: Start and Finish in Red Wing, using many of the cool roads in Goodhue and Wabasha Counties

What: Ragnarok 

How much?: Free, zero doll hairs…

Registration Details:  TBA

 If you have any questions, feel free to post up a comment. I may have forgotten something too… who knows.

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the Ragnarok 105 thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

Details

Date:
April 18, 2020
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Website:
http://ragnarok105.blogspot.com/

Distance

105 miles

Red Wing, Minnesota

Red Wing, MN 55066 United States + Google Map
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Dirty Reiver

April 17 @ 12:00 pm April 18 @ 8:00 pm

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.

Details

Start:
April 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
End:
April 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
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Website:
http://dirtyreiver.co.uk/

Distance

200km

Kielder Castle Forest Park

Centre, Kielder
Kielder, Hexam, Northumberland NE48 1ER NE48 United Kingdom
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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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Panaracer Texas Chainring Massacre

January 25 @ 9:00 am 6:00 pm

The 10th Anniversary Edition of the Panaracer Texas Chainring Massacre is going to kick off the national gravel schedule in style!

Much like Nascar’s Daytona 500 kicking off the season with the Big Show, we’re kicking off 2020 with gravel’s Big Show and crowning the 2020 Panaracer Gravel King and Gravel Queen based on the 100K winners of this race. Bring your A game early in the season and you could be recognized as gravel royalty throughout the lands for all of 2020. Age breaks for Age based awards will be determined based on registrations. We shoot for same sized fields in each Age group. Age groups will be defined no later than 7 days prior to the event.

We are adding a dedicated MTB race this year. Please note that no drop bars or aero bars are allowed if racing in this group. Drop bar/aero bar MTB’s are welcome in the Open 100K race category. We will also have recognition for Top SS and Top Fat Bike in the MTB race as well as top SS in the Open Category.

Spots are limited and are discounted for early registration. Register as early as possible for the best price. Special Early Bird Pricing will be open only to Club Spinistry members through 11/10/19. After that all remaining spots will be open to the general public as well.

This is both a ride and a race so there’s no reason to feel left out if your idea of a good time on the bike doesn’t include banging bars at the front of the pack. This ride is definitely built for those who like to stop and smell the roses and soak in the adventure. The world famous after party that takes over the Valley View Town Square just can’t be missed.

Details

Date:
January 25, 2020
Time:
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost:
$50.00
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Website:
https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/TX/ValleyView/2020PanaracerTexasChainringMassacre

Distance

30, 50 and 100 miles

Whiskey Hollow

302 W Obuch St
Valley View, TX 76272 United States
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by Riding Gravel 2014