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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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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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GRally – Gravel Rally Ride & Fundraiser

October 20, 2019 @ 7:00 am 7:00 pm

The GRAVELERS GRALLY IS BACK!

Gravelers Bicycle Group in collaboration with the non-profit organization “Pedal for HOPE”, will host the GRAVELERS GRALLY 2019 – Gravel Grinder event in Southwest Miami Dade County, starting from BLACK POINT PARK & MARINA.

Minimum registration donation is $30 ($40 on day of event) and all proceeds will go to “Pedal for HOPE”, a non-profit organization whose main focus is to provide school supplies to children in need.

Details

Date:
October 20
Time:
7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Cost:
Fundraiser
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Website:
https://events.hakuapp.com/grally2015

Distance

22 & 44 miles

Black Point Park

24775 SW 87 Ave
Miami, FL 33190 United States
+ Google Map
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Trash Panda Red Dirt Ramble

October 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm

The River Region Riders Cycling Association welcomes all gravel riders to the Trash Panda Red Dirt Ramble on Sunday, October 13, 2019. As cyclists transition from road to gravel for the fall season, this premier event offers an early solid test of gravel riding abilities that won’t disappoint the experienced or novice rider. With three distances to choose from (27, 48, 68) and aptly supported with rest stops and roving SAGs, riders will be challenged by varied unpaved terrain and plenty of climbs and descents located in Autauga County, Alabama.
Last year’s inaugural ride was a huge success with over 70 grinders participating. The feedback was very positive and we have taken great strides to improve the experience (i.e., bathroom facilities at start, etc.).

Net proceeds from the ride will benefit the Prattville Autuaga Humane Shelter.

Details

Date:
October 13
Time:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
$35
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Website:
https://www.trashpandadirtride.com

Organizer

River Region Riders
Phone:
3342013313
Email:
admin@riverregionriders.com

Distance

27, 48, 67 miles

Marbury High School

2360 U.S. 31
Deatsville, AL 36022 United States
+ Google Map
3342013313
https://www.trashpandadirtride.com/
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Castelli Climber’s 2.0 Jersey: Quick Review

It’s Castelli, and this is a race type jersey, so the cut is slim and I upped things to an XL just to make sure I could wear it with some of my pride intact. The fit for me was very good unless I zipped the jersey all the way up, then it felt odd and tugged across the front of the jersey. Even unzipping a little bit made that go away.

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Ride the Ridges

September 8, 2019 @ 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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Giant Bicycles Line Shoes: At The Finish

My opinion is that the Line Shoe might be best for someone that has a mountain biking first bent to their riding, and if they ride back roads, well then these shoes would be a comfortable, durable choice, with the caveat that they might be a bit toasty on hot days and that their wide stance may interfere a bit with certain bikes/riding styles.

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The DAMn – Day Across Minnesota

August 3, 2019 @ 12:00 am August 4, 2019 @ 1:00 am

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

Start:
August 3 @ 12:00 am
End:
August 4 @ 1:00 am
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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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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.

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

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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