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4G (Great Gator Gravel Grinder)

 Stay Tuned For 2018 Updates

It’s back for the  fifth consecutive year: 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.

 


The venue location has not been determined at this time. This will be posted as soon as everything is verified.

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.

 

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Panaracer Texas Chainring Massacre

THE FASTEST 100K ON GRAVEL! No license required.

Insurance For Texans Gravel Royalty series

The Panaracer Texas Chainring Massacre is a full on gravel grinder featuring a unique combination of dirt roads and desolate country roads that promises to be both scenic and challenging. Riders will be able to enjoy a fantastic route that starts and ends in the “civilized” part of the D/FW Metroplex near Valley View, TX while meandering through some scenic rural areas.

100K Dash For the Cash – This marked course ride will provide neutral aid/support station at approximately the half way point but no outside support is allowed except at the aid station. Plan to bring enough food and supplies to be self supported in case of break down since it might take several hours for a sweep/sag vehicle to reach stranded riders. 9am start time in Valley View, TX.

All roads whether paved or unpaved are public roads subject to the regulations of the great State of Texas. Participants are required to obey all “rules of the road” and laws for the applicable jurisdiction(s) in which they operate their bicycles and/or other vehicles. This applies to both the featured event as well as any practice or warm up events. The Texas Chainring Massacre is an all-weather event unless conditions are deemed unsafe for riders so there is a no refunds policy.

Promoter may modify the course at any time for rider safety or based on course conditions.

Cash payout of at least 50%/5 deep Men – 50%/3 deep women

200K Grinder Supreme – Two laps of the 100K course for those who just gotta have more miles!
Awards for Top 3 Overall, Top 3 Women, Top 3 Masters 55+, Top 3 Young Guns 30 and Under. Age breaks may be added at promoter’s discretion.

50K Fun Ride – Approximately half of the full Chainring Massacre loop. Ideal for those newer to gravel grinding and/or those who want some bonus time hanging out in Valley View and the Whiskey Hollow Distillery.

Hosts and Sponsors – More info soon but the town of Valley View and Whiskey Hollow Distillery will be going above and beyond to roll out the red carpet for us so stay tuned for details!

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GRAVEL CYCLING

Nick Legan’s “Gravel Cycling”: Quick Book Review

Nick Legan’s “Gravel Cycling”: Quick Book Review- by Guitar Ted Today we are looking at something a little different. It isn’t a bike, a component, nor is it an accessory item. It is a book. A book about gravel road cycling and bikepacking written by Nick Legan. While I am not a book reviewer, I […]

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GRally – Gravel Rally Ride & Fundraiser

GRALLY IS BACK!!! STAY TUNED FOR UPDATED INFO FOR 2017

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

 

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Railway Roubaix

The inaugural Railway Roubaix offers 65 miles of adventure with the mixed gravel and paved terrain of the Mascoutin Trail from Fond du Lac to Berlin, WI.

All ages and ability levels are welcome (including FatBikes). This is as much about having fun as it is about finishing the course.

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Pedal 50

Pedal 50

2017 COMMUNICATIONS: #1 


**Riding Gravel only reports this event for your information. Pedal of Littleton heads up the free group ride. You are responsible for yourself and required to sign their waiver before participating with their group. RidingGravel.com, it’s partners, and it’s partners are not responsible for your safety.**

What is it?

The Pedal 50 is a free, unsupported gravel bike ride that begins and ends in Monument, CO. You can ride whatever bike you’d like – gravel-specific, mountain bike, or road (you’ll be rattled and risk multiple flats with a road bike!). Go fast, go social, go however you’d like. It’s your chance to ride something different in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains!

SIGN UP FOR THE 2017 PEDAL 50

(Please give up to 2 days to see your name on the roster below)

***NOTICE: RIDERS MUST PRINT, SIGN, & BRING THIS WAIVER TO CHECK-IN***


This ride is a fundraiser – Who does it benefit and how does it work?

We didn’t want to make this just another ride, so we went in search of a win-win-win situation. We found the answer we were looking for – the free ride, backed by Pedal of Littleton, with a raffle for a whole pile of great goods, with the proceeds going to two great organizations.

Who does it benefit?

This year the Pedal 50 will benefit Kids on Bikes. We believe that they are great organizations with great people doing great things that can use the money very wisely.

How does it work?

  1. Raffle tickets are $5 and that money will be donated – Bring cash or a check written to Kids on Bikes and/or Trips for Kids Denver.
  2. We will collect the money at check in and give you the raffle ticket.  You hold onto the raffle until the 5pm raffle drawing. You have to be present to win.
  3. All schwag/prizes will be raffled off and only those who have purchased a raffle ticket will be eligible.

Raffle Prizes – Stay tuned for updates as we add them:

Grand Raffle Prize – 2017 Salsa Cycles Timberjack! (Pedal of Littleton is then offering a discount on the build)

Others:

Pedal of Littleton will have $100’s worth of goods, including a full box of Salsa Cycles gear, pumps, Cannondale helmets, and more

Kids on Bikes – Various swag – adult and kids jerseys, water bottle, socks, a kids bicycling t-shirt, and a brand new Panaracer cross tire

 


 Details/Location

Date:            Saturday, October 7, 2017
Schedule: 

8:00am – 10:25am – Check-in

10:45am – Preride meeting in front of Pike Peak Brewing

11:00am  – Ride start

4:00 – 5:00pm – Raffle drawing for a full pile of goods, including a Salsa Cycles frame out in the patio area

5:00 – ? – Hang around Pike Peaks Brewing and enjoy the great beer!

Start/Finish: Pikes Peak Brewing Company

Parking: The parking lot at Pikes Peak will likely be nearly full early on.  Please plan on parking at the Park and Ride on Woodmoor Drive on the west side of the intersection of Woodmoor Drive and Lake Woodmoor Drive. It’s 1 block from Pikes Peak Brewing.


Course Info and Details

Distance: 50 miles

Elevation Gain: 4,000+ feet

Estimated Time: 3-5.5 hours for most riders.

Print Cue Cards: 

PLEASE NOTE – THE FIRST SECTION OF THE ROUTE IS DIFFERENT FROM 2016. IT IS NOT GOING THROUGH GREENLAND OPEN SPACE THIS YEAR DUE TO A HORSE EVENT. 

2017 PEDAL 50 ROUTE

4 x 6 inch course cues

Step by step directions in spreadsheet

Full page landscape course cues

 

Riders will also be provided with course cues on ride day. There are NO course markings. You should be prepared and know the course.

Results:          2013   2014   2015

Pictures:        2013   2014   2015


Emergency Details

Dial 911 for any emergencies. You need to be reliant on yourself and have a plan in place for anything that may happen to you. While there are many other riders out there, you should expect periods of time where you may not see others.

Hospital Information:

UCHealth Emergency Room (6.5 miles from Monument) – (719) 487-2060 – 13510 Meadowgrass Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Memorial Health (13.5 miles from Monument) – (719) 444-2273 – 4110 Briargate Pkwy #445, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

For non-emergencies: You can reach Andy Christman at (303) 335-5055


SPONSORS

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS ROSTER WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED AS OF 2:30PM MOUNTAIN ON 10/5/17 (WE HAVE THINGS TO GET READY) – You will need to sign up Saturday morning before the ride.

2017 Roster (as of 10/5/17)

Naas Tredoux
Michael Giem
David Kuenzli
Andy Sagen
Gwen Inglis
Michael Inglis
Jabez Meulemans
Greg Moore
Jared Thaut
Brent Talbot
Ben Talbot
Chris Van Patten
Stephen Bartels
Dave Ratcliff
Nate Miller
Geoffrey Nourse
Scott Simmons
Steve Machac
Matt Rettmer
Warren Berra
Nancy Ryan
Kelly Ryan
Laurie Edmonstone
Karen Barber
Betty Grumbein
Tom Roemer
Greg Lobser
Jimmy Clere
Daniel Gillespie
Dave Uhlman
Kara Detlefsen
Yianni Drako
Kelly Hedquist
Noah Welshans
Bill Sullivan
Bill Harms
Stephen Shiller
Kelly Shiller
Shane Garman
Jesse Sardakowski
Dustin Wimmer
Heather Tredoux
Derek Birznieks
Matt Hiler
Scott Zimmerman
Jeff Cox
Trent Hovenga and tandem partner
Bill Haas
Pam Haas
Leo Perez
Bryan Cook
Doug Gordon
Birt Stem
Jane Fredman
Dave Nordstrom
Jim Cooper
Ernest Robles
Jonathan Cavner
Todd Murray
Lauren Murray
Bennett Hug
Rich Klusman
Brian Coleman
Frances Summerhill
Larry Ellcessor
Paul Kincaid-Smith
Karen Kincaid-Smith
Batya Cruz
Edgar Cruz
Scott Johnson
Justin Paulsen
Michael Adams
David McNeill
David Jackson
Rob Hilken
Dan Stoddard
John Doheny
Patrick Charles
Tony Eret
Tony Ashcroft
Jason Kolts
Erin Fria
Steven Orie
Chad McDaniel
William Kellagher
Bryan Derstine
Adam Jeffrey
George York
Rudy Wencl
Brittany Jones
Steve Shumway
Dave Gonzalez
Jon Romenesko
Heather Romenesko
Dan Cooper
Chris Law
Rob Elsenbeck
Galen Classen
Drew Cramsey
Chris Ferguson
Brian Kurtic
Ron Harman King
Sy Nayman
Justin Sheldon
Owen Lavin
Cynthia Lavin
Mark Johnson
Aaron Hugen
Jeff Cox
Jeffrey Loomis
Domenic Santilli
James Price
Dan Dombeck
Mark Stookesberry
Teresa Johnson
Jon Grinder
David McDaniel
Eric Herbst
Dan Padgett

 

 




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