Tag Archives | Gravel Riding

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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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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Loess Hills Enduro

June 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Welcome to the Loess Hills Enduro (Formerly the Good Life Gravel Gran Fondo)

 Save the date.   JUNE 15th, 2019. Malvern, IA.

 Loess Hills Enduro brings you all the key elements that make up Midwest Ethos. If you’re from the Midwest, you have learned pretty quickly that we have a dogmatic, unwavering belief, that with hard work and perseverance, good things will happen. We also believe that giving back and helping our neighbor is core to who we are. This rings true throughout the soul of our event. Loess Hills Endurobrings that spirit alive with a unique, challenging and scenic gravel road/minimum maintenance road course. This course showcases the rugged terrain followed by explorers Lewis & Clark as well as settlers headed down the Oregon Trail. You’ll experience where the West began through the rolling hills of prairie grass, cornfields, rustic barns and glacier built loess hills river bluffs. And if that doesn’t have you salivating….after your hard work and perseverance get you to the finish line, good things will happen at the Loess Hills Enduro Apres Party! Our LHE party is unique in offering post race libations, grub for your belly, each with an emphasis on being locally sourced. Come join us! We don’t care what you ride, just that you ride. So bring your gravel bike, mountain bike, skinny bike, fat bike…heck even your unicycle if you’re just that awesome. We look forward to seeing you at the start line!

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
TBA
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Website:
http://goodlifegravel.com

Distance

100k

Freeport Bicycle Company

120 S Chicago Ave
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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The Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder

May 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm

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.

 

Details

Date:
May 19
Time:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
$50 – $60
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Website:
http://www.farmersdaughtergravelgrinder.com/

Distance

100k

Columbia County Fairgrounds

182 Hudson Ave
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Elbe Multi-Strada Loop 2015

May 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

   Now in its sixth year! And it’s still free!
This is a 46.1 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, 2016 and 2017.

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.

Details

Date:
May 19
Time:
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

David Tollefson
Phone:
253-261-9758
Email:
briderdt@yahoo.com

Distance

46.8mi

Elbe Bar and Grill

54312 182 Ave Ct E
Elbe, WA 98330 United States
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King Ridge Dirt Supreme Hopper

King Ridge Dirt Supreme

Part of the Grasshopper Adventure Series
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 on East Austin Creek Rd near Duncan’s Mills. 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.
 
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Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride

May 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

2019 CANYON BELGIAN WAFFLE RIDE

The most unique cycling event in the country, the Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride, is back for its eighth edition of pedaling perversity. Created as an extremely challenging cycling event in the spirit of the great one-day spring classics of Belgium, the Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR) will return to North County San Diego on May 5, 2019. There will also be a shorter and only half as painful Belgian Wafer Ride, as well as a NEWLY envisioned Canyon Pure Cycling Expo Festival. On Friday, May 3, a VIP event will be hosted at Canyon Bicycles in Carlsbad, California. On Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, all riders and the general public can partake in the festivities at the Lost Abbey in San Marcos.

The Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride is a one-day cycling fête nestled in the shadow of the area’s tallest peak, the famous Double Peak, which will cause serious pain near the end of the two-wheeled march of death that’s become known as the Hell of the North (County).

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

 

Details

Date:
May 5
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
$145.00 – $900.00
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Website:
https://belgianwaffleride.bike/

Distance

146m & 68m

Lost Abbey

2070 Las Palmas Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011 United States
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https://belgianwaffleride.bike/pages/event-info
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The Great GraVelo

April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

The 2nd annual. A Northern Vermont exploration of some of the best gravel roads, Class IV, and less traveled pathways around.

Two categories….a 20mi and 40mi.

See registration page for details.

Details

Date:
April 27
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
$45
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Website:
https://www.bikereg.com/the-great-gravelo

Organizer

Bootlegger Bikes
Phone:
802-760-7371
Email:
Matt@bootleggerbikes.com
Website:
22 Old Main st

Distance

40mi

22 Old Main St

22 Old Main St
Jeffersonville, Vermont 05464 United States
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