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Good Life Gravel Gran Fondo

*Welcome to the Good Life Gravel Gran Fondo

 Save the date. Good Life Gravel Grand Fondo is back for 3rd year. JUNE 17th, 2017. Malvern, IA.

We are back for 2017!!!
Good Life Gravel is going back to Malvern, IA
Jun 17th, 2017..
You have 6 months to get ready.
Mills/Fremont Counties hills didn’t get any smaller.
See you there!!!!

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the Good Life Gravel Gran Fondo Series thread on the Riding Gravel Forum

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Hiawatha’s Revenge

The Hiawatha’s Revenge is a self supported gravel road race through the roads of the Hiawatha National Forest.  There will be 30ish, 60ish mile and 100ish mile options. all races will head southeast  covering a mix of roads. Surfaces will range from pavement to two tracks, to sandy roads, to wet clay and probably everything in between- including miles and miles of well maintained gravel forest roads.the 30 miller will travel south towards 16 mile lake. Both longer races will ride to the Steuben, MI area before heading back towards Valley Spur. http://www.mbtn.org/events/2016/6/18/hiawathas-revenge-gravel-grinder

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about gravel bikes, gear, events and anything else on the Riding Gravel Forum

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Elbe Multi-Strada Loop 2015

Now in its fourth year!

This is a 46.8 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 and 2016.

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.

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Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride

Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride

The most unique cycling event in the country, the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR), is back for its sixth edition of pedaling perversity. Created as an extremely challenging cycling event in the spirit of the great one-day spring classics of Belgium, the BWR will return to North County San Diego on May 21, 2017. In addition, there will be a shorter and only half as painful Belgian Wafer Ride, as well as the expanded BWR Expo, hosted by The Lost Abbey Brewery in San Marcos, Calif.

As in the past, this truly unique event—replete with waffles, moules-frites, California cobbles, Lost Abbey ale, more waffles, and more Lost Abbey ale—promises to punish worthy entrants with something around a 225-kilometer cycling route featuring 13,000 feet of undulating climbing through the unrelenting hills of San Diego County. The majority of the competitors take on the ride using modified road bikes or endurance road bikes like one of the coveted Cervélo C Series, but it’s not uncommon to see a cyclo-cross bike, mountain bike or even a regular road bike.

Registration has now opened and will fill up quickly. Entry fee is $160 for the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride and $125 for the less taxing, 68-mile Belgian Wafer ride. Registered Cervélo Belgian Waffle and Wafer Riders will help support the event’s cause, the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF), whose mission is to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.
This year’s Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride, which is produced by Monuments of Cycling and Creative Disruption, will be a part of a series of similar old world meets new world events called the Monuments of Cycling, which will eventually include the German Wienerschnitzel Ride, the Spanish Paella Ride, the Dutch Oven Ride, the Italian Sausage Ride and others.

For more information about the Cervélo Belgian Waffle and Wafer Rides, go to http://www.BelgianWaffleRide.Bike or https://www.facebook.com/Belgianwaffleride

You can register here: https://endurancecui.active.com/new/events/39823954/select-race?_p=06873549990783484

Please contact Michael Marckx at mmx@creativedisruption.info with any additional questions not answered on the website.

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The Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder

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.

 

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King Ridge Dirt Supreme Hopper

King Ridge Dirt Supreme

Part of the Grasshopper Adventure Series

King Ridge Supreme (Road / Cross) – 83 miles, 8,900 feet.

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 up Willow Creek. Easy as pie! 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.

Facebook Event Page.

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AntiEpic 160

2017 AntiEpic Gravel Grinder

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017

It’s May…and it’s Colorado! So please expect sunshine, rain, snow, wind, cold, and mud! Please bring the appropriate riding gear, a good attitude, and a smile!

Course: We will offer two timed tours for 2017:

  • The AntiEpic Gravel Grinder starts and ends in Monument, Colorado, traveling northeast along undulating country roads through the town of Elbert en route to Deer Trail just off of I-70. The course then makes the challenging return to Monument via a different route, gaining a majority of its 8,400 feet of climbing en route back to Monument.
  • The 2017 Long Course will essentially be the same course used during the AntiEpic from 2012 – 2016 (+ an extra 34+ miles TBD) and will include the potentially nasty B-road, County Road 98. As past AntiEpic participants know, this 3+ mile B-road has the potential to make the AntiEpic Gravel Grinder truly EPIC in nature…..some would argue perhaps even too EPIC at times! That being said, we have created an alternate route to bypass the B-road if it is covered in 3 feet of snow, so muddy that a tractor cannot pass, or simply not passable. We will make a decision in the week prior to the event if we will use the alternate route.
  • As in previous years, the course will be unmarked. Riders are responsible for navigating the course using either the official cue sheet (which will be e-mailed to pre-registered riders during the week prior to the event) OR the Garmin file, which can be downloaded from the links above.
Start/End location: Pikes Peak Brewery, 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, CO 80132
Start time:
  • AntiEpic Long Course: Sign in: 5:00 am – 5:45 am. Ride starts at 6:00 am
  • AntiEpic Short Course: Sign in: 7:00 am – 7:45 am. Ride starts at 8:00 am
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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.

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The Bootlegger 100 Proof (and 60 Proof)

The Bootlegger 100 Proof (and 60 Proof)

This is the most scenic and challenging dirt road ride you will do this year!

There are two route choices:

100 mile dirt road ride with 8000+ feet of climbing. The ride starts and ends in downtown Lenoir, NC and travels up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and down through beautiful and scenic Wilson’s Creek Gorge.

60 mile dirt road ride with 4500+ feet of climbing. The ride starts and ends in downtown Lenoir, NC and travels through beautiful and scenic Wilson’s Creek Gorge.

New for 2017!!! We will be offering competitive ‘Open/Age Group’ AND non-competitive ‘Cyclo Sportive’ classes for both distances.

Bring your race face OR bring your camera and a picnic!

Friday:
12:00PM — Online registration closes.
5:00PM-10:00PM — Packet pickup open.

Saturday:
5:30AM-7:30AM — Packet pickup open.
7:45AM — Rider meeting.
8:00AM — Start.
12:00PM — 100 Mile cutoff at Blue Ridge Parkway.
2:00PM — 100 Mile cutoff at Betsey’s Country Store.
5:00PM — Awards.

 

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Ragnarok 105

When: APRIL 1st, 2017

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: Due to us wanting to keep our sanity, keep our costs down, and make sure that we can provide a good experience for the riders, we are capping the active roster at 150 riders    On Black Friday weekend 2016 you can send in a POSTCARD

The Postcard MUST have the following information:

Name
Email Address
Male/Female

Here are a couple of things to keep our frustration down… we aren’t always necessarily jerks, so we won’t toss your card out, but still…

1) Write Legibly. If we can’t read your name and email it will be hard to get you officially on the roster.
2) Don’t send in a bunch of pieces of paper for you and your buddies in one envelope. They are NOT postcards.
3) Massive chunks of a box, while technically a postcard, can be annoying. If you are making your own hobo postcard please make it standard postcard size.

Postcards will be accepted from the day after Thanksgiving until December 31 (postmarked date). We’ll have a new address to send them to, which will be detailed out in a couple of weeks.

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

Click for 2014 Results

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

 

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