<Back to News Home | WTB Resolute Tire: At The Finish- by Guitar Ted With August on the wane it is time to wrap up our review of the WTB Resolute 700 X 42mm tire. I should also mention that this particular tire is also available in a 650B X 42mm version which, being slightly […]
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The DAMn -We are proud to introduce 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. This event will take place in August of 2017. Registration details & more information will be coming soon.
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.
The DAMn pre-race check-in will open at 6:00pm on Friday August 4th at the Buffalo Ridge Ballroom in Gary and will end promptly at 11:00pm. 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.
Editor’s Note: Riding Gravel welcomes in Grannygear with his take on the new Resolute 700 X 42mm tires. Those of you who ride in territory mostly devoid of what is traditionally thought of as gravel will appreciate his take. WTB Resolute Tire: A So Cal Viewpoint- by Grannygear Now let’s get something up front right […]
WTB Byway 650B X 47mm Tires: At The Finish- by Guitar Ted WTB, a tire company that was known primarily as an off-road/mountain biking tire provider five years ago has slowly made a name for itself in the gravel riding circles. Their first offering being the Nano 40, a natural off-shoot of WTB’s classic tread […]
Terrene Tires Honali 50mm: At The Finish- by Guitar Ted The Terrene Honali tire has been tested thoroughly in two different states on all sorts of surfaces. The final part of this test involved using the tire as a commuting tire and on a longer ride with mixed terrain of gravel, dirt, and sand. When […]
<Back to News Home | WTB Resolute Tire: Checkpoint- by Guitar Ted The WTB Resolute tire was a bit of a surprise offering by WTB which was unintentionally “revealed” at the Dirty Kanza 200 back in early June. WTB made an “official” release of the tire not long afterward and we were given a set […]
<Back to News Home | WTB Resolute Tire: Getting Rolling- by Guitar Ted The WTB Resolute, a brand new model specifically designed as a “do it all” gravel road tire, was introduced to you in our post that you can see by clicking HERE. There you will find all the technical aspects of the tire […]
<Back to News Home | Gravel Grinder News: WTB Debuts New Resolute Tire- by Guitar Ted All-Weather Design for the Gravel Market: The RidingGravel.com site is one of my several gigs in life and many of you readers only know me from here. However; I also am a race director of a little gravel road […]
<Back to News Home | Terrene Tires Honali 50mm: Checkpoint- by Guitar Ted The Terrene Tires Honali model was sent to us earlier this year and we gave you some initial impressions on that tire already. Check into that HERE in case you missed that. Now that the tire has been thoroughly tested in gravel […]
<Back to News Home | WTB Byway 650B X 47mm Tires: Checkpoint- by Guitar Ted The “Road Plus” category of tires that WTB instigated with their announcement of the Horizon was increased by one model this Spring with the addition of the Byway. We introduced the review here about a month ago now and so […]