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2019 Gravel Gobbler

November 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm 8:00 pm

Grinding gravel in November? Um, OK.

Grinding gravel in November from a brewery serving craft beer and gourmet food? OK, you’ve got my attention . . .

Grinding gravel in November for a great cause? Now THAT’s a winning combo!

Join the Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club for the Gravel Gobbler ride on Saturday, November 2nd, to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. With two gravel rides of 22 and 38 miles, plus a road route of 31 miles, you’re sure to find the perfect loop. Pedal through the rolling countryside around Nassau, New York, and cruise quiet roads past farms, scenic vistas, and country estates.

Start and finish your ride at S&S Farm Brewery in Nassau. After you finish, enjoy a craft beer and great food selections from Gourmeli’s Taste food truck. Remember to bring some extra cash for your beer and food.

Registration is $25 per rider and is tax deductible. Plus S&S Farm Brewery also will also donate a portion of the evening’s receipts to the Food Bank.

About the rides

We have three great routes mapped out that show you the best of the local back roads. Join the fun and turn your pedals for good!

RWGPS 22-mile gravel route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28639057

RWGPS 38-mile gravel route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28604362

RWGPS 31-mile road route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26236062

About the Regional Food Bank

The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York proudly provides nutritious food year round to food pantries and other charitable agencies to feed hungry people in 23 counties in northeastern New York. Despite a solid economy, requests for emergency food have been steadily increasing, especially among the working poor. In fact, the working poor comprise the fastest growing segment of people in need of food assistance. Your tax-deductible donation to the Food Bank will help alleviate hunger in our Capital Region community and beyond.

About S&S Farm Brewery

S&S (Sanford and Sentz) Farm Brewery has grown from a small family farm that has been owned and operated by the Sanford family since the 1800s. Over the years, the farm has evolved from a multi-faceted production farm to a dairy, and now, to a farm brewery. S&S is currently in the process of growing its farm operation, as they are increasingly incorporating their own ingredients into their beer while continuing to support New York State farm businesses. The result? New York brewed beer with a taste that can’t be duplicated anywhere else! Visit them at http://sandsbrewery.com/blog/

 

The Ride Nitty Gritty

  • Pace: All rides will have a group leader and the groups will stay together and regroup frequently. Gravel ride pace is 11-13 mph and for road, 13-15 mph. This is not a race to Hammertown!
  • Bikes: Bring your gravel, cyclocross, mountain or hybrid bikes or road bikes with wider (28mm or so) tires.
  • Safety: Rider safety is number one. Helmets are absolutely required. We also strongly suggest you wear high-viz kit and run a front light and daylight rear flasher.
  • Sag: There ain’t none! So bring everything you need to get back to the start . . . tube, pump, cell phone, cash, etc.
  • Advance Registration: Go to BikeReg.com and search for Gravel Gobbler
  • Day-of-event registrations: Bring a check in the amount of $25 payable to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY. We also will accept cash. We cannot accept credit cards for day-of-event registration.
  • Weather: Are you kidding? It’s November! It might rain—or worse. No refunds, IOUs, rain checks, etc. Ride leaders make the final call on whether each ride loop occurs on Saturday and depends on weather conditions that day.
  • Check In: Begins at noon at S&S Farm Brewery on Saturday, Nov. 17. The 38-mile gravel ride and 30-road ride begin at 1 p.m. sharp. The 22-mile gravel ride begins at 1:15 p.m. sharp. We want all riders back at the brewery by at least 4 p.m. as it gets dark by 4:30 p.m.

Details

Date:
November 2
Time:
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost:
$25
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Website:
https://www.bikereg.com/gravel-gobbler

Distance

22; 31; 38

S and S Farm Brewery

174 Middle Road
Nassau, 12123 United States
+ Google Map
http://www.sandsbrewery.com
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Reggie Ramble

September 28, 2019 All day

A new gravel grinder event that will challenge riders with mixed surfaces and terrain around Warkworth in the spectacular Trent Hills region. Three unique loops combine to offer three distance options: Loop 1 (65km), Loop 1+2 (130km), Loop 1+2+3 (200km). Each loop returns to the historic Warkworth Fairgrounds prior to tackling the next. With over 70% gravel, 1,000m of climbing per loop, and the inclusion of ambushes, it will be fun and epic for everyone. A 1.5 hour drive from Toronto and 3 hours from Buffalo, NY.

Details

Date:
September 28
Event Category:
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Website:
https://www.reggieramble.com/

Organizer

Superfly Racing
Email:
sean@superflyracing.com
Website:
http://superflyracing.com/biking/

Distance

65km-200km

Warkworth Fairgrounds

24 East Street
Warkworth, Ontario K0K 3K0 Canada
+ Google Map
www.reggieramble.com
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JAM Fund Grand Fundo 10th Edition

July 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Ride your bike with four-time National Cyclocross Champion Jeremy Powers and the JAM Fund Cycling Team during the Grand Fundo– a challenging one-day bike ride through the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. We have three great rides all starting at 9:30 a.m. The rides are fully supported with multiple rest stops, our famous ice cream truck, SRAM support vehicles and a sag wagon to pick up stragglers. The route has spectacular views and plenty of gravel sections. As always, this year’s Fundo will include our alumni and special guest pro riders. After the ride, stick around for the barbecue and raffle where you can win awesome prizes. All registered riders will get swag to remember this special anniversary. And your participation supports JAM Fund development program making young cyclists dreams come true!

There are three ride routes:

The Mini Fundo, recommended for riders who don’t want to be in the saddle all day. It features the same challenging beginning as our longer rides including the notorious climb up Kings Highway. With about 3,000 feet of climbing and plenty of dirt sections, the Mini Fundo should take you about three hours.

The Fundo, is our signature ride and includes approximately 20 miles of maintained dirt roads in good ridable condition. There are some steep sections between miles 12 and 20 and then it eases up after the midway point. It is a challenging ride best for seasoned cyclists. We expect most riders to finish in four hours.

The Cyclocross Adventure Ride, is for participants looking to dust off their cross bikes in July. The idea is to create a version of our Grand Fundo that most closely resembles what the JAM riders do on any given weekend. Make no bones about it, this loop is hard with a healthy mix of technical road, dirt and mountain bike-like sections.

Details

Date:
July 13
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
$20 – $95
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Website:
http://www.jamcycling.org/jam-grand-fundo

Organizer

JAM Fund
Phone:
(860)705-4496
Email:
JAMCYCLING@GMAIL.COM
Website:
http://www.jamcycling.org/jam-grand-fundo

Distance

39 miles, 65 miles, 68 miles

Glendale Ridge Vineyard

155 Glendale Road
Southampton, MA 01073 United States
+ Google Map
http://www.jamcycling.org/jam-grand-fundo
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Kidder County Classic

June 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am 8:00 pm

Inaugural Kidder County Classic, taking place in Robinson, ND. 75 miles of gravel and trails on the North Dakota prairie. Self supported event with post-race festivities.

Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Cost:
$10
Event Category:
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Website:
https://kcclassic75.wixsite.com/gravel

Distance

75

Mosquero , 87733 United States + Google Map
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Robidoux Quick and Dirty

The 4th Annual Robidoux Quick and Dirty will be held on Saturday June 22, 2019. This is a 75 mile gravel race held in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, and is run through the heart of the Wildcat Hills.

You can race it and gather a cash prize, or you can take your time and make it an adventure ride. Either way, the route takes you through piney woods and high plains grasslands nestled in a bluff system left behind by a retreating sea 70 million years ago. Look for fossils and cows; this is open range country. You won’t be the first to test your mettle through these parts.

You’ll be riding on the Oregon Trail for much of the route, retracing the very steps of the Western immigrants.  The race is named after Antione Robidoux, who built a trading post during the 1840s, selling tack and grog to immigrants as they crossed over Robidoux Pass on the way to their demise or Oregon, which ever came first.  In later years, immigrants struggled over the more direct Mitchell Pass.  You’ll be riding over both.

The route is run primarily on excellent, fast gravel roads.  Route finding will be straightforward to allow riders to focus on putting power to the pedals.  It’s a hilly course though, with over 4,000 feet of climbing in 75 miles.  The course is 88% gravel and 12% asphalt, with the final 5 miles climbing up over Mitchell Pass and through the Scotts Bluff National Monument.

We also have a 28-mile rec ride.  No more Friday night Meet and Greet, be prepared to rock out Saturday night after the race with Strange Americans, a laid-back forward-thinking retro classic guitar band out of Denver. 
 
We also have a race purse -300/200/100 dollars for the fastest three woman and men. 
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Topstone Carbon

Gravel Grinder News: Cannondale Goes Big With New Topstone Carbon

Long known for innovative, out of the box thinking, Cannondale today announced its next evolution in all road bikes, the Topstone Carbon. Featuring an all-new ultralight Kingpin suspension system, the Topstone Carbon is designed to give riders more comfort, control and all-terrain versatility, without the added weight and complexity of a damper-based suspension system.

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Baldwin City Gravel Grind aka the “Cappuccino Ride”

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm

The Baldwin City Gravel Grind aka the “Cappuccino Ride” …. Gerard brings us another gravel classic out of Baldwin City, KS. Routes available: 12, 35, & 70 Miles and the event will benefit Operation Wildlife, a local hospital for wild animals.

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Saluda Roubaix 68

April 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Saluda Roubaix and 28AVG nonprofit 100 percent give all proceeds to benefit US Military Endurance Sports. USMES promotes endurance sports as part of a healthy lifestyle to active and Veteran members of America’s Uniformed Services ★ USMES.org

US Military Veterans and Service Members are invited to attend SR68 as 28AVG honored guests — connect saludaroubaix.com/28avg

BikeReg.com/SR68-different-nouveaux
46mi. différent nouveaux — RidewithGPS.com/routes/27842988
68mi. différent nouveaux — RidewithGPS.com/routes/27841836

35mi. dirt gravel 33mi. asphalt no towns 100 percent American flag

Details

Date:
April 28
Time:
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Organizer

28AVG
Phone:
803-309-1136
Email:
vin@28avg.com
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/28avg/

Distance

46 mi. ⁄ 68 mi.
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Cantu rear hub

Cantu Rova Wheelset: Checkpoint

Cantu Rova Wheelset: Checkpoint – by MG It’s incredible how time flies… It’s been four months since I introduced you to the Cantu Rova gravel wheelset, and in that time I’ve logged well over a thousand miles on them. They’ve been ridden in a wide range of conditions – gravel, mud, pavement, singletrack and more […]

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Ride the Ridges

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  
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