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Ride the Ridges

September 13 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

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

Cabot, Vermont

25 Common Road
Cabot, VT 05651 United States
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https://www.facebook.com/cabotconnects
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THE WATERMOO

August 8 @ 7:11 am 2:00 pm

THE WATERMOO is an 88-mile gravel road race on mostly gravel, some tarmac and a road that is no longer a road with a river crossing in the farmlands of southeastern Michigan. To successfully complete THE WATERMOO requires one to work hard, patiently and methodically like the water oxen that once roamed the land of Waterloo, Michigan.

Organizer

Nicholas Stanko
Phone:
734-997-5223
Email:
nick@annarborrunningcompany.com
Website:
https://www.annarborrunningcompany.com/

Distance

88-miles

Chelsea Michigan

6353 Sibley Road
Chelsea, 48118 United States
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734-997-5223
https://thewatermoo.com/
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Stupid Pony

November 8, 2019 @ 12:00 am November 9, 2019 @ 11:59 pm

Come experience the inaugural edition of the Stupid Pony, an ultra-endurance ride (it’s not a race it’s not a race it’s not a race) across Utah’s West Desert along the historic Pony Express route from Lehi, UT to West Wendover, NV. We’ll be riding 210 miles in a sitting on rough dirt and gravel roads across some of the most remote, desolate, and beautiful landscape in the continental United States. Expect wild horses, pronghorn antelope, sagebrush, shepherds who grow their own marijuana, and palpable aridity.

At this time we have no fees, no sponsors, no SAG, no gift basket, no way to get home except on the Wendover Fun Bus. Just you, your bike, all the water you can carry, and a long way to go with your thoughts.

Details

Start:
November 8 @ 12:00 am
End:
November 9 @ 11:59 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://facebook.com/events/951586691876972/

Organizer

Bobby Kennedy
Phone:
3195516174
Email:
stupidponyride@gmail.com

Distance

208 miles

Lehi, UT, Frontrunner Station

Ashton Blvd
Lehi, UT, UT 84043 United States
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https://www.rideuta.com/Rider-Tools/Schedules-and-Maps/864-Lehi-Station-Thanksgiving-Point
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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
Event Categories:
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Event Tags:
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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
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http://www.sandsbrewery.com
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2019 Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge

September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am 10:00 pm

The Pisgah Monster-Cross Challenge is the premiere all-road event in WNC.

Participants are challenged to complete a 72.6 mile – 8,736’ climbing route consisting of gravel and paved roads. The riders will be treated to some of the best gravel roads in the PISGAH and NANTAHALA national forests. This is a road racer’s dream endurance event where race tactics and strategy, along with overall fitness, proper gear selection, and luck are key to success.

There will be three Rest Areas along the way that will be stocked with water, food (PB&J, fruit, salty snacks, sweet snacks, bars), first aid, and neutral mechanical support. Riders may send drop bags to each Rest Area!

Distance

72.6 miles

Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

1000 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
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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
Event Categories:
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Event Tags:
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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
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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:
Event Tags:
Website:
https://kcclassic75.wixsite.com/gravel

Distance

75

Mosquero , 87733 United States + Google Map
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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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by Riding Gravel 2014