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Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash

September 12, 2020 @ 7:30 am 7:30 pm

Our goal for the Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash is to provide the Gravel Grinder community with a challenging ride and an opportunity to explore some of the history of the great mid-west. Modeled after other great gravel rides/races in this area, this event is for the self-contained minded cyclist who enjoys being pushed to their limits. At times this is a remote area but with enough towns along the way to resupply with 3 support crew locations. Experience the rich history of north eastern Kansas by riding 120 miles of gravel through the same territory and small towns as the Pony Express riders did over 150 years ago. There will also be a 70 mile loop for those who wish to ride a shorter distance.

This area was the intersection of 8 historic trails of significance – The Pony Express, Oregon, California, Mormon, Otoe-Missouri Trails, Fort Leavenworth Military Road, St. Joseph Road, and the Overland Stage Coach. Along the way you will cross paths with some of these trails indicated by stone markers and old structures of gone but not forgotten towns, campsites and school districts.

Marysville, Kansas was the first Pony Express Home Station for weary west bound riders after traveling over rolling hills and beautiful valleys. The original barn is now a museum in the downtown area. Feel like a modern day Pony Express rider as you saddle up and ride your trusted steed through the countryside and small towns of this beautiful part of Kansas. “REMEMBER – KANSAS IS NOT FLAT”.

GPS file and/or Cue Sheets will be available for download. Rules can be found here. And please follow us on Facebook to keep current on everything that is happening with the race!

If you have further questions, please call Mark at 785-562-7163.


September 12
7:30 am – 7:30 pm
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Marysville Chamber of Commerce


120 mile & 70 mile

Marysville, Kansas

Broadway Street & South 7th Street
Marysville, KS 66508 United States
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The Bomb 2020

August 1, 2020 @ 7:00 am 5:00 pm

This will be a 100 mile race.
You will be rewarded by your time,distance, gender Boy or Girl, and single speed or gears.
This will be determined at the finish line.
You can decide to take a shorter route at one of the designated check points. Making this a 50 mile race or a 25 mile ride.

The Bomb 100


Burlington, Kansas United States + Google Map


100 miles
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Gravel Ride For Masie’s Pride: UD’s Revenge

May 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Here we are again. This is our 10th year of gravel grinding goodness. Maisie’s swimming pool has kept afloat with this event. On behalf of the children of Eskridge, THANK YOU!

We will operate and stage out of Mission Valley School, about 7 miles northeast of Eskridge. This will help us provide an even better experience for our racers/riders.

We will have even more camping space available. More convenient parking. Best of all folks……….You might want to be sitting……….We will have showers available after the ride! SHOWERS! No more driving home with that well used goat smell in your car. This is HUGE! HUGE I say!
Get registered!

We’ll offer the 100 mile gravel race and the 50 mile tour. We’ll feed you after the race. The meals are always delicious. We usually offer a vegan option as well. See? We like everybody.
As always, we’ll offer sag support and a lovely pick up and drop off service (For broken bikes and lifeless bodies).

If you’re on the fence, better hop off. Registration is limited to the frist 250 riders.
Don’t forget the Ride and Stride 5k for you running folk.

New this year is chipped timing! Yes!!!!!!!!!!

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about these events on the Boneshaker Gravel Series thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.


100 miles

Mission Valley School

12913 Mission Valley Rd # A
Eskridge, KS United States
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Grinder Nationals and Gravelleur’s Raid

April 18, 2020 @ 7:00 am 5:00 pm

The United States Endurance Cycling Federation is proud to present The USECF Gravel Grinder National Championship and The Gravelleur’s Raid.
This awesome cycling event has a distance for just about any level rider with a 25 mile relay or 50 mile non championship ride in the Gravelleur’s Raid or a 100 + mile national championship race in Grinder Nationals. Racers do not need to qualify and any rider may register for the USECF Grinder Nationals or Gravelleur’s Raid.
When the dust settles the winning riders in each five year age category will be crowned as USECF Gravel Grinder National Champions and presented with USECF National Championship Jerseys.
3 Distances to choose from:
25 miles – Gravelleur’s Raid Relay (Non Championship race)
50 miles – Gravelleur’s Raid (Non Championship race)
100 miles – Grinder Nationals


April 18
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
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25, 50 and 100
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Rage Against The Chain Ring Series: #4 Rage Of Oz

April 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

#4 Rage Of Oz

Part of the Rage Against The Chainring four event gravel series around Wichita Kansas. These gravel races will take place on 4 courses in the Wichita area. Each event will consist of several classes in which riders can register. There will be two distance options, including a 50 mile course for the race competitors and a shorter 25 mile course for those who just want to come out, ride and enjoy the camaraderie.

Cost will be $30.00 for each race. There will be A, B, C and Single Speed classes. Course maps and GPS files will be posted the first part of January. Note, it is our objective to keep these courses simple to navigate and therefore markings will be minimal.

All of these races will start at approx. 9 a.m. Racers will complete 2 laps on a 25 mile loop. Riders on the tour will complete 1 lap on the same course and will leave shortly after the race group. We have chosen to go with a lap format so that, weather “somewhat” permitting family and friends have more of an opportunity to cheer on their riders.

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Stearman Field Bar and Grill

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March 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

DIRTY-DALA is a northern Flint Hills gravel cycling race through creek valleys and wild country, staged near the rural town of Olsburg, Kansas. Challenging routes include two options: 80 & 25 miles. Both Epic & FUN. !Warning! This is NOT a flat lollygagger stroll, it will be hard, it will test you. And Mother Nature always holds a full deck of cards at the end of March. Want a taste of “Blue Ribbon” chunky gnarly Flint Hills gravel? Building up for an ultra-Gravel Grinder? Want to torch your legs with some gravel climbs? Then you need a dose of DIRTY-DALA! Rugged. Remote. Wild & Beautiful. Challenging Gravel, come Get Some!

Shannon Creek Road

17705 Shannon Creek Rd
Olsburg, Kansas 66520 United States
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80 & 25 miles
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Danny’s Delight

December 8 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

Danny’s Delight 12/8/2019

Danny wants you to join him for a tour of the fine gravel roads around Oskaloosa Kansas. He has provided us with 3 lengths so you can choose how many miles of fun is right for you.

Start: 9AM Sunday December 8th Oskaloosa kansas.

Parking & start: Oskaloosa City Hall https://goo.gl/maps/zSpCfiQxMAt9SefcA

Closest public bathroom: in city hall


Gravel Calendar KC

Oskaloosa City Hall

100 E Washington St # C
Oskaloosa, Kansas 66066 United States
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Baldwin City Gravel Grind aka the “Cappuccino Ride”

May 18 @ 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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2017 Dirty Kanza 200 number plate, Matt Gersib

In the Saddle: 2017 Dirty Kanza 200

In 2006, the town of Emporia, Kansas hosted its first Dirty Kanza 200. Initially a small, intimate gathering of gravel cyclists, the Dirty Kanza has since grown into one of North America’s largest and most prestigious gravel events. This year, the Dirty Kanza drew an international field of more than 2,000 competitors, split among 200-, […]

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