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Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash

 

SAVE THE DATE!
September 9th, 2017 for the 4th running of the Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash!!! Registration Opens Tuesday, May 30th!

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

“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 2 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 66 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””

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about gravel events on the Riding Gravel Forum.

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SGR2 (Sunflower State Games Gravel Road Race)

Saturday, July 18 in Topeka, Kansas.

The Sunflower State Games is proud to announce a new event for 2015! The SGR2 (Sunflower State Games Gravel Road Race). Racers will tackle 95 miles of some the most scenic and challenging rural roads near Topeka, Kansas. A 45 mile “fun” ride will also be available for those just dipping their toe into the gravel riding waters.

This event will start and finish at the beautiful Kansas History Museum in Topeka. This is a supported race/ride with checkpoints for resupply and repairs. Riders will need their own support crew or can enlist the help of the Sunflower State Games for a nominal fee. Riders will be responsible for their own navigation as there will only be minimal course markings at critical junctures on the course. Registration details, maps and cue sheets for racers/riders/support crews as well as further rules/regulations can be found at sunflowergames.com.

Races will start at 06:30AM and 06:45AM respectively with a finish cut off time of 4:00PM. The Clubhouse Inn of Topeka will serve as race hotel with an early breakfast available for racers. It is conveniently located just 1.5 miles form the race’s start/finish area. Top 3 race finishers in their divisions will receive Medals and Merchandise.

Time:  Registration/Check-in: 5:00 – 6:00 a.m. Open 95 Mile Race begins at 6:30 a.m. Beginner 45 Mile Race begins at 6:45 a.m. Race ends at 4:00 p.m.

Registration:  Online registration opens March 1. For mail-in registration, download and print forms from the right column of this page. Online registration is strongly encouraged. Deadline: Friday, July 10. Day-of registrations accepted with a $5 late fee.

TShirts:  Commemorative t-shirts will only be distributed to participants who register prior to July 10. T-shirts will not be available for late entries.

OPEN GRAVEL RACE – 95 MILES

Male Female
29 & Under 39 & Under
30-39 40-59
40-49 60+
50-59
60+
Singlespeed (male & female combined)
Tandem (male & female combined)
*Medals and Merchandise to top three finishers in all divisions listed above.

BEGINNER FUN RIDE – 45 MILES

Male Medals to top three finishers
Female Medals to top three finishers

COMPETITION FORMAT:

Courses are one loop starting at the Kansas History Museum.
SAG SUPPORT BY SSG INCLUDES:
  • Water and Gatorade
  • Energy bars and fresh fruit
  • Pick-up from course in case of race abandonment

 

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this ride and others on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

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Dirty Kanza 200

 

DESCRIPTION:  “Dirty Kanza Promotions was founded in 2006 by Jim Cummins, with the assistance of fellow cycling enthusiast Joel Dyke. At that time, gravel grinding was just beginning to catch the interest of the endurance cycling community. However, Jim had grown up in the Flint Hills of east central Kansas and had been riding gravel for decades. Inspired by some of the early gravel grinder events… and convinced the Flint Hills had the best gravel to be found anywhere in the world, Jim and Joel decided to create Dirty Kanza 200.”

DATE:  Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

DISTANCE(S): 100 and 200 mile options

REGISTRATION:  Opens Saturday, Jan. 14th, 2016 at 8am CST.

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

 

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Gravel Ride For Masie’s Pride

Here we are again. This is our 7th 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.
Online registration opens January 31st.

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.

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Rage Against The Chain Ring Series: #4 Rage Of Oz

#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.

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about gravel events on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

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Gravelleurs Raid

The Gravelleurs Raid will be a 100+ mile gravel road bicycle race starting and finishing in Lawrence, KS on  1 Apr 2017.

REGISTRATION:    https://www.bikereg.com/gravelleurs-raid/

Hit me up with your questions.
Question #1: Is it a self supported race? Yes
Question#2: Is there a SAG? Yes, one SAG spot @ 50 mile point. Next to a Casey’s Convenience store.
Question#3: Will there be a GPS release? Yes, once the course is finalized.

SPONSORS: Team GO! Racing, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, Johnny’s Tavern, the Lawrence Mountain Bike Club, the Lawrence Bicycle Club and Meadowbrook Apartments.

There will be cash payouts for the Open Class Men and Women, SingleSpeed Class Men and Women and now thanks to a new sponsor cash payout for the MTB/Fat Bike Men and Women and cool merchandise for all other classes.

There will be post race food, Pizza and a drink, provided to racers courtesy of Johnny’s Tavern.

 

If you have any questions, comments, thoughts, or want to share your reports or pictures, head over to the Gravelleurs Raid thread on the Riding Gravel Forum

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Tour de Lyon County

Tour de Lyon County

Event details and schedule

This 105 mile race will begin at 7:00am and will be concluded by 7:00pm.

The registration table will open at 6:00am the day of the event.

There will be a competitive and non-competititive class. No cash prizes for either class. There will be a male and a female class.

Teams will be responsible for getting team members to and from relay points.

Competitive Divisions:

Individual Male/Female

3 person teams/gender neutral

3 person teams/bike/run/gender neutral

 

Non Competitive Divisions:

Individual Male/Female

Teams may be comprised of up to 10 members

The ride will be on public roads. Water will be provided on two of the legs but teams are encouraged to supply their own water/drinks.

A 20 mile Fun Ride will also be available beginning at 10:00am from the same location.

A complete list of rules will be available prior to and on the day of the race.

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Tour de Vino

**This is the 4th annual bicycle winery tour, Tour de Vino. Experience the wineries of the Somerset Wine Trail by bike, each bringing a signature style to their hand-produced, artisan wines from grape varieties specially selected for each vineyard and for our region. Purchased wine will be waiting for you after the ride, along with live music and food options at all locations. All proceeds benefit Paola Pathways, more information at http://www.paolapathways.org/.

Ride updates and registration at www.micovelo.com and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Miami-County-Cycling-Club-MICO-VELO/100174310039743

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Dirty Kanza Registration is Coming Soon

<Back to News Home |   Our friends at the Dirty Kanza are busy getting things ready for the 2015 edition and have passed along the following information. Registration opens: January 10th, 2015 Dirty Kanza Training Camp: Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29th, 2015 Rider Sign-In/Expo: Friday, May 29, 2015 Race Day: Saturday, May […]

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