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Founders Barry-Roubaix

Founders Barry-Roubaix 2019 date APRIL 13th. Stay tuned for updates…. The largest gravel road bicycle race in the world! Challenging race traversing the rolling and scenic gravel roads throughout Barry County, Michigan   Kick off the race season with 0ver 3,500 of your fellow cyclists Cyclocross, Mountain, Road, Single-Speed, Fixed gear, Fatbikes & Tandem bicycles are welcome in any category The course will be marked. Directional arrows will be coordinated with your race length. RED = 62 mile, YELLOW = 36 mile and BLUE = 22 mile race Neutral aid stations A huge after-party and awards ceremony Like the classic it’s named after, Barry-Roubaix will test riders against (80%) rolling gravel roads, pavement, one mile of rough two track, rocks, sand, mud, and possibly snow and ice as you traverse the scenic roads of Barry County, Michigan. We offer three race lengths to challenge riders of all abilities. The 24-mile Cushe “Chiller” has approx. 1200 feet of elevation, The 36-mile Smith Optics “Thriller” climbs approx. 2200 feet The 62-mile Foundry Cycles “Killer” you can expect approx. 3800 feet of elevation. We also offer a team competition category. Race as an individual AND see how your team stacks up against some of the areas best   One Huge after-party with Founders beer and a live band after the awards.  Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the Founders Barry-Roubaix thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.  
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The Lowell 50

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm

The Lowell 50

Race Description: The Lowell 50 is a classic old world style gravel road race. You’ll race along the banks of the Flat River and through rural Ionia County on approximately 90% unpaved roads. You may choose from either our 110, 34 or 15 (110 mile & 15 mile are both new for our spring race only) all routes are single loops.  The courses are challenging, scenic, and fun. Including one historic wooden covered bridge dating back to the mid-1800s’.

Where: The race will start and finish at Fallasburg County Park (See Location Map). This park was first opened in 1929 on 56 acres of land. It now encompasses over 180 acres including two spring fed streams, an island on the Flat River, and a portion of the 4000 mile North Country Trail passing through its boundaries. The park also boasts paved and unpaved walking paths, several play grounds, ball fields, and a disc golf course. Bring the whole family; Fallasburg Park is a real gem and a great venue for this bike race.

Who: This race is for anyone who wants a challenge. From the elite road, cyclocross, mountain bike racer, to those of you just looking for a great ride. 

What Bike: Road, cross, mountain, fat, or tandem, your choice. Any bike will work, bring your favorite.

Timing: RFID chip timing with (Times -7) Slimline linear timing mats and high speed video.

Parking: Convenient parking directly across from the lodge (600 – 700 vehicles).

 

 

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Details

Date:
April 6
Time:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
$55.00
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Website:
http://www.thelowell50.com/

Distance

100, 34 and 57 miles

Fallasburg County Park

1124 Fallasburg Road
Lowell, MI 49331 United States
+ Google Map
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Michigan Mountain Mayhem “Gravel Grinder”

The Gravel Grinder is a gravel road race like nothing you can imagine. It is limited to 2000 riders. The Gravel Grinder is essentially three races in one. The Easy 18 mile race is flat and easy, a great race for beginners or even the kids in the family. The Fast 40 mile race is a gravel race best suited for Cross bikes. The seasonal roads have been removed for this route. Expect lots of fast gravel mixed with some tough climbs. The Sadistic 60 mile race is for the person who wants a true challenge. You get five monster climbs, lots of fast gravel roads, multiple sections of tough seasonal roads which have sand, mud and rocks and also a white knuckle descent. Whatever bike/tire you choose it will be the wrong one at some point. This route will test your mental sanity.

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about the Michigan Mountain Mayhem Gravel Grinder on our Forum Thread

 
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Barry-Roubaix this weekend

The very popular Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race is this Saturday, March 22 in Hastings, Michigan. There are 24, 36, and 62-mile options to accomodate riders of any level.  It’s the unofficial start of the season in the Upper Midwest. Last year, a total of 2,150 riders participated in all of the distances  – 361 […]

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[Editorial] Gravel is not a Fad

NOTE: This is normally the news feed, but occasionally we will be posting editorial pieces. – by Ben, creator of Riding Gravel Riding Gravel This website started last fall after some coercing from Andy at pedal of Littleton to get a gravel ride going in the fall after interest in the spring AntiEpic. It was […]

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