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The DAMn – Day Across Minnesota

August 15 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

The DAMn  –  The Day Across Minnesota, also known as The DAMn gravel road bicycle race. Racers will traverse 240 miles of Minnesota gravel roads by bicycle in a single day. That’s right, they will have 24 hours from start to finish. They will start in South Dakota and finish in Wisconsin. 

LOGISTICS

Racers who attempt the 240 mile Day Across Minnesota gravel road bicycle race will start in Gary, South Dakota on Saturday August 5th 2017 as the clock strikes midnight. If they finish, they will finish no more than 24 hours later in Hager City, Wisconsin. This epic point-to-point adventure will require each racer to get themselves to the pre-race check-in on time, get themselves across the state of Minnesota by bicycle, and to get themselves home afterwards. *There are no shuttles and will be no on course support being provided by The DAMn.

 There will be a pre-race program from 11:00pm until 11:30pm. Afterwards, racers will gear up and head directly to the starting line. Checking in before 11:00pm and attending the pre-race program are both mandatory, so be there. The neutral roll-out happens promptly at midnight.

There will be 3 course check-points throughout the 240 mile day. Racers must make it to each check-point before the check-point cut-off time which will require racers to average a minimum of 10mph. If at any point throughout the day a racer does not make a check-point cut-off, they will not be given the means necessary to proceed.

These check-points will also contain neutral support zones for support crews if racers choose to bring one. Support can only be taken from crew members in the designated neutral support zones. This restriction will help keep our racers safer by having fewer vehicles on the course. Support can also be taken from fellow racers while on the course and from any establishment that a racer passes while on the course.

We understand and hope that the point-to-point logistics combined with the optional neutral support opportunity may increase the desire to car-pool and share support crews. Have a DAMn car? Need a DAMn crew? Head over to the Riding Gravel Forum DAMn Thread.

 

Details

Date:
August 15, 2020
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Website:
http://the-damn.com/

Distance

240 miles

Race Website

https://the-damn.com/

MN United States + Google Map
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Miesville FiftySix

April 26 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

We are very excited about 2020, and the 6th Annual, Miesville FiftySix gravel ride. If you are new to our ride, or a returning participant, we want to share with you a bit about how we are stoked to be part of the gravel and cycling community, and how we want to give back. With your help we can do some really good things for people in need locally. Registration for the MF6, historically, has been free to the rider. This year we are going 100% full on charity. You will be able to register with our charity partner, 360 Communities. This is a change, and this change will change lives. We want your support. We believe you will want to help!

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

 

Details

Date:
April 26, 2020
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Website:
http://miesvillefiftysix.wordpress.com/about/

Distance

56 miles

Miesville Mudhens baseball field

Miesville, MN United States + Google Map
http://miesvillefiftysix.wordpress.com/about/
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Ragnarok 105

April 18 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

When: APRIL 18th, 2020

Where: Start and Finish in Red Wing, using many of the cool roads in Goodhue and Wabasha Counties

What: Ragnarok 

How much?: Free, zero doll hairs…

Registration Details:  TBA

 If you have any questions, feel free to post up a comment. I may have forgotten something too… who knows.

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the Ragnarok 105 thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

Details

Date:
April 18, 2020
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Website:
http://ragnarok105.blogspot.com/

Distance

105 miles

Red Wing, Minnesota

Red Wing, MN 55066 United States + Google Map
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Red Wing Gravel Ride

November 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am 6:00 pm

Nicollet Bike Cycling Club members Bill and Janet Nelson are hosting a group gravel ride around the beautiful Red Wing, MN. area!
– No Drop Ride with 80 mile and 30 mile guided route options.
– Meet at Nicollet Bike Shop at 8 am to carpool with others to Red Wing.
– The group will start and finish the ride at Red Wing city parking lot behind Red Wing Cycle & Outfitters.
– The group will get lunch in Red Wing after the ride before heading back to Mankato.

Free

Nicollet Bike Cycling Club

Red Wing Cycle & Outfitters

319 Main St
Red Wing, Minnesota United States
+ Google Map

Distance

80 and 30 miles
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Gravel West

October 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

This is a FREE unsupported exploration of the west metro gravel. Limited to 100 participants.
Sunday, October 20th, 2019
10:00 A.M. Start
at Gear West in Long Lake, MN

Sign up: corey@gearwest.com
Questions: 952-473-0377
www.gearwest.com/gravelwest

Prizes include
Top three Male / Female
Widest and Narrowest tires
Oldest and Newest Bikes
Best Costume
Laterne Rouge
Muddiest and Bloodiest
And More

Two Gravelly Distances to Choose from
SHORT 25Miles or LONG 71Miles
For more information about the routes email corey@gearwest.com

Details

Date:
October 21
Time:
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
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Website:
http://www.gearwest.com/gravelwest

Organizer

Gear West
Phone:
952-473-0377
Email:
corey@gearwest.com
Website:
gearwest.com/gravelwest

Distance

75, 25
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River Valley 100

August 25, 2019 @ 12:00 am 1:00 am

100km of mostly gravel roads around the scenic Minnesota River Valley.

To keep insurance costs low and the event free for you, this is a non supported RIDE. What that really means is there won’t be results posted and we won’t be there to come get you if something goes wrong. Please have the tools you need to support yourself. Feel free to come ride at whatever pace makes you happy. We hope you’ll enjoy the scenic views along the Minnesota River Valley. If you want to stop for some refreshments along the route there are a couple options right on course! There’s a gas station in Cortland. It’s not fancy but it has the usual gas station stuff. Morgan Creek Vineyards & Winery is also on the route (note: opens at 11am, you might be past there before then). Welch Heritage Farms is another on course option. In years past they’ve had great apple cider donuts! Once back in Mankato you’ll return to the Mankato Brewery where you can buy a beverage if you wish.

Details

Date:
August 25
Time:
12:00 am – 1:00 am
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/464681830981842/

Distance

100km

Mankato Brewery

1119 Center Street
North Mankato, MN 56082 United States
+ Google Map
https://rivervalley100.com/about/
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Dirty Lemming Gravel Grinder.

July 27, 2019 @ 7:00 am 5:00 pm

9th Annual Dirty Lemming Gravel Ride.
Saturday July 27, 2019 7AM
Postcard registration opens April 1st.
Limited to 100 riders.
100M or 100K

Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
www.dirtylemming.com

Organizer

Jim Smith
Email:
jim@dirtylemming.com
Website:
www.dirtylemming.com

Distance

100M or 100K

Watertown, Minnesota

Watertown, MN 55388 United States + Google Map
www.dirtylemming.com
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Lyme Grinder

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

The course is very flat and fast with the exception of dropping into Marine on St. Croix and climbing up Nason Hill. We recommend gravel road or fat bikes.
The gravel is mostly packed and smooth but could be muddy depending on conditions.
63 miles long. Representative of the % of false negative Lyme disease tests done in clinics.

Free

Minnesota Lyme Association

Blacksmith Lounge

17205 Forest Blvd N
Hugo, Minnesota 55038 United States
+ Google Map

Distance

63 miles
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Filthy 50 Registration is Open

<Back to News Home | Our friends at the Filthy 50 sent over a note about this year’s Filthy 50 on Sunday, October 11, 2015 in Stewartville, Minnesota. Registration is OPEN! The Filthy 50 has been a very popular race and people get on registration quickly. You probably should make a decision soon and then […]

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