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The DAMn – Day Across Minnesota

August 3, 2019 @ 12:00 am August 4, 2019 @ 1:00 am

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

Start:
August 3 @ 12:00 am
End:
August 4 @ 1:00 am
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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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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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Almanzo 100

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm

Almanzo 100 – You will be able to ride all three courses. There will be a start line. There will be a finish line. There will be a handshake at the finish. You will still be responsible for you. And most importantly, it will still be free!
 
 NOTE- The venue and organizer has changed. Chris Skogen has taken the event back and moved it to Northfield MN. Details TBA on routes, times, etc.

Details

Date:
May 18
Time:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
TBA

Distance

100 miles

Race Website

http://www.almanzo.com

Spring Valley

Downtown
Spring Valley, MN United States
+ Google Map
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Miesville FiftySix

The Miesville FiftySix is a gravel road ride through some of the most beautiful parts of Dakota county and just minutes southeast of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. We are gearing up for Sunday April 28th, 2019. It’s a mass roll-out at 9:00am sharp from the Miesville Mudhens stadium right in Miesville. The route will consist of 56 radical miles Dakota County and the Cannon River Valley. Many gravel enthusiasts have told us that this is one of their favorite rides of the year. That’s a big deal.

The Miesville FiftySix is open to everyone and anyone who likes to ride bikes. We will be capping the event at 600 participants. The registration process will open on February 1st, 2018. 

 Hey all! As we wait patiently for the city of Miesville to decide if they want us to come back for 2019 we just want to let you all know that we are planning for the last Sunday of April again this upcoming year for the 5th Annual Miesville FiftySix. We will have a much easier registration process this year along with a custom shirt and hat preorder and one little surprise that we will be unveiling around the new year #earnyourburger #MF6givesback  

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

 
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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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Ragnarok 105

When: APRIL 6th, 2019 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.

 
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The Filthy 50

October 14 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

The Filthy 50 is coming back for our sixth year in 2018. Registration will open on the first day of Spring, but for now, make a note on your calendars that Sunday, October 14th is reserved to ride some southeastern Minnesota gravel with us. There are already a few new features locked in place for this year’s Filthy that we believe you are going to enjoy. We will also be bringing back some of the same filthy traditions that you’ve grown to love, and will make sure to give you updates as the plan comes together. Keep an eye out for more from us soon.

The Filthy 50 Social:

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Youtube

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on The Filthy 50 thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.

Details

Date:
October 14, 2018
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
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Website:
http://the-filthy-50.com/

Organizer

Filthy 50
Email:
thefilthy50@gmail.com
Website:
http://the-filthy-50.com/

Distance

50 miles

Filthy 50

Stewartville, MN United States + Google Map
http://the-filthy-50.com/
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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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Miesville FiftySix Jersey Preorder

<Back to News Home | We received this following bit of information from our friends over at the Miesville FiftySix and wanted to share with you. It’s mentioned below, but you should note: the preorder for their jersey is from April 6th to April 27th. Watch for it to go live on Belch Gear. Also, you should […]

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