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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
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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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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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
Event Categories:
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Event Tags:
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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
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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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
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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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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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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