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Almanzo 100

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!
 
Registration for the 2018 Almanzo 100, Royal 162 and the Alexander 380 begins January 1st! 
 
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Dirt Bag

Late season gravel ride out of Clearwater, MN. 85, 60 and 30 mile courses. Soups, stews and sweet goods to ensure no one goes home hungry.

Okay grinders… Send your postcards to:
Dirt Bag
c/o JJ Egbers
800 12th Ave South
St Cloud, MN 56301

Name, Class (multi/single speed, fat), email address.

We will run all 3 distances (30, 60 and 80) again. Placings for the 80 miler for male and female geared and fat. Because the course is relatively flat, single speed is in the same class as multi. Run what you brung.

I’m hoping to open the Dirt Bag jersey and hat store for anyone who wants to order. Details TBA.

“Nobody goes home hungry”

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The Filthy 50

The Filthy 50 is coming back for our fifth year in 2017. Registration will open on the first day of Spring, but for now, make a note on your calendars that Sunday, October 8th 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.

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The DAMn – Day Across Minnesota

The DAMn  -We are proud to introduce 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. This event will take place in August of 2017. Registration details & more information will be coming soon.

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.

The DAMn pre-race check-in will open at 6:00pm on Friday August 4th at the Buffalo Ridge Ballroom in Gary and will end promptly at 11:00pm. 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.

 

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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 30th, 2017. It’s a mass roll-out at 8:30am 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.

Not much will change for 2017. Some new updates, but nothing too dramatic.

The Miesville FiftySix is open to everyone and anyone who likes to ride bikes. We will be capping the event at 450 participants. The registration process will open on February 1st, 2017. Although postcards are cool, they are a lot of work, so we will be dialing it back and using a sign-up form via the google forms instead. This is cleaner, more legit, and easier to manage and manipulate. So, stay tuned.

Parking will be in the back lot of the Miesville Mudhens baseball stadium. Make sure you don’t park anywhere where it is roped off or states NO PARKING.   We are very excited for the third annual Miesville FiftySix (PKA: Miesville Gravel Grinder).

The Miesville FiftySix  is a true labor of love, people, and bikes. If you appreciate that concept, please help us keep it free.

 

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

 

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Dickie Scramble

 

The official information for the 2016 Dickie Scramble:

Date: April 23, 2016

Start Time: 10:00am

Start Location: JJ Tailgaters, 30 Main St W, Elgin, MN 55932

Ride Length: Approximately 75 miles

Files:    2016.gpx     2016.crs     Cue Cards

Registration is on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/741133459355097/) or by emailing Drew@Cyclocarbon.com

Please bring a pot luck item to share at the checkpoint – something you’d like to eat (or drink!) 45 or 50 miles into your ride. JJ Tailgaters will be ready to serve great food at the finish line.

Registration is open and runs until 9:45 am Saturday.  RSVP by email via drew@cyclocarbon.com or on facebook if possible.  I use the numbers to help JJ Tailgators to know what to expect and to improve the event for everyone.  I will let anyone ride who shows up day of (up to 15 minutes before the start) but an RSVP ASAP is preferable.

Do not park on Main Street!  We have permission to use three parking lots within the city thanks to the schools.  See the map below (want a copy?).  I won’t police this but everyone in Elgin has been great to us and it would be a shame to do anything to change that.  Elgin is a small place and riding from a lot to check-in will be a good way to make sure your bike is ready to go.

– See more at: http://www.cyclocarbon.com/dickie-scramble/#sthash.amHn0Tns.dpuf

Sign in is behind JJ Tailgators between 8:30 and 9:45 am.  You will also drop off your potluck items at check-in–  look for my Toyota Sequoia.  If you need cue cards be sure you’ve printed your own.  Any cues  to be found at check-in will be extremely limited.

 

We will congregate in front of JJ Tailgators on Main St. at 9:55 for a brief pep talk and roll-out at 10 am.  The first two miles or so are a neutral rollout and we will stop and recollect out on the gravel.

 

Throughout this ride you are responsible for  yourself.  No one is going to come get you.  Ride safely and within your limits.  Bring anything you think you will need.  Do not assume what will be around the next corner.  Cars, trucks, ATVs, cattle, and dogs (and even a pet pig) all share these roads.  Follow the law, don’t pee in someone’s yard etc.,

– See more at: http://www.cyclocarbon.com/dickie-scramble/#sthash.amHn0Tns.dpuf

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

 

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Ragnarok 105

When: APRIL 1st, 2017

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: Due to us wanting to keep our sanity, keep our costs down, and make sure that we can provide a good experience for the riders, we are capping the active roster at 150 riders    On Black Friday weekend 2016 you can send in a POSTCARD

The Postcard MUST have the following information:

Name
Email Address
Male/Female

Here are a couple of things to keep our frustration down… we aren’t always necessarily jerks, so we won’t toss your card out, but still…

1) Write Legibly. If we can’t read your name and email it will be hard to get you officially on the roster.
2) Don’t send in a bunch of pieces of paper for you and your buddies in one envelope. They are NOT postcards.
3) Massive chunks of a box, while technically a postcard, can be annoying. If you are making your own hobo postcard please make it standard postcard size.

Postcards will be accepted from the day after Thanksgiving until December 31 (postmarked date). We’ll have a new address to send them to, which will be detailed out in a couple of weeks.

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

Click for 2014 Results

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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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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