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Panaracer Texas Chainring Massacre

THE FASTEST 100K ON GRAVEL! No license required.

Insurance For Texans Gravel Royalty series

The Panaracer Texas Chainring Massacre is a full on gravel grinder featuring a unique combination of dirt roads and desolate country roads that promises to be both scenic and challenging. Riders will be able to enjoy a fantastic route that starts and ends in the “civilized” part of the D/FW Metroplex near Valley View, TX while meandering through some scenic rural areas.

100K Dash For the Cash – This marked course ride will provide neutral aid/support station at approximately the half way point but no outside support is allowed except at the aid station. Plan to bring enough food and supplies to be self supported in case of break down since it might take several hours for a sweep/sag vehicle to reach stranded riders. 9am start time in Valley View, TX.

All roads whether paved or unpaved are public roads subject to the regulations of the great State of Texas. Participants are required to obey all “rules of the road” and laws for the applicable jurisdiction(s) in which they operate their bicycles and/or other vehicles. This applies to both the featured event as well as any practice or warm up events. The Texas Chainring Massacre is an all-weather event unless conditions are deemed unsafe for riders so there is a no refunds policy.

Promoter may modify the course at any time for rider safety or based on course conditions.

Cash payout of at least 50%/5 deep Men – 50%/3 deep women

200K Grinder Supreme – Two laps of the 100K course for those who just gotta have more miles!
Awards for Top 3 Overall, Top 3 Women, Top 3 Masters 55+, Top 3 Young Guns 30 and Under. Age breaks may be added at promoter’s discretion.

50K Fun Ride – Approximately half of the full Chainring Massacre loop. Ideal for those newer to gravel grinding and/or those who want some bonus time hanging out in Valley View and the Whiskey Hollow Distillery.

Hosts and Sponsors – More info soon but the town of Valley View and Whiskey Hollow Distillery will be going above and beyond to roll out the red carpet for us so stay tuned for details!

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Iceman’s Challenge – Road to Hell

The 4th Annual Iceman’s Challenge Gravel Road Race and Adventure Pursuit is a fun, laid back gravel adventure event held at the historic Talbert Ranch in China Spring, Texas. The Iceman’s Challenge is a race and adventure ride organized to give gravel riders an opportunity to ride of some of the remote and most beautiful country roads in McLennan and Bosque Counties.  This year we offer an 86 Mile Ultra Gravel Road Race and  Adventure Pursuit Ride and courses of 86, 68, 54, and 36 miles.  The event takes place on Saturday, December 2, 2017, near Waco, Texas, with all courses located in McLennan and Bosque Counties.  The Iceman’s Challenge offers routes along beautiful gravel roads, some shaded by trees and on sunlit country roads taking you through farm and ranch lands meandering by rivers and crossing creeks, and streams.  The four courses offered will feature roads with varying surface conditions from compacted gravel, small cinder-like sand, smooth dirt, rocky to smooth water crossings, rutted wash outs, chip seal and smooth asphalt pavement.  For 2017, the 86 mile and 68 mile courses will offer a new section called the Angel’s Lair featuring four challenging climbs and descents with some spectacular views from the highest elevations in Bosque County.   Course routes average between 90-75% gravel roads with 20-25% paved roads. 

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Gravelthon

¬†Gravelthon! Dallas is a collaborative effort by several key affiliates to promote cycling adventures within the urban sprawl of Dallas. This is a unique event which is accessible to almost anyone who can ride a bicycle while still providing a challenge even to elite athletes. Gravelthon! offers a safe enviroment away from the hustle and bustle of traffic and “civilization” while still being within site of the Dallas skyline.

The routes will incorporate iconic features such as the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and the Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge/Plaza. It will then zig-zag along the unpaved Trinity Corridor levee trail system for a 20+ mile adventure circuit completely away from any vehicular traffic but always in sight of the Dallas skyline. Endurance riders are welcome to ride multiple laps to take the complete distance ridden over 100 kilometers!

A significant portion of each entry/registration directly supports The Trinity Commons Foundation and its mission.

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Leprechaun Lasso 3

All events pre registration only.
The third sequel for the Leprechaun!

New 100 mile option for those who dare cross the leprechaun TWICE! 3700′ ELEVATION gain. Drop bag delivery at 50 miles. Water and snacks!
Half distance 50 1700′ ELEVATION gain finishes at the drop bag location for the 100 a 1.4 mile ride back to the start.

Please enter a distance that you can hold the avg speed
of 10/15MPG ! I don’t want you to finish in the dark on the short
winter day. Though I would come looking for you but
would rather be driving home as would you I’m sure.

50 mile route Min avg speed 10mpg
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/14041869
100 mile route Min avg speed 13mpg
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/14029224

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about the event and other rides on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

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Camino205 Presented by American Classic

<Back to News Home Information about the Camino205 came across our desk recently and it looks like an event that Riding Gravel readers may be interested in. On October 4, 2014 riders will embark on routes of 25, 105, or 205 starting in Palestine, Texas. For more information and to get registered, head over to […]

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