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Texas Chainring Massacre

THE FASTEST 100K ON GRAVEL! No license required.

The 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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 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
100 mile route Min avg speed 13mpg

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Iceman’s Challenge – Road to Hell

The Iceman’s Challenge Gravel Pursuit Adventure Cycling Event is the annual winter signature gravel adventure ride and race hosted by The Bear Mountain Bike and Outdoor Stores. The Iceman’s Challenge is held on the first Saturday in December at the historic Talbert Ranch located northwest of Waco at 5307 Talbert Ranch Road, China Spring, Texas 76633.

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Holiday Ramble

Happy Holidays from the Spinistry crew!

You need a gravel fix and we are here to deliver in style. Options range from an “easy” 50K to a to a full weekend of bike packing and exploration for the adventurous folks out there. There are no SAG/sweep vehicles to retrieve broken down or lost riders. Riders must be capable and self sufficient to deal with any issues which might arise.

This is a FANTASTIC all weather route through the Cross Timbers Forest areas between Gainesville and Denison. This will be about as close as we can get to watching the season turn in Texas. This area truly does get autumn colors, usually in December. There are lots of rolling hills and twisting roads and very few flat and straight sections. While the hills aren’t huge, some are long (both up and down) so plan accordingly if you are doing a longer route.

Venue: Fireworks World, 7475 E US Highway 82, Gainesville, Texas 76240- This is actually well east of Gainesville and in a small town known as Oak Ridge. Be sure to go this address which is on the North side of US 82. There is another Firework store down the road on the South side of 82 which is NOT our staging area.

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Ride Across Texas

The Ride Across Texas will start in Texarkana, AR and end Tucumcari, NM. The total route will be about 900 miles with 25,000 feet of climbing according to ridewithgps. Please note, this route is intended to be over 90% dirt/gravel roads. The Solo Self Supported category will essentially follow Tour Divide type rules. Other categories could be added later in the year (solo supported, relay teams etc). We are now only accepting registrations for solo self supported riders. Early Bird price for the first 50 slots Solo Self Supported!

Discuss the Race Across Texas (RAT) 2015 on the Riding Gravel Forum here.

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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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