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Snaggy Ridge 105

Cedar County Gravel The second running of this darn scenic tour of #cedarcountygravel that is sure to please all abilities. With a figure 8 route that begins  and ends in downtown Tipton, Iowa this is a very rider friendly event with great support, prizes and no mud roads (B Roads if they are dry). It is put on by the Tipton Chamber of Commerce as a fundraiser and to show off Tipton and Cedar County. Registration
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Filthy Fillmore III (2018)

Details June 30th! 8:00am departure Well this is the fifth installment of ‘my’ gravel ride and the third time riding this route. Those who have done this ride before will tell you it’s not easy, but it is fun (type 2 fun where you think it’s fun some of the time and forget about the pain after!) This ride is not: Competitive Timed Marked (I might mark turns if I have time/help) Marshalled Supported (unless you help find some volunteers) Sagged (see above) Authorised Endorsed Insured Sponsored (I am actually open to this, but it may be more of a hassle than it’s worth.) etc This ride IS Self supported No-Drop (within reason – I’ll likely be one of the slower riders up hills, but please recognize your own limitations.) Fun Painful Exciting Full of beautiful CNY back roads you’ve likely never ridden on. Most of all FREE! We are planning to leave promptly at 8am, not 8:10, not 8:20, so if you plan to ride with us please be ready to ride at 7:50, when there will be a brief discussion of the route and cue sheets (I will print enough for those say ‘yes’ AND those who indicate ‘maybe’ hopefully that will be enough) If you are bringing someone along who isn’t on Facebook, please let me know in the comments so I can print a cue sheet for them. Initial Short loop route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14531265 (fairly road bike friendly) Short loop, plus Bear Swamp loop, plus birthplace spur: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14658007 (32mm tire minimum recommend, bigger rocks means bigger tires) The shortest version of the route would be 31ish miles skipping the Millard Fillmore birthplace https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22515321 I’m again willing to rent a pavilion at Fillmore Glen and plan an informal picnic for after the ride if there is interest. Bring a dish to pass if you are able and would like to join us. I’ll have a grill for you to use if you bring food to grill. Be prepared to fix flats and carry extra water due to the heat!
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Central Vt Cycle Tour

“People say it’s one of the best one day dirt road bike tour routes in Vermont, the scenery is unbroken.” Choose from 15, 30 and 60 mile routes. Short route is family friendly and gradual. The long route is demanding, with 6000 feet of elevation gain. Well marked courses, four food stops, bike patrol on duty, full cookout at end of ride. Kids and teens ride free (so bring a crowd.) $60 registration from adults is a donation to the Cross Vermont Trail – working to connect neighborhoods, schools and parks with safe, fun bike paths. Also, maple creemees.
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2017 Dirty Kanza 200 number plate, Matt Gersib

In the Saddle: 2017 Dirty Kanza 200

In 2006, the town of Emporia, Kansas hosted its first Dirty Kanza 200. Initially a small, intimate gathering of gravel cyclists, the Dirty Kanza has since grown into one of North America’s largest and most prestigious gravel events. This year, the Dirty Kanza drew an international field of more than 2,000 competitors, split among 200-, […]

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