Tag Archives | Gravel Event

The Hibernator

A serious metric century off-road gravel adventure for the determined with nearly 8,000′ of elevation. Each rider receives food, beanie, & celebratory beer.

  • Expect an epic October day climbing & descending in and around the Northeast Kingdom over scenic dirt roads, class IV sectors, access trails, grassy farm fields, & singletrack.
  • 250 rider limit.
  • Two incredible course options to choose from – 50k+ or 100k+.
  • Best suited for a gravel/cross rig or a hard tail mountain bike. 
  • Blowdowns, cobbles, trenches, and dismounts are not out of the question.

Bibs can be picked up the day before between 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Burke Mountain Hotel, or between 7:30am – 9:00am morning of. 

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Ride the Ridges

Cabot, Vermont’s Ride the Ridges is a “something for everyone” type of event. This event, where 100% of the proceeds go towards Cabot Connects, Cabot’s Mentoring Program, offers 4 different distance rides, each with multiple aid stations, plenty of gravel, hills, and scenic overlooks.  We offer a 10k, 30k, 60k, and 100k ride, with staggered start times. The routes are well-marked and maps are provided. Almost all of the riding is on gravel roads and trails, and the scenery is breathtaking.  For those looking for a challenging ride, the 100k offers plenty of challenge, complete with over 7500 ft of elevation gain.

The aid stations are stocked with plenty of energy-rich food, including granola bars, trail mix, maple-syrup shots, freshly picked local apples, freshly made maple donuts, pickles, bananas, plenty of water and gatorade, and even specialty cheeses and crackers – and more!  Following the ride, we deck out the Cabot Green with a mobile wood-fired pizza oven for handmade pizzas with all-natural ingredients, more specialty cheeses, and lots, lots more!!  This is a terrific event put on by terrific people and supporting a terrific cause.  If you have any questions, please contact us through our FaceBook page – https://www.facebook.com/cabotconnects – or by email at info@ridetheridges.net

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2019 Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge

The Pisgah Monster-Cross Challenge is the premiere all-road event in WNC.

Participants are challenged to complete a 72.6 mile – 8,736’ climbing route consisting of gravel and paved roads. The riders will be treated to some of the best gravel roads in the PISGAH and NANTAHALA national forests. This is a road racer’s dream endurance event where race tactics and strategy, along with overall fitness, proper gear selection, and luck are key to success.

There will be three Rest Areas along the way that will be stocked with water, food (PB&J, fruit, salty snacks, sweet snacks, bars), first aid, and neutral mechanical support. Riders may send drop bags to each Rest Area!

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THE WATERMOO

THE WATERMOO is an 88-mile gravel road race on mostly gravel, some tarmac and a road that is no longer a road with a river crossing in the farmlands of southeastern Michigan. To successfully complete THE WATERMOO requires one to work hard, patiently and methodically like the water oxen that once roamed the land of Waterloo, Michigan.

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Gold Rush Gravel Grinder

Gold Rush Gravel Grinder

the Lakota worship the Black Hills as the Paha Sapa “The Heart of Everything That Is”

 

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If you haven’t done this race yet, I’d encourage you to give it a go. The course is a very scenic route through the hills, with flowing creeks and flowers galore! It’s a very challenging ride with a lot of steady climbing on mostly gravel roads. It’s a remote race, so you’ll be out there on your own for hours at a time. It’s semi-supported, so you’ll have a few places where you can get water, or maybe some raw potatoes, but you’ll also need to carry much of your own gear. It’s a race if you’re into racing, or just a ride if you want to get out and challenge yourself for the day. It ends with a party and plenty of food, as many Crow Peak brews as you can drink, great stories, new and old friends, and a few prizes if you’re lucky. It’s a gravel grinder, that we put on for you, to give you a glimpse of some of the beautiful and unique riding in the area! We hope you enjoy it, and we hope to have you all back year after year!

Find it and Grind it!
PJ & KJ

View more Gold Rush Gravel Grinder pictures here.

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

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Riotgrrravel

RiotGRRRavel is a free unsupported 10, 21, or 33 mile gravel race in near Hastings, MN that is a fun, accessible ride that is FTW & family friendly.

The Skelton Thomas family, friends and volunteers organized the first Riotgrrravel in 2014 to introduce more women to gravel bike racing without having to race in a 100 mile course with a large percentage of male participants. Each year it has continued to grow, and we are grateful for the Skelton Thomas’s leadership in organizing the event from 2014–16.

Special thanks to Victoria Malawey, family, and friends as well, as they took over from 2017-18.

New as of 2019, Seven Spokes Bike Shop and Seven Spokes Racing will be organizing the event. We are very excited and very grateful for this opportunity.

Female, trans*, and gender non-conforming riders will receive priority in registration as this event is designed to support them. We encourage cisgender men who wish to participate to ride with a female, trans, gender non-conforming rider, or a family member (any gender) under 18. Alternatively, men who wish to support the event may choose to volunteer (contact Maggie at ss.riotgrrravel@gmail.com to volunteer).

The start and finish line will be at the Hastings Hope Lutheran Church at 16898 Michael Ave Hastings, MN. We are grateful for the support and gracious hospitality of Hope Lutheran Church and excited to embark on our sixth year of collaborating with them.

Ride whatever kind of bike you want or have … Road bike, Mountain Bike, Cross Bike, Tandem, Single/Fixed, Snow Bike, or Unicycle.

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The Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder

Register:  TBA

Distance: 100k

The Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder is a non-competitive “gravel Gran Fondo” of 100 K, approximately 65 miles long, almost entirely on dirt roads with some sections of off-road thrown in as well. You’ll ride through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northeast, with plenty of climbing, and plenty of fun descents to match. The ride, named after the Chatham Brewery’s ale born and brewed in Columbia County in beautiful upstate New York offers a challenging course with rewards at the finish. A selection of gourmet food truck vendors will be at the finish area to allow riders to relax and replenish after a long ride. All riders 21 years or older completing the ride will receive a coupon for one free pint of Chatham Brewery’s Farmer’s Daughter Ale.

The start/finish is at the Columbia County Fair Grounds. Google: 182 Hudson Avenue, Chatham, NY 12037. Start Time: 9:00 AM, Sunday May 15, 2016. Free Parking.

The course will be approximately 65 miles in length with over 6,000 feet of climbing. Approximately 45 miles of the ride will be on maintained gravel roads. Several “sections” will be on unmaintained dirt paths or double track trail. A cyclocross bike, gravel grinder bike, or adventure bike is optimal for the course, and a hard-tail mountain bike would also work well. Two fully supported Aid stations, portable toilets, and sweep vehicles will be provided. Be sure to carry some food and water, though, as well as the usual spare tubes, tools, and pump. Be prepared for a challenging but fun ride!

You can register online at our Bikereg.com page.

 

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The Hairy Hundred

The Hairy Hundred is the epitome of gravel riding in Boone County, Missouri. For the second year in a row the event will start and finish at Katfish Katy’s just Southwest of Columbia. From there the course will loop through 100 miles of some of our finest gravel roads. Before finishing with a “Roubaix finish” around a short gravel circuit, complete with a bell lap. It won’t be easy – it will be fun – probably…

In 2020 the Hairy Hundred, El Chupacabra Grondo, and the Harrisburg Hammer combine to become the Boone County Triple Crown.

Day of registration will start at 6:45 am and our start time will be 8 am May 17, 2020. There are a few convenience stores in close proximity to the course. We’ll also have a bag drop (bags supplied by yourself) area at mile 62 along the Katy Trail. The race will finish up with a short lap around our “gravel velodrome,” Roubaix style! Following the race be sure to enjoy food and drink at The Station House at Katfish Katy’s. We’re also incredibly happy to announce that winners of the men’s and women’s open categories will be going home with a James Joe Froese jersey!

As always we like to remind everyone that this ride is completely self supported. However we will have some support on call should anyone not be able to get back to the start/finish. Keep in mind that it will likely take our people awhile to get to you depending on where you are. The cue sheet will have information and phone numbers should the need arise.

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Volcano Fire Road 120K

Fun and challenging Gravel Grinder event starting in Veyo, Utah, just 20 minutes north of St. George.
75 miles with 6300′ of climbing on a beautiful course winding past mountains, trees and lakes. About 56% dirt and 44% pavement.
Solo and 2 person relay teams where each rides half the route.

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Burleigh County Cup

The Burleigh County Cup is  North Dakota’s premiere all gravel road event. A gravel road bicycle event throughout the challenging and scenic hills of Burleigh County, North Dakota. Two options: 75 mile Burleigh County Cup and 35 mile Sippy Cup.

About the event: This will be a self supported gravel road cycling event (though the 75 miles option will have a drop bag option) on the gravel roads (very hilly at times) of Burleigh County, just outside of Bismarck, North Dakota on May 7th, 2016. There will be two distances: 35 miles (The Sippy Cup) and 75 miles (Burleigh County Cup). A gravel road bicycle event throughout the challenging and scenic hills of Burleigh County, North Dakota.

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

 

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