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13th Annual Waterbury Gravel Grinder – CANCELLED!
The Traditional Grinder: This route will be ~25 miles with lots of climbing and lots of dirt winding through the hills of Waterbury – pretty similar to years past, but we’ll switch it up so you don’t get bored.
The Big Grind: a 50-mile route with even more climbing and gravelly goodness. Really want to test your early season legs? Stoked on the Traditional Grinder but want to see if you can push it a little farther? This one’s for you.
On the ride: We’re still kitting out the mid-ride aid stations, but there’ll for sure be water and Gatorade, plenty of snacks, chocolate-covered bacon as well as other goodies.
Post-ride refuel: After the ride, we’ll be serving up a tasty and satisfying meal. Of course, it wouldn’t be a WATA event without some stellar craft brews. Stay tuned for this year’s local libation providers. Your registration gets you a delicious meal and a beer ticket. If you’re still thirsty, additional beers are 5 bucks a pop.
Weather: We ride rain or shine – it’s a gravel grinder after all!
This is our largest and most important annual fundraiser. It’s always a blast and this year is going to be the best ever. All proceeds from the event directly support trail building and maintenance in the Waterbury Area–Perry Hill, Little River State Park, and elsewhere. They also help fund our long-range plans to link WATA trails to other local trail systems. So, come on out for a great day of riding and support the trails while you’re doing it!