Tag Archives | Gravel Events

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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Crusher in the Tushar

 
The Tushars are among Utah’s tallest mountain ranges, housing several peaks over 12,000 feet in elevation and featuring Utah’s highest road at an elevation of 11,500 feet. Straddling Beaver and Piute Counties and nestled in the expansive Fishlake National Forest, The Tushars possess stunning vistas, palpable solitude and nearly unlimited opportunities for unconfined recreation.

This uniquely-formatted race begins in historic downtown Beaver, the birthplace of famed outlaw “Butch Cassidy” and finishes at Utah’s newest ski and Summer resort, Eagle Point. Featuring a 60/40 split of gravel to tarmac gravel sectors, it affords riders the opportunity to explore the stunning back country of Utah’s little-known Tushar Mountains and Fishlake National Forest.

Now owned by Life Time Events.

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Loess Hills Enduro

Welcome to the Loess Hills Enduro (Formerly the Good Life Gravel Gran Fondo)

 Save the date.   JUNE 13th, 2020. Malvern, IA.

 Loess Hills Enduro brings you all the key elements that make up Midwest Ethos. If you’re from the Midwest, you have learned pretty quickly that we have a dogmatic, unwavering belief, that with hard work and perseverance, good things will happen. We also believe that giving back and helping our neighbor is core to who we are. This rings true throughout the soul of our event. Loess Hills Enduro brings that spirit alive with a unique, challenging and scenic gravel road/minimum maintenance road course. This course showcases the rugged terrain followed by explorers Lewis & Clark as well as settlers headed down the Oregon Trail. You’ll experience where the West began through the rolling hills of prairie grass, cornfields, rustic barns and glacier built loess hills river bluffs. And if that doesn’t have you salivating….after your hard work and perseverance get you to the finish line, good things will happen at the Loess Hills Enduro Apres Party! Our LHE party is unique in offering post race libations, grub for your belly, each with an emphasis on being locally sourced. Come join us! We don’t care what you ride, just that you ride. So bring your gravel bike, mountain bike, skinny bike, fat bike…heck even your unicycle if you’re just that awesome. We look forward to seeing you at the start line!

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Elbe Multi-Strada Loop

 
This is a 46.1 mi./4037 ft. elev. self-supported group bike ride, 19 miles of which are on gravel roads around Pack Forest and Scott Turner/Eatonville National and Stoner roads. Start/Finish in Elbe.
Nothing technical, but expect the gravel roads to be anywhere from pot-holed to smooth. Mt bikes, ‘cross bikes, road bikes (minimum 32mm tires recommended), any will likely suffice, but each will have a disadvantage somewhere along the route.
See http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6669229 or https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/8604828 for the route.

Same route as 2015, 2016 and 2017.

This is NOT a race, but also not a leisurely stroll. Go at your own pace. We will meet up for a no-host lunch after the ride at the Elbe Bar and Grill (good burgers!) to regale over the ride, and other adventures.

Cue sheets will be available at the start. You will be asked to sign a standard waiver form.

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Strada Fango

 An Annual, Spring Classic, 100K+ dirt race/ride:  Starts and ends at Murphy Flowage, Blue Hills, Rusk County, WI. The venue is located between Weyerhaeuser and Birchwood on Hwy F, about 14 miles East of Rice Lake.

This is a remote location. Plan on limited cell reception. There is well water and pit toilets on site.

There is no fee to ride. No prizes.

Some printed maps/ cue sheets should be available. GPS is on MapMyRide.

Mileage:
Gravel: 51 miles
Paved: 14 miles

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

 

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Encierro Velo

Run with the bulls at Encierro Velo.

50K & 100k gravel grinder starting in Elbert ,Colorado

100 Kilometer and 50 Kilometer  timed gravel grinder . Held on twisty, rolling gravel roads north of Monument ,Colorado.

100K Classes: Men and Women, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

NEW for 2019 . Start/finish location is moved to Spring Valley Cemetery and adding Class 1 Ebike for 50K with later start time (no age or gender classes).

Results ,awards and awards ceremony only for 100 K distance classes. A Colorado Gravel Grinder Championships event . Ride both events and get a 20% discount . Enter code “rideboth” .

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Miesville FiftySix

We are very excited about 2020, and the 6th Annual, Miesville FiftySix gravel ride. If you are new to our ride, or a returning participant, we want to share with you a bit about how we are stoked to be part of the gravel and cycling community, and how we want to give back. With your help we can do some really good things for people in need locally. Registration for the MF6, historically, has been free to the rider. This year we are going 100% full on charity. You will be able to register with our charity partner, 360 Communities. This is a change, and this change will change lives. We want your support. We believe you will want to help!

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Founders Barry-Roubaix

Founders Barry-Roubaix

The largest gravel road bicycle race in the world!
Challenging race traversing the rolling and scenic gravel roads throughout Barry County, Michigan
 
Kick off the race season with 0ver 3,500 of your fellow cyclists
Cyclocross, Mountain, Road, Single-Speed, Fixed gear, Fatbikes & Tandem bicycles are welcome in any category

The course will be marked. Directional arrows will be coordinated with your race length. RED = 62 mile, YELLOW = 36 mile and BLUE = 22 mile race
Neutral aid stations
A huge after-party and awards ceremony

Like the classic it’s named after, Barry-Roubaix will test riders against (80%) rolling gravel roads, pavement, one mile of rough two track, rocks, sand, mud, and possibly snow and ice as you traverse the scenic roads of Barry County, Michigan.

We offer three race lengths to challenge riders of all abilities.
The 24-mile Cushe “Chiller” has approx. 1200 feet of elevation,
The 36-mile Smith Optics “Thriller” climbs approx. 2200 feet
The 62-mile Foundry Cycles “Killer” you can expect approx. 3800 feet of elevation.

We also offer a team competition category. Race as an individual AND see how your team stacks up against some of the areas best

 

One Huge after-party with Founders beer and a live band after the awards.

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Dirty Reiver

WHAT IS THE DIRTY REIVER?

The Dirty Reiver is a 200 km off road cycling challenge based on the Gravel Grinder format found predominantly in the mid west of America.
Riders will traverse gravel forest access roads that service the vast areas of forest covering the border region of England and Scotland.
The event will take riders through remote areas providing outstanding viewpoints across this spectacular part of the UK.

Due to the shared use of some of the course the Dirty Reiver is NOT a race.  However, finishing times will be graded based upon the first finisher and these grades are detailed in finishing times on the event page.

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Vermont Overland Maple Adventure Ride

 

VERMONT OVERLAND

MAPLE ADVENTURE RIDE!

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020

START TIME:  10 AM

START FINISH LOCATION:   Ascutney Trails, Ski Tow Road, West Windsor, VT

Ran in conjunction with Vermont Sugar Maker’s Open House Weekend and the Woodstock Inn & Resorts Maple Madness Weekend, VOMAR is an epic gravel road bicycle ride featuring a different destination working Vermont sugarhouse every year!

ONE OF BICYCLE MAGAZINE’S 7 RAD SPRING CLASSIC RIDES!

https://www.vermontoverland.com/vomar/

 

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