Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Last day to order before production and delivery in May!
Revolution Cycle and Ski and Fitzharris Ski and Sport have provided sponsorship to lower the price of this quality jersey for you. Beaver Island Brewing Company is supplying the beer!
Use the password "bibco".

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Beaver Island/Dirt Bag Kits

The storefront for ordering closes at midnight on the 31st. This is a great price for quality cycling wear and one of the coolest designs for dirt.

Password is "bibco"

PodiumWear Store

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Beaver Island Brewing / Dirt Bag kits are now up on the Podiumwear Storefront.
Great pricing for the early adopters. Storefront will close March 29th midnight so they can go into production and into your hands 1st week of May.
High quality cycle wear made in MN.

Dirt Bag / Beaver Island Kits Password is "bibco"

Monday, March 9, 2015

Dirt Bag tentatively announces the French Lake Gravelfest for July 18th and the Dirt Bag October 18th.
These 2 rides will be on the Riding Gravel page soon.
Look for details to follow.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Dirt Bag Results

Lacking some real epic conditions, unless you count a little wind, the Dirt Bag was run on a fast and scenic course.

We had 56 riders on the mass start. 3 did the 35 Mile, 20 on the 62 Mile and 33 62 Milers. My finish line recording was analog and lacked technology so if there are corrections (anticipating a couple like Jared Gazda) please let me know and I'll bring it to the competition committee. 

Many thanks for the swag offered up by Kyia at Podium Wear, Matt at Donkey Label, Ben and Mike at Revolution Cycle & Ski, and the Nots snacks.

Also these events don't happen without the support and assistance of great folks who give their time and talents so a place in Dirt Bag heaven is reserved for Ruth, Chris, Sekura, Josie, Bethany, Jeff and Greg. My wife ladled out a lot of good stuff at the finish that was made with love. You got a taste of it, I've had it most of my life. She's awesome!

Thanks for enjoying our little corner of gravel and hope to see you on the road.

35 Mile

3:08    Bruce Weinke
3:08    Roger Landers
4:32    Marilyn Crandall

62 Mile

3:40    Emily Flynn                        1st Woman
3:40    Charlie & Connor Schad     Tandem
3:49    Jay Dellis                             1st Man
4:05    Doug Krone
4:05    Andy Williams
4:06    Dan Cruser
4:06    Brent Vacinek
4:10    Joe Bischoff
4:10    Ed Matthiesen
4:10    Patrick Kinney
4:29    Philip Carlton
4:29    Kristin Johnson
4:31    Jennifer Cary
4:31    Neil Cary
4:40    Timothy Jung
4:50    Bryan Rolph
5:11    Matt Sundquist
5:13    Brian Boehmer
5:13    John Rammel
5:31    Daniel Davis

85 Mile

4:34    Jim Bell                                1st Man
4:34    Matthew Dowling
4:36    Joshua Schneider
4:46    Matt Nikodym
4:46    Sam StPierre
5:02    Noah Middlestaedt
5:06    Brent Lien
5:08    Quinn Williams
5:10    Brett Sloma
5:22    Kelly Hines
5:26    Steve Yore
5:29    Jeff Buschendorf
5:35    Kurt Stunek
5:45    Connie Wansberg                 1st Woman
5:45    Brad Berlin
5:55    Tim Boyd
5:55    Cody Condon
5:55    Phil Nicolas 
5:57    Greg Knoll
5:57    Gary Lindberg  
5:57    Jill Koski
5:58    Michael Latsch
6:04    Erik Nelson
6:04    Joe Bruentrup
6:38    Jere Mohr
6:38    Erik Iker-Coleman
6:38    John Loye
7:24    Bryan Amo
8:48    Danny Deetz                         Corky's Tour
8:48    Jon Riggs                              Corky's Tour
8:48    Jay Plummer                         Corky's Tour
DNF   Joel Dahlin
????    Jared Gazda

Sunday, October 26, 2014

No DNF's

What a great day to gravel! 57 started and no DNF's. Congrats to a generous group of riders. Big thanks to the early rising volunteers who worked to help make the day. 
Results are being worked and hope to be up in the next couple days.

 A few items got left behind...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Drove the first 20 miles of the course this morning.
Hard packed and fast. Some washboards and loose gravel in corners and hill bottoms.
The pavilion at Sportsmans park is ours and bathrooms are open. Running water and electricity which means hot food and tunes. Bring a towel if you want to wash off the dirt.
See you gravelers in the morning!