Yet again I've managed to drop the ball on sending out a mass email. If history has any reflection of the future I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for one.
Know this, that if you find your name on the roster, you're in. If you don't find you're name on the roster but you have either contacted me or sent a card in let me know and I will correct it.
Contact me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all those that have notified me if you are unable attend. This helps in many ways but most importantly allows others to ride that can.
The course will be similar to last year. About 90 miles. We have added some roads, removed some roads, and are running some roads backwards from last year. So follow the cue cards.
We are in the process of securing a park shelter in Clearwater, MN. It will provide us with more parking, a shelter, electricity, etc. Once a done deal we will provide directions. It is also easier to get to. Pretty close to the interstate.
The Dirt Bag is run similar to other gravel races...so expect much of the same. Same cue card size, etc.
There is not a drop bag option but we will have water and world famous Ma Imholte Monster Cookies out on course. The route also passes a gas station/truck stop.
We will have coffee, sweets, water, etc for you morning enjoyment at the start. Start is the same as last year 9:00 am. Registration opens at 8:00 am.
At the finish we will have Cyclo Cross famous chili by Ma Doom and myself. It will be the end of October so some hot chili may be nice. We will have water, etc too. Anything else is up to you. If beer isn't allowed at the shelter I will let you know. Also a Cobourn's grocery store is just a few blocks away.
Once again the event is free but we will have t-shirts with the above logo for sale. This is to help offset the costs of the events. If, by chance, we make a profit we will put that money back into the Dirt Bag for next year or donate it to the AGRS.
Because of numerous requests we will be offering a limited number of long sleeve t-shirts and hooded sweat shirts too. T-shirts: $15, l/s t-shirts: $20 (maybe 25), and sweatshirts: $35 or so...still working out the details. Clothing work provided by Hidden Bay Sports, local company out of Hayward Wisconsin. Local rep is racing so let me know if you want to talk with her.
Speaking of AGRS, the race for the cup has heated up! Winner, men and women, get a custom frame! So cool. Should make for some fun racing.
We have managed to gather up some prizes from our gracious sponsors. They will be given out in typical gravel fashion...finish, go the the prize table, and grab a prize. Easy.
We will post a Map My Ride version of the route on this site about a week out from the event.
That's it for now.
This should be a great time.
Let me have your questions and concerns.