Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Big Thank You.

As mentioned previously, maybe on this blog, my blog, or Facebook (can't keep 'em all straight), we were a bit short on coming even financially this year.
Well I was contacted by one of the racers wanting to become a sponsor of the event.  A HUGE thank you goes out to Skarpohl Pressure Washer Sales.  Because of their help: 1.) Brian and I, with continued t-shirt sales, will most likely break even! And 2.) We will do the Dirt Bag again next year.

So PLEASE if you or anyone else you know is in the market for a pressure washer please consider Skarphol Pressure Washer Sales.  Companies and individuals like this are what make doing business and cycling fun.
Thanks Again!

If anyone wants t-shirts or hoodies we still have some left.  Let me know.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Ride will be starting from Lions park in Clearwater.

Direction from I-94. Take exit 178 for MN-24 Head North East into town. Take a right onto County Road 75 go 0.2 mi Lions shelter is under water tower on Left.

Directions from HWY 10 Take MN-24 head South West towards Clearwater. Take Left onto County Road 75 go 0.2 mi Lions shelter is under water tower on Left.

We would prefer that once the Lions lot is full that Folks would park in the small shopping center parking lot. Which will be the first right after you turn onto Co Rd 75.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Some 411...

O.K. here's some more info for you and the upcoming Dirt Bag III Race.

  • Date is October 27th, Saturday.  Hope you already knew this.
  • Race start is 9 am, registration and shelter open at 8am.  Promise to be on time this year!
  • Directions to shelter will be up later.
  • Mileage is about 103. 
  • Weather is currently looking cool.  Come prepared.  Lights and jackets not a bad idea.
  • We will have water and some food around mile 62.  We don't have you going through any towns but you do skirt the outside of some.
  • Cue cards have been condensed to attention.
  • Cue cards will be available at registration along with a waiver.
  • If you drop let us know.  Phone numbers will be provided or check in at the shelter.
  • Free event so respect all volunteers and be an ass to Brian and I!
  • Have fun.
  • Chili will be provided afterwards.  Ran out last year so ride fast!  We are making more.
  • Coffee and goodies in the morning.
  • Brian's Mom's world famous Monster Cookies.
  • T-shirts (both short and long sleeve) and hoodies will be for sale.  Money helps offset the costs.  We don't come close to making money.  This just helps to ease the pain.  Labor of love!
  • As with all AGRS events: you are on your own.  Plan accordingly.  No sag wagons, etc.  This is 103 miles of gravel, not a Sunday cruise.
  • Most of all: HAVE FUN.

More info soon.
Ask if you have questions.
I'm excited.  Wish I was riding!

See you Saturday.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Recon Day.

Some serious Dirt Bag work is getting done today.  Shortly Brian and I will head out and finalize the course and get the cue cards all dialed in.  100 mile road trip!  Coffee is on.
I may or may not bike the course next week sometime, and depending on my decision I may or may not have a Garmin file of the route.  Torn if this is fair to have some with GPS units have the route laid out for them.  I feel part of the race is navigating with the cue cards.  So as it stands there will not be a GPS file...unless I'm convinced otherwise.  Maybe I should sell them!!

Thanks to those that have given us a heads up if you're not able to make it.  Very helpful.

Like last year we will have chili and snacks on hand.
To help offset the costs we will also be selling Dirt Bag T-shirts (short and long sleeve) and hoodies.  Our costs are a bit more this year due to insurance.  We both agreed it was in our best interest to have the event just never know.

We will post times, location, and other goodies yet this week.

Thanks and see you soon.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Still Here.

Yeah we're still here.
Sorry for the silence.
We've been busy with new jobs, new kids, busy at work, riding, enjoying summer, putting on mountain bike races, etc.

Now it's Dirt Bag time!
The route is being framed out, t-shirt design is being finalized, prizes being secured, and what not.
More info will be coming in the next week or so.

There has been a lot of interest about getting into the Dirt Bag so if you are on the roster and cannot make it please let us know!

Any other questions welcome too.  Not good at math however.


Ben and Brian.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


The rider list is up. If you feel you should of had a card in in time or any other issues let us know. If you know that you are not going to make it, please let us know so we can give the you spot to someone on the reserve list. Thanks

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Registration is full.

Do not be afraid to send in you cards still. If there is a opening we will be pulling lottery style to fill the spots. We will get the roster up soon. Please be patient.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

75 cards in! 25 spots still open. One of them should be you.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Go Time.

Alright folks, it's time!

For the month of June send your postcards in to secure your spot at the 3rd running of the Dirt Bag!  We will take the first 100 cards, the rest will be put on a waiting list.
Please let us know if you are not able to do so.  We really want everyone to ride but it's just not feasable for us at this time.  More on this later.

Send postcards to:
Dirt Bag
160 29th Ave South
St. Cloud, MN 56301

include: name
              email....and so I can read it.


Let us know of any questions!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Gonna do the t-shirt thing again this year to help off set any costs, etc.

What do you prefer: T-shirt, l/s t-shirt, or hoodie?

Let us know.

Trying to plan.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Date Has Been Set!

The 3rd running of the Dirt Bag has a date!  October 27th.
We will be taking postcards the month of June.  First 100 are in.  We reserve the right to do whatever we want with registration...just don't want much over 100.  Don't know that we could handle any more than that!
More info the month of May.
It's going to be a holiday in Clearwater.
Questions email:

Postcards sent to: Dirt Bag III
                             160 29th Ave South
                             St. Cloud, MN 56301

Please not yet...June.

Already have some great sponsors lined up.  Course is being rehashed.  Will be newer yet.  Pretty damn excited.

Gravel On.

Ben and Brian.