Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Gravel Grinder on the Schedule

Here is another gravel ride coming up in the central MN area on Aug 1.

Take a look.

Monday, June 22, 2015

GravelFest Course Map

Here is the MapMyRide link to the GravelFest Course. It is shown as one 82 mile route but the short course of 30 miles will be the first loop to the East and South from French Lake.

Cue sheets will be provided. Start/Finish area parking will be available.

More info will be coming.

Send in your cards!

Revised GravelFest Course

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Registration for Dirt Bag Gravelfest

Dirt Bag Gravelfest registration will commence on Monday, 22 June.

Send your card to:

Dirt Bag
c/o JJ Egbers
800 12th Ave South
St Cloud, MN 56301

Please include:
Name/Age/Gender/Class (Geared, Single, Fat, Tandem)/Course (Short, Medium, Long)

Also accepting race day registration (no body gets turned away).

More details to follow...

Monday, June 1, 2015

It's June Already!

Like cresting a snow covered hill and quickly picking up speed with greenery and gravel rides going by, spring comes so fast this time of year.
Ragnarok, Miesville, Trans IA, Almanzo and a few others are behind us with more on the gravel schedule coming fast. Dirty Kanza  finished up this weekend and the results are impressive considering the reported conditions.
Also changing fast, the numbers of riders and events are encouraging for the future growth of this aspect of bicycling. In the back of some minds though is the concern that we will go "mainstream" and lose our soul. Hmmmm... how to keep it real?

The Dirt Bag will have a summer and fall edition again this year. There will be 3 courses from which to choose of approx. 30, 60 and 90 miles in length. The goal here is to bring out those who want to give gravel riding/racing a go but may be intimidated by a potentially 8 hour slog in gods-know-where heaven.

July 18th will be held in French Lake, MN and Oct 18th will be in Clearwater, MN. More info to follow as I will be heading out to pre-ride the course and QC the cue sheets.

Until then, gravel on and remember to drink lots.