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    Dirt junkie. SnowJob's Avatar
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    Almonzo Gravel Road Series.

    Hola. Anyone attempting to ride any of these races?

    I've just sent my postcard in to the Heck of the North. 100 miles of unsupported riding on gravel and dirt back-roads up in Northern MN. As the website says, there is no chance of resupply on the route, so plan well!

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    Gravel endurance events are growing in popularity.

    Here is my list of events;

    the Dirty Kanza 200 http://www.dirtykanza200.com/
    Almanzo 100 http://almanzo100.blogspot.com/
    Arrowhead 135 http://www.arrowheadultra.com/index.php
    Cirrem http://www.cirrem.com/
    Farmhouse Classic http://farmhouseclassic.blogspot.com/
    Gravel Grinders http://gravelgrinders.blogspot.com/
    Heck of the North http://heckofthenorth.blogspot.com/
    Kansas Cyclist (this link list a dozen or more events) http://heckofthenorth.blogspot.com/
    Kansas Gravel Road Rides (this link list ten or more events) http://www.kansascyclist.com/events/GravelRides.html
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    We have a mixed pavement / dirt brevet in September here in VT.

    http://nerandonneurs.org/nersite/?p=330


    I'm hoping to get another event on the calendar for 2013, with more dirt

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    I just attempted the Almanzo on Saturday. The fresh rock destroyed my tires and took me out of the race almost as soon as it began. I'm pretty bummed that I didn't get the opportunity to finish this year, but it's still an awesome event, and it's free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derreck View Post
    I just attempted the Almanzo on Saturday. The fresh rock destroyed my tires and took me out of the race almost as soon as it began. I'm pretty bummed that I didn't get the opportunity to finish this year, but it's still an awesome event, and it's free!
    Try the Heck of the North or one of the other AGRS races. They are all free!

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    The Gravel Metric this weekend is free, as well.
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    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
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