A friend and I are planning to put on a road race/ride and I'm looking for feedback/ideas.
Tenitively called the Almanzo 100, it will start in Rochester, MN and end in Mankato, MN. Approx length should be about 100 miles. We want to focus it on fixed/singlespeed riders but maybe offer an "open" class for geared riders.
We are thinking of having about 3 or 4 checkpoints where riders will need to pick up cue-sheets to the next checkpoint.
I guess what I'm wondering is: should we have this "open" class? Or is there enough fixed & singlespeed road riders to keep it closed off? And should we include a little bit of gravel road to make things interesting?
Anyone have any other thoughts, ideas or even if think this is stupid? If you want, you can also visit our board and chime in there. Rochester Alleycat. There's two threads about it started titled Mankato and Almanzo 100.