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Best Gravel Grinder Events

Old 03-20-17, 09:13 AM
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Best Gravel Grinder Events

we were going to do DK this year, but a family commitment (as well as limited fitness) has derailed that plan.

What are some of the other great Gravel Grinder events?
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Epic 150. Generally considered to be as difficult as the DK 200. 150 miles but dozens of 15-25% climbs make this a killer. An additional 80 miles length is offered, but is also very difficult.

https://www.gravelcyclist.com/event/t...missouri-2017/

https://ridinggravel.com/event/ozark-...oad-epic-ogre/

The Cuba Gravel Crisis is a tough 50 mile ride in October.

https://ridinggravel.com/event/cuban-gravel-crisis-2/

Let me know if you come to Missouri, I'm near St Louis and can provide local assistance.
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Have you looked around the gravel cyclist bucket-list?

Bucket List Rides & Races: The To-Do List | Gravel Cyclist: The Gravel Cycling Experience

Otherwise down here in the southeast most of our gravel events are kinda blended mtb events to get a good turnout. A good example is the Cohutta 100/Big Frog 65, it's mostly gravel forest roads but is marketed as an mtb event due to having singletrack at the start and end.

Skyway Epic 60/100/200 is looking pretty awesome as well and is the same as above. Lots of forest road but some singletrack to attract the right riders. SKYWAY EPIC 2017
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I'm hoping to attempt Cuban Gravel Crisis 50 mile event with my new gravel bike.
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Hilly Billy Roubaix near Morgantown WV is one worth looking at. Hilly Billy Roubaix Home

The Jeremiah Bishop Alpine Loop Gran Fondo in Harrisonburg VA. is awesome too. The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo // Virginia // Oct. 1, 2017

There's a new one here in WV that started last year called the Gravel Race Up Spruce Knob (GRUSK). Spruce Knob is the highest point in the state and the event was really good last year and only going to get better. Spruce Knob Cycling
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