A 120 mile or 66 mile Gravel Grinder Ride to provide the Gravel Grinder community with a challenging ride and an opportunity to explore some of the history of the great mid-west. Modeled after other great gravel rides/races in this area, this event is for the self-contained minded cyclist who enjoys being pushed to their limits. At times this is a remote area but with enough towns along the way to resupply with 2 support crew locations. Experience the rich history of north eastern Kansas by riding 120 miles of gravel through the same territory and small towns as the Pony Express riders did over 150 years ago. There will also be a 66 mile loop for those who wish to ride a shorter distance.
This area was the intersection of 8 historic trails of significance - The Pony Express, Oregon, California, Mormon, Otoe-Missouri Trails, Fort Leavenworth Military Road, St. Joseph Road, and the Overland Stage Coach. Along the way you will cross paths with some of these trails indicated by stone markers and old structures of gone but not forgotten towns, campsites and school districts.
"REMEMBER - KANSAS IS NOT FLAT"
FREE REGISTRATION: Opens May 27, 2014 (always the day after Memorial Day) via mailed postcard only. Postcards cannot arrive in my office any earlier than May 27, 2014. Limited to the first 100 combined entries.
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