Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Gravel Grindin's Gettin' Better Than Ever...
2010 is going to be a banner year for cyclists looking to do a little gravel grindin' with their buddies. For riders in the Midwest, these events represent one of the best ways to truly get "out there" and experience a true adventure, as dirt roads reach some of the most remote, beautiful places in states like Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Missouri. Heck, even in mountainous states like Colorado and Wyoming, it'd be easy to put together awesome gravel grinders of 200+ miles, but I digress.
Long-time staple events like TransIowa and the Dirty Kanza 200 have already filled their 2010 fields. The DK200 field recently filled its expanded 160 rider field limit in just 12-hours! Amazing!!
Two events coming up, and that haven't filled their fields (that I know of), are the CIRREM 100k in Des Moines on February 27, and the first-ever Gravel World Championships, AKA, the Good Life Gravel Adventure, which starts in Lincoln, Nebraska Saturday, August 21 at 6am.
The Pirate Cycling League (PCL) is also going to be hosting two more low-key gravel grinders in March and April, both of which will take off from Lincoln. Details will be up soon on the PCL Website for the PCL "Lincoln-?-Lincoln", and the PCL "Tour of Dirt Roads III". Keep an eye on the Website for more.
Posted by MG