march, 2019

2019sat16mar10:00 amWaterloo G & G presented by Short's Brewing Company50K · 100K · 10 Mile Grit and Gravel Ride10:00 am EST Big Portage Lake State Park, Waterloo Recreation Area, 11500 Seymour Rd.Event Type :BikeRegister Now!Volunteer Signup!Athlete GuideResults

Winter dressed cyclists coming out over the start line

Event Details

Grit on the Gravel of the 100K • 50K • 10 Mile

Short's Brewing Epic Races Sponsor Waterloo Grit and Gravel

A portion of this event’s proceeds benefit our featured charity, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Kick off the cycling season by gritting on the gravel with Epic Races and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for a truly amazing experience: Waterloo G & G! This amazing adventure, will take you through the wilds of Lower Michigan’s largest park, where pristine forests, rolling glacial terrain, and sparkling lakes provide a breathtaking backdrop for the cycling experience of a lifetime.

Given Waterloo Recreational Area’s glacial history, the bike courses will vary from rolling hill climbs and swift descents to winding curves and rare straightaways. Some of the roads will be paved. Some of the roads may be patched. Most of the roads will be dirt and rock. There may even be mud, ice, and snow. Expect to get dusty. Expect to get grimy. Expect to have the time of your life! Waterloo G & G is part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series of events and is endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports.

100K: 2 loops that wind through Waterloo’s more than 20,000 acres. Note: 100K participants must complete the first 50K loop by the 12:30 PM cut-off time.

50K: Condenses the best that the 100K offers into half the distance (one loop)

10-mile non-competitive, untimed: a little bit of everything!

All courses run counterclockwise, turning left onto Seymour Road from Portage Lake, then right on List.

Post race party presented by Short’s Brewing Company!

Please note: this event caps at 700 participants!

  • THE DETAILS

G & G Swag… aka… What you get:

  • > Chip Timing with Freaky Fast Results (100K and 5K only)
  • > Fabulous Finisher’s Pint Glass
  • > Signature Cycling Socks
  • > Free Race Photos compliments of Epic Races
  • > Yummy Post-Race snacks and additional snacks available for purchase from Ray’s Red Hots

Room Blocks available: March 15 – 16, 2019

COMFORT INN CHELSEA $99

Combines small town charm with easy access to the hustle and bustle of Ann Arbor.

(734) 433-8000

1645 Commerce Park Dr, Chelsea, MI  48118
(13.6 miles from start)
Last day to book: February 19, 2019

  • Free High-Speed Internet
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Fitness Center
  • Heated Pool and Spa

FAIRFIELD INN ANN ARBOR $99

Retro hotel with an indoor pool & fitness facilities, plus free WiFi, hot breakfast & parking.

(734) 995-5200

3285 Boardwalk,  Ann Arbor,  MI  48108
(31.2 miles from start)
Last day to book: March 1, 2019

  • Free High-Speed Internet
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Fitness Center
  • Heated Pool and Spa

ZERO WASTE

epic races happy planet runningThe event is a Leave No Trace event. Learn more about our race-day recycling and composting efforts here. Want more information about running a great race and leaving no trace? Click here to visit Happy Planet Running!

Fatbike • Single Speed • Tandem

Fatbike: A fatbike  is an off-road bicycle with oversized tires.  To be in this category, they must be 3.8 in (97 mm) or larger and rims 2.16 in (55 mm) or wider.

Single Speed: A single-speed bicycle is a type of bicycle with a single gear ratio. These bicycles are without derailleur gears, hub gearing or other methods for varying the gear ratio of the bicycle.

Tandem: The tandem bicycle is designed to be ridden by more than one person fore to aft.

To register for one of these categories, please choose it during the registration process.

Participants registered for one of these three special bike categories are not eligible for open-division awards.

Fraser Bike will be on course providing support.

  • THE SCHEDULE:

8:00 am - 9:45 am Packet Pick-Up and Race-Day Registration

9:50 am Race Announcements

10:00 am Start: 100K

10:20 am 50K Starts

10:45 a.m. Start: 10 Mile

11:00 am Post race party begins (approximate time)

12:30 pm 50K Awards Ceremony (approximate time)

2:00 pm 100K Awards Ceremony (approximate time)

3:30 pm Official event closes

  • COURSE MAPS:

50K & 100K (2 loops) Maps

Download Map

10 Mile

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  • AGE GROUPS AND AWARDS:

Age Groups (Male and Female Age Divisions):

18 and under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Team Awards

50K

1st-3rd Place Overall Male/Female

Top 5 in each in each age-group

100K

1st-3rd Place Overall Male/Female

Top 5 in each in each age-group

Fat Bike, Single Speed & Tandem Categories
100K and 50K

1st-3rd Place Overall Male/Female

  • PACKET PICK-UP:

 

  • Day before the race – Packet Pick-Up will be from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at The Session Room, 3685 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 $1 off Short’s Beer for all participants!
  • Race Morning – Packet pick-up will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. under the red and white tent at Portage Lake State Park.
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