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2021sat13mar6:00 AM11:59 PMWaterloo G&G Gravel Race50K · 100K · 10 Mile Gravel Road Ride6:00 AM - 11:59 PM EST Big Portage Lake State Park, Waterloo Recreation Area, 11500 Seymour Rd Grass Lake, MI 49240Event Type :BikeRegister Now! Athlete GuideResults!

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Event Details

The date above is the proposed date pending finalization.

The information below is from 2020 and will be updated for 2021

Registration will open in 2021

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Gravel Road Ride: 100K • 50K • 10 Mile

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Part of a local team or cycling club? A collegiate racer? Have friends you love to ride with? Race together for even more fun!

The course 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.  Expect to get dusty. Expect to get grimy. Expect to have the time of your life!

100K: 2 loops that wind through Waterloo’s more than 20,000 acres.

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.

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

Here’s what else you get:
GPX file for navigation (course will be marked with paint, but please don’t rely on that)
T-shirt
Buff
Patch
#RacingAloneTogether 2020 Decal (not pictured below)
Sticker
Socks
Jersey (please note sizing is a little wonky- runs short and wide- size down)
Finisher’s Medal
Pint Glass (Pickup only)

  • THE DETAILS
Swag >> The Swag

>> Race Reporting

It’s a virtual ride with real awards which means we need your times!

How do I track my race? You may utilize Strava, Garmin, All Trails, or any other GPS type tracker of your choice. As long as it will provide an output of both your overall time and the course you are good to use it!

How do I enter my time? Click here for detailed instructions!

How will results be verified? We are all in this together! Although this race is set up differently we expect everyone will be a good sport when it comes to riding on our approved course and in the proper race category. We may contact you to verify race results in the form of a Strava map, Garmin output etc.

>> Bike Categories

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.

  • COURSE MAPS:

50K & 100K (2 loops) Maps

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50K & 100K (2 loops) Interactive Map with GPX download

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10 Mile

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10 Mile Interactive Map with GPX

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  • AGE GROUPS AND AWARDS:

Age Groups (Male and Female Age Divisions):

19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Note: There must be a minimum of 10 participants in an entire event in order to hand out age group awards.  Overall awards will be given out regardless of the number registered. For example, if there are 3 participants in the male fat bike race, there will be one overall winner, but no age group winners.  If there are 15 in the male fat bike race, there will be one overall winner and age group winners as well.

50K

1st Place Overall Male/Female
•Engraved Award Charcuterie Board
•Free entry to next year’s race

Age-Group Award
Top 10% of riders male/female

100K

1st Place Overall Male/Female
•Engraved Award Charcuterie Board
•Free entry to next year’s race

Age-Group Awards
•Top 10% of riders male/female

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

1st Place Overall Male/Female
•Engraved Award Charcuterie Board
•Free entry to next year’s race

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Results

Results!

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