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Gravel Grinder

Materials Provided

Mountain bikes are available to rent for use during this event! Front suspension light weight bikes are a great option for beginner gravel riders. Select options during sign-up.

Date & Time

Time TBD (Saturday) View in my time



Event Tags

Gravel Biking


35 miles or 60 miles

Event Details

Shift gears into the fall season with the crunch of gravel under your tires. Be strategic with your race effort – only certain hilly and sprint sections will count towards your time – but you must hit all intermediate course cutoff points. Choose the 35-mile or the 60-mile race and see the best of Northern Illinois from two wheels.


  • 7:00am 60-mile race start
  • 7:15am 35-mile race start
  • 8:30am Mile marker 15 cutoff time
  • 10:00am Mile marker 30 cutoff time
  • 11:30am Mile marker 45 cutoff time
  • 1:00pm Course closes


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Overall, Masters (40+)

Age groups:

  • 18 to 29
  • 30 to 39
  • 40 to 49
  • 50 to 59
  • 60 to 69
  • 70 to 79
  • 80+

Rules & Policies

  • Helmets are required.
  • The race course will not be closed to traffic. You are responsible for following all traffic laws and you are responsible for your own safety. Bring a cellphone to call for help in case of a bike mechanical issue or emergency.
  • Aid stations with limited water, Gatorade, some snacks, and bike tools for basic repairs will be on-course approximately every 15 miles. Participants should carry what they need to complete the race with them.
  • You must stay to the right of the road and may not ride more than two abreast. No littering on the course. Time penalties and/pr disqualification will be enforced for infractions of these rules.
  • Your time for non-scoring sections of the course will not count towards your race time. However, there are intermediate cutoff times every 15 miles for safety purposes. You must hit all the intermediate cutoffs, or you will be disqualified and removed from the course.
  • The race will take place rain or shine.
  • For cancelations or transfers more than 7 days ahead of the event, please contact us.
  • Same-day registration is not available, please register within 24 hours.
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