September Gravel and Cyclocross
With September, our bike riding relaxes, spreads out, and gets exponentially more fun. Why not explore new roads, enter new events, or try a different riding discipline this month? Our event calendar for this time of year is busting at the seams and includes a number of cyclocross and gravel events and rides.
Here at Nebo Ridge Bicycles, we can help you get further and see more. We are experts in and stocked with a well-chosen selection of 2017 all-road, gravel, and cyclocross bikes from Cannondale and Salsa Cycles. For example, Cannondale has totally revamped its 2017 CAAD-X and SuperX cyclocross bikes. Their new out-front geometry makes them fit better, more nimble for precision steering, and more stable and comfortable on long stretches or descents. In fact, they are also now great gravel road endurance bikes and commuting bikes in addition to being the pro’s choice for cyclocross racing. Or test ride the more casual Cannondale Quick CX or womens’ Althea for casual all-surface riding starting at under $700.
And speaking of gravel, Nebo Ridge is a leader in this burgeoning discipline of riding which is at its best in the autumn. We are experts because we’ve been doing this from the beginning — in Indiana beginning with the 2007 Gravel Grovel in the Hoosier National Forest. We also have helped Team Nebo Ridge create the Zionsville Harvest 50 Gravel Road Race and 25 Mile Challenge Ride (see event announcement below). And of course we represent and stock the premier line of gravel bikes made by Salsa Cycles. Choose the steel Salsa Vaya for your next all-road adventure (starting at $1100) or the racier aluminum or carbon Salsa Warbird for your gravel endurance events. The Warbird features Salsa’s leading-edge design — making this bike the gravel grinder’s favorite performance bike.
Weekly Rides with Nebo Ridge — Monday Night Gravel Trainer begins September 12
There are plenty of riding opportunities around Nebo Ridge Bicycles. Our seasonal Monday night gravel road training ride will run from September 12 through November 21. Our Tuesday/Thursday night group road rides will end for the season October 13. You can get complete information on shop rides from our shop website under the Upcoming Rides/Weekly Rides menu tab. There’s even a short video link showing how our Tuesday/Thursday night ride rolls!
Registration Opens for the Harvest 50 Gravel Road Race and 25 Mile Challenge Ride — brought to you by Team Nebo Ridge
Registration for the 2016 Zionsville Harvest 50 is now open at http://www.bikereg.com/harvest50. This year’s event is capped at 200 registrants. This challenging and scenic 50 mile gravel race and 25 mile challenge ride is scheduled for Saturday, October 29. The race and ride will again start and finish at, and benefit, the historic Maplelawn Farmstead in Zionsville, Indiana.
Like no other, the Harvest 50 celebrates central Indiana’s farm heritage and features miles and miles of stark and beautiful, challenging, and ever-changing gravel farm roads in rural Boone and Clinton Counties. Despite being flat, don’t underestimate how tough this ride can be!
Perks for participants include: awards for all finishers, sag support, post ride lunch, craft beer (Noble Order taproom brewing with hops from Thorntown in northern Boone County), bonfire and farmstead tours, evening Halloween party featuring The Bloody Els band, and more.
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