The 3rd Annual Harvest 50 Gravel Road Race and 35 Mile Challenge Ride
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10 am
Maplelawn Farmstead, Zionsville, IN
This fun and well-run regional gravel event is now in its 3rd year, and is produced by Team Nebo Ridge. Challenge yourself by racing 50 very tough miles of remote gravel road, or join up for an informal 35 mile (mostly) gravel ride. Experience Hoosier farms and remote roads up close, and you may even find yourself in the middle of harvest depending on weather! This race/ride starts and finishes at, and benefits Maplelawn Farmstead, a unique and historic farmstead preserved within the Indy suburb of Zionsville. You wil get tours of the farmstead, BBQ lunch, T-shirts, awards, and a good time is guaranteed for all! You can register beginning September 5 at BikeReg.com/harvest50.
The Gravel Grovel
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 10 am
Midwest Trail Ride, Norman, IN
This is the crazy race that started the current “Hoosier” era of gravel road racing when it started 10 years ago. Try a hilly 60 mile course full of creeks, gravel, some trail (usually the Nebo Ridge trail), mud, some asphalt — and some of the fastest and toughest riders this side of the Atlantic. Some will ride mountain bikes, some cyclocross, some gravel bikes. Just make sure sure your gearing permits climbing — over and over again! Of course, there’s also a 20 mile course if you just want to jsut get your feet wet and enjoy the Hoosier National Forest. I love this race and how it highlights a very beautiful part of Indiana during a time of year that can be as challenging as energizing (i.e. cold and wet)!