Barry Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race
Sat. March 25, 2017
Hastings, Michigan

Barry Roubaix is a fast early season gravel road race — and a very big one with over 3000 riders! You can race 24, 36 or 62 miles. Most race the 36 miler. Get more info at

Eagle Creek Park Criterium
Sat. April 8, 2017
Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis

This is a great early-season local road asphalt criterium that is ideal for a new racer. Maybe you’ll find yourself a new passion for racing! Lots of categories and separate races, including one for beginners. You can register at

J’s Gravel Fondue
Sat. April 29, 2017
Griffin Bike Park, Terre Haute, IN

Choose 63 or 34 miles for this new “gran fondo”-style timed gravel road event. Experience and ride the scenic gravel roads south of Terre Haute into Sullivan County. Laid back first time event put on by nice people and experienced gravel riders from Terre Haute. Also check out the brand new MTB park — Griffin Bike Park while you visit! For more info, contact Joe of J’s Bikes Racing Club at

3-State 3-Mountain Challenge
Sat. May 6, 2017
Chattanooga, TN

One of the toughest, biggest and best organized one-day century ride east of the Mississippi. Sample Chattanooga and surrounding states’ mountains with a one-day ride of 25, 62, or 100 miles. Lots of Hoosiers head south for this early season ride. See for more information.

DINO (Doing INdiana Outside) Mission Adventure Race
Sat. May 13, 2017
Hilltop Christian Camp and Hoosier National Forest, Columbus, IN

You can choose between the “Lite” 4-hour race, ideal for beginners, or the 18-hour adventure race. An adventure race will test your skills at gravel and trail mountain biking, trail running and orienteering, and canoeing — and generally getting around quickly in the wilderness and back roads of Indiana! The Mission is Indiana’s longest-running adventure race and DINO always serves up a friendly and well-run event. Get more information at

Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion
Monday, May 15, 2017
Spartanburg, S. Carolina

This is a timed ride taking you from Spartanburg, SC, on rollers for 74 miles to Marion, NC, and then if you choose, onward and upward onto the Blue Ridge Park and on up to the peak of the highest mountain east of the Mississippi, Mt. Mitchell.  The last 30 miles of the 102.7 mile ride will take you as long as the first 74. Go climbers!

13th Annual Tour of the Battenkill Pro-Am Race and Gran Fondo
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Greenwich, NY

Try this famous Pro-Am race or ride the Gran Fondo in this beautiful corner of NE New York, just west of the Green Mountains of Vermont. This 75 mile classic race or ride combines asphalt and gravel roads, with lots of climbing, to challenge the best cyclists.

12th Annual Dirty Kanza
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Emporia, KS

Team Nebo will again be well-represented at this world-famous granddaddy gravel road race. Some are racing 100 miles; more are attempting to race 200 miles on remote, open-range, crappy dirt and gravel roads in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas. Not for beginners.