J’s Gravel Fondue
Sat. April 29, 2017 at 11 a.m.
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 email@example.com or register at TrueSport.com.
3-State 3-Mountain Challenge
Sat. May 6, 2017
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 http://chattbike.com for more information.
Zionsville Family Fun Ride
Sat. May 6, 2017 — 10 am
Elm Street Green, Zionsville, IN
Join Zionsville Parks & Rec and Nebo Ridge Bicycles for our annual 6-mile family fun ride. The ride takes you through a few of the town gem parks, including two miles on the Big 4 RailTrail Park. Best of all, it ends at the DQ near Zionsville’s famous brick Main Street. Beginning at 9 am, the shop will be doing free bike safety checks.
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 www.dinoseries.com.
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
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
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.
Women’s Midwest Mountain Bike Clinic
Friday – Sunday, June 9-11, 2017
Brown County State Park, Nashville, IN
This popular, annual weekend seminar combines celebration of the outdoors, fun & social, and serious MTB skill-building. Great instructors, great setting, great people. It will sell out.
Men’s Mountain Bike Camp with Ryan Leech
Friday – Sunday, June 21-23, 2017
Griffin Bike Park, Terre Haute, IN
Sundance Mountain Bike Clinic LLC, operated by local ultra-endurance legend and coach, Sally Marchand-Collins, and nationally renowned rider and coach, Ryan Leech, have organized the first ever MTB skills and coaching camp in Indiana! It will be full of thrills, spills and lots of fun. Griffin Bike Park is an outstanding new trail and dirt trail complex on the south side of Terre Haute. Check it out!