Wednesday, February 6, 2019

2019 Power Gravel Grinder

UPDATE:  Michael has moved this weekends ride to 2/24/19.

What: Power Gravel and 3 Feet Cycling Gravel Ride
Where: Ball's Price Chopper, 15970 S Murlen Road, Olathe, Kansas 66062
When: Sunday, February 24th, 2019 @ 9:30 am. 
Why: What other Gravel Grinder offers 4 routes :-)

Power Team Coaching, Michael Ruder and 3 Feet Cycling  p/b Aristocrat Motors host this classic gravel ride out of Olathe, KS. 26, 47, 64 and 72 gravel route options. 

A paper map will be in limited supply at the start. You are solely on your own so bring what you need and a friend to help you if you need help. We ask that you stop and help your fellow cyclist if the opportunity arises. 


Power Team Coaching or 3 Feet Cycling p/b Aristocrat Motors are not responsible for any injuries you may sustain while on this ride. 



Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2012994958966918/

Gravel Routes From Map my ride
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/964574879 = 26 mile
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/976090853 = 47 mile

https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/964586079 = 64 mile
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/964596371 = 72 mile

Strava Gravel Routes
https://www.strava.com/routes/16935607 = 26
https://www.strava.com/routes/16935432 = 47

https://www.strava.com/routes/16935500 = 64
https://www.strava.com/routes/16935552 = 72

Monday, January 28, 2019

2019 Lake Dabinawa Gravel Grinder


What: 8th Annual  Lake Dabinawa Gravel Grinder
When: Sunday February  3, 2019, 10:00 am
Where: Lawrence, KS (Lawrence visitor center)
Why: Come enjoy a tour of North Lawrence - 2 route options (see below)

Jeff Arnaud brings us the 8th Annual Lake Dabinawa Grinder. A very popular ride with a route that all ability levels will enjoy.  This ride will tour North of Lawrence and visit Lake Dabinawa . Meet in the Lawrence visitor center parking lot across from Johnny's Tavern. Cross bike or MTB needed.  For those who want some post ride food, maybe a crowd favorite pizza, head over to Johnny's Tavern after the ride.

Come out and build up an appetite for the big super bowl game later in the day, or if you don't know what football is, you can just come out and enjoy some of the nicest gravel the area has to offer.  The current forecast is quite favorable with 45 for a high and only 32 for a low.   It may be the most comfortable Dabinawa ride in a while.  Let's hope the forecast holds.

Routes:

Long - https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/8701754

Short - https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/2699081

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The 2019 Mullet Ride

UPDATE:  Ride postponed one week.  New date/info below.

What: The one and only Mullet Ride
When: Saturday, January 26 2019 - 10:00 am start
Where: Baldwin City, Kansas
Why: The Mullet Ride is business in the front and a party in the back!

Gravel Bike Ride, historical in nature. 28 and 35 mile options.
"The Gravel Road Ride is special, because it connects all of the famous historical markers in the Baldwin area. It follows Quantrill's Trail and the Santa Fe Trail. It connects famous landmarks such as Hickory Point, Dow Cemetery, Signal Oak Lookout, the Battle of Black Jack site, the Brooklyn landmark and we ride by the Santa Fe Trail Ruts."

Bathrooms available at library just one block west of the start point. Please bring spare change for the tip jar to fund our local library’s waste water expense.

Course maps

The Traditional Mullet Ride - Garmin Course File

The Mullets Revenge - Garmin Course File

Friday, January 4, 2019

Gravel News Shorts - 01/04/19

 Update 01/12/19:  BORG is cancelled due to weather.

It is officially winter and we are in full Gravel Grinder season.  Several organized and solo adventures await us all.
 


Two rides are planned in January for us including the Original Gravel Grinder:
  • BORG   - January 13, 2019, Leavenworth, KS
  • The Mullet Ride - January 19, 2019,  Baldwin City, KS
Info on the BORG.  BORG Gravel Grinder will be a 40 mile gravel ride starting and ending at Grinder's High Noon Saloon in Leavenworth. The route is available at https://www.strava.com/routes/7108916.  More information will be posted as we get it.

Monday, December 10, 2018

2018 Festivus of Nights Gravel Grinde


What: 9th Annual Festivus of Nights Gravel Grinder 
When: Sunday Night, 12/23/18, 6:00 pm
Where: Little Blue Trace  
Who: Any and all are welcome
Why: To celebrate Festivus, air any grievances you may have, partake in Feats of Strength and last but not least ride your bike at night on the fun Little Blue Trace Trail.

Start location is: Natural Grocers, 19019 E. 48th St S, Independence, MO 64055

Course options:  Festivus Standard course (~24 miles) riders will turn left and head North on the Little Blue Trace trail  For those wanting more miles we have the long course (~30 miles) which will turn right and head South on the trail head to the far end of the trail (Lees Summit Road) before turning  around and heading back North completing the entire length of the trail.  Note: There are several shelters along the way.  Feel free to turn around at any one to shorten your Festivus adventure.

What do I need to bring? Besides a working bicycle, you will need lights. Red flashing light on the back and an LED or HID light on the front required. Many decorate their body/bikes, but this is not required.  Special prize for the best light display.

Will we encounter any traffic on the ride? 99 % of this ride is on the Little Blue Trace trail. The trail does cross several roads so please use extreme caution while crossing any roads.

Disclaimer for the Festivus of Nights Gravel Grinder : 
You are 100% responsible for yourself! You are totally on your own.  There are no rider services.  There is no support. If you choose to participate, you agree to taking full responsibility for what happens to you out on the course.  Please have someone you can call to come get you in the case of emergency, fatigue, freezing weather or bike failure. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2018 Danny's Delight Gravel Grinder

UPDATED: 12/07/18

We have a Delightful Frozen gravel tomorrow.  Thankfully it will be sunny with a light wind - perfect winter gravel grinding weather.

What: 3rd Annual Danny's Delight Gravel Grinder
When: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00 am
Where: Oskaloosa, KS (Start at the High School)
Why: Great gravel, breakfast, and lunch after the rides.


Sadly we missed the Holiday Open House and Craft Show below  due to adverse weather.

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our gravel event along with the Oskaloosa Holiday open house! Come early have breakfast! Stay afterwards and have lunch and do some shopping! We plan to park on the west side of the High school parking lot! More information to follow!!

Course maps  Danny needs to modify the courses due to a bridge that is out.

UPDATE.  Garmin Connect Maps below:

Long Course 52 miles - https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/13911472

Short Course 25 miles - https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/13891024

Extra Short Course - 17 Miles - https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/16884977




Sunday, November 4, 2018

2018 Spoke Pony Gravel Adventure

Thank your to everyone who came out today and rode with us on this Veterans day.  Thank you to all the men and women who have served our country. Men like Roger Harrison below.



Pictures from today : 2018 Spoke Pony Gravel Pictures

Tim Greene brings us our  next gravel grinder - Next Sunday SAVE the DATE 11/11/18.


What: 2018 Spoke Pony Gravel Adventure
Where: Eudora, KS
When: 11/11/18, 10:00 am start

Meet outside of  Gene's Heartland Foods ,

Tim brings us a classic gravel grinder out of Endura.   The gravel fun begins within a few miles of leaving Gene's Heartland Food as we work our way South towards Baldwin City.   47 and 25 mile route options available.

Course route/maps:

Spoke Pony 47 Mile Route : https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/8440961

Spoke Pony 25 Mile Route: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/17090711
 

**Remember, you are responsible for yourself and you ride at your own risk.  You are totally on your own.  There are no rider services.  There is no support. If you choose to participate, you agree to taking full responsibility for what happens to you out on the course.Always follow all traffic laws and rules. Always choose safety first and be prepared.**