Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Baldwin City Gravel Grind

 Updated: 05/28/18

Thank you to Gerard and the City of Baldwin for a fun event.  Hopefully this event will grow in the coming years.  


15.5 Mile Race Results

1 Carolynn Locke 35 1.34.33
2 Laura Denneler 9 1.34.56
3 Terry Gilliand 38 1.35.44
4 Jason Boehle 2 1.54.51
5 Jessica Boehle 3 1.55.04
6 Teresa Watson 25 2.11.50

35 Mile Race Results:

1 Will Schultz 47 1.54.51
2 Josh Hicks 30 1.56.18
3 Marion Anderson 40 1.56.19
4 John Pahlmann 46 1.56.20
5 Rafael Santiago 37 1.56.21
6 Roger Williams 31 1.57.39
7 Ben Woodbury 36 1.59.50
8 Gene Wee 29 2.00.39
9 Charles Denneler 8 2.02.37
10 Danny Nobel 18 2.06.31
11 Doug Williams 27 2.15.29
12 Paul Engler 34 2.19.46
13 Pete Williams 50 2.23.03
14 Erik Elving 41 2.24.46
15 Reamer Argo 1 2.25.14
16 Damon Mar 42 2.27.31
17 Tye Bragg 5 2.31.14
18 Chris Locke 15 2.32.10
19 Ken Synder 24 2.32.51
20 Kevin Herdman 12 2.33.00
21 Alizon Adams 48 2.33.52
22 Steve Bendrick 49 2.33.55
23 Steve Seck 44 2.33.58
24 Brett Smith 23 2.34.46
25 Andrea Cherwinski 7 2.37.00
26 James Macek 16 2.38.04
27 Joe Panelman 45 2.44.15
28 Brian Dolan 33 2.46.36
29 Cameron Fulton 10 2.58.37
30 Randy Jost 32 3.06.59
31 Emily Johnson 13 3.18.14
32 Mark Johnson 14 3.18.15
33 Tim White 26 3.21.57
34 Heath Osborn 19 3.24.56
35 Kristina Fulton 11 3.37.05
36 Amy Meek 17 4.08.31
37 Susan Brian 96 4.08.33
38 Tom Treastel 28 4.19.15
39 Katie Aldis 43 4.37.34
Did Not Finish
Name Number
Val Bontrager 4
Scott Reynolds 20
Robert Simcoe 39
Glenn Rodden 21
Paul Sapenaro 22

70 Mile Race Results
Place Name Number 35 mile split Finish Time
1 Rafael Santiago 37 1.56.21 4.13.30
2 John Pahlmann 46 1.56.20 4.15.59
3 Marlon Anderson 40 1.56.19 4.16.25
4 Roger Williams 31 1.57.39 4.26.36
5 Danny Nobel 18 2.06.31 4.32.21
6 Ben Woodbury 36 1.59.50 4.38.59
7 Tye Bragg 5 2.31.14 5.50.26

The Baldwin City Gravel Grind aka the "Cappuccino Ride" ....Gerard brings us another gravel classic out of Baldwin City, KS.

What: Baldwin City Gravel Grinder - Race/Tour
When: May 26th, 2018 - 10:00 am start
Where: Baldwin City, KS

Registration is required: Baldwin City Gravel Grinder Registration Link  
Registration on event day is available. 




Participants are expected to obey all traffic laws during this event!
Participants should become familiar with the Directions prior to the event.
Yellow directional ARROWS will be placed at all turns.
Blue Ribbon will be attached to ARROWS to guide 12 mile participants
Red Ribbon will be attached to ARROWS to guide 35/70 mile participants
Port-a-potties located at top of hill at Signal Oak and the Baldwin State Bank parking lot downtown

PARKING: ​Collins Gym parking lot at 6th and Fremont
REGISTRATION:​Corner of 8th and High by the Fountain
START:​​8TH and High
STAGING:​8TH St, South of High St on either side of the street
ESCORT:​Police lead car to start race at 10 am through town to 3rd and Orange
CROSSING HIGHWAY 56:​Volunteers will be present to assist with traffic at the initial crossing of 56 at 2000 Rd. Bikers will have a short ride on 56 West to 1950 Rd. Volunteers will NOT be present for any other crossings.
FINISH LINE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS: 8TH & High – turn south on 8th St between Baldwin State Bank and City Hall.

8TH and High – Start – East on High - follow escort car out of town at a controlled speed
Right on 3rd
Left on Orange/200 Rd
Right on 1800 Rd
Left on Stafford
Left on 2000 Rd
Left on 56 Highway
Right on 1950 Rd
Left on 500 Rd
Left on 1750 Rd (climb hill)
AID STATION (at top of hill at Signal Oak) – restroom, snacks, water
Right on 400 Rd
Left on 1700 Rd (6th St)
Right on 400 Rd
Right on 1600 Rd
(will cross 600 Rd – CAUTION)
Left on 800 Rd
Left on 1485 Rd
Left on 1450 Rd
Left on 600 Rd / 1400 Rd – CAUTION (on pavement)
Right 1400 Rd (off pavement)
Left on 400 Rd
Right on 1600 Rd
(will cross 56 highway – CAUTION)
Left on High St
70 mile participants repeat previous directions
AID STATION (8TH and High) – Behind Baldwin State Bank – restroom, snacks, water

Conquer the ride and earn a sweet award. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Reschelduled Power Grinder

Sunday the rescheduled Power Gravel Grinder rides is taking place.

What: Power Gravel and 3 Feet Cycling Gravel Ride
Where: 18595 W 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062
When: Sunday, February 25th, 2018 @ 9:30 am. 

Previous post w/maps:

Monday, February 19, 2018

USECF Gravel Nationals Returns to Lawrence

It's time for some Gravel riding and Lawrence, Kansas is the place! There is a category for everyone from high school to those who are a little longer in the tooth and all who register for the USECF Grinder Nationals will race for a coveted USECF National Champion Jersey! See what you are made of as you race across a 100+ mile challenging & scenic course as part of the USECF National Championship Weekend. There will also be a 50 mile noncompetitive Gravelleurs Raid that will race at the same time as Grinder Nationals. The USECF Gravel Grinder National Championship will be part of the weekend festivities which include an epic course, great food and a fun & festive award ceremony. The awesome course and time in the saddle with the gravel tribe will make this an epic event to remember. 

The Gravelleurs Raid is a 50 mile non championship ride that will happen at the same time along part of the same course as Grinder Nationals. This is the perfect first gravel ride or ride for those who do not want to ride a 100 mile course. There will not be any awards for the Gravelleurs Raid but the riders will enjoy a fun course, great food and a fun & festive award ceremony. Riders from Gravelleurs Raid will also be entered into the awesome raffle at the Grinder Nationals award ceremony.


Sunday, February 11, 2018

2018 Flint Hills Express

 Post ride:

Thank you Rod for the suffering in the wind.   The bus was much appreciated by many.  I especially liked the rest stop with water because I was out by then due to blowing my legs out while taking pictures and fighting those early hills and wind.

Link to photos:

Updated 2/16/18:   Weather is looking great for Sunday.  A little windy by we will take that especially since we can enjoy a tail wind during the second 1/2 of the ride.

Bus is a go.  We have room for about 25-30 people and their bikes.  Art will drive a trailer hauling bikes to Osawatomie.  Short course riders will then jump on the Flint Hills Nature Trail and continue on the course.  First come, first serve.

After the ride please stop by and get your Girl Scout Cookies.  They will be on sale at the park after the ride. 

Danny created a new update Garmin file - see below.

What: 3rd Annual Flint Hills Express
When: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 10:00 am start
Who: Cow Town Cycling's Rod Hernandez
Where: 223 E. 10th Street, Wellsville, KS 66092
Why: The first gravel grinder this season above 32 degrees.

The route: 48.5 miles with only 1000 feet of climbing. If you are looking for a fun scenic ride with only a little climbing this is for you.

Garmin route: Flint Hills Express Route

New this year:

For those who are looking for a shorter ride and do not like climbing (cough...Carolynn....) we have answered your prayers.  We plan to have a bus onsite to take you to the start of the Flint Hills

The second change is we lost a local business and restrooms will not be available at the Wellsville Market .  Not to worry, we still have the port-a-Jon that Ron provides for us.  Plan accordingly and allow for ample time.

After the ride you can enjoy a delicious local restaurant.  Smokey's BBQ at 410 Main Street will stay open for your convenience.

**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.**

Monday, February 5, 2018

Power Gravel Grinder

UPDATE:  Ride postponed until 2/25/18!

What: Power Gravel and 3 Feet Cycling Gravel Ride
Where: 18595 W 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062
When: Sunday, February 11th, 2018 @ 9:30 am.

Power Team Coaching, Michael Ruder and 3 Feet Cycling host this classic gravel ride out of Olathe, KS. 26, 34, 52, 68 and 74 gravel route options. We will also have a paved ride for our Road guys and gals. Moved the start to Accommodate our title sponsor but the same fun.
Enjoy 15% off food after the Ride at Foody's

Please park in the WalMart Grocery store parking lot just to the East of Foody's.
A paper map will be in limited supply at the start. You are solely on your own so being 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.

For route maps visit: 

Gravel Routes From Map my ride 26 mile loop 34 mile loop 52 mile loop 68 mile loop 74 mile loop

Disclaimer for the Power 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, January 23, 2018

2018 Lake Dabinawa Grinder

Post ride update:

Thanks for Jeff for hosting another Lake Dabinawa Gravel Grinder.  We have had a few memorable ones over the years and this years will be remember as "one cold ass gravel ride"
Ride started cold with gusty North winds.  Feel like temps were single digits.  Soon the snow started falling and conditions worsened. 
Despite the conditions., a brave few venture onward to reach Lake Dabinawa. 

Some only got a few miles into the event due to bike failures.  A broken rear derailleur cut this gravel grinder's ride short.

If you are into ice slushy then Sunday was your type of ride.

What: 7th Annual  Lake Dabinawa Grinder
When: Sunday February  4, 2018, 10:00 am
Where: Lawrence, KS (Lawrence visitor center)
Why: Come enjoy a tour of North Lawrence - 3 route options

Join us on FB -

Jeff Arnaud brings us the 7th 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.

I have 3 routes, Short, Medium and Long.   I considered cutting the medium out completely, but it is good for those who want to try the long, but realize 1/2 way through they are getting too tired to finish.    The short course is good for beginners as it has much less climbing, just one big hill. 

Route options:

Short -

Medium -

Long -

**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.**

Sunday, January 14, 2018

2018 Mullet Ride

 Post Ride :  Summary - A Muddy Mullet

Our friends from Dog Drool stopped by to support us during this especially muddy Mullet ride.

I personally tested it after the ride.  I am a believer - works great. 
Dave took some cool video: 2018 Mullet Gravel Grinder

Pictures from today ride - 2018 Muddy Mullet Pictures

Route sheets and Garmin files are posted below.

We are asking people to use the library restrooms this year located one block west from the start because the antique store bathroom is still recovering from last year‘s Mullet Ride. We are putting out a tip jar to support the library’s waste water bill. Please donate in case you need to make a deposit.

What: The one and only Mullet Ride
When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00 am start
Where: Baldwin City, Kansas
Why: The Mullet Ride is business in the front and a party in the back!

Our most popular ride of the year.  Check out some coverage at the Baldwin City Signal

Last years Mullet Ride on YouTube - Thanks Marty
Directions:  Take 56 Hwy to Baldwin City. go south at 6th street (the only stoplight in town) and go about 5 blocks to High Street and 6th.  Start location is at Antiques on the Prairie which is at the corner of High Street and 6th.  Ample parking is along High Street.

28 and 35 mile options

Cue sheets for all courses will be handed out prior to the course.  Garmin files and course maps are posted below

Mullet Traditional route (29 miles).

Mullets Revenge Long route (34.5 miles).

 Our FB event page - The Mullet Ride on via Facebook