Friday, September 28, 2012

Ride to Paradise

What: Ride to Paradise
When: Saturday, October 6, 2012
Where: Russell, Kansas
Why: All proceeds from the ride go directly to Options (formerly Northwest Kansas Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, Inc.) information @

More info:Ride to Paradise is an off-road ride on hilly limestone gravel roads in Russell County, KS through the scenic Saline River valley. You won't believe you're in western Kansas! Enjoy a 40, 60 or challenging 100 mile route. SAGs, biker breakfast, poker run and great Swag. Plus you get to visit Paradise......Kansas!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

SoJoCo Gravel Night Rides

What: Wednesday SoJoCo Gravel Night Ride
When: Every Wednesday evening in Oct and Nov 2012 @ 6:00pm
Where: Price Chopper at 159th & Mur-Len in south Olathe. 
Why: Good mid-week training for CX racers.  Good off season workouts for roadies & MTB'ers.  Good fun for everyone else. 
*We'll only ride if the weather is forecast to be dry and 40 degrees or higher at the start
*Lights are required in front (white) and back (red).  Very bright light recommended in front.
*Cyclocross bike recommended.  Big tires are good!
*Speed: 15-17 mph at the front (roughly equivalent to 18-20 mph on pavement)
*Typical route -->  (subject to change on the whim of whoever shows up!)
*Distance: 30-40 miles although
*Folks can turn around at any point to reduce mileage as needed
*Updates on our brand new Facebook page (  Be sure to "Like" it and post any questions there.
*Helmets required
*As always, be prepared to support yourself (water, food, tubes, pump, phone, etc.)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2012 Fall Gravel Grinders

A couple of cool mornings have got me thinking it is time to start planning some Gravel Grinders.  Looking forward to this years rides but need some help.  If you have a Gravel Grinder ride that you are planning and would like added to our calendar please send us a note to

Please include as much info as possible.  The below format works will. 

What: Ride name
When: Day, date & time
Where: Start location, City, State
Course map:
Contact info:

May you find a wealth of gravel in your future!