Latest Ride Updates:
Postcards are still trickling in for this years ride. Thanks to all who have pre-registered ahead of time. Here are a few quick thoughts for those who plan to ride.
*This ride is completely self supported. Bring a support crew if you think you can't finish this ride.
*Camping is available the night before at the barn where the start/finish is located.
*Sorry, no water bottles this year. Finishers will receive a Grumpy Grind 5 coffee mug. (Sorry, no pint glasses. We felt like mixing things up.)
*T-shirts are available if you would like to pre-order one. Please send me an email if you want one. $10.
*The ride will NOT be posted ahead of time anywhere. Cue cards will be given to riders at Sunday morning registration.
*The ride will be around 81 miles long. 80-85% of the roads are gravel.
*The mandatory check point is at mile 43 (could change by a mile).
*The ride will NOT pass by any gas stations, small towns, or convenience stores. The checkpoint is NOT a water stop/feed station. Bring enough food and water to make it to the finish.
*If you know you can't finish, I will offer a cheat sheet at the checkpoint to allow riders a more direct route back to the start/finish.
*Food will be provided at the finish. I'll only plan for the the amount pre-registered. (so be thoughtful and pre-register). If you are a vegetarian, you should plan to bring your own food. Sorry.
*Donations of any kind are appreciated in helping support this event.
These are just a few pre-ride thoughts. If you have any question please email me. Now get out and ride!