For people who wonder why I didn't decide to post my event earlier, like maybe 4 months earlier, I'll just say that I really didn't know if I would host one again. This was partially due to last years ride only being attended by 3 riders (due to crazy bad weather), and also due to a very hectic spring schedule with my kids being involved in weekend sports. So I apologize to those who I couldn't give a straight answer to and kind of strung out with a non-answer.
One of the main things that got me excited about this years ride is the new start/finish venue at Blue Goose Run. It's a pretty cool location in the country that once had a restaurant, a corn maze, and a gift shop. Now it only hosts special events, like weddings and special occasion parties. The owners for some reason found the gravel adventure ride concept interesting and have been extremely accommodating. The facility is certainly off the beaten path (as the Grumpy Grind has been before), but it's well worth the drive. They have even been so kind as to allow riders to camp out the night before on the property for no extra charge. It's great to know there are people in the world who just "get it" and don't necessarily expect something extra for being kind. So far Blue Goose has been a perfect match for this event. And the name Blue Goose sounds cool too!