|2019-04-13||Massochistah (aka, The Dirty Hurty)||30, 50||9:53 AM||Ashfield,MA|
|Welcome Back to the Massochistah!
Join the NCC for 30 or 50 miles of climbing on some of the Pioneer Valley's best and most challenging roads.
Three Routes To Choose From
50 Miles, 6,000 Feet of Dirt, Mud, Snow, and Pain
30 miles, 3,000 Feet. Still Dirty, but a Little Less Hurty
Stay warm, dry and clean by sitting around the fire drinking beer all day.
Homebase: The Beautiful Ashfield Lakehouse
Restops: Decked Out to Warm You Up, Fill You Up, Get You Up Those Hills!
Food: Breakfast Snacks, Warm Beverages and Treats at Rest Stops, Supper.
Beer: A Bunch of It! Including delicious local brew: Bear and Bramble.
Music: Uncle Hal’s CrabGrass Band is in the House!
|You still have a chance . . .
Long before the internet, the world of snail mail ticketing evoked creativity, devotion, and artistically decorate envelopes to up the chances of getting tickets. Yeah, we are throwing back to the Dead Head culture. Dead Heads went to extraordinary, often inspiring, lengths to get their hands on concert tickets by mailing the band and its staff. After all, the only way to get tickets for the Dead was to go directly to the source. Most often, this took the form of letters (and envelopes) with personalized Dead artwork the likes of which the U.S. Postal Service had ever seen.
So with that and the sell-out of the Rasputitsa, we are doing just that. When you hit the waitlist instead of us receiving the dozens of emails we get begging, saying you are your friend’s ride, telling us your spouse just gave permission, imploring us on your life’s details, we ask you this.
You want in to the Rasputitsa? Send us something.
Once we receive something that fits in a letter envelope and as long as it isn’t fragile, liquid, perishable, pornographic, or potentially hazardous, we will push your registration through. You will be charged but your spot will be confirmed. Full details emailed once on the waitlist, but we reserve the right to share these mailed articles on social media and other channels.
|2019-05-19||Farmer's Daughter Gravel Ginder||65||9:00 AM||Chatham,NY|
|Now in it's 5th year, "It's the must do ride Spring cycling event in the Northeast". It is a non-competitive gravel Gran Fondo" of 100K, approximately 65 miles long, almost entirely on dirt roads with some sections of off-road thrown in as well. You'll ride through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northeast, with plenty of climbing, and plenty of fun descents to match. The ride, named after the Chatham Brewery’s ale born and brewed in Columbia County in beautiful upstate New York offers a truly grand tour of northern Columbia County and surrounding areas. All riders receive a t-shirt and more, great food and support along the way, a meal at the finish, and if you're 21 years or older you can also reward yourself at the finish with a free pint of Chatham Brewery’s Farmer’s Daughter Ale.|
|2019-07-20||Raid Lamoille||25, 50+||9:00 AM||Craftsbury,VT|
|Welcome to Raid Lamoille, a premier gravel grinder event. Details can be found on the ride web site (raidlamoille.com) but we can tell you this – the long route will be around 50 miles , mostly gravel and will include a staggering amount of climbing. Yeah, it’s hard.
Not up for that? We do offer a sweet 25-mile option!
Mostly self-supported along the way, riders are treated to a lunch buffet and cold beer at the finish.
YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE TO REGISTER FOR THIS RIDE
Raid – Our definition? A raid is a challenging route that includes a significant amount of packed-gravel riding and some major climbing segments. Some would call it a dirt road randonee, others a gravel grinder, we just call it a Raid. This is not a race. A properly prepared rider and bike of most any type can do this. Our guarantee – you will finish tired but feeling accomplished. It’s probably not for everybody, but you’re not everybody, right?
For more information about the ride visit raidlamoille.com
|D2R2 - The Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee 2019
RIDE FOR THE LAND
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Presented by the Franklin Land Trust
We celebrate the landscape, the history, and the rural culture of western Massachusetts, and work to ensure, through a program of land protection, that the historic pattern of field, woodland and village will endure for the benefit of generations to come.
Rain or Shine Event - Sorry No Refunds
ROUTE CHOICES (see descriptions)
180K, 160K (new route), 115K, 100K , 100K+ Mystery Ride, 50 mile Paved Ride (new), 40 mile Green River Tour and 12 mile Family Ride. Register early for the best rates.
DPR2 - Deerfield Paved Route Randonnee
What? A paved route? Yup...why not?
We realize there are many “roadies” out there that don’t own bikes that are suitable for most of our routes. Or maybe gravel just isn’t their thing. A riding buddy of yours, a spouse perhaps. They have heard about the adventure, the fun, and the stunning landscapes that the D2R2 offers.
So, This year we are introducing the Deerfield Paved Road Randonee (DPR2) with these folks in mind. Although shorter than some of the gravel routes, this will nonetheless be a 50+ miler that will challenge riders with close to 5000’ of climbing. Like other D2R2 routes this one will explore the scenic, lesser traveled byways of this region that in this case, will be suitable for skinny tires. Riders will experience steep climbs, swift descents, flat cruising past working farms along the Deerfield River, historic bridges, distant views...a bit of everything. Start time TBA
Mystery Ride - This years’ Mystery will use bits and pieces of other routes spliced together in a new and different way. A few stretches that will resemble trails more than roads are to be expected. There will be 6800 feet of climbing, more or less. More punishment will be possible for those who seek it by adding an optional new 10 mile after-lunch loop that will have two serious climbs...one long and steady and the other short but as steep as it gets. You’ll need to be flexible in your thinking and ready for anything as route details won’t be available until just before the ride. Start time TBA.
160K - A serious new 160k route is being planned for 2019 that will wind its way westward into terrain unexplored by previous D2R2 routes. The route will traverse 3 state forests using newly refurbished one lane gravel roads as well as seldom traveled rough stretches with puddles and rocks. To add to the fun, there will be some smooth cruising and some wicked steep climbs...just to give you something to talk about over beer and a great meal at the end. Stats will be similar to the old route with roughly 10,000 feet of climbing so this is not something for the faint of heart. Start time TBA.
PRE-RIDE PARTY - FRIDAY EVENING - New vendors. New food. New beer. Music and Bonfire. Watch for details.
|2019-05-11||Tour of Battenkill||25,40,75||8:00 AM||Greenwich,0|
|Dirt roads. A covered bridge. 5,000 feet of elevation gain. Get ready to challenge yourself like never before at one of America’s largest single-day road races: The Tour of the Battenkill. Now under new ownership, the 15th Annual “Queen of the Classics” is returning to upstate New York on May 11th with a fun, all-inclusive party with plenty of food and craft beer! You now have three events to choose from: The legendary 75-mile Gran Fondo, a 42-mile Medio Fondo, and a new 26 Mile Piccolo Fondo. Pick your distance, reserve your spot, and join the exclusive club of riders who can say they’ve ridden The Tour of the Battenkill.
To learn more or to register, visit: tourofthebattenkill.com
|2019-04-28||Lu Laka Wyco Hundo V7||50-100||9:00 AM||Jenkins Township,0|
Full Hundo: This is the whole enchilada. Don't select this category without knowing that you are in for one hell of a challenge. This route is somewhere between 7,000 and 10,000 vertical feet of climbing (depending on the gps) and has broken many very experienced cyclists.
3/4 Hundo: Here is the ride for those of you who are on the fence between doing the whole ride and the shorter course. You will still get a great ride, some gravel, great views, and quite a challenge.
Although this is a shorter distance than the full hundo, please be aware that this is a significant challenge for many experienced cyclists.
Metric Hundo: If you want to come out and give this ride a try but you don't have the time, or the hundo is just a bit too much to bite off for you, this is a perfect ride.
There is plenty of gravel, elevation, scenery, and smiles to make it totally worth trying this ride.
Just because this is a shorter distance, do not expect it to be a walk in the park. There are some monster climbs and some challenging descents on this course.
Charity riders: So you slept on registering. That is ok. It happens to the best of us. If you want to register and know that you are in, here is your chance.
You can register for the ride by making a donation to my favorite cycling specific groups.
The way this works is as follows.
You register for the ride for $100. The first $40 is for LLWH so that we can cover expenses. $60 is for the charity of your choice from the list below. When you register for this category, I will email you to see what group you want to make the donation for.
|2019-04-20||Muddy Onion Spring Classic Gravel Grinder||20, 37||9:00 AM||Montpelier,VT|
|Get after it!
Do your April 2019 self a favor and sign up now. You'll thank you later. Promise!
|2019-11-02||MHCC Gravel Gobbler||11:00 AM||Nassau,NY|
|Don't miss the 2nd annual Gravel Gobbler cycling event in Nassau, N.Y., hosted by Mohawk-Hudson Cycle Club.
|2019-02-03||Wicked Nor'Eastah||8,20||9:00 AM||North Easton,MA|
|But It's February....
We know that many of you take the winter off from racing to train and ready yourself for Spring. But dammit the winter is cold and boring and you can only take so much of the trainer or the treadmill. This is a great way to start Super Bowl Sunday and if nothing else is a great reason to munch on nachos later.
And It's Borderland...
Right?!? When was the last time there was a mountain bike race at Borderland, besides last year when we pulled off the impossible and made this happen, again? There are plenty of running races but not on these trails. Borderland offers a little bit of everything if you know your way around. It is also one of the most used DCR Parks thanks to its ample parking and popular carriage roads. When it snows it gets even busier. This is a special chance for us to run a responsible event and coexist with the recreational trail users. Don't let us down! We plan to use a little bit of everything from Bob's Trail to the Pond Walk which will give this course something for everyone.
|2019-02-09||Saratoga Fat Bike Rally||var||8:30 AM||Saratoga Springs,NY|
|Join us for the Fifth Annual Saratoga Fat Bike Rally.
When: Saturday February 9th 2019
Where: We will be setup at the Warming Hut at Saratoga State Park again (same as last year).
Our event was founded with two principles in mind; building a community of fat bikers, and supporting the communities we live in. Each year our attendance has increased, with many participants driving in from Central NY, Northern PA, and other surrounding areas. We take pride in putting together one of the best grass-roots fat bike events around! We do not charge a registration fee to attend / ride since we want as many people to join us as possible.
|KENT COUNTY SPRING FLING||11 to 100 miles||2:00 PM||Washington College,MD||Bob Carson|
|Enjoy Memorial Day in picturesque Chestertown and riding through Kent County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Join the BBC for a full weekend of cycling, socializing and the Chestertown Annual Tea Party Festival - music, food, wine and beer tastings, craft vendors, the CRAZY boat race and the parade and tea party reenactment.
CYCLING: Scenic, relatively flat roads with wide shoulders and low traffic - Rides vary from 11 miles to 100 miles - many with leaders
LODGING: 3 or 4 day option at Washington College (10 minutes from town center)
GREAT MEALS: Optional Friday dinner, includes Saturday Breakfast and dinner, Sunday breakfast, picnic lunch & dinner (wine with dinner); Monday breakfast, brunch. Snacks and drinks available all weekend
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT: Ice Cream Social, Cordial/Dessert Party. Music and Dancing,Yoga, indoor pool,game room and optional massages
COST: Ranges from $275pp to $375 pp
REGISTRATION: Begins mid-December www.
|2019-03-24||Vermont Overland Maple Adventure Ride||25||10:00 AM||West Windsor,VT|
|VERMONT OVERLAND MAPLE ADVENTURE RIDE
An epic gravel road ride on crazy Vermont mud season roads with two sections of snow-covered VT pavé!
START/FINISH: Ascutney Mountain Ski Area, Ski Tow Road, West Windsor, VT 05089.
Number pick-up will open at 8 am on race day.
NEW!!!! RIDE FINISHES AT THE RECENTLY OPENED AND VERY FABULOUS BROWNSVILLE BUTCHER & PANTRY! Finish the ride, park your bike and head in for some great food and beer! Seven beers on tap, an assortment of sandwiches and the best beef or veggie chili you'll ever eat!! [All food/beer is for purchase so bring some $ or a cc!]
The event will run in any weather (some say the worse, the better).