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The Den => Racing...from the novice to seasoned => Topic started by: matt_laker on November 01, 2016, 09:36:45 PM

Title: Gravel & Fatbike events
Post by: matt_laker on November 01, 2016, 09:36:45 PM
I'm wanting to know about as many gravel and fatbike events around Indiana and nearby states as possible---any resources out there I should check out (besides Google)?  PERSONAL, FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE is preferred.


Events I'm aware of:


Gravel Grovel
Death March
Harvest 50
Fat Fest
Title: Re: Gravel & Fatbike events
Post by: PKemppainen on November 02, 2016, 11:09:03 AM
I'm wanting to know about as many gravel and fatbike events around Indiana and nearby states as possible---any resources out there I should check out (besides Google)?  PERSONAL, FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE is preferred.


Events I'm aware of:


Gravel Grovel
Death March
Harvest 50
Fat Fest


There is the "Founder's Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race" on March 25, 2017, in Barry County, Michigan, which starts in Hastings, about 45 minutes southeast of Grand Rapids.


http://barry-roubaix.com/
Title: Re: Gravel & Fatbike events
Post by: 4mula1 on November 02, 2016, 02:44:38 PM
Lower Michigan has the Melting Mann and the Lowell 50 gravel races to go with Barry Roubaix in March/April.  Both are fun races.


www.meltingmann.com


www.thelowell50.com
Title: Re: Gravel & Fatbike events
Post by: matt_laker on November 03, 2016, 02:03:30 PM

There is the "Founder's Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race" on March 25, 2017, in Barry County, Michigan, which starts in Hastings, about 45 minutes southeast of Grand Rapids.


http://barry-roubaix.com/ (http://barry-roubaix.com/)


Awesome---looks like a bunch (3500?!?!) of roadies "roughing it" on gravel but I'll check into it a little further, thanks!
Title: Re: Gravel & Fatbike events
Post by: matt_laker on November 03, 2016, 02:05:09 PM
Lower Michigan has the Melting Mann and the Lowell 50 gravel races to go with Barry Roubaix in March/April.  Both are fun races.


www.meltingmann.com (http://www.meltingmann.com)


www.thelowell50.com (http://www.thelowell50.com)


Thanks!  If you could only pick one of the two (which will likely be the case for me), which would you choose and why?  Or maybe I'll do one in '17 and one the next year, then I can decide for myself!
Title: Re: Gravel & Fatbike events
Post by: 4mula1 on November 03, 2016, 02:08:07 PM

Thanks!  If you could only pick one of the two (which will likely be the case for me), which would you choose and why?  Or maybe I'll do one in '17 and one the next year, then I can decide for myself!


Lowell 50 has a spring and fall race, so do Melting Mann in the Spring and then use Lowell as a hard training ride a week or two before Iceman...



Title: Re: Gravel & Fatbike events
Post by: Tomasz Golas on November 03, 2016, 03:37:14 PM

My recommendation: Southern cross in GA and iron cross in PA.