Located in northern Jefferson County, Ohio, on the historic Yellow Creek, the McLain Farm has been in the family since 1858. The riders will line up in the field and start the first mile all on the farm before they exit the gates to the gravel. The three distances include 100, 62.5, and 35 mile options, highlighting some of the best gravel roads in all of eastern Ohio. With great climbs and even better descents, the ride is a mix of 70% gravel and 30% country roads showing off the area’s natural beauty.
Our goal in hosting this event is to promote northern Jefferson County and cycling. We hope that all of our participants fall in love with the area and come visit the county throughout the year to enjoy the natural beauty, excellent roads, and the great local businesses.
Race day is Saturday with a post-race hoe-down with food, drink, and music.
All race tickets include a post ride meal and 1 free beverage. Any non riders that want a meal and a beverage will have to purchase a hoe-down ticket.
All riders are REQUIRED to download the routes to a GPS enabled device. Helmets required. All routes will be partially marked with signage, and are on open roads, all rules of the road apply.
Routes will be provided one week before the event date via email.
We reserve the right to make changes to the event and course for the safety of the riders and changes in road conditions.
More info to come as we get closer to the event date. We are super stoked to see everyone in August and to have a great time on bikes and together as a community.
All Riders get:
- Swag bags full of goodies from our sponsors
- Electronic chip timing
- Raffle ticket for a chance to win 1 of many incredible prizes
- Breakfast on site and post ride meal. If you were here last year, you remember the Italian Heel from Naples Spagetti house!
- Live music and post ride festivities
- A marked course over the Nastiest gravel roads in Ohio!
Schedule of Events
Saturday (RACE DAY):
Check-in & Registration - Starting at 6:45 AM
"Country Mile" Group Departs - 7:30 AM
"Dude" Group Departs - 8:30 AM
"Holler" Group Departs - 9:30 AM
Naples Spagetti House "Italian Heel" - Food round 1 - 12:00 PM
Post-Race Celebration Hoe-Down 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Shameless Hex (Bluegrass Band) 1:15 PM- 6:00 PM
Naples Spagetti House "Italian Heel" - Food round 2 - 2:00 PM
Awards - 3:30 PM
Pack it up and head out. Gates close at 8:00 PM
- If you cut the course early or DNF, DO NOT CROSS THE FINISH LINE. Go tell the timing people your number and that you did not finish.
Poor sportsmanship will not be tolerated and may result in disqualification from the race. In short...don’t be a jerk, especially to the volunteers!
Riders should strive to be self-supported, i.e., take food, drink, tubes, pump, multi-tool, extra layers (if needed) with you on course.
If you get off course, you must backtrack to where you went off before continuing.
Course time cut-offs will be announced and finalized before race-day. For the safety of everyone out there, and to ensure our volunteers aren’t out there until dark, if you don’t make the cut offs…we’ll steer you toward the finish or there will be sag support to shuttle you back to the venue. Please be understanding of the race cutoff times.
Good Samaritan rule: If you come across an injured rider, please stop to assess the person’s injuries as you may be the first responder. Please note your time stopped helping and we’ll do our best to adjust your finish time.
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