Start date: 06/17/2023
Activities: Gravel grinder, Recreational 🚴🏿♂️, 100 miles, 50 miles, 222 miles, 110 miles, 56 miles
The Nirvana Gravel Relay is a gravel grinder for the serious soloist or a challenging social event for the gravel enthusiast. It is a passion project of an avid gravel cyclist and his friends and family to offer a unique cycling experience combining endurance and team racing.
?Racers choose their own experience. Options include completing the entire 220-mile course as a solo rider, teaming up with a partner to each complete half, or joining a four-person team to each tackle one leg of the cloverleaf course. Racers will start and finish each stage of the race at the race grounds, allowing support crews to enjoy vendors and entertainment while waiting for their racer's return
The 220-mile course is broken down into four legs which start and finish at the race grounds in a cloverleaf:
- Boonslick: 50 miles with 3,000+ feet of elevation gain
- Big Lick: 55 miles with 3,800+ elevation gain
- Big Muddy: 56 miles with 3,800+ elevation gain
- Prairie Lick: 56 miles with 4,000+ of elevation gain
Race legs will be completed consecutively in the order specified by race coordinators on the day of the event.
All racers are self-supported while on the course. Each solo or team racer will return to the race grounds and cross the "finish" line for that specific leg before receiving support. Racers can change any equipment, including entire bikes, between finishing a leg and starting the next leg. Any racer support found on the course will be disqualifying.
Two-person and four-person teams must evenly divide the course among the riders.
Racers, support crews, and vendors are invited to converge on the race grounds for primitive camping on June 16. Fee-based camper hookups are available nearby and require reservations.
Full race rules are available at NirvanaGravelRelay.com
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