301 Bear Meadows Rd, Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States

Start Date

06/11/2022

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Activities: Gravel grinder, Off-road 🚴🏿‍♂️, 65 miles, 49 miles, 25 miles,

Rothrock GRIT Gravel Grinder

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The GRIT Gravel Grinder is a bike race over the rugged ridges of Rothrock State Forest.

http://www.thebicycleshopinc.com/the-race

This race is for you, whether your goal is to be the fastest, push your personal limits, or just have fun and enjoying the beautiful views of nature on a supported ride.

Our registration goal is to provide a large women’s field and support equality in racing, we are reserving half of the 500 race spots for women registrants. (This may be increased in 2023 per DCNR approval)

Ride it. Race it. Enjoy the Forest! 

What is your level of GRIT?

You’ve got GRIT no matter what, but in order to be the grittiest, you must go the full distance.

GRIT - Tackle the first two climbs and 25 miles.

GRITTIER - Make it over four climbs and 49 miles.

GRITTIEST - Complete all 65 miles and 7,500 feet of climbing to stake your claim as the GRITTIEST rider of the day

Start & Finish Location:
Tussey Mountain
301 Bear Meadows Rd
Boalsburg, PA 16827

Race Start:
9:00 am Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Mandatory Packet Pickup:
Friday, June 10th, J.L Farm and Cidery 5-8 pm (pickup is required if you are in town.)
Saturday, June 11th, Tussey Mountain 7:30-8:30am, late pickup. 

Rothrock GRIT provides you with:

  • A fully marked course
  • Two well-stocked support stations
  • Cash awards to top 3 GRITTIEST Men and Women riders 
  • Post-race event snacks and beer tickets for riders 
  • Finisher's award
  • Specialized merchandise raffle for racers 
  • Strava QOM & KOM segments - gain bragging rights

 

SEASONS OF ROTHROCK RACE SERIES INFORMATION:

Rothrock Grit Gravel Grinder is race Session II of Seasons of Rothrock Race Series. 

Are you a rider interested in exploring beautiful Pennsylvania gravel and singletrack in Rothrock State Forest and making friends in a great community along the way? If so, the Seasons of Rothrock 2022 series–which captures all four seasons through two gravel and two mountain biking races – is perfect for you! We focus on racer experience, and our goal is to host events that offer quality, safe, fun, competitive biking experiences to as many people as possible. Professional and amateur cyclists are all welcome! No USAC or any other license is required to race. We encourage more women to race and hold half of the Rothrock Grit Gravel Grinder entries for ladies. 

Races are a great way to spend an afternoon pushing yourself to your limit on challenging, fun singletrack, or enjoy a whole weekend with family and friends. You’ll be supporting a community that emphasizes the fun and social aspects of racing while creating local events with a national-level feel. We invite you to see for yourself what the Happy Valley and the Cycling community has to offer.

These non-profit races will raise funds for our cycling community. We are dedicated to giving you a great racing experience! 

Dates & Races 

  1. April 24th Session I Whipple Dam State Park Gravel 

  2. June 11th Rothrock Grit Gravel Grinder Gravel 

  3. September 25th Session III, Greenwood Furnace Mountain Bike 

  4. December 4th Session IV, Tussey Mountain Mountain Bike  

Event swag is guaranteed to all riders who pre-register 30 days prior to race day.. After that, racers are welcome to register but are not guaranteed swag. 

Compete in all four races to earn the title of Series King and Queen. 

We will crown the royal court for categories such as Gentlemen Open, Clydesdale, SingleSpeed, Gentlemen 40+, Gentlemen +50 and Youth Racers under 18 and equally represented Lady categories. Racers will be required to race the longest distances in four races to be eligible for ranking in the overall series. 

 

COURSE INFO

100% of the net proceeds from your race entry are donated to local cycling initiatives. In the past donations have been made to: NIttany Mountain Bike Association, Harvest Fields Community Trails, National Interscholastic Cycling Association, Girls Rock, YMCA & Friends of Rothrock.
 

Thank You to Our Sponsors! Our Supporters Make a Difference.

We are so grateful for the support of so many, who are committed to helping people, strengthening families and building stronger, healthier and safer cycling communities. Together, we are helping to make a difference. Click on any sponorship Logo to be taken directly to their information. 

 

No Tranfers - No Deferrals - Shit happens, Bike Reg offers race day insurance if you want it, buy it. Otherwise GRIT will only offer a 50% refund before the event is closed. 

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