Start date: 06/10/2023

Registration: opens 01/31/2023
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Activities: Gravel grinder, 75 miles, 40 miles, 15 miles

GID: 59273

It's going to be a great day in Northeast Missouri for a gravel ride benefiting great cause!

The VCVC Gravel Grinder has three course offerings for each level of cyclist from the gravel beginner to gravel enthusiast. All routes begin and end in downtown Macon, Missouri and take you through our beautiful state park, meandering the county's farmland, and around a few surrounding smaller communities! You're sure to enjoy the views just as much as the challenge of rural NEMO gravel.

It's important to us, the organizers and sponsors, to give back to our community and the people in it. Northeast Missouri is home to kind, big-hearted citizens and we hope you'll come out and show them some love by coming to this year's event!

Over the last four years we have been able to donate over $7,200 to the Macon County Emergency Food Pantry, let's keep it going this year!!!

 

THE RIDE:
1. 75 MILES

           7:15am-7:45am--Check In and Registration in downtown Macon (corner of Vine St., Rollins St., & Oak St.)
           8:00am--START TIME
           FIND ROUTE HERERide with GPS--You absolutely should download the course and print cards as service in the area can be VERY spotty and the course is UNMARKED. Read it again...COURSE IS UNMARKED!

2. 40 MILES
           7:15am-7:45am--Check In and Registration in downtown Macon (corner of Vine St., Rollins St., & Oak St.)
           8:00am--START TIME
           FIND ROUTE HERERide with GPS--You absolutely should download the course and print cards as service in the area can be VERY spotty and the course is UNMARKED. Read it again...COURSE IS UNMARKED!

3. 15 MILES
           7:15am-7:45am--Check In and Registration in downtown Macon (corner of Vine St., Rollins St., & Oak St.)
           8:00am--START TIME
           FIND ROUTE HERERide with GPS--You absolutely should download the course and print cards as service in the area can be VERY spotty and the course is UNMARKED. Read it again...COURSE IS UNMARKED!

ALL RIDERS:
           Included in your pre-registration fee is an event performance t-shirt as well as a custom VCVC aluminum water bottle! We also ask that you bring an item for the Macon County Emergency Food Pantry as well, if able. If you register the day of the event, you will not receive a performance t-shirt or water bottle unless an additional $15 is paid to cover extra costs. 

 

THE RULES:

1. The VCVC Gravel Grinder is a self-supported solo competition. You are 100% responsible for yourself and your equipment. The state of Missouri, county of Macon, city of Macon, event sponsors, event organizers, property owners, and any individuals involved in this event are NOT responsible for your safety or equipment.
2. All riders MUST wear proper safety gear and obey all city, county, and state laws and rules of the road
3. Every rider in each category is soley responsible for themselves and any accidents in which he or she may be involved.
4. In case of emergency or break-downs, riders can be assisted by motorized transport. If you accept motorized transport, you will relinquish your standings in the race.
5. The primary race course must be followed at all times, no short cuts (or cheaters) will be permitted if you want to have a recorced time or claim a prize. If you do want to cut it short, that's absolutely cool, you just won't be able to place in your category.
6. This race will happen regardless of rainy weather. In the event of life-threatening storms, the event organizer will reach out as soon as possible to let every pre-registered participant know. ONLY if we're getting severe weather will this be rescheudled, otherwise, be prepared for either lots of sun/some rain/a perfect overcast mid-June morning and day.
7. Walt's Bike Shop will provide sag support for the 75 mile riders, so it is highly suggested you bring a +1 in case you need picked up mid-route/have issues and are not on this route.
8. THIS COURSE IS NOT MARKED. Download routes on your devices AND print cue cards, but don't expect it to be marked with signs that day. We're five years in, we love you, but you *need* to download and/or print the route for yourself...trust us, there are giant holes in service along the route and you ought to be prepared.
9. All riders MUST sign a waiver prior to race start as well as show valid photo id.
10. Roads along the routes will not be closed, please make sure to obey all traffic laws and exercise caution at all times.
11. Reread all items 1-10 to ensure you fully understand how the day works and get ready to have a great ride!

 

THE PARTY:

Following the ride, and free to all, we're super excited to be hosting a block party featuring original live music from regional talent and as well a some food truck options for your late-morning through early-afternoon enjoyment. There are a myriad of downtown businesses to choose from as well that you can support and bring your goodness with you to the event!

See you on June 10, 2023 in downtown Macon for a good time!

If you have any questions at all regarding ride registrations please direct all correspondance to:
Kayla Hartung, Organizer
vcvcgravelgrinder@gmail.com
660.651.1795

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