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USECF Gravel Grinder National Championship – April 18, 2020
It’s time for some gravel riding and Lawrence, Kansas is the place! There is a category for everyone from high school to those who are a little longer in the tooth and all who register for the USE Grinder Nationals will race for a coveted USE National Champion Jersey! See what you are made of as you race across a 100+ mile challenging & scenic course as part of the USE National Championship Weekend. There will also be a 25 & 50 mile noncompetitive Gravelleurs Raid that will race at the same time as Grinder Nationals. The USE Gravel Grinder National Championship is a fully supported race and riders will enjoy fully stocked rest stops and sag wagons/ rider pick up available throughout the course. Come ride in Grinder Nationals which will include an epic course, great food and a fun & festive award ceremony. The awesome course and time in the saddle with the gravel tribe will make this an epic event to remember. Learn more>
Riding Gravel Radio Ranch Podcast: Episode 27 - Grinder Nationals
The Gravelleurs Raid has two options – a 25 mile relay or a 50 mile non championship ride that will happen at the same time along part of the same course as Grinder Nationals. The riders in the Gravelleurs Raid will enjoy all the benefits of the National Championship making this a ride that you don’t want to miss. This is the perfect first gravel ride or ride for those who do not want to ride the 100 mile course. The Gravelleur’s Raid is a fully supported race and riders will enjoy fully stocked rest stops and sag wagons/ rider pick up available throughout the course. There will not be any awards for the Gravelleurs Raid but the riders will enjoy a fun course, great food and a fun & festive award ceremony. Riders from Gravelleurs Raid will also be entered into the awesome raffle at the Grinder Nationals award ceremony.
April 18, 2020 10 am – 11:30 am Behind Johnny’s Tavern on 2nd Street
The Joy Ride is a free fun family bike ride which will include a bike helmet give away while supplies last. This event will encourage local families to get involved in the fun and healthy activity of bike riding while stressing the importance of safety. The ride will be led by the Lawrence Bike Club and the helmet fitting will be done by the Lawrence Central Rotary Club. There will be distances for every level of rider from Kindergarten to adult.
The Baymont Inn & Suites is the official host hotel for Grinder Nationals & The Gravelleur’s Raid and is located less than 5 minutes from the start & finish line. Special room rates are:
Double Queen $109
Call before March 20th to reserve your room at these special rates: (785) 371-0165 Group Code: Gravel Grinders