Dates are being pondered for the 2009 edition of the Nebraska gravel grinder. The adventure will take place sometime after TI and DK. Most likely in mid to late June. We're waiting for a couple of race schedules to come out before nailing down a date.
The adventure will be anywhere from 150 to 200 miles of gravel and dirt roads (with minimal tarmac) surrounding the great city of Lincoln, Nebraska. Small town convenience stores will serve as checkpoints and aid stations. Start and finish will be in Lincoln, Nebraska!
Riders will be required to purchase Nebraska Powerball Lottery tickets as proof of reaching a checkpoint. All Nebraska Powerball tickets will be collected and verified at the finish line. The tickets will then be pooled and any winnings split amongst the race participants.
All riders are own their own after leaving the start/finish area. This is a self-supported event. You are responsible for you. Please train accordingly and bring all the necessary gear and equipment. Fortunately, most checkpoints will be less than 30 to 40 miles apart. The checkpoints (small town convenience stores) will have ample refreshments for thirsty and hungry riders. Bring some cash along!
This is a FREE event. There will be prizes and medals, but most importantly, there will be Gravel Glory.
Stay tuned for more details...