Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Good Life Gravel Adventure - Only two weeks away!

Are you ready to ride some sweet Nebraska gravel and dirt roads?

The second annual The Good Life Gravel Adventure is less than two weeks away! The PCL crew has finalized the course. The cue sheets will be posted the week prior to the event. All participants are encouraged to make their own cue sheets (allows you to format to your liking), but I will have cue sheets available at the start if you don't make your own.

As a reminder, we will begin and finish the event at the Mopac Trail Head (84th Street) in Lincoln, Nebraska (same spot as last year). The Mopac Trailhead is located at 600 S 84th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska (use Google Maps to find it!). The Mopac Trailhead has parking and restrooms available. I encourage all locals to ride to the Trailhead as to allow more parking for out of towners. If you have any questions about the start/finish area, please contact me.

The adventure begins on Saturday August 29, 2009 at 6 AM! Please be there at least 15 minutes early so I can get a head count. A neutral roll out will take place down the Mopac Trail.

Riders will ride to the following towns which will serve as checkpoints: Valparaiso, Malcolm, Denton and Cortland. You will be required to purchase Nebraska Powerball Lottery tickets at each of those towns as proof of reaching the 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 (actually you will need to spend about 4 bucks on Nebraska Lottery tickets). There will be prizes and medals, but most importantly, there will be Gravel Glory.

Please shoot me an email if you are interested in coming to the Adventure. Please use The Good Life Gravel Adventure as the subject line and include your name, age, hometown and category (Open or Single Speed/Fixed). Email me at:

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