Friday, January 29, 2010

Gravel Worlds update

The postcards are steadily coming in and the list of participants will be posted soon. As a reminder, if you wanna be part of the adventure, send a postcard with your name, hometown, age, category, and email address to:

Pirate Cycling League
1510 D Street
Lincoln, NE 68502

The PCL will be accepting postcards through the month of February.

Disclaimer regarding the Gravel Worlds/GLGA:

The folks at the PCL would like to remind everyone that this adventure is just a bike ride. There is no entry fee or prize money. Racing licenses are not required. Folks who complete the entire route first in each respective category (Open Men, Open Women, SS Men, SS Women, Masters Men, Masters Women, and Tandem) will be crowned the Officially unofficial, tongue in cheek, "we're callin' it the Worlds because it hasn't been done yet" Gravel World Champion.

This ride is 100% self-supported. That means you are responsible for you. Once you leave the start/finish area, you are completely responsible for yourself. No one from the PCL will come bail you out if you have problems. You are responsible for a bail out option if you need one. Please be aware of this prior to participating. Also, please be aware we will be riding on rural gravel roads that will have occasional automobile traffic. This is not a closed course. So you must obey all rules of the road including signaling when turning, stopping at stop lights and stop signs, and staying to the right on the road. Please don't do anything stupid to get yourself hurt and/or killed. That would be a major bummer.

Finally, please remember this event is all about having fun on a bicycle with like minded individuals. If you see someone in need of assistance, please stop and offer a helping hand. Also, be courteous to everyone you encounter on the ride including dogs who are chasing you. So basically, don't be a dick.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Gravel Worlds - The Good Life Gravel Adventure - Registration info

Well folks, after a bit of discussion with the rest of the PCL crew, we have decided to open up registration for the Inaugural Gravel World Championship/The Good Life Gravel Adventure via the postcard route. Here are the details.

Starting today, send a postcard with your name, hometown, email address, age, sex and category (see below) for the event to:

Pirate Cycling League
1510 D Street
Lincoln, NE 68502

The categories for the event are:
  • Open men
  • Open women
  • Masters men (50 years of age+)
  • Masters women (50 years of age+)
  • Single speed men (includes fixed geared bicycles)
  • Single speed women (includes fixed geared bicycles)
  • Tandem
  • Tallbike
  • Unicycle
The last two categories are a joke...or are they?

We will be accepting postcards through the month of February. The field limit will be set at 10,000, so you better hurry! As a special incentive for folks to send in a card, we will be giving away a PCL prize packet (T-shirt and stickers) to randomly assigned entrants (for example registrant number 4, 33, 55 and 75). The prize packet will be given out at the event on August 21, 2010.

As always, we reserve the right to change any and everything whenever we see fit. We're pirates after all.

Questions, comments, concerns? Post here or send me an email.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Inaugural Gravel World Championship - The Good Life Gravel Adventure

Minimum Maintenance Road of Lancaster County

The date is set! The Inaugural Gravel World Championship - The Good Life Gravel Adventure will take place on Saturday August 21, 2010. Start time will be 6 AM. The event will start and finish in Lincoln, Nebraska.

A few quick details:
  • This is a self supported event - Yes, you are responsible for you! If you gotta pull the plug on the side of the gravel road, be sure you have someone available to pick you up!
  • The course will NOT be marked. A cue sheet will be distributed prior to the event.
  • All riders are required to have a cyclo computer that can track mileage - Yes, we will verify that you completed the entire distance at the end.
  • Riders will be required to purchase a Nebraska Powerball Lottery ticket at each "checkpoint" as proof of reaching the checkpoint.
  • The checkpoints will be small town gas station convenience stores. If you need fluids and sustenance, buy it there!
  • The distance will be roughly 150 miles with around 5,000 to 8,000 feet of vertical elevation gain.
  • This is a free event (except the four to five lottery tickets you gotta buy for a buck).
  • The Golden Rule applies to this event. If someone needs help, stop and help out.
More details regarding registration, etc. will be announced soon!

Also, note the 2010 PCL calendar of events to the right on the side bar!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Good Life Gravel Adventure - Gravel Worlds - Date to be announced soon!

Ah yeah...

The PCL Executive Committee will be meeting sometime within the next week to discuss the 2010 The Good Life Gravel Adventure/Inaugural Gravel World Championship. Check back soon for more details.