Friday, June 18, 2010

Ponca Ride date change

there's been some talk about changing the ponca ride date. july 17 ride up...july 18 down. does that work for everyone?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

PCL endorsed event - Farmhouse Classic

Wicked B road action from 2009

The Farmhouse Classic is just around the corner. Joe Fox of Cycle City is cookin' up another great gravel grinder for Saturday July 24th at 9 AM. Mileage will be around 85 to 90 miles of challenging gravel rollers. This is a great event for folks who haven't done a gravel grinder to get their feet wet.

Last year was a challenging route with a stop about halfway for a refuel. And there was plenty of white rock to keep it interesting!

White rock purgatory

Address: 5872 SE 248th St. Lathrop, MO 64465

Breakfast will be served between 7:30 and 8:00 (eggs, biscuits, jams, juice). Race will start at 9:00 AM (the same time we fire up the smoker). Pulled pork will be served at about 3:00 PM (you don't want to miss this!). Vegetarians, bring some veggie patties, you weenies!

There will be camping available on site for Friday evening. If you are interested in racing/riding in the event please send Joe an email with your name, hometown, class (open or single) to or

Friday, June 11, 2010

Gravel Worlds Update!

The Inaugural Gravel World Championship aka The Good Life Gravel Adventure is fast approaching. Saturday August 21st at 6 AM the event will begin!

The starting point and mileage will be posted within the next month. Expect approximately 135 to 150 miles of gravel and dirt roads with plenty of rollers. Small town convenience stores will serve as checkpoints and aid stations. Riders will be required to purchase a Nebraska Powerball Lottery ticket at each small town convenience store as proof of reaching the checkpoint. The lottery tickets will be turned in at the finish of the event and verified. Riders will follow a set of cue cards to navigate the course.

This is a self supported event. You are absolutely responsible for you! Come prepared and please have a bail out option! Again, this is a self supported event in which YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU!

I apologize for the annoying caps, but the above point is very important.

Registration Info:

The registration has re-opened! If you would like to participate, please send a postcard with your name, age, hometown, category (see list below), email address, and cell phone number to:

Pirate Cycling League
1510 D Street
Lincoln, NE 68502

  • 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
  • Unicycle (seriously - will be a shortened version)
Gravel World Champion Jersey:

Winners of each above category will receive a Gravel Worlds Champion Jersey (courtesy of the Trek Bicycle Stores of Omaha, Kansas City and St. Louis). Only the winner of each category will be able to proudly slip this jersey on. Custom made trophies will also be given to winners of each category.

Note on being cool:

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.


Prizes? Pffffttt...yeah, right. Well, maybe. Depends how motivated we are in the next couple months.

Additional info:

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.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010