Maybe on August 21st it won't be hot, humid, or windy...or maybe monkey's will fly out of my butt.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Gravel Worlds is less than a month away. Are you ready? Probably not. Why? This course is bigger, nastier, & more beautiful than last year's edition. Expect approximately 150 miles of amazing Nebraska gravel. Here are a few recon pictures to wet the appetite...
the countdown has begun...
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
The Inaugural Gravel Worlds in just around the corner! Saturday August 21st at 6 AM the ride begins!
For those traveling from out of town and don't have lodging accommodations yet, here are two hotels that are close to the start/finish. The start/finish line will be the north parking lot at the Lancaster Event Center.
Star City Inn
5600 Cornhusker Highway
Lincoln, NE 68507
1 Single = $47.49 plus tax
2 Bed = $53.19 plus tax
Add $6.00 for each additional person (please do not sneak folks into rooms or overcrowd)
Please use the code words "Pirate Cycling" for the discount rate
5250 Cornhusker Highway
Lincoln, NE 68504
Please contact Guesthouse Inn for room and rate details. No discount for riders currently.
There really aren't a bounty of camping spots near the start/finish. The closest one that I can think of is Wagon Train State Recreation Area.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
SATURDAY JULY 17thRide is leaving D Street at 4 AM sharp. 155 miles of gravel, dirt and minimal pavement up to Ponca State Park. We will stop in North Bend (~65 miles) at the Corner Cafe for brunch. A few other stops will be made along the way to refuel. Bring cash!
We will be camping Saturday night. Showers are available at the park. Things to bring for camping include a tent, sleeping bag, pillow, your blanky, change of clothes, bug spray, illumination device, food and a camp chair.
Ride back to Lincoln for those that choose to do so on Sunday. You must find someone to sag your gear and take you back to Lincoln if you decide to go. Please make arrangements accordingly.
Questions? Post a comment or shot me an email.