Thursday, May 19, 2011

2011 Gravel Worlds registration has extended the deadline!

Registration for the 2011 Gravel World Championship/The Good Life Gravel Adventure has been extended. How long? Who knows. We'll close registration whenever we want. So you better get a postcard in soon in you want in.

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
We will be accepting postcards until we see fit. Field limit? Maybe...

As a reminder, the adventure is set for Saturday August 20, 2011. 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 8,000 to 11,000 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.
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.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

EXTENDED: Last chance for PCL kits!

You now have until May 20th (week from this Friday) to order your PCL kit from the Voler website <link>. We only need 15 more jerseys and shorts to be ordered otherwise the price will be increased for everyone.