Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Gravel Worlds 2013

A new veeeedeeeeoooo

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Gravel Worlds Info

Keep up to date on race information for the 2013 Gravel Worlds on the Gravel Worlds website

The Start/Finish location was just announced.  Take a look and be sure to read up on parking/carpooling/location information. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Gravel Worlds Registration is CLOSED!

Yep.  Sorry, mates.  You missed the boat for 2013. 


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ponca Ride!


2007 Ponca Ride two track goodness

FRIDAY JUNE 14th at 4 AM
Ride is leaving Lincoln (start location yet to be determined) 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 camp Friday, watch the Psycowpath Race Saturday, camp Saturday night and then ride back to Lincoln on Sunday.

Info on the Psycowpath Race can be found here.

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 (front and red tail light), food and a camp chair.  You need to make your own arrangements for portage of your supplies.

Questions? Post a comment or shot me an email.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tour of Dirt Roads - We're gonna try this again!

Tour Of Dirt Roads VI will take place on May 25th 2013 at 9:00am in Cortland, Ne. Start at the city park. The park is located at the corner of W. 5th and Sheridan. The following link will take you to the whole route. Tour Of Dirt Roads VI. We will have a short route for the day . The following turn by turn cues include the short route. The map link does not include the short route. So if your not going the distance print the following cues off.
    
 The following are the turn by turn cues.... Print these for yourself.  YOU MUST PRINT YOUR OWN!!!
Cue Key R=right L= left

Start City Park
R on W. 4th
R. on S. Sherman
L on E. Ash
R. on S. 96th
L. on E. Aspen
L. on S. 110
R. on E. Ash
L. on S. 190th
R. on E Apple/737rd
L. on 609 ave
R. on 738 rd
R. on 612 ave
L. on 736 rd
R. on 613 ave
R. on 733 rd
R. on 612.50 ave
L. on 733.30 ave
Cross Hwy 41 into Sterling
Turns to Locust St.
R. on Main
L. on Broadway
R. on Maple to Kwik Shop.
***Refuel***
L. on Maple
R. on Greenwood
L. on Depot
R. on Iowa
Next Left **NOT MARKED** 610 ave???
*****SHORT ROUTE******
R. on 733 turns into 607
R. on 732 turns into E. Buckeye rd
R. S. 176th
L. on E. Birch rd
R. on Jamaica trail
***Cortland***
******LONG ROUTE******
L. on 733
R. on 610.50
L. on 730.50 NOT MARKED!!!!!!
R. on 611 ave
L.on 730 rd
R. on 612 ave
L. on 726.50 rd
***VESTA*** No Services
R. on 613 ave
L. on 726 rd NOT MARKED!!!!!
R. on 614 ave
R. on 723 rd
R. on 608 ave
***CRAB ORCHARD*** No Services
L. on Phelps
R. on 725 Thru Town
L. on 608.50
L on 726 rd
R. on 608 ave
L. on 727 rd
R. on 607 ave
L. on 729 rd
R. on 606 ave
L. on 730/ E. Cherry rd
L on S. 190th
R. on E. Chestnut
R. on S. 162nd
R. on E. Cherry
L. on 176th
L. on E. Birch
R. on 162
***ADAMS*** Refuel****
Out Main turns into S. 162nd
R. on E. Birch
R. and Jamaica Trail
*** CORTLAND***

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Gravel Worlds Jersey!

 2013 Gravel World Champion Jersey

You want one of these?  Well then you gotta earn it!  Only the first finisher* of each category will zip one of these jerseys on at the end of the day on Saturday August 24th.  The categories are:

Open men
Open women
Masters men (50 years of age+)
Masters women (40 years of age+) – Yes, 40 for the women
Single speed men (includes fixed geared bicycles)
Single speed women (includes fixed geared bicycles)
Tandem

Cargo/Fatbike

The PCL reserves the right to disqualify anyone for any reason.  Especially for uncool gravel etiquette.  Remember, we don’t care if you’re fast…we do care if you’re cool.  So be cool, cool?

*The PCL may also hand out discretionary jerseys.

Go to gravelworlds.com for more info!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tour of Dirt Roads VI

Tour Of Dirt Roads VI will take place on April 13th 2013 at 9:00am in Cortland, Ne. Start at the city park. The park is located at the corner of W. 5th and Sheridan. The following link will take you to the whole route. Tour Of Dirt Roads VI. We will have a short route for the day . The following turn by turn cues include the short route. The map link does not include the short route. So if your not going the distance print the following cues off.
     The following are the turn by turn cues.... Print these for yourself.  YOU MUST PRINT YOUR OWN!!!
Cue Key R=right L= left

Start City Park
R on W. 4th
R. on S. Sherman
L on E. Ash
R. on S. 96th
L. on E. Aspen
L. on S. 110
R. on E. Ash
L. on S. 190th
R. on E Apple/737rd
L. on 609 ave
R. on 738 rd
R. on 612 ave
L. on 736 rd
R. on 613 ave
R. on 733 rd
R. on 612.50 ave
L. on 733.30 ave
Cross Hwy 41 into Sterling
Turns to Locust St.
R. on Main
L. on Broadway
R. on Maple to Kwik Shop.
***Refuel***
L. on Maple
R. on Greenwood
L. on Depot
R. on Iowa
Next Left **NOT MARKED** 610 ave???
*****SHORT ROUTE******
R. on 733 turns into 607
R. on 732 turns into E. Buckeye rd
R. S. 176th
L. on E. Birch rd
R. on Jamaica trail
***Cortland***
******LONG ROUTE******
L. on 733
R. on 610.50
L. on 730.50 NOT MARKED!!!!!!
R. on 611 ave
L.on 730 rd
R. on 612 ave
L. on 726.50 rd
***VESTA*** No Services
R. on 613 ave
L. on 726 rd NOT MARKED!!!!!
R. on 614 ave
R. on 723 rd
R. on 608 ave
***CRAB ORCHARD*** No Services
L. on Phelps
R. on 725 Thru Town
L. on 608.50
L on 726 rd
R. on 608 ave
L. on 727 rd
R. on 607 ave
L. on 729 rd
R. on 606 ave
L. on 730/ E. Cherry rd
L on S. 190th
R. on E. Chestnut
R. on S. 162nd
R. on E. Cherry
L. on 176th
L. on E. Birch
R. on 162
***ADAMS*** Refuel****
Out Main turns into S. 162nd
R. on E. Birch
R. and Jamaica Trail
*** CORTLAND***











Friday, March 22, 2013

Lincoln MILFord DorCHESTer Update

Arrrrg!!! Ahoy mates!!! With the impending doom and rough seas for the weekend the crew has decided to postpone the ride. We are bummed to have to but with the chances of snow and freezing temps along with high winds it would be futil. Not fun. Fun is what this is all about. Oh and people to. We want as many as possible to join us for our rides. The route has a bunch of cool dirt roads we want to ride. Not walk. Could we do a re route? Nope. It's not worth it. Talk around the wheel house is a date of May 4th. Hope the weather will do us a solid and we can all calm seas and warm sunshine!!!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Lincoln-MILFord-DorCHESTer-(denton)-Lincoln - UPDATED!

The Annual Lincoln-Somewhere-Lincoln Ride will be on Saturday April 13th at 9 AM!
****WE HAVE UPDATED THE CUES*****
This will take place of the TOUR OF DIRT ROADS!!!!!!
!!!PRINT YOUR OWN CUE SHEETS!!!
THE ROUTE MAP WILL NOT BE UPDATED   

The Details

First, we'll meet at PCL shipyard 2659 S11th Lincoln, NE.  Then we ride to Milford for a quick stop. If ya want to head back to Lincoln from here that's totally cool with us. Otherwise we will all head to Dorchester for some lunch at the local wtatering hole.  Its good eats.  Trust us (ummmm, I wouldn't recommend trusting Pirates).  And the views along the route to Dorchester are worth the trip. Curvy roads along the river, wood planked bridges and century old farms. RAD!! The total miles for the whole ride is around 74. Once we make it to Dorchester we are better than half done with the route. We will clip the outskirts of Denton on our return, if ya need something real bad feel free to stop. They have a great C store right in town. (Mill's Squeegee)I think. If ya do stop here remember to return to the route where ya left!

White Elephant

The Pirates have traditionally held a white elephant gift exchange at the end of the ride. If ya want something better bring something to exchange.

The Route

Here's a link to the map The Route. FEEL FREE TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR FILE IF YA NEED TO!! BEST IS TO PRINT OFF THE CUES!!!! We might have a cue sheet for you and we might not. I would bet we won't so print the map. Or print the cues below:

Cue Key R=Right L=Left

Start 2659 S. 11th Lincoln, Ne
R on Hill St
L on S. 8th
Under tunnel
R on bike path
R on Bison Trail
L on dirt path to Folsom St
L on S. Folsom St
R on W. Calvert St
L on S.W. 16th
R on W. Burnham St
L on S. Coddington
R on W. Claire St.
R on S.W. 56th
L on W. Pioneers
R on S.W. 112th
L on W. Van Dorn
R on S.W. 140th
L on W. 'A' St
L on 168th St
R on W Van Dorn
L on S.W. 182nd
**182nd Turns into Sunrise Rd.**
L on 238th/ Hwy into MILFORD(Pavement)
*MILFORD* Refuel.
Leave Milford North Back to Sunrise Rd
R on Sunrise Rd
* Stay right under train tracks*
R on 224th
L on Denton Rd
R on 210/Council Oak Rd
L on Yankee Hill Rd
R on 203
**203 turns into Rokeby Rd**
L on 205th
R on Saltillo Rd
sub out left on 238/1800 for left on 224/1900(if the road is open)  if not open, stay west on satillo/a  that will t out, then left on 1600.
R on A.A.
L on 1675
R on B.B.
L on 1700
L on B
L on 1600
R on DD
*Dorchester Lunch Time!!*
Leave Dorchester on DD
L on 1600
R on D
L on 2000
R on C
L on 2300
*** STAY RIGHT ON 'A'/ SALTILLO RD***
L on S.W. 168 th
R on W. Rokeby Rd
L. on 128th
R. on Beam Hill RD.
L. on 119 th
L on S.W. 98th **PAVEMENT**
Denton's on the right if ya need it
R on W. Old Cheney Rd
L on S.W. 40th
R on W. Claire
L on S. Coddington
R on W. Burnham
L on S.W. 16th
R on W. Calvert
L on S. Folsom
R on the Dirt Path to Bike Trail Bison Trail
L on 8th St under Van Dorn St
R on Hill St
L on S. 11th
*****2659 S. 11th St FINISH****

Questions?

If ya have any questions feel free to e mail me. agammel4503@gmail dot com.  Hope to have a bunch of you all along for the trip!   Arrrrrrrrghhhh!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gravel Worlds Registration Details

 

Registration for the 2013 Gravel Worlds will officially open April 1, 2013.  Here are the details.

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

Pirate Cycling League
2659 South 11th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502

*Please note this is a new address for 2013!

The categories for the event are:
Open men
Open women
Masters men (50 years of age+)
Masters women (40 years of age+) - Yes, 40 for the women
Single speed men (includes fixed geared bicycles)
Single speed women (includes fixed geared bicycles)
Tandem
Cargo/Fatbike

Field limit?  Maybe...so don't dilly dally.

As a reminder, the adventure is set for Saturday August 24, 2013.  Start time will be 6 AM. The event will start and finish near Lincoln, Nebraska.  More details to follow.

A few quick details:
This is a self supported event - Yes, you are 100% absolutely 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 (yes, you!) 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 two bucks). 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. If we catch anyone not following the rules, you will be disqualified. You have been warned!

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

Sunday, January 27, 2013

2013 Updates!


The 2013 Calendar of events has been updated!  Check out the sidebar with important PCL Event dates including the Sixth Tour of Dirt Roads, the Ponca Ride, and Gravel Worlds. 

Please note that the Ponca Ride will be on a Friday this year.  We'll take off at 4 AM and have breakfast in North Bend at the Corner Cafe.  Camp Friday night, watch/race the Psychopath XC race and camp again Saturday night, then ride back on Sunday (if you choose).  It'll be a fun weekend!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

2013 Planning Meeting Wednesday Night...

We're gonna' get together and chat about 2013 events, dates and other pirate stuff tomorrow (Wednesday) night, 7pm, at Yia Yia's, 1423 O Street in downtown Lincoln. There's beer and pizza too...

Aaaaaaarrrrrrrgh!!!