Outdoor rides at 6:30 PM! Tue and Thu road rides. Wed mountain bike rides.
New for 2020, by popular demand, we've set up a gravel ride option for the Gorilla Century!
You can sign up below. Scroll further down to learn how this is a little different than our paved routes and what we're doing to make it great!
You need to be more self sufficient on the gravel route!
We can't mark the course because most intersections don't have a pole to put a sign on. You have to download the route onto the navigation device of your choice for turn by turn directions. Phones can be used with the free RideWithGPS app. We'll email a link to all pre-registered riders a couple weeks out and post the links on our ride Facebook page and web page.
As a back up we'll give you a waterproof map at check in.
SAG #1 is 35 miles into the ride at Big Brutus! Possible locations for SAG stops are few and far between when you get off pavement. The gravel course passes within a mile of two pavement SAGs at mile 24 and mile 46. If you need a refill before Big Brutus or the finish all you need to do is roll a mile off course to those SAGs and you can stock up. Those off course SAGs are marked on the GPS route cues and the turn off points will be marked with signs on the course.
We're still working on the menu but are planning on a ton of food and drink at Big Brutus to reward your hard effort and get you fueled up for the trip back to the finish line. Going hungry won't be a problem.
Gravel riders like to do it on their own but we want to make sure you have a safe ride! We'll have mobile SAG vehicles patrolling the course looking for riders who need help or a lift. They're not mechanics but they'll be equipped with water, first aid supplies and can give you a lift if you need it.
We knocked it down to the bare minimum of pavement. 3 miles at the start, 5 miles at the finish and three 1 mile sections in the middle. That leaves you 51 glorious miles of gravel.
The ride promoter's cell phone number is on the map you'll be given. If you run into trouble you can text him and he'll dispatch a vehicle to your location.