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Not ready for the full BS Challenge. Try our Mini Challenge Route. Still featuring the same scenic, never/ rarely ridden and dare we say beautiful (er painful) new trails throughout Ventura. Instead of heading to the point of no return we just have you turn off and hit the brewery early.
With a neutral roll out starting at the local favorite Madewest Brewery, this challenge boasts around 40 miles of road/ mountain/ sandy (and perhaps muddy) fun with 3000+ feet of climbing. There will be BS Zones out on route to further break your spirit....we mean increase the fun, where if you fail the challenge, more pain... er we mean a more "complete experience" will ensue!! Don't miss out on the Broken Spoke Mini Challenge!
What kind of bike should you ride?
Not a road bike!
The perfect bike for Broken Spoke is rocket powered full suspension drop bar fat bike, upgraded with handle bar mirrors and streamers...Oh you don't have one of those? How do you know if your bike can be the best on road, gravel, sand, mud, 20+% grades, headwinds.... you can't. Just bring what you got! Hardtail 29'er, Gravel Bike, Fat bike, Single speed, Full suspension, 650b, etc...everyone will have an advantage, or disadvantage if you are a glass half empty person.....don't bring road bikes though, that would be dumb...oh and don't bring E-bikes either maybe in the future though....Nuff said.
With parts of the mini course still challenging your mental and physical fortitude, it is our goal for you to utter to yourself at least once....."This is BS!!!"
Route Profile and Aid Station locations are approximate and also subject to change at anytime. You will receive your BS Info Packet a week before race day. It will contain the most up to date route and aid locations.
Official Course Route GPX file will be emailed to participants approximately a week before the event. We will however help you prepare for what we have instore the best we can. Please feel free to Email Marty@fastgreenracing.com with any questions about what to expect out on route.
Starting off from MadeWest we will have a neutral roll out through the streets of Ventura, both events roll out together. After a few miles through town we immediately open up to the first dirt section. The flag is dropped per se and the riders are off. Rough fire roads and steep gradients make up these next few miles. BS Challenge #1 approaches..... As you make your way back to the road, the next gravel section is 4 miles away tucked away in the heart of Ventura. Time to fill up and refuel approximately at mile 17, the first Aid Station of the day. More BS will ensue as you can only proceed after completing BS Challenge #2. On you go through more never before accessed gravel fire roads and single/double track. Take in the ocean views as you drop down onto the road once more. As you make your way out of Ventura the Mini course takes a detour roughly around mile 31. You'll roll up on the final aid station immediately after the detour. You'll continue down Ventura's multi use bike path until you hit the finish line. Its approximately 4 miles from the Finish Line back through town to MadeWest. It is rules of the road through town, with plenty of beach views to enjoy, so take your time.
Once you make your way back to MadeWest, your beer and finishers prize awaits. Come hangout, eat, and swap war stories with your newly found gravel family. OH WAIT!!! It's Covid still, once finished grab some grub and beer and get the hell out! We'd really love to hang out with everyone, but maybe next year. Stay safe and thanks for joining.
Friday April 22nd 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday April 23rd 5:45am to 6:30 am
1744 Donlon St
Ventura, CA US 93003
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at email@example.com