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More soon so stay tuned. Yes, we will have shorter routes and race distances but this one is built for the 100 miler to be the premier, cash payout event. Go big or go home!
Round 3 of the Gravel King/Gravel Queen series rolls through historic and picturesque Robertson County, TX. These are fantastic all weather roads which wind through the woods and gentle hills of this unique part of Texas. Folks will be surprised by what the area offers.
These routes are primarily dirt and gravel roads so traditional "road bikes" will not be appropriate. All riders depart under self supported status which means there is no on course support outside of water tables or publicly available facilities. There will NOT be any sag vehicles on course. Riders must make their own transportation arrangements if unable to complete the route for any reason.
No license required, Team Spinistry members save 25%!
Routes will be marked and access to water will be available every 20-30 miles. GPS files and access to FREE premium Ride With GPS services will be provided to all registered participants the week of the event.
The routes are intended to be remote with an expectation of minimal contact with cars and trucks along the network of County roads. Staging details will be posted soon.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Thou shalt not have any other goal before you but to have fun.
Thou shalt not make unto thee a litter bug.
Thou shalt not take the spirit of self supported in vain.
Remember event day, it is holy.
Honor thy bike shops and thy distillers/fermenters.
Thou shalt not cheat.
Thou shalt not commit assholery.
Thou shalt not be unprepared.
Thou shalt not touch my timing computer even if you think you know everything about computers and software.
Thou shalt covet thy neighbor's bike, gear, lung capacity, navigation skills, etc. and seek to make them yours as well.
A Race - The Aces of the field. If it is a payout race this will be the category. Equivalent to Pro/Cat 1/19+ Mph Average over 100K
B Race - Badasses. The every day fast folks most of us are jealous of. Equivalent to Cat 2 and Cat 3 sandbaggers/16-18 Mph Average over 100K
C Race - Competitive. Likes the thrill of the chase and a badass wannabe. 14-16 Mph Average over 100K
D Ride - Developmental. Get out there and see what you can do. No pressure of any kind but you will have a recorded time to reference if you are curious how you stack up with others. Not worried about rankings? We're cool with that. This is also the preferred category for the person doing this type of event for the first time and has no idea which race category is appropriate for them. Ride non competitive the first event to establish a base line.
Categories are self declared but we reserve the right to force sandbaggers into an appropriate category at any time. Hint, if you podium more than once you are probably going to be upgraded. If you "win" a C race with a big gap on the field you will probably be upgraded that race unless you've never raced before.
Age breaks will be determined based on total number of entries once the event reaches capacity. The formula will be 8-10 racer per category (age/gender) based on youngest age and up. Once 10 racers are in an age/gender group the next group begins. Racing age is determined by age on event day.