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The original Texas gravel grinder is back for its 10th edition!
Marked routes of 20, 35, 67 and 100 miles throughout the amazingly beautiful Red River Valley. All routes will assault the famed Windmill Hill and every route finishes at the 4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery Tasting Room. Each rider and a guest will receive a complimentary wine tasting at the finish line as well as a robust dose of our classic Spinistry Chow to refuel!
4R Ranch tent camping will be available both Friday and Saturday nights for $10 per person, per night. This includes hot showers, toilets, wifi and electricity for charging equipment.
They've done a lot of work to put together some primo camping and this will be a significant discount from their standard camping rates. We will have a reservation page available soon but we just wanted folks to know the option will be available this year.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
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.
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