Tour of Filmore Features Gravel Roads of the Root River Valley

Image Credit:  Drew Wilson

From the gravel enthusiast that brought you the Dickie Scramble comes a new event that showcases the beauty and challenge of gravel roads in the Root River Valley around Lanesboro, the Tour of Filmore.  Drew Wilson was inspired by a few great rides over the last couple of years and enjoyed riding the valleys and climbs of this scenic area.  "Then some friends suggested putting together a 'shorter' gravel event and it seemed like a great fit.   After working on the route a bit it I can confirm that.  This is 65 miles that I am extremely excited about (although I reserve the right to improve the route at any time).  There are also 7 or 8 really hard hitting climbs out there which should make for some challenging racing and a real sense of accomplishment at the finish line." Drew told me.

Image Credit:  Drew Wilson

This fun event allows those that decide to take on the challenge to make it as competitive as they like.  "This is a ride for anyone who is interested in riding a great route and doing so for free." 
The Tour of Filmore will take place on Sunday, October 5th and will tentatively start and finish at Sylvan Park in Lanesboro.

Image Credit:  Drew Wilson

Cue cards and CRS/GPX files will be provided and water will be available on the route, but no drop bags or food.  There will be opportunities to buy food near the midpoint of the ride.  A BBQ setup may be available at the finish line, more details will become available as they are worked out. 

Tour of Filmore 
(tentative route)
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Registration is informal and can be done by sending an email to drew@cyclocarbon.com or by visiting the Tour of Filmore Facebook event page and select "Going".  Drew asks those that register, "please do not say you will attend and then not".  The number of registrations will determine the planning of this event.  Registration will run until 8:30 day-of the event unless more than 150 people have registered prior to that date.  Assuming 150 riders has not been hit before the day of, all riders who show up will be allowed to ride.  More detailed information to come.

If you would like to volunteer your time to help make this event a success, Drew could use your help.  Contact him via the email above or at the Tour of Filmore Facebook event page. 

Image Credit:  Drew Wilson

This should be a great event in a beautiful area of southern Minnesota with Fall colors to make it even more scenic.  Spread the word to friends and family that would like to take on the challenge of the Tour of Filmore and I will see you there this October.  

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