2017 Minnesota Gravel Events

Rural Minnesota is home to quite a few long standing gravel road races and with the growing popularity of the sport, rides to introduce those new to gravel are beginning to pop up, too.  With varying terrain, minimum maintenance roads, elevation changes, great rural scenery and unpredictable weather in the Spring and Fall, these events are sure to be fun and challenging.  Almost all of them are free, but unsupported requiring the participants to be their own repair and support crew.

This season's calendar will include all types of  gravel races and rides from around the state.  Some of these have registration cutoff dates, have a rider cap, or more information and registration details that are yet to be announced.  Below is a list of all of the gravel events in Minnesota that I'm aware of in chronological order.  I will continue to update and add events to this post as they become available.  If you are a race or event organizer and would like your event listed here and on my 2017 Minnesota Bike Tours, Rides, Races & Events Schedule, please send me an e-mail

The"Trumpit"-March 18, 2017
Two Harbors, MN 

Lakeville-Milltown-Lakeville-March 25, 2017
Harry's Cafe
Lakeville, MN
80+ miles

Ragnarök 105-April 1, 2017
Red Wing, MN
105 miles
150 rider cap
Postcard registration November 25-December 31, 2016
Registration Details
Facebook Page 

Ride Like A Girl Cycling Dirty Girl Gravel Series #1-April 2, 2017
House of Coates
Coates, MN
35, 29, 25, 18 miles 

Lakeville Gravel: Will Bike for Donuts V3-April 8, 2017
Caribou Coffee
Lakeville, MN 

Mammoth Gravel Classic-April 15, 2017
Cyclova XC
St. Croix Falls, WI
100, 70, 30 miles
Facebook Event Page 

Dickie Scramble-April 22, 2017
JJ Tailgaters
Elgin, MN 

Miesville FiftySix-April 30, 2017
Jack Ruhr Stadium
Miesville, MN
56 miles
Registration is full

Alexander 380-May 19, 2017
Spring Valley, MN
380 miles 
Facebook Event Page  

Almanzo 100/Royal 162-May 20, 2017
Spring Valley, MN
162, 100 miles
Facebook Page
Facebook Event Page   

Party in the Park at Wilderfest-May 20, 2017
Willow Park
Spring Valley, MN 

Le Grand Du Nord-May 27, 2017
Grand Marais, MN
100, 50 miles
Facebook Page 
Online Registration opens January 14, 2017 

Riotgrrravel-June 3, 2017
Hope Lutheran Church
Hastings, MN
33,20, 10 miles
Facebook Page
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration 

Luce Line Loops-June 10, 2017
Crow River Winery
Hutchinson, MN
75k Gravel Grinder
50, 25, 12 miles
Online Registration

Westside Dirty Benjamin-June 10, 2017
Chaska, MN
101 miles 
Facebook Page
Facebook Event Page 

Dirt Church Gravel Ride-June 18, 2017
Elk River, MN
50-60, 32 miles 

Ride Like A Girl Cycling Dirty Girl Gravel Series #2-June 18, 2017
House of Coates
Rosemount, MN
35, 28, 25, 18 miles 

Dirty Lemming Gravel Grinder-July 29, 2017
Watertown, MN
100 miles, 100 km 

Tour de SAVE-July 29, 2017
Spring Creek Park Soccer Fields
Northfield, MN
62, 25, 10 miles paved
46 miles gravel
Facebook Page
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration  

Day Across Minnesota (DAMn) Gravel Road Race-August 5, 2017
Gary, SD/Hager City, WI
240 miles
Facebook Page 
Registration is full  

The Heck Epic-August 19-20, 2017
Two Harbors, MN
Approx. 110 miles
Gravel Cyclist Link  

Fiddlin' Fifty Gravel Grinder-August 26, 2017
Balkan Township, MN
Approx. 50 miles
Riding Gravel Link 
Facebook Page

River Valley 100-August 27, 2017
North Mankato, MN
100 mile paved, 100k paved, 100k gravel

2017 Gravel Grovel-September 24, 2017
Miesville, MN
Approx. 80 miles 

Life Time Gravel Fondo-September 24, 2017
Waconia Brewing Company
Waconia, MN
50, 25 mile
Online Registration  

Heck of the North-September 30, 2017
Two Harbors, MN
105, 51 miles
Gravel Cyclist Link

The Filthy 50-October 8, 2017
Stewartville, MN
52, 24, 12 miles
Online Registration 

Dirt Bag-October 15, 2017
Clearwater, MN
Mileage TBD
Facebook Page

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