RiotGRRRaveL is Back for 2017

Riot Grrravel returns in 2017 on June 3rd with with three distance options to introduce gravel racing/riding to women of all ages and abilities.  What started out in 2014 with 82 riders by Riot Grrravel organizer Ellie Skelton was her way of bringing more women to come to enjoy this increasingly popular style of riding in a non-intimidating fashion.   After three years of organizing RiotGrrraveL, Ellie has passed the torch to Victoria Malawey who is also an avid cyclist, gravel enthusiast and bike advocate.

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This year's race will have distance declarations of 10, 20 and 33 miles to open up the field to women of all abilities and experiences.  The 33 mile course will have more elevation changes for those that want to challenge themselves with climbing in addition to distance.  Men who wish to participate must ride with a female, trans, gender non-conforming rider, or a family member (any gender) under 18.

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Riot Grrravel will take place on Saturday, June 3rd at Hope Lutheran Church in Hastings.  Registration will be in the parking lot from 8:00 to 9:00am.  Roll out is 9:00am sharp for 33 miler, 9:15am for the 20 miles and 9:30am for the 10 mile riders.  This free unsupported women/family friendly event is being held rain or shine so dress accordingly and bring everything you will need to be self supportive.

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Registration is now open for Riot GRRRaveL 2017 and only takes a minute to sign up online.  It will have a rider cap and should fill up quickly, so make sure you register early.

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If you or your company would like to sponsor or volunteer for Riot GRRRaveL 2017 please send a message to Victoria on the Riot GRRRaveL Facebook page.  Volunteers can sign up at this link.

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