2018 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 2018 Minnesota Bike Tours, Rides, Races & Events Schedule, please send me an e-mail.

Gravel Training Series-March 24, 2018
Penn Cycle Woodbury
Woodbury, MN

Gravel Q&A-March 22, 2018
Penn Cycle Blaine
Blaine, MN

Gravel Training Series-March 31, 2018
Penn Cycle Woodbury
Woodbury, MN

Ragnaröck 105-April 7, 2018
Red Wing, MN
Postcard registration open November 24-December 30, 2017
105 miles

Gravel Training Series-April 14, 2018
Penn Cycle Eagan
Eagan, MN

Lakeville-Milltown-Lakeville-April 14, 2018
Harry's Cafe
Lakeville, MN
80, 40 miles
Facebook Event Page

Mammoth Gravel Classic-April 14, 2018
Cyclova XC
St. Croix Falls, WI
100, 70, 30 miles
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Ride Like A Girl Cycling Gravel Series Ride #1-April 15, 2018
House of Coates
Coates, MN
35, 28, 25, 18 miles

Let's talk dirt! Miesville FiftySix gravel Q&A-April 17, 2018
Seven Spokes Bike Shop
St. Paul, MN

Dickie Scramble-April 21, 2018
J.J. Tailgators
Elgin, MN
99 miles

Gravel Training Series-April 21, 2018
Penn Cycle Eagan
Eagan, MN

Earth Day Gravel Grinder with Team Road Life-April 22, 2018
Imminent Brewing
Northfield, MN
50, 25, 10 miles

Miesville Fifty Six-April 29, 2018
Jack Ruhr Stadium
Miesville, MN
56 miles
Online registration opens February 1, 2018

Gravel Training Series-May 5, 2018
Penn Cycle Eagan
Eagan, MN

Gravel Training Series-May 12, 2018
Penn Cycle Eagan
Eagan, MN

Alexander 380-May 18-19, 2018
Spring Valley, MN
380 miles
Facebook Event Page

Almanzo 100/Royal 162-May 19, 2018
Spring Valley, MN
162, 100 miles
Facebook Page
Facebook Event Page

Le Grand Du Nord-May 26, 2018
Grand Marais, MN
120, 66, 20 miles
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Riotgrrravel-May 26, 2018
Hope Lutheran Church
Hastings, MN
33, 20 miles
Online Registration

Extreme North Dakota Terrifically Intense Country Klassic (END-TICK)-June 2, 2018
Solem Lutheran Church
Hawley, MN
200, 100, 50 miles
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Westside Dirty Benjamin-June 9, 2018
Chaska, MN
Facebook Event Page

MN State Gravel Championship-June 16, 2018
Dennison, MN
90, 45 miles
Online Registration

Believe In Me Bike Ride-June 23, 2018
Mayo High School
Rochester, MN
102, 70, 53, 30, 15, 7 miles
40 mile gravel

Greg's 50/50/50 Gravel Grinder Celebration-June 23, 2018
Warner Lake County Park
Clearwater, MN
50 miles

Heck Epic-July 21-22, 2018
Two Harbors/Grand Marais, MN
220 miles
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

The North Fork Gravel Ride-August 4, 2018
Redhead Creamery
Brooten, MN
Online Registration

The Day Across Minnesota (DAMn)-August 18, 2018
Gary, SD to Hager City, WI
240 Miles
Facebook Page
Online Registration (open 12/21/17 through 1/21/18)

Fiddlin' Fifty Gravel Grinder & Potluck Picnic-August 25, 2018
Chisholm, MN
50 miles

Woodtick 100-September 15, 2018
The Woodtick Inn
Deerwood, MN
Facebook Page
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Hero Gravel Classic-September 23, 2018
Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter
Stillwater, MN
57, 36 miles
Online Registration

Heck of the North-September 29, 2018
Alger Grade Parking Lots
Two Harbors, MN
100, 55, 20 miles
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Gravel Grovel 5-September 30, 2018
Jack Ruhr Stadium
Miesville, MN
85 miles

The Filthy Fifty-October 14, 2018
Stewartville, MN
52, 24, 12 miles
Registration opens March 20, 2018

1 comment:

  1. I like this place. I was here the other night, I've been there for about four or five hours and found the prices reasonable on all fronts and the staff to be so friendly. I would be the perfect person to have on an infomercial for these Chicago venues if they ever had one.


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