12/31/2018

2019 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 2019 Minnesota Bike Tours, Rides, Races & Events Schedule, please send me an e-mail.

Saturday Gravel 1/5 : it’s a new year, let’s start it off right-January 5, 2019
Caribou Coffee
Lakeville, MN
35-45 miles

February 43 mi Fat Bike Gravel - Hugo, MN #1-February 16, 2019
Dunn Brothers Coffee
Hugo, MN
43 miles

Gravel Bicycle Ride Through the Sax/Zim Bog-March 9, 2019
Forbes, MN

March 43 mi Fat Bike Gravel - Hugo, MN #2-March 9, 2019
Dunn Brothers Coffee
Hugo, MN
43 miles

Gravel Training Ride 62 mi - Hugo to Marine #3-March 16, 2019
Dunn Brothers Coffee
Hugo, MN
62 miles

Gravel Training Ride 62 mi - Hugo to Marine #4-March 23, 2019
Dunn Brothers Coffee
Hugo, MN
62 miles

Mixed surface gravel training ride #5 - Hugo to Marine, 63mi.-March 30, 2019
Dunn Brothers Coffee
Hugo, MN
63 miles

Saturday Gravel 3/30: Almanzo is Coming-March 30, 2019
Caribou Coffee
Lakeville, MN
40+ miles

Mixed surface gravel training ride - Hugo to Marine, 63mi.-April 6, 2019
Dunn Brothers Coffee
Hugo, MN
63 miles

Ragnarök 105-April 6, 2019
Mississippi National Golf Course
Red Wing, MN
Postcard Registration open November 23-December 31, 2018
Facebook Event Page

Lyme Grinder-April 13, 2019
Blacksmith Lounge & Broaster
Hugo, MN
63 miles
Facebook Event Page

Crankin To Cure Cancer’s Gravel Scavenger-April 14, 2019
North Folk Winery
Harris, MN
61, 25 miles

Gear up for Gravel (Gravel racing prep)-April 18, 2019
Farmstead Bike Shop
Minneapolis, MN

Saturday Gravel: 4/20-April 20, 2019
Caribou Coffee
Lakeville, MN
60 miles

Dickie Scramble-April 27, 2019
JJ's Tailgators Bar & Grill
Elgin, MN
80+ miles

Miesville FiftySix-April 28, 2019
Jack Ruhr Stadium
Miesville, MN
56 miles
Registration full

ACF Spring Social Ride-May 4, 2019
Imminent Brewing
Northfield, MN
83 miles

Cannon Gravel: Alexander Route Preview-May 4, 2019
Cannon Falls, MN
80 miles

Choose Your Ride!-May 4, 2019
West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN

Lyme Grinder Gravel Rides-May 4, 2019
Dunn Brothers Coffee
Hugo, MN
47, 31 miles

Dutch Liberation Day Gravel Ride-May 5, 2019
Oliver Tavern
Superior, WI
50+ miles

RiotGRRRavel Q&A-May 6, 2019
Seven Spokes Bike Shop
St. Paul, MN

Friday Night Ride (Gravel edition)-May 10, 2019
South Lake Cycle
Excelsior, MN
30-45 miles

Earth Day Gravel Grinder!-May 11, 2019
Imminent Brewing
Northfield, MN
51, 26, 13 miles
Online Registration

Lyme Grinder Gravel Ride-May 11, 2019
Dunn Brothers Coffee
Hugo, MN
47 miles

Alexander 380-May 17-18, 2019
Northfield, MN
380 miles
Facebook Page
Registration

Friday Night Ride (Gravel edition)-May 17, 2019
South Lake Cycle
Excelsior, MN
30-45 miles

Malanzo 50/Almanzo 100/Royal 162-May 18, 2019
Northfield, MN
162, 100, 50 miles
Facebook Page
Registration

RiotGrrravel-May 18, 2019
Hope Lutheran Church
Hastings, MN
33, 21, 10 miles
Online Registration

Saturday Night Gravel 2019-May 18, 2019
Victoria, MN

Wired Rooster-Saxon Hall gravel ride-May 19, 2019
Post Office-Brownsville
Brownsville, MN
47 miles

Le Grand Du Nord-May 25, 2019
Grand Marais, MN
120, 66, 20 miles
500 Rider Cap
Facebook Page
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Lyme Grinder Gravel Ride-May 25, 2019
Dunn Brothers
Hugo, MN

Friday Night Ride (Gravel edition)-May 31, 2019
South Lake Cycle
Excelsior, MN
30-45 miles

Extreme North Dakota Terrifically Intense Country Klassic (END-TICK)-June 1, 2019
Lake Park, MN
210 km, 115 km, 50 km
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Spring Valley 100: Keep Gravel Weird Volume I-June 1, 2019
Masonic Park
Spring Valley, MN

Gravel Group Rides-June 3, 2019
Continental Ski & Bike
Duluth, MN

Friday Night Ride (Gravel edition)-June 7, 2019
South Lake Cycle
Excelsior, MN
30-45 miles

Westside Dirty Benjamin-June 8, 2019
Chaska, MN
Mileage TBD
Facebook Page
Registration

Luce Line Loops Bike Ride-June 9, 2019
Crow River Winery
Hutchinson, MN
75k gravel grinder, 50, 25, 12 miles

Gravel Group Rides-June 10, 2019
Continental Ski & Bike
Duluth, MN

Wednesday Gravel Rides-June 12, 2019
Ski Hut
Duluth, MN
40-60 miles

Believe In Me Bike Ride-June 15, 2019
Eagles Fraternal Organization
Rochester, MN
102, 82, 60, 34, 14, 6 miles
43 mile gravel
Registration

Lyme Grinder - 50 mi. Gravel training ride-June 15, 2019
Dunn Brothers Coffee
Hugo, MN
50+ miles

Dirt Church-June 16, 2019
Twin Lakes City Park
Nowthen, MN
30, 10 miles

Prairie Grade RC Social Gravel Ride-June 16, 2019
Wayzata Brew Works
Wayzata, MN
80+ miles

Gravel Group Rides-June 17, 2019
Continental Ski & Bike
Duluth, MN

Wednesday Gravel Rides-June 19, 2019
Ski Hut
Duluth, MN
40-60 miles

Friday Night Ride (Gravel edition)-June 21, 2019
South Lake Cycle
Excelsior, MN
30-45 miles

Gravel Group Rides-June 24, 2019
Continental Ski & Bike
Duluth, MN

Gravel Group Rides-July 1, 2019
Continental Ski & Bike
Duluth, MN

Friday Night Ride (Gravel edition)-July 5, 2019
South Lake Cycle
Excelsior, MN
30-45 miles

Freedhem 76-July 7, 2019
Freedhem Store
Little Falls, MN
76 miles

Gravel Group Rides-July 8, 2019
Continental Ski & Bike
Duluth, MN

Gravel Group Rides-July 15, 2019
Continental Ski & Bike
Duluth, MN

Heck Epic-July 20-21, 2019
Two Harbors, MN
225 miles
100 Rider Cap
Facebook Page
Online Registration

Gravel Group Rides-July 22, 2019
Continental Ski & Bike
Duluth, MN

Wednesday Gravel Rides-June 26, 2019
Ski Hut
Duluth, MN
40-60 miles

Wednesday Gravel Rides-July 3, 2019
Ski Hut
Duluth, MN
40-60 miles

Wednesday Gravel Rides-July 10, 2019
Ski Hut
Duluth, MN
40-60 miles

Wednesday Gravel Rides-July 17, 2019
Ski Hut
Duluth, MN
40-60 miles

Wednesday Gravel Rides-July 24, 2019
Ski Hut
Duluth, MN
40-60 miles

Dirty Lemming Gravel Ride-July 27, 2019
Watertown, MN

Tour de SAVE Gravel-July 27, 2019
Sechler Park Pavilion
Northfield, MN
57, 55, 29 miles
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Gravel Group Rides-July 29, 2019
Continental Ski & Bike
Duluth, MN

Wednesday Gravel Rides-July 31, 2019
Ski Hut
Duluth, MN
40-60 miles

Day Across Minnesota (DAMN)-August 3, 2019
Gary, SD to Hager City, WI
240 miles
300 racer cap
Facebook Page
Online Registration (Opens December 21, 2018)

Gravel Group Rides-August 5, 2019
Continental Ski & Bike
Duluth, MN

Wednesday Gravel Rides-August 7, 2019
Ski Hut
Duluth, MN
40-60 miles

The Rugged Growler!!-August 11, 2019
Gate City Events
Canton, SD

Gravel Group Rides-August 12, 2019
Continental Ski & Bike
Duluth, MN

Wednesday Gravel Rides-August 14, 2019
Ski Hut
Duluth, MN
40-60 miles

Swede Bottom Gravel Ride-August 18, 2019
Houston Nature Center
Houston, MN
102, 76, 52 miles

Gravel Group Rides-August 19, 2019
Continental Ski & Bike
Duluth, MN

Wednesday Gravel Rides-August 21, 2019
Ski Hut
Duluth, MN
40-60 miles

Gravel Group Rides-August 26, 2019
Continental Ski & Bike
Duluth, MN

Wednesday Gravel Rides-August 28, 2019
Ski Hut
Duluth, MN
40-60 miles

La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival-August 30-September 2, 2019
La Crosse, WI

Chasing the Wind - Gravel Bike Steeplechase Fundraiser-September 7, 2019
Jackson, MN
Solo 100, Team 100, 15 miles
Online Registration

Luce Line Luci-September 7, 2019
Luce Line State Trail
Long Lake, MN

MN State Gravel Championship-September 7, 2019
Location TBD
Minnesota

Utepils Oktoberfest Fall Fondo-September 14, 2019
Utepils Brewing
Minneapolis, MN
100, 70, 40, 20 miles

Hero Gravel Classic-September 22, 2019
Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter
Stillwater, MN

Heck of the North-September 28, 2019
Two Harbors, MN
100, 55, 20 miles
500 Rider Cap
Facebook Page
Registration opens March 2, 2019

Gravel Grovel 2019!-September 29, 2019
Jack Ruhr Field
Miesville, MN
85 miles

Extreme North Dakota Country Hills Invoking Plaudits (END-CHIP)-October 5, 2019
Lake Park, MN
160, 100, 50 kilometers
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

The Filthy 50-October 12, 2019
Lanesboro. MN
50 miles
Online Registration opens June 21, 2019

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