WATERLOO G+G Gravel Road Race
RIDE THROUGH THE WILDS OF LOWER MICHIGAN’S LARGEST PARK, WHERE PRISTINE FORESTS, ROLLING GLACIAL TERRAIN, AND SPARKLING LAKES PROVIDE A BREATHTAKING BACKDROP FOR THE GRAVEL CYCLING EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME.
Given Waterloo Recreational Area’s glacial history, the bike courses will vary from rolling hill climbs and swift descents to winding curves and rare straightaways. Some roads will be paved. Others may be patched. Most will be dirt and rock. Here is what you can expect to experience at the race:
- The Time Of Your Life
WATERLOO G+G Gravel Road Race Distances
100K: 2 loops that wind through Waterloo’s more than 20,000 acres.
50K: Condenses the best that the 100K offers into half the distance (one loop)
10-mile non-competitive, untimed: a little bit of everything!
All courses run counterclockwise, turning left onto Seymour Road from Portage Lake, then right on List.
WATERLOO G+G Gravel Road Race Distances Cutoff Times
100K: All participants in the 100K must begin their second loop 3 hours from their start time. At this time, the sag vehicle will begin cleaning the course and anybody behind the sag vehicle is advised to head to the finish line and call it a 50K!
50K: We will begin clearing the course at the first mile marker, 2 hours after the last participant has started. All participants are expected to finish the course within 3.5 hours. If you don’t think you can finish in this time, we would love to have you in the 10-mile ride!
WATERLOO G+G Gravel Road Race Bike Categories
FATBIKE • SINGLE SPEED • TANDEM
Fatbike: A fatbike is an off-road bicycle with oversized tires. To be in this category, they must be 3.8 in (97 mm) or larger and rims 2.16 in (55 mm) or wider.
Single Speed: A single-speed bicycle is a type of bicycle with a single gear ratio. These bicycles are without derailleur gears, hub gearing or other methods for varying the gear ratio of the bicycle.
Tandem: The tandem bicycle is designed to be ridden by more than one person fore to aft.
To register for one of these categories, please choose it during the registration process.
Participants registered for one of these three special bike categories are not eligible for open-division awards.