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Gravel Locos Features Routes from the heart of THE heartland
Below are the 2023 routes. We suggest that you download the routes to your phone or bike computer BEFORE THE RIDE due to limited cell service along the routes. We also encourage you to study (Ride with GPS shows you the aid station locations) and take note of the multitude of bailouts available on the GL60, GL100 and GL150 routes. If you get in over your head or your legs just aren't cooperating with you, these will be a good option to still get in plenty of miles and have a great day out there. There will be SAG service available and we will do our best to pick you up as quickly as possible if needed, but remember that we are not a taxi service, and that SAG vehicles are reserved for major mechanical issues, or a situation that would prevent you from finishing the ride.
Timed and competitive. 3 aid stations + 1 store stop
La Gran Piedra is a challenging 112 miles with over 4,898 ft of climbing. Expect to show that you climbed over 5,000 ft. This route will have one store stop and three aid stations along the route. The Tommy's gas station will be available at mile 14 if needed. The first official aid station will be at the top of Loco Hill, at mile 17. At mile 49, you will begin the section of three big climbs in a row known as "the 3B's". To help you recover after the last climb, the second aid station will be a few short miles down the road at mile 55. The next notable point along this route is the Meridian Creek crossing at mile 74. Use caution here because the crossing has been known to be very slippery. The third and final aid station will be at mile 95. There will be Salsa Dancing, Cuban Hot Dogs, & Cuban Coffee.
Timed and competitive. 1 aid station
La Pequeña is 34 miles with a mild 1,443 ft of climbing. Perfect for anyone wanting to try a gravel event for the first time or someone who wants to just ride short and enjoy the festivities of Gravel Locos. The one aid station along the route is at mile 17. That station will have Salsa Dancing, Cuban Hot Dogs, & Cuban Coffee.
Timed and competitive. 4 aid stations + 2 store stops
As its name implies, you've got to be a lil' crazy to ride La Loca: 157 miles with 6,705 ft of climbing. Don't be surprised if your bike computer actually registers over 7,000 ft of climbing for this route!! If you're ready for this big challenge, you will have two store stops and 4 aid stations along the route to help get you to the finish line of this epic route. The Tommy's gas station will be at mile 14. Just after that, at mile 17, the first official aid station will be waiting for you at the top of Loco Hill. At mile 49, you will begin the hard climbing section known as "the 3B's". These are three hard challenging climbs in a row. A few miles after the last climb of the 3, the second official aid station will be at mile 55. The next notable point along the route is the Meridian Creek crossing, at mile 74. Use caution here as the crossing has been known to be very slippery. At mile 91, there will be another Tommy's gas station available to you. The third official aid station will be next at mile 101. Stock up there and be ready for a thirty nine mile ride to the fourth official aid station at mile 140, where Cuban hot dogs will be waiting for you, along with Salsa Dancing & Cuban Coffee.
Timed and competitive. 2 aid stations + 1 store stop
La Mediana is 62 miles with 2,700 ft of climbing. The route will have one store stop available and two aid stations. The store stop (if needed) will be the Tommy's gas station at mile 14. Three miles later, the first official aid station will be at mile 17 on top of Loco Hill. The second aid station will be at mile 45. This stop will have Salsa Dancing, Cuban Hot Dogs, & Cuban Coffee.
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