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Guilford Gravel Grinder (Race) May 19- Reg is open

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:54 pm
by dantelman
For anyone interested, the Guilford Gravel Race (Guilford, VT) registration is open. They do not list field limits, my guess is may be 100 or 125 and it may sell out. If you want to race sign up early.

https://www.bikereg.com/guilford-gravel

Note this is a USAC event and requires a racing license.

Description: Come join 545 Velo for the 3rd annual Guilford Gravel Grinder! We've scoured some of the best back roads in southern Vermont and have put together a fun and challenging race, almost entirely on rural dirt roads in and around Guilford, VT.

This is a 40 mile race with approx. 4,800ft of climbing! Road or cross bikes with 28-35+mm tires are suitable for this course. With dry conditions, you can use road (slick) tires or any gravel or cyclocross specific tires. Roads are mostly smooth dirt but small rocks and shallow pot holes exist. Road gearing with climbing gears to tackle short 15% sections and extended 8-10% sections are recommended. 36x28 is the minimum recommended gearing for the climbs. Results will be posted on road-results.com and usacycling.org.

Re: Guilford Gravel Grinder (Race) May 19- Reg is open

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:29 pm
by djming
But when considering, please don't forget that our Ken Harrod road race is the day before (major volunteer opportunity!)
Great weekend - help out MRC Saturday morning/early afternoon then go support 545 the following day!

Re: Guilford Gravel Grinder (Race) May 19- Reg is open

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:01 pm
by dantelman
Yes, I just realized it is the day after our Club's RR in Harvard MA. Ask your 545 Velo friends to support our event on Saturday!
Obviously could be hard to race Sunday after doing a hard RR on Saturday.

Re: Guilford Gravel Grinder (Race) May 19- Reg is open

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:19 pm
by djming
dantelman wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:01 pm
Ask your 545 Velo friends to support our event on Saturday!
545 has consistently provided a very strong turnout at our race. It would be nice to return the favor. That said, we'll need all the help we can get on the 18th.
I also won't fault 545 at all if some of their regulars, if forced to choose, have to forego ours this year.

Re: Guilford Gravel Grinder (Race) May 19- Reg is open

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:48 pm
by cbusick
I tried returning the favor last year, I was the only MRC member there. It was hard, but very nice roads.

Re: Guilford Gravel Grinder (Race) May 19- Reg is open

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:17 pm
by pace21
I returned the favor by way reg fee, though not by headcount lol

Re: Guilford Gravel Grinder (Race) May 19- Reg is open

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:47 pm
by JeremyC
Stage Race opportunity

Re: Guilford Gravel Grinder (Race) May 19- Reg is open

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:24 pm
by djming
JeremyC wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Stage Race opportunity
CCNS Kermis Friday night, KHMRR Saturday, Guilford Gravel Sunday

Re: Guilford Gravel Grinder (Race) May 19- Reg is open

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:25 pm
by djming
djming wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:24 pm
JeremyC wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Stage Race opportunity
CCNS Kermis Friday afternoon/evening, KHMRR Saturday, Guilford Gravel Sunday

Re: Guilford Gravel Grinder (Race) May 19- Reg is open

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:46 pm
by pace21
Ugh that sucks the kermis is Friday :(

Re: Guilford Gravel Grinder (Race) May 19- Reg is open

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:30 am
by dantelman
What's Kermis?

Re: Guilford Gravel Grinder (Race) May 19- Reg is open

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:57 am
by eboos
dantelman wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:30 am
What's Kermis?
ker·mis
/ˈkərməs/
noun

1) Kermit's sister.

2) A crit at Rentschler Field that has a festival like atmosphere.

Re: Guilford Gravel Grinder (Race) May 19- Reg is open

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:46 pm
by eboos
Kermis date changed from last year. Now Friday June 14th.