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45.5 mile 73.3 kilometer point to point
35% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 3,815' 1,163 m
Descent: -3,455' -1,053 m
High: 1,296' 395 m
Low: 821' 250 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Scott Phillips

15 miles of singletrack, 15 miles of gravel, 15 miles of pavement—what bike is best?

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Overview

Just a fun XC marathon race! The singletrack is ripping fast, the gravel is gnarly, and the pavement helps connect the two! Find out more on the Facebook page.

Need to Know

All credit goes to Keith Cottongim for a great race!

Park at Sheltowee camp.

A post event meal is offered for an additional $5. 100% off post event meals funds goes to the AWANA and youth program at church (Victory Baptist). We feed 75-90 kids on Sunday and Wednesday night.

Description

A neutral rollout from Sheltowee camp to the start of the race at the bottom of Powerplant Road.

The race will start with a climb up Powerplant Road to separate everyone before hitting the Laurel Lake singletrack southbound. This singletrack is incredibly fast—the lead riders last year were doing nearly 15 MPH. After the singletrack, there is a paved section to connect to the Southern Loop of gravel.

This loop has it all, everything from fast doubletrack to the infamous "Middle Ridge", a gravel "road" harder than the singletrack. The puddles are part of the fun—puddle or pothole? Some are refreshing shower, others will swallow you alive. After the gravel loop, return to the Laurel Lake singletrack via the dam road. The singletrack is then ridden northbound to the finish of the race at Sheltowee camp.

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