The Forty 5
ElevationAscent: 3,815' 1,163 m
Descent: -3,455' -1,053 m
High: 1,296' 395 m
Low: 821' 250 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“15 miles of singletrack, 15 miles of gravel, 15 miles of pavement—what bike is best?”— Scott Phillips
Featured Race - Apr 13, 2019
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.
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.