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2023 EVENT DATES: MAY 27-29

A Memorial Day weekend festival of cycling and dirt.

Elbert County is where you want to be to celebrate Memorial Day in 2023.

Mad Gravel continues to expand its 3-day cycling dirt festival. Along with the MG Gravel Circuit on Saturday, we’re adding MGST, a short track MTB race. Both of these will be fast and furious. Trail Runners, we’re back again with a 10K trail run around the scenic Scout Ranch. Sunday is our premier gravel event, The Hemi. Along with the Hemi Five-O and the Hemi Hustle, you’ll enjoy one of the most challenging gravel races on the calendar as you explore the sweet roads throughout Elbert County. The three course options are sure to bring you epic roads, punchy climbs, quick descents, wide open spaces, and will take you back to remote and beautiful country in the Colorado Front Range.

Returning on Monday is MGXC, a 5-mile MTB course surrounding the entire Peaceful Valley Boy Scout Ranch. Located south of Kiowa, Colorado, come enjoy the amazing views and high peaks of the Colorado front range. Bring the family, camp, join us for nightly activities hosted by some great cycling teams. There will be cycling clinics, tours, kids events, and live music. One other thing, you don’t have to get caught in the masses of folks heading west to the mountains!

100 miles of pure bliss. The Hemi will cover over 7100 feet of climbing while topping out at 7300 ft. This course is a perfect blend of all the killer gravel roads in Elbert County. While you’ll get wide open power sections, expect some climbing that will test the legs over this distance. Wind in May east of the Colorado front range? Yeah it’s likely. 3 aid stations to serve your hydration and nutritional needs.

HEMI Five-O bike race madgravel

At a hefty 50 miles, Hemi Five-O is slightly less sadistic than its parent. Plenty of mileage while still enjoying an epic tour of the eastern plains. Prepare yourself for some awe-inspiring moments while you take in a great panorama of Colorado’s high peaks. Pikes Peak alone is stunning in late spring with its snow-capped summit. Fully supported with an aid station in the middle so you can pack light.

hemi hustle bike race madgravel colorado

At 30 miles, the Hemi Hustle is the best route for those that want a great sampling of the region while still enjoying the unique roads and views of Elbert County. On 100% gravel roads, this amazing course delivers the Hemi experience in a condensed form. While you get a custom number plate, it is not a competitive event. This is the shortest route, but know you still will conquer a very challenging course.

Mad Gravel Circuit

Fan Favorite. Peaceful Valley offers up so much great terrain, so a gravel circuit race is a must. Each lap is roughly 7 miles and will explore the entire scout ranch. Will there be gravel road? Yes. Will there be double-track road? Yes. Will there be single-track? Uh…yes, smooth and buttery. Will there be any asphalt? Nada. You gotta try this one!

Madgravel XC bike race colorado

What good is a weekend on the dirt without a mountain bike race? With a great mix of terrain, and newly built single-track trail by our crew, MGXC returns in 2023. This 5-mile loop includes everything you would want in a MTB race, all entangled within the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. Would you want to take your gravel bike on this? Not a chance. Super challenging and great for spectators. Trust us.

Madgravel MGST bike race colorados best

We’re working hard to wrap up the details on our new race options and the MGST is one we’re proudly putting the final touches on. Stay tuned and check back soon for more information.

Mad Gravel Run

Utilizing some of the MG Circuit race, we’ve put together a super fun and unique 12K Trail Run, all starting and finishing in front of the dining hall.  A nice mix of roads, double track and some single track will keep things interesting. This is also a great option for those mixed discipline families.

HEMI Five-O bike race madgravel

At a hefty 50 miles, Hemi Five-O is slightly less sadistic than its parent. Plenty of mileage while still enjoying an epic tour of the eastern plains. Prepare yourself for some awe-inspiring moments while you take in a great panorama of Colorado’s high peaks. Pikes Peak alone is stunning in late spring with its snow-capped summit. Fully supported with an aid station in the middle so you can pack light.

INFO and MAP

100 miles of pure bliss. The Hemi will cover over 7100 feet of climbing while topping out at 7300 ft. This course is a perfect blend of all the killer gravel roads in Elbert County. While you’ll get wide open power sections, expect some climbing that will test the legs over this distance. Wind in May east of the Colorado front range? Yeah it’s likely. 3 aid stations to serve your hydration and nutritional needs.

INFO and MAP
hemi hustle bike race madgravel colorado

At 30 miles, the Hemi Hustle is the best route for those that want a great sampling of the region while still enjoying the unique roads and views of Elbert County. On 100% gravel roads, this amazing course delivers the Hemi experience in a condensed form. While you get a custom number plate, it is not a competitive event. This is the shortest route, but know you still will conquer a very challenging course.

INFO and MAP
Mad Gravel Circuit

Fan Favorite. Peaceful Valley offers up so much great terrain, so a gravel circuit race is a must. Each lap is roughly 7 miles and will explore the entire scout ranch. Will there be gravel road? Yes. Will there be double-track road? Yes. Will there be single-track? Uh…yes, smooth and buttery. Will there be any asphalt? Nada. You gotta try this one!

INFO and MAP
Madgravel XC bike race colorado

What good is a weekend on the dirt without a mountain bike race? With a great mix of terrain, and newly built single-track trail by our crew, MGXC returns in 2023. This 5-mile loop includes everything you would want in a MTB race, all entangled within the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. Would you want to take your gravel bike on this? Not a chance. Super challenging and great for spectators. Trust us.

INFO and MAP
Mad Gravel Run

Utilizing some of the MG Circuit race, we’ve put together a super fun and unique 12K Trail Run, all starting and finishing in front of the dining hall.  A nice mix of roads, double track and some single track will keep things interesting. This is also a great option for those mixed discipline families.

INFO and MAP
Madgravel MGST bike race colorados best

We’re working hard to wrap up the details on our new race options and the MGST is one we’re proudly putting the final touches on. Stay tuned and check back soon for more information.