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Race Details

SPRINT - Gravel Bike Race

DISTANCE: 43 MILES
VERTICAL: 2,750 ft
REVOLUTIONS: 11,000
HEART BEATS: 25,000
START TIME: 9:30am
CUTOFF TIME: TBD
REGISTRATION: $85
Difficulty0%
Bragging Rights0%

MARATHON - Gravel Bike Race

DISTANCE: 78 MILES
VERTICAL: 4,250 ft
REVOLUTIONS: 21,000
HEART BEATS: 45,000
START TIME: 7:00am
CUTOFF TIME: TBD
REGISTRATION: $110
Difficulty0%
Bragging Rights0%

ULTRA - Gravel Bike Race

DISTANCE: 123 MILES
VERTICAL: 6,400 ft
REVOLUTIONS: 62,000
HEART BEATS: 85,000
START TIME: 6:45am
CUTOFF TIME: TBD
REGISTRATION: $130
Difficulty0%
Bragging Rights0%

SPRINT - Gravel Bike Race

DISTANCE: 43 MILES
VERTICAL: 2,250 ft
REVOLUTIONS: 11,000
HEART BEATS: 25,000
START TIME: 9:30am
CUTOFF TIME: TBD
REGISTRATION: $85
Difficulty0%
Bragging Rights0%

MARATHON - Gravel Bike Race

DISTANCE: 78 MILES
VERTICAL: 4,250 ft
REVOLUTIONS: 21,000
HEART BEATS: 45,000
START TIME: 7:00am
CUTOFF TIME: TBD
REGISTRATION: $110
Difficulty0%
Bragging Rights0%

ULTRA - Gravel Bike Race

DISTANCE: 123 MILES
VERTICAL: 6,400 ft
REVOLUTIONS: 62,000
HEART BEATS: 85,000
START TIME: 6:45am
CUTOFF TIME: TBD
REGISTRATION: $130
Difficulty0%
Bragging Rights0%

SPRINT

DISTANCE: 43 MILES
VERTICAL: 2,250 ft
REVOLUTIONS: 11,000
HEART BEATS: 25,000
START TIME: 9:30am
CUTOFF TIME: TBD
REGISTRATION: $85
Difficulty0%
Bragging Rights0%

MARATHON

DISTANCE: 78 MILES
VERTICAL: 4,250 ft
REVOLUTIONS: 21,000
HEART BEATS: 45,000
START TIME: 7:00am
CUTOFF TIME: TBD
REGISTRATION: $110
Difficulty0%
Bragging Rights0%

ULTRA

DISTANCE: 123 MILES
VERTICAL: 6,400 ft
REVOLUTIONS: 62,000
HEART BEATS: 85,000
START TIME: 6:45am
CUTOFF TIME: TBD
REGISTRATION: $130
Difficulty0%
Bragging Rights0%

RACE DATE: SUNDAY MAY 16TH, 2021

Race Categories

We will have an open category and age group categories. Keep in mind that your age is how old you will be on December 31, 2021. We will consider running other specific categories like Single Speed and Clydesdale if we get a minimum of 5 racers signed up by race day.

Open Men

16-29 Men

30-39 Men

40-49 Men

50-59 Men

60+ Men

Open Women

16-29 Women

30-39 Women

40-49 Women

50-59 Women

60+ Women

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be available at Bike Source on Friday night, May 14 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. If you can’t make it by then, we will be open at race location Saturday May 15 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and also Sunday morning (race day) at 5:00 AM. Please follow us on Instagram and make sure to follow our Mad Gravel News for the most updated race details.

Race Start: Peaceful Valley Ranch, Colorado

This is the inaugural year of Mad Gravel and we expect it to be one of the most challenging gravel events on the calendar. The three courses 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 and around Elbert County. Want views of the beautiful Colorado front range, this will do it. The views alone are worth the price of admission.

What you can expect at Mad Gravel

  • Fully stocked feed zones with water, energy gel and bars, cookies, pretzels, chips, pickles, soda, etc.
  • Sag vehicles
  • Medical support throughout the course
  • Professional Timing
  • Post Race party and awards on the massive patio deck at Peaceful Valley
  • Plenty o’ food, drink and beer by provided by our sponsors
  • Custom Mad Gravel swag
  • Good times with your buddies

Terrain: MG Sprint is on 100% gravel and dirt roads. You will leave the Peaceful Valley Ranch right across and only feet away from the main patio and headquarters. Expect a nice short climb out followed by variable terrain as you leave the area and connect to the awesome gravel roads of Elbert county. It’s a challenging course with its fair share of climbs and short quick descents. There are some great wide open sections of road as you had east. As you turn back west, you’ll be blown away (hopefully not literally) by the views. The finish will bring you back to Peaceful Valley with a photo finish in front of the giant patio. Let the party begin.

Equipment: All bikes are legal for the race, with the exception of E-bikes. Maybe next year we’ll do that. We can’t overstate the importance of your bike running in top condition on the day of the race. Like you, it will be challenged. And, it’s your friend. Help a friend out.

Course 411: The course will be marked at all critical intersections. It is the rider’s responsibility to study the course and have directional backup. Remember, we must adhere to all traffic rules. Always stay to the right of the center, especially on the fast descents. Weather can always be a factor in Colorado. Plan accordingly! We will have a medical team on course in various areas and roaming. As always 911 is your friend. Marshals will have radios as well. Good communication wins the day.

Spectating: The main patio is a great place to watch the start and finish. If you choose to cheer on the course, the first aid station is a 2-way where riders come back to. There are many ways to get around the county roads. Please consider routes that don’t interfere with riders as you make your way to a spectating spot. A map will be provided as we get closer to race day.

Lodging: Castle Rock has several hotels and is approximately a 40 minute drive to the start. Peaceful Valley Boy Scout Ranch has amazing camping and tons of room, and you’re just a few feet from the start line. There is room for large RV’s down to small tents. Facilities nearby. $20 per night. If you want to camp please email events@rattlerracing.com to secure a spot.

PARKING / CAMPING

**NOTE: WHILE WE DON’T EXPECT ANYTHING MAJOR, COURSES CAN CHANGE PRIOR TO RACE DAY**