Postcards are beginning to arrive!

After a week of vacation it was good to show up for work and see some entries on my desk.  Also nice to see an out of state racer in the first couple of cards.  photo

 

 

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2014 Gravel Champs!

The second annual Minnesota State Gravel Championships will happen on Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19, 2014.

Registration for this year’s event opens on Saturday, August 2. As always (okay, as last year), registration is FREE. Just send a postcard:
MN State Gravel Championships
321 Division St
Northfield, MN 55057

The second annual Champs will be a lot like last year, but different: three races spread over two days (probably two events on Saturday, one on Sunday), events headquartered at local sites, good locally brewed beer, and of course a lot of gravel. A LOT of gravel.

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Results!

Here are the results for the inaugural Minnesota State Gravel Championships!

Full results are posted in this Google spreadsheet.

Please comment here with any corrections or other comments.

Thank you once again to all the racers and volunteers!


OVERALL RESULTS
1. Daniel Casper
2. Jim Bell
3. Michel Dalal
4. Larry Sauber
5. Bruce Anderson
GRAVEL TIME TRIAL (10 miles) – November 9, 2013
1. Daniel Casper
2. Mike Sensrud
3. Todd Foster
4. Jim Bell
5. Jeff Anderson
STAGE 1 (56 miles) – November 9, 2013
1. Daniel Casper
2. Jeff Anderson
3. Larry Sauber
4. Michel Dalal
5. Todd Foster
STAGE 2 Results (86 miles) – November 10, 2013
1. Jenna Rinehart
2. Justin Rinehart
3. Mark Skarpohl
4. Daniel Casper
5. Jim Bell
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Race Day Details!

What
Minnesota State Gravel Championships

When
November 8-10, 2013

Where
Northfield, MN, and surrounding area

Packet Pick-Up and Waiver
Packet pick-up will be held on Friday November 8 from 6-9, pm at FIT to be TRI’d (321 Division Street S, Northfield, MN 55057 – Google Map).

You will need to turn in your waiver before receiving your packet!

Download your waiver here.

Packets will also be available 30 minutes before the beginning of each stage near the starting areas. Find the guys around the table.

Race Numbers
Each participant will receive a race number that can be attached to your handlebars.

You must keep your number on your bike for each stage – or move it from one bike to another, if you’re going to be like that.

Cue Sheets
Cue sheets for all three races are available below!

Owing to the cost and work of printing and distributing cues to everyone, we are asking all racers to download and print their own copies of the cue sheets. That way, everyone can geek out and do whatever they want with the cue sheets – shrink them, enlarge them, laminate them, gild them.

Parking
Parking is readily available at the start and finish areas for each stage.

Maps for all of the start and finish areas can be found below.

Timing of Stages

Prologue Time Trial
Saturday morning – 3301 Millersburg Boulevard, Faribault (Google Map)
Prologue time trial cues – Map My Ride route

7:30 am: pre-race check-in and packet pick-up at the finish area
8:00 am: neutral group rollout to the start line
8:30 am: start of the race (riders leaving at 30-second intervals)
9-10 am: finishes of all racers
10 am: awards and recognitions
10-11 am: lunch at Boonie’s Grill at the finish line (pulled pork sandwiches and chips for $6!)

Stage 1
Saturday afternoon – Sechler Park, Northfield (Google Map)
Stage 1 cues - Map My Ride route

12 pm: pre-race check-in and packet pick-up at the start/finish area
12:45 pm: neutral group rollout and start of the race
3:45-5:30 pm: expected finish times for all racers
5 pm: awards and recognitions

Stage 2
Sunday – Spring Creek Park, 510 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield (Google Map)
MNSGC 2013 Stage 2 cues – Map My Ride route

8 am: pre-race check-in and packet pick-up at the start area
9 am: neutral group rollout and start of the race
circa 12 pm: mandatory checkpoint around 60km
2pm: expected first finishers of the stage (near Bridgewater Park, 115th Street, Northfield – Google Map)
2-5 pm: expected finish of all the racers

Post-Race Party and Awards
Sunday – Spring Creek Park, 510 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield (Google Map)

2-5 pm: post race activities at the start area
5 pm: awards presentation

Food and beverages will be available to all racers and volunteers.
The race mascot will be available for photo ops!

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Registration is Closed

It’s officially closed.  Expect a confirmation email in the next day or two to confirm your place at the start line of the Inaugural MN Gravel Championships.

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Last Official Day for Registration

Get your cards in!!!  Today is the last day of registration.  If you want to say you were a part of the inaugural Minnesota Gravel Championships, this is your last opportunity.  The MSP airport post office is open all night, so you have until midnight to get that card, envelope, or whatever postmarked October 30,2013.  It’s as easy as this.photo

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Latest News

The deadline for the event is past and the cards have been piling up.  We have received a number of communications about extending the window to send in a card.  We understand that this event came late to the calender and many didn’t hear about it soon enough.

So here is what we will do.

You now have until October 30th to get you card postmarked and mailed in.  But, here’s the deal.  If you are sending it in after the original deadline of October 25th we ask that you bring a ‘food item that can be donated to the local food shelf’.

Stay updated with the latest news on our Facebook page.

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