Race Details – Waiver and Cue Sheets

We are three days away from the racing at the Minnesota State Gravel Championships! Here are some things racers need:

You’ve probably done this gravel racing stuff before, so you probably know you need to print, sign, and date a copy of this waiver form and then bring it with you to hand in at registration. We won’t have many (or any!) copies!

Cue Sheets
Oh, yeah. Cue sheets. Turn by turn, start to finish. Print them, cut them, laminate them, or do whatever you need to do to get this info in front of your eyeballs on race day.

Saturday morning – Stage 1: The Big Woods (38.6 miles)

Saturday morning (optional) – Gravel Tour: The Whitman Sampler (20.81 miles)

Saturday afternoon – Time Trial: Hump Day (9.38 miles)

Sunday morning – Stage 2: The Kilkenny Killer (86.95 miles)

As with the waiver form, we won’t have copies of these sheets (or GPX or other digital files) at registration.

Race Info Sheet
If you haven’t already, check out the race info sheet that includes details on registration/packet pick-up, event start times, and all that good stuff. This is the same one that was already published on the website and sent via URL to registrants.

Contact Race Director Tom Bisel or race volunteer Christopher Tassava.

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The latest details of the Event.

Here are the latest details of this year’s big event. Registration will stay open until we hit the 130 rider max.

Click on the link to open.

Racer Info 2014

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Drove some of the course this morning and spotted this group of Vultures resting.  They must have an intuition about coming events.


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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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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!

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!

Minnesota State Gravel Championships

November 8-10, 2013

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 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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