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2017 Gold Rush Gravel Grinder

Gold Rush Gravel Grinder

June 13 2020
Spearfish, South Dakota, USA

We will be running on the same course as last year, so those of you who didn’t make it in 2013 will get a chance to ride this beautiful but grueling course, and anyone who raced last year will have a chance to beat their time or just finish the ride (if you didn’t make the ‘cut-off’ time).  We look forward to another great season of grinding gravel!

The 210 mile Mother Lode in Spearfish, SD is one of the tougher gravel events in the US.   It covers the upper and lower Black Hills.  It’s definitely tougher than the DK , but not quite as hard as the 400K of the 24 hrs of Cumming!

2017 Gold Rush Gravel Grinder

Gold Rush: long course, 110 miles

The Gold Rush Gravel Grinder is the Black Hills Premier Gravel Road Race. It is a  110 mile long, single-loop route that will take you through the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. This area is rich in history and was once a big part of the great Dakota Boom and Gold Rush in the Black Hills. The event is intended to be a fun, yet challenging endurance gravel road race/ride that will use public-access gravel and dirt roads, through the Black Hills National forest and into Wyyyooommming!  The course will consist of mostly gravel, some dirt, and a bit of pavement (gasp)! while rolling over open prairie, meandering through beautiful canyons with flowing creeks, exploring the deep forest, and  climbing to several spectacular vistas.

Gold Dust: short course, 70 miles

Want to experience the Black Hills gravel, but not 110 mile’s worth, and at a more relaxed pace? Consider the Gold Dust Gravel Ride. This is sort of a race, as we will be giving away a prize to the top 3 finishers in each class, but it’s more about the fun and challenge of just finishing the ride.  This route is a 70 mile, single-loop course, with the last 20 miles being primarily downhill!

Routes: 70, 110, 210 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Start Address: Spearfish, South Dakota
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