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Sweetlove Gravel Grinder

March 05 2016
Oskaloosa, Kansas, USA

The Sweetlove Gravel Grinder starts at 10:00am, Sweetlove Farm, 13248 102nd Street, Oskaloosa, Kansas 66066. This is the home of race host Phil Holman-Hebert and his family. Strada Grigia is Italian for “grey roads” and the ride is meant to be a celebration of the grey gravel and typically grey weather of mid-February in Jefferson County, Kansas.

The full course is designed to take in as many of the challenging uphills as possible in this steeply rolling southeastern quarter of the county. For the fit or adventuresome, the full course can be a solid and enjoyable test. The short course will also present several steep obstacles, and a couple of fast descents, for those not interested in the long ride. Come and enjoy what I think are some of the best gravel roads anywhere. We’ve chosen a 10am start time to encourage those who might like to come from a little farther afield and in the hopes it might allow the morning to “warm up” a bit, in this, the dreariest month of the year.

Here are the two courses from Garmin maps.

Long course:

Short course:

Routes: 32, 58 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs


Start Address: 13248 102nd Street, Oskaloosa, Kansas, 66046
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