2018 Haute Route North America

Robidoux Quick and Dirty

May 19 2018
Gering, Nebraska, USA

The 3rd annual Robidoux Quick and Dirty is a gravel sprint on Saturday, May 19 2018.  Primarily on gravel but there is a bit of pavement mixed in.  Total distance is about 70 miles.  Cash prizes and a beer at the end of the ride.  What more can you ask for? 

This is a 75 mile gravel race held in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, and is run through the heart of the Wildcat Hills. You can race it and gather a cash prize, or you take your time and make it an adventure ride. Either way, the route takes you through piney woods and high plains grasslands nestled in a bluff system left behind by a retreating sea 70 million years ago.

Look for fossils and cows; this is open range country.  You won’t be the first to test your metal through these parts.  You’ll be riding on the Oregon Trail for much of the route, retracing the very steps of the Western immigrants. The race is named after Antione Robidoux, who built a trading post during the 1840s, selling tack and grog to immigrants as they crossed over Robidoux Pass on the way to their demise or Oregon, which ever came first. In later years, immigrants struggled over the more direct Mitchell Pass. You’ll be riding over both.

The route is run primarily on excellent, fast gravel roads. Route finding will be straightforward to allow riders to focus on putting power to the pedals. It’s a hilly course though, with over 4,000 feet of climbing in 75 miles. The course is 88% gravel and 12% asphalt, with the final five miles climbing up over Mitchell Pass and through the Scottsbluff National Monument.

 

 
Routes: 75 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

Race check in will be Saturday, May 21at the Five Rocks Pavilion. You will recieve your registration packet at that time. Please check back to find the finalized details.

Rubber hits the road at 8am on May 22!

Costs

$55 buys you a ticket to ride over some of the best gravel in Nebraska.

Prize / Race Categories

Cash prizes will be awarded for top 3 women finishes and top 3 men finishers.

First place $300

Second place $200

Third place $100

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Start Address: Five Rocks Amphitheater 200701 Co. Rd P Gering, NE
 
 
 
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