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Cornhusker State Games Gravel Grinder

July 28 2018
Roca, Nebraska, USA

The Cornhusker State Games is a statewide amateur sports festival for all Nebraskans. The purpose of the Games is to provide top-quality amateur competition in a wide range of activities. The 2016 Games are scheduled for July 15-24 at more than 70 sites in Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding communities.

The 2016 Cornhusker State Games Gravel Grinder will feature an entirely new course for 2016.  The race will be around 120 miles and the shorter ride will be around 50 miles.  While this is the Cornhusker State Games this emerging sport will accept entries from any state.  So those who came to Lincoln for the 2015 State Games of America you are welcome to join us again in 2016.  We will make any new information available at the event details are finalized.

Full Race: Long route. Approximately 120 miles (12 hour time limit). Competitive, timed race.

Non-Competitive Ride: Short route. Approximately 40-50 miles (6 hour time limit).

Routes will be held on county roads around Lincoln. Maps and downloadable GPS routes from Strava and Map My Ride will be available here once routes are finalized, and will be provided to each rider on the morning of the race.

Routes: 50, 120 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Start Times / Itinerary

All riders should be checked in by: 5:30 a.m.
Mandatory pre-ride meeting: 5:45 a.m.
Ride begins: 6:00 a.m.


$40 per rider

$45 per rider

The final registration deadline for most sports is Wednesday, June 22. Some sports will accept late registrations with an additional $10 late fee.

MULTI-EVENT CYCLING DISCOUNT: All Gravel Grinder participants who register for Mountain Bike, and/or Tour will receive a $7 discount per additional event by entering coupon code CYCLE at checkout. All registrations must take place on the same transaction to receive the discount.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2016 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; 2016 Nebraska Sports Council Yearbook (available at packet pickup); Sponsor gifts and coupons.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

What's Included?

Support stations will be located along the route. Support stations will have water, fruit and snacks to refuel.

Prize / Race Categories

MEDALS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each of the Full Race divisions. All riders who complete the Non-Competitive ride or Full Race within the time limit will receive a Cornhusker State Games commemorative medallion and be eligible for other prizes.


DEFINITION: The rouleur is a consistent all-rounder who can ride well over most types of course.

AWARD: The Cornhusker State Games Dirt Rouleur Award is given to the male and female cyclist with the lowest (fastest) combined time in the Mountain Bike and Gravel Grinder events.

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Start Address: Roca Berry Farm, Roca, NE
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Jul 28 2018 - EVENT: Cornhusker State Games Gravel Grinder