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Solstice

Solstice 100 Gravel Grinder

June 20 2020
Beatrice, Nebraska, USA

The Solstice Gravel Grinder is in its fourth year as a premier grassroots Nebraska gravel grinder that starts and ends in Beatrice NE on June 20th, 2020. This year the 107 mile ride will journey through the communities of Holmesville, Barneston, Odell, Steele City, Endicot, Diller and Beatrice . The riders will experience all kinds of gravel roads from flat to hilly and super hilly. And just because we know you want adventure, we will even throw in a few MMRs. The Solstice 100 field will be limited to 100 riders for the Hundy.

We will also be offering a couple shorter options, a 50+ mile gravel grinder, called the Solar Fiddy, and it will be limited to 50 riders total for the Fiddy. It will follow alot of the same roads as the southeastern part of the Solstice 100 route. There will be one checkpoint at the halfway point, with limited SAG support. And new this year, we will offer a shorter 50K (31 miles) route for those that want to experience gravel for the first time. It will follow some of the same roads as the other routes, but also mix in a bit of the Chief Standing Bear Trail. There will be one stop along the way, with limited SAG support.

The Solstice is a self supportive ride, so plan on bringing enough water and supplies to get you in between checkpoints.... roughly 30-40 miles apart. We will have water and very minimal SAG support at the checkpoints and one basic tool: a tire pump. If you want, you can stop into the local convenience stores or bars and do your own thing. This is your ride, you do what you have to do to make it to the end. You can’t cheat though. There will be checkpoints you must go through to be a Solstice 100 Finisher and earn your finishers patch! And if you want to quit, well, this is your ride, so you will need to find a ride home.

We called this event the Solstice for a reason.....it's one days before the longest day of the year, so it's gonna be HOT! Hot AND you will be traveling 50-100 miles on your own, so prepare yourself.

EVENT SPONSORS, ORGANIZERS, PROMOTERS, STAFF, and anyone having anything to do with this event ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY OR WELL BEING. We cannot stress this strongly enough YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU! Each participant is considered to be on a private excursion and remains solely responsible for any accidents in which he or she may be involved. No responsibility can be accepted for participants becoming lost, stranded, injured or worse. Be courteous and respectful at all times. Participants must obey all city, county, and state laws, and Rules of the Road. Each participant must wear a CPSC approved cycling helmet. Each participant is required to have a clear front headlamp and a red tail light for the duration of the event. At race start and if continuing after dark participants are required to have a clear front headlamp capable of navigating in the dark (minimum 500 lumens) and a red tail light. Be careful and take care of yourself! Your safety is up to you. Bring plenty of food and hydration. Cellular service may not always be available but we highly recommend carrying a cell phone to contact someone in case of an emergency. Carry spare inner tubes and inflation system.

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Solstice 100 Gravel Grinder

 
Routes: 31, 55, 107 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 200
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

The "Solstice 100" begins at 7:00 am, the "Solar Fiddy" begins at 7:15 am, and the "Kindler" begins at 7:30 am.

Costs

$40 for the Kindler, $45 for the Fiddy, $50 for the Hundy

What's Included?

$50 Registration Fee for the Hundy, $45 for the Fiddy, and $40 for The Kindler Includes:

Entry into the Event

Limited Adult Beverages and Treats at Packet Pickup

Custom Awards to the 1st Place Finishers in Each Category

Prizes for the Second and Third Place Finishers in Each Category

Embroidered "Solstice 100" Event Patch for all 100 mile Finishers

Embroidered "Solar Fiddy" Event Patch for all 50+ mile Finishers

Custom Kindler Event Sticker for all 30+ mile Finishers

Limited SAG Stops along the Route

Custom Solstice Gravel Grinder T-Shirt (if registered by June 8th)

Free Food and Drink at Stone Hollow Brewing after Finish

Super Cool Finishers Prizes from all our Sponsors! 

AND DFL Trophies for the Last Place Finishers!

Packet Pickups

Packet Pickup will be Friday June 19th Noon to 7pm @ Cycle Works 720 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68503

Prize / Race Categories
 
Solstice 100
Combined Field Limit: 100
 
  CATEGORY START TIME DISTANCE PRIZES FIELD LIMIT FEE
closed Open Men (18-49) 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $50
CLOSED Open Men (18-49) Waitlist 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $0
  • This waitlist will open when the Open Men (18-49) category fills.
closed Open Women (18-49) 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $50
CLOSED Open Women (18-49) Waitlist 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $0
  • This waitlist will open when the Open Women (18-49) category fills.
closed Masters Men (50 and over) 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $50
CLOSED Masters Men (50 and over) Waitlist 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $0
  • This waitlist will open when the Masters Men (50 and over) category fills.
closed Masters Women (50 and over) 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $50
CLOSED Masters Women (50 and over) Waitlist 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $0
  • This waitlist will open when the Masters Women (50 and over) category fills.
closed Fat Bike/Cargo Bike Mens (18 and over) 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $50
  • (min 3.8" tires for Fat)
CLOSED Fat Bike/Cargo Bike Mens (18 and over) Waitlist 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $0
  • (min 3.8" tires for Fat)
closed Fat Bike/Cargo Bike Womens (18 and over) 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $50
  • (min 3.8" tires for Fat)
CLOSED Fat Bike/Cargo Bike Womens (18 and over) Waitlist 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $0
  • (min 3.8" tires for Fat)
closed Single Speed Mens (18 and over) 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $50
CLOSED Single Speed Mens (18 and over) Waitlist 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $0
  • This waitlist will open when the Single Speed Mens (18 and over) category fills.
closed Single Speed Womens (18 and over) 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $50
CLOSED Single Speed Womens (18 and over) Waitlist 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $0
  • This waitlist will open when the Single Speed Womens (18 and over) category fills.
closed Tandem Bike (18 and over) 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $75
CLOSED Tandem Bike (18 and over) Waitlist 7:00 AM 107 miles First Place Custom Award   $0
  • This waitlist will open when the Tandem Bike (18 and over) category fills.
 
Solar Fiddy
Combined Field Limit: 50
 
closed Solar Fiddy ~ Open Men 7:15 AM 55 miles   50 $45
  • 50+ mile gravel grinder
CLOSED Solar Fiddy ~ Open Men Waitlist 7:15 AM 55 miles   50 $0
  • 50+ mile gravel grinder
closed Solar Fiddy ~ Open Women 7:15 AM 55 miles   50 $45
  • 50+ mile gravel grinder
CLOSED Solar Fiddy ~ Open Women Waitlist 7:15 AM 55 miles   50 $0
  • 50+ mile gravel grinder
 
The Kindler
Combined Field Limit: 50
 
closed The Kindler ~ Open Men 7:30 AM 31 miles   50 $40
  • 31 mile gravel grinder
CLOSED The Kindler ~ Open Men Waitlist 7:30 AM 31 miles   50 $0
  • 31 mile gravel grinder
closed The Kindler ~ Open Women 7:30 AM 31 miles   50 $40
  • 31 mile gravel grinder
CLOSED The Kindler ~ Open Women Waitlist 7:30 AM 31 miles   50 $0
  • 31 mile gravel grinder

 

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Card
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: Stone Hollow Brewing, Beatrice
 
 
 
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