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Solstice 100 Gravel Grinder

June 22 2019
Malcolm, Nebraska, USA

The Solstice Gravel Grinder is in its third year as a premier grassroots Nebraska gravel grinder that starts and ends in Malcolm NE on June 22rd, 2019. This ride will journey through the communities of Valparaiso, Loma, Brainard, Dwight, Bee, Garland and Malcolm . 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 MMR's. The "Solstice 100" field will be limited to 100 riders for the Hundy. We will also be offering a shorter option, a 50+ mile gravel grinder, called the "Solar Fiddy", and will be limited to 50 riders total for the Fiddy. It will follow alot of the same roads as the southern half of the "Solstice 100" route. There will be one checkpoint at the halfway point, 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’s two days after 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 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.


Solstice 100 Gravel Grinder

Routes: 100 miles and 50 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 50, 100 miles
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Start Times / Itinerary

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


$40 for the Fiddy, $45 for the Hundy

What's Included?

$45 Registration Fee for the Hundy and $40 for the Fiddy 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

Limited SAG Stops along the Route

Custom Solstice Gravel Grinder T-Shirt (if registered by June 11th)

Free Food and Drink at Lippy's BBQ after Finish

Super Cool Finishers Prizes from all our Sponsors! 

AND DFL Trophies for the Last Place Finishers!

Packet Pickups

Packet Pickup will be June 21st Noon to 7pm @@ Cycle Works 720 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68503

Prize / Race Categories
Solstice 100Combined Field Limit: 100
  Open Men (18-49) 100 miles 7:00 AM $45 First Place Custom Award  
  Open Women (18-49) 100 miles 7:00 AM $45 First Place Custom Award  
  Masters Men (50 and over) 100 miles 7:00 AM $45 First Place Custom Award  
  Masters Women (50 and over) 100 miles 7:00 AM $45 First Place Custom Award  
  Fat Bike/Cargo Bike Mens (18 and over) 100 miles 7:00 AM $45 First Place Custom Award  
  (min 3.8" tires for Fat)
  Fat Bike/Cargo Bike Womens (18 and over) 100 miles 7:00 AM $45 First Place Custom Award  
  (min 3.8" tires for Fat)
  Single Speed Mens (18 and over) 100 miles 7:00 AM $45 First Place Custom Award  
  Single Speed Womens (18 and over) 100 miles 7:00 AM $45 First Place Custom Award  
  Tandem Bike (18 and over) 100 miles 7:00 AM $75 First Place Custom Award  
Solar FiddyCombined Field Limit: 50
  Solar Fiddy ~ Open Men 50 miles 7:15 AM $40   50
  50+ mile gravel grinder
  Solar Fiddy ~ Open Women 50 miles 7:15 AM $40   50
  50+ mile gravel grinder
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Card
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
Start Address: Lippys BBQ, Malcolm
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Jun 22 2019 - EVENT: Solstice 100 Gravel Grinder