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Macedonia Gravel Grinder

July 21 2024
New Milford CT USA
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Distances: 32, 62, 79 miles
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Limited to: 350 Participants

Join us for the 3rd Annual Macedonia Gravel Grinder! Routes feature spectacular views and some of the best gravel riding in the Northeast. Registration includes custom event swag, well marked course, stocked aid stations & post race meal.

EVENT SWAG

Last year's swag included custom Macedonia Gravel Specialized KEG bottles, Stuff -It Bags & Finisher Bottle Opener Key Chains. We're working on new items for 2024 and sure you'll love them too!

POST RACE PARTY

Post race party will feature the much loved hot food truck that we hired last year serving tacos & rice bowls. We're also bringing back the Ice Cream truck & sure to have cold ones from our friends at  Athletic Brewing Company. There will also be tons of prize raffles so everyone has a great chance of winning.

SEGMENT RACING

Race format will be Fondo style, so you can chill out and ride at your own pace and then hammer the Timed Strava Segments. Mega has 6 segments, Adventure 4 segments and Soul 2 segments.  

COURSE MARKING & ROUTE FILES

Course will be well marked with coroplast arrow signage at all turns and all registered racers will have free access to our RideWithGPS event account on race day to follow the route with visual and audio cues. (Requires downloading RWG App to your phone). You can also download FIT/GPX files from there to upload to your bike computer. 

STOCKED AID STATIONS

Aid Stations will all have Skratch hydration, Water and GU Gels. Aid Station 1 will feature our famous organic pancakes and real maple syrup. Aid Station 2 will have a mix of refueling items like Swedish Fish, Pickle Juice, Coke, Clif Bars, etc. 

TRAFFIC CONTROL

Police will be stationed at some key intersections to provide traffic control.

MGG SUPPORTS LOCAL CHARITIES

A portion of event proceeds will be going to charities in the region including CT Cycling Advancement Program (CCAP).

ROUTES & ELEVATION

Each year we change up the routes, but expect them to be similar to the 2023 routes detailed below. Final routes and segments will be shared with registered racers prior to event. Routes are 35%-45% unpaved. Mega route kicks things up from Adventure with almost 2,000 ft additional gain in 18 miles.

Macedonia Gravel Grinder

 

 
Start Located At: New Milford, CT
 
 
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Prize / Race Categories

Mega & Adenture: 29 & under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 & 60+ (Men & Women)

Soul Top 3 Men & Women

Results are for bragging rights and go towards Gravel Adventure Series results.

Raffle prizes.

 
Facilities
Parking
Toilets
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Community
Volunteers
Raffle
After Party
Fundraising
 
Features
Course Timing
Finishing Medals
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
Number of Aid Stations: 3
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
6 Hill Climbs
 
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Jul 21 2024 - EVENT: Macedonia Gravel Grinder