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Shawangunk Grit

November 02 2024
New Paltz, NY
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Distances: 23, 50 miles
Difficulty: Gently rolling terrain with one or two short hills
Limited to: 550 Participants

Join us for an epic fundraising ride across the Shawangunk Ridge, just 90 miles north of Manhattan. Pick from two distances: 50.4 miles (4,030 ft gain) or 23.3 miles (2,580 ft gain). Both courses begin and end at the Ulster County Fairgrounds and once you enter the Preserve at mile two, the course is 99% gravel on our famous network of carriage roads.

This is not a race; think of it as a super challenging fun ride for a really good cause. Much of the gravel is quite rough and steep. Expect loose rock – especially on the descents. The long course includes some technical single track and a mandatory dismount/bike hike up a steep boulder garden. Bring your gravel, cyclocross, or mountain bike. Class 1 e-bikes are permitted if you can manage the technical sections. No road bikes, please.

Be prepared for a challenging, but fun ride!

Registration fees raise money for a great cause!

Your registration fees directly support Mohonk Preserve’s mission to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy and explore their natural world. With more than 8,000 acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, ponds and other unique and beautiful places, Mohonk Preserve is the largest member and visitor-supported nature preserve in New York State.

About Shawangunk Grit:

The ridge where you’ll be riding is made from bedrock called Shawangunk Conglomerate, also known as Shawangunk Grit. Shawangunk Grit slabs were used to make millstones around the turn of the century and some of these millstones can still be seen on the land today. A nod to the history of the ridge is found in the Shawangunk Grit logo.

 

Shawangunk Grit

 
Start Located At: 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561
 
 
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Registration Fees

50.4 miles $150
23.3 miles $125

Your registration fees directly support Mohonk Preserve’s mission to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy and explore their natural world. With more than 8,000 acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, ponds and other unique and beautiful places, Mohonk Preserve is the largest member and visitor-supported nature preserve in New York State.

Registration fees are non-refundable. See below.
You may wish to take the optional Registration Protection Plan from Allianz during registration.
Registration fees also offset the costs of on-course support, food and hydration
Ride for the challenge, stay for the finish line party with food, music, vendors, and beer!
 

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Ride for the challenge, stay for the finish line party with food, music, vendors, and beer!
All riders receive a Shawangunk Grit branded item with registration. 

Packet Pickups

Race Packet Pickup:
Friday, November 1, 2024
12 noon – 6 pm
Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center
3197 Route 44 55
Gardiner, NY 12525

Saturday, November 2, 2024
6:30 – 7:45 am (50 Mile) & 6:30 - 9:00 am (23 Mile)
Ulster County Fairgrounds
249 Libertyville Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

 
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Number of Aid Stations: 3