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The Lowell 50

Lowell Classic Gravel Road Races

October 27 2018
Lowell, Michigan, USA

The Lowell 50 is a classic old world style gravel road race. You’ll race along the banks of the Flat River and through rural Ionia County on approximately 85% unpaved roads. You may choose from either the 57 or 34 mile race, both routes are single loops.  The courses are challenging, scenic, and fun. Including one historic wooden covered bridge dating back to the mid-1800s’.

The race will start and finish at Fallasburg County Park (See Location Map). This park was first opened in 1929 on 56 acres of land. It now encompasses over 180 acres including two spring fed streams, an island on the Flat River, and a portion of the 4000 mile North Country Trail passing through its boundaries. The park also boasts paved and unpaved walking paths, several play grounds, ball fields, and a disc golf course. Bring the whole family; Fallasburg Park is a real gem and a great venue for this bike race.

This race is for anyone who wants a challenge. From the elite road, cyclocross, mountain bike racer, to those of you just looking for a great ride. 

The Lowell 50

Routes: 34, 50 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Prize / Race Categories

Medals/Cash to the top three overall finishers, both races and Medals/Cash to the top three 57 mile teams.

Cash Purse:   
First overall finishers (male & female) both races - $250.00
Second overall finishers (male & female) both races - $150.00
Third overall finishers (male & female) both races - $100.00
57 mile teams:     First - $250.00  Second - $150.00  Third - $100.00

Fat Bikes:
(male & female) First - $100.00  Second - $75.00 Third - $50.00       
Medals to all of the top three category finishers, both races.

2016 Race Series Raffle Prizes:
Race either event (spring or fall) and receive one entry into our drawing.  Race both events (spring and fall) and you will receive three entries. Prizes will be awarded via e-mail on Sunday following our fall race.
First Prize: A $2000.00 plus - gravel, cross, or fat bike.

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Free Parking
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Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Start Address: Fallasburg County Park Fallasburg County Park Lowell, MI 49331
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Oct 27 2018 - EVENT: Lowell Classic Gravel Road Races
Oct 26 2019 - EVENT: The Lowell 50 Fall Classic