The Quick & The Dead Gravel Road Race

The Quick & The Dead

September 30 2023
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, USA
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Distances: 74, 54 miles
Difficulty: Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Limited to: 1,000 or less Participants

The Quick & The Dead - A Mt. Davis Gravel Grinder is a Gravel Road Bicycle Race from Confluence Pennsylvania. It will take you up & over the highest point in the State, Mt. Davis. Choose either the 74-mile-long course with over 50 miles of gravel and over 8'500 accumulative vertical feet or the 54-mile short course that is no small feat in itself to accomplish.  Please understand that this race is not for the weary!  It may be a long day in the saddle! Come challenge yourself. The name says it all. Will you be one of the Quick or one of the Dead?

This is a Nonprofit event with all of the proceeds going to the Local Volunteer Fire Departments of Somerset County that support the local Townships and Borough's along the course. The venue will be held at the Somerset County Fairgrounds in Meyersdale PA. Food & Entertainment will follow the race event. 

All fundraising is being done on behalf of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (CFA) - Mt. Davis Gravel Grinder Fund. CFA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. CFA registration and financial information are available from PA Dept. of State by calling 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. The proceeds from this charitable event will be distributed to volunteer fire departments that serve Somerset County. 

The Quick & The Dead Gravel Road Race

Start Located At: 7842 Mt. Davis Road, Meyersdale, PA 15552
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(301) 746-5149

Race Weekend Timeline

Friday 9/23/22
• Packet Pick up for the Out of Towners – 5 PM to 7 PM

Saturday 9/24/22

• DIY Parking is at the venue.
• Check-in and Drop Bags – 7 AM to 9 AM. No Day of Registration.
• Volunteer Meeting – 8:30 AM
• Pre-Race Meeting – 9:15 AM
• Race Start – 9:30 AM

Post Race
• Shindig – 1:30 PM to 6 PM. We ask non-participants to donate in the boots (Fireman Boot/Food & Cowboy Boot/Beer).
• Podiums-as they come in.
Music by - TBD

Registration Fees

Long Course - $100

Short Course- $75

Vets and Active Military get 50% off.


What you’ll get with your entry:

Race t-shirt (First 100 by September 1st).
Post-race Dinner & Refreshments (non-racers must purchase a dinner ticket)
Two (2) Gallon-size Ziploc Drop Bags to send out to the aid stations
Four (4) stocked aid stations on the course with Hammer Nutrition to refuel and finish out the day (With First Aid)
A well-marked course with Course Marshall's at paved intersections (With First Aid kits)
Ceramic Campfire Coffee Mug
Awards (Purse contingent on class sizes)
Post-race party

Packet Pickups

Evening before and day of.

Prize / Race Categories

Cash top 3 (Women/Men (U40, 40+, 50+, 60+)
 Clydesdale, Single Speed, Tandem

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Registration On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Bike Festival
After Party
Course Timing
KOM/QOM Competition
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Aid Stations: 4