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May 19th 2018 Race #1 of the (WGGS) Wyoming Gravel Grinder Series 120/60/37 mile route options. Checkout http://www.wyominggravel.com to learn more.

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If I lived closer to WY(PA)I would do this ride in a heartbeat. I have read nothing but good things about the Wyoming series gravel rides/races. One of my new goals is race/ride gravel in every state that has gravel. I don't think WY is in the cards for this year though.

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The last race is in September in Lander, but whenever you make it out our way. Anyone of the 5 you choose, you will have a good time 🤙🏻 If you ever come through Wyoming outside of event dates just hit up the website and contact us for route information any of us can hook you up with a solid route option anywhere in the state you may be.
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307Rider I came from the roadie end. Have been gravel riding now for just over a year. Here is what you could do from my end or even maybe get some other interest in your rides. I am having a really hard time reading any reports of Gravel rides/races. Maybe if you could get permission from some of the riders that have ridden some on your rides or have written journals or blogged them and then post some of them on a thread it would help you rides. Just a thought. I read all the info over at gravelcyclist.com and any where on the web that I can to get kind of a feel of what the ride is all about. I will be out in 2019 to do one of the rides I just don't know which one yet. Thanks for running such a great event/series of rides in WY.

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Do we have a Garmin/GPS file on this?  The one I found on Strava was from a couple of years ago and seems to be anti-clockwise.  The route this year appears to be clockwise.

Thankfully, I think I'm going to be able to do the full 120.  We'll see after 100 miles on the Fountain-Roubaix tomorrow.  (I had ACL reconstruction surgery on 2/22 - so still recovering).
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Zman, that is a great idea 💡 and I will definitely do that. We look forward to seeing you out here in 2019. Cheers 🍻 & thanks for your input. All the directors are working hard to make this a one of a kind series for our state and the Gravel scene here in the US.
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Zimdba, I’ll get the Casper Director in here and hopefully he can answer your question. 🤙🏻
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Zman, that is a great idea 💡 and I will definitely do that. We look forward to seeing you out here in 2019. Cheers 🍻 & thanks for your input. All the directors are working hard to make this a one of a kind series for our state and the Gravel scene here in the US.


I was just giving you a heads up as that is what the deciding factor was in all of the out of state rides so far that I have gone to.


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I re-read the course description.  Apparently, the 120 course is counter-clockwise, while the shorter routes are out-and-back along the 2nd half of the 120 route.  I think I understand it now.  I was thinking that if I was having a bad day I'd just ride back with the riders doing the shorter route.  I guess that's not possible - but that's fine.
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Yes sorry for the delay. The Strava Route is correct & counter clockwise 👍🏻
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Year 2 is in the books so many amazing people. From staff to volunteers and riders that came from all over the country. What a blast this event was! 🤙🏻
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Quick footage of the Start/Finish Line. Checkout the RattleSnake Rally on Facebook for more photos and videos.

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Unfortunately the new route made it really easy to bail out at the halfway point.  Maybe I just needed to HTFU.

Regardless, it was a great ride.  It was well supported and organized.  Hopefully we'll have better weather next year.
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zimba I have this ? for you or the ride organizer people. How much % of this ride is gravel? Since the have 3-4 different rides I would want to ride the one that has the most gravel or is more challenging although looks like weather had some factors in the ride/race.

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zimba I have this ? for you or the ride organizer people. How much % of this ride is gravel? Since the have 3-4 different rides I would want to ride the one that has the most gravel or is more challenging although looks like weather had some factors in the ride/race.

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18 or so of the 119 miles on the Rattlesnake Rally were tarmac - the rest was gravel.  Note that it would have only been 11 miles or so of tarmac if they had not made a course change due to a road washout.

It was a nice change from the previous week which was 100 miles of 53 miles tarmac, 47 miles gravel/beach sand.  You were either wishing you had brought your road bike, or wishing you had brought your fatbike.

I'm all about "horses for courses."  So I like to only ride my gravel bike on gravel, and only ride my road bike on the road.  Riding my gravel bike on tarmac just isn't as fast as my road bike.
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All our races are close to 100% Gravel rides. Like out of the Coal Country Gravel Grinder 136. Only 16 miles of it is off gravel. From the sounds of hit. Battle of the gravel in Savery. Has the most elevation gains and likely the most difficult of the long distances. That one is 95 miles. Checkout the podcast to hear more from Kimberly Coats the director of Battle of the Gravel. Search Find it Grind it podcast




https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/find-it-grind-it-podcast/id1384016818?mt=2&i=1000412079784
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