Lake Park, MN
OCTOBER 9, 2021
In 2013, an October gravel bike event began as the “Woodchipper 100.” It was a word of mouth gathering of bikers that wanted a 100 mile challenge in the scenic hills around Rollag, Pelican Rapids, and Vergas, Minnesota. Various starting points were chosen but the essence of the ride remained.
END-CHIP (Country Hills Invoking Plaudits) continues the “Woodchipper” tradition with a few modifications to enhance the enjoyment of gravel road biking.
Date: October 9, 2021
Daylight Data: Twilight 0703 Sunrise 0735 Sunset 1846 Twilight 1917
- 220km 165km 100km 50km
- There will not be specific group/distance start times. You may begin as early as 5:30am for any distance. You make your distance fit the schedule for your day. However, you have to begin your ride by a certain time:
- 220km begin no later than 7am
- gpx file https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37721228
- 165km begin no later than 9am
- gpx file https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37720669
- 100km begin no later than 10am
- gpx file https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37716754
- 50km begin no later than 12pm
- gpx file https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37716603
The event will start and finish at the farm of Jona + Alicia Baer. At the end of their long driveway will be a multiple stall, concrete floor garage that will serve as our headquarters. Not only is this a garage, but a stove and refrigerator, tables and chairs, and two story attached living area with bathrooms and showers will be at our disposal. You can spend the night prior to the ride by camping in their spacious yard or by claiming a bed. Food and beverages can be placed in their refrigerators. A warm, refreshing shower after multiple county gravel miles is an option. You can bring your own towels, etc. or some will be available, as well.
As is customary, food and beverages will be served post-ride. The menu of SPAM and grilled cheese sandwiches (made to order -- multiple breads, cheeses, and additional toppings) may return due to overwhelming demand!!
The 100km distance will have an aid station (possibly self-serve) for hydration and calorie needs. Both the 220km & 165km distance will pass by at least 1 c-store for bathroom + refueling. Be mindful that you are responsible for you! Prepare to be self-sufficient for your needs: physical, emotional, and mechanical. Cue cards and gps route will be available prior to the event.
The ride will occur regardless of weather conditions. Be prepared to ride and embrace whatever may occur over the miles.
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Pay What You Want*
Average $19.00 in 2019.
Online registration closes 23:59:59 October __8_.
|*Gravel races are traditionally free, and we like that tradition. You're more than welcome to kick in some money to cover event costs (insurance, food, gas, etc.), but it's not required. All that we ask is that if sign up, you actually show up, so we don't end up with tons of extra food laying around. (And if dropping some $$$ now helps you remember to show up, we're not going to stop you.)|