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General Information

DATE:
Saturday, July 29, 2023

LOCATION:
TBD

EARLY REGISTRATION CHECK-IN:
TBD

TIMES:
The race will begin at 7 am.
All riders must be present at least 15 minutes before the start of their race for important pre-race announcements.

Distances & Routes:

100K*
40K
*All distances are approximate until routes are finalized

POST RACE MEAL: A post-race meal and drink will be provided to all participants.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: Support stations will be located along the route. Support stations will have water, fruit, and snacks to refuel.

RULES: All riders are required to wear helmets, carry cell phones and enough water for 30 miles. Bikes must be equipped with a headlight, red tail light and a properly calibrated cycling computer. This is a self supported race meaning no outside help from a support crew is allowed.  See complete rules sheet at CornhuskerStateGames.com.

ROUTES: Routes will be held on county roads around Lincoln. Maps and downloadable GPS routes from Ride With GPS will be available at CornhuskerStateGames.com once routes are finalized, and will be provided to each rider on the week of the race.

Events

100K Route: Approximately 62 miles. 7 hour time limit. Competitive, timed race.
40K Route: Approximately 25 miles. Non-competitive ride.

Event Name

100K Route
Men Open
Men Masters (50+)
Men Single Speed
Men Fat Bike*
Women Open
Women Masters (50+)
Women Single Speed
Women Fat Bike*
Tandem Open

40K Route
Non-Competitive Ride

*Fat Bike is considered anything with more than 3.5” wide tires on 50mm or wider rims.

Gravel Grinder Rules

CSG Gravel Grinder Rules:

The Cornhusker State Games Gravel Grinder is a self-supported dirt road race. This means you are responsible for yourself while on the course and may not receive aid from any non-competitor at any time on the course, however stopping at any public business such as a gas station to resupply is acceptable.  Basically, you cannot have a support vehicle on the course for any reason unless you chose to drop out of the race.  If you do have a support vehicle on the course it will be assumed that you have dropped out of the race resulting in a DNF.  There will be several support stations along the course. Stations will provide water, fruit, and snacks for you to refuel.

Plan to carry enough water to make it 30 miles between support stations.
The 100K route will be a timed race and medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each division. If you are not interested in racing or just want to see what gravel grinders are all about we are offering a 40K Route. Completion medals will be handed out to everyone who finishes before the cutoff time.

All participants must obey all city, county, state, and “rules of the road.” You are responsible for your well-being and decisions while on the course. If you break down or are injured your first call should be to your support crew to come rescue you. We will make every effort to provide assistance, but resources may be limited and we may not be able to help in a timely manner. If for any reason you exit the race you must also let the race director know. Participants may help other participants with support along the racecourse.

The course will take place primarily on gravel county roads with some sections of pavement and minimum maintenance roads. A course route and profile will be provided for download from www.ridewithgps.com a few days prior to the race.  The course will pass through several small towns and riders are welcome to stop for a break if they wish, but keep in mind there is a time limit to receive a completion medal. Riders must follow the course route at all times. Short cuts are not allowed. If you leave the course for a nature call or convenience store break you must re-enter the course at the same location.  Cutting the course will result in a DNF.

Riders are required to have the following items at the start of the race; a helmet, a properly calibrated cycling computer, cell phone, and water bottles. GPS is not required but is allowed if you chose to download the course route. Cue cards will be provided at check-in. Other suggested items include; headlight, red tail light, air pump or
CO2, patch kit, spare tubes or tires, snacks, cash/credit card, food, and tools.  Participants must complete the race on the same bike/frame they started with.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

Those who register by June 21 will receive a FREE CSG athlete shirt, which will be shipped to the address they provide.  After June 21, CSG souvenir items can be purchased HERE, courtesy of Fine Designs.  Store orders will be shipped directly to the athlete from Fine Designs.

PRICING DEADLINES:
$55 for first event until Feb. 21 (includes free shirt)
$60 for first event until April 21 (includes free shirt)
$65 for first event until June 21 (includes free shirt)
$65 for first event until July 11

MULTI-EVENT CYCLING DISCOUNT: All Gravel Grinder participants who register for Mountain Bike, and/or Tour will receive a $7 discount per additional event by entering coupon code CYCLE at checkout. All registrations must take place on the same transaction to receive the discount.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition, CSG athlete shirt (if registered by June 21), sponsor coupons.

SHIRT SHIPPING:  Athletes who register by June 21 will have their shirt shipped to the address they provide.  There is no packet pickup—information or items needed for competition, i.e. schedules, maps, bib numbers, will be provided onsite or online according to instructions emailed to athletes.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Gravel Grinder Director Chuck Meyers at cjmeyers58@gmail.com.

To Sponsor a Check-point: Contact Gravel Director Chuck Meyers.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

Results

2021 Complete Results
2020 Complete Results
Click HERE to view the 2019 CSG Gravel Grinder Results

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