Event Details

Camino Gravel Challenge

Event Details

We are offering sweet loops of three distances – 35, 70, and 105 miles. Rural roads are paved near towns (sadly) so the longer the ride, the more dirt/gravel encountered. All rides are loops, so you have constantly changing scenery and challenges. Boredom and pain are the two great challenges to human happiness. We will not offer you boredom. Pain is up to you. A good saddle and quality cycling togs will help a ton!

All routes provide varied terrain. There are narrow primitive bridges, pot holes, animals, loose gravel and other hazards. There are short hills – some fairly steep – coming out of creeks and such. Riders must use caution and care when crossing creeks – speed is not always your friend in those situations, but discretion is.

Stage Race Options

155mi

75imi Saturday & 75MI Sunday

205mi

105mi Saturday & 100mi Sunday

One Day Options

35mi

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70mi

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105mi

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Support & Rest Stops

Rest Stops: There will be multiple rest stop locations provided through our Rest Stop Charity Contest. Water, sports drinks and basic snacks will be available at each stop. 

Support: Riders are responsible for providing their own mechanical support throughout each route. If your not sure what you should have, please see the Pre-race Checklist page.

Support Crews: Riders are allowed to have support crews available to help them, but support vehicles must use bypass routes and cannot drive alongside riders on gravel sections. No one wants a big cloud of dust being flung in their face all day! 

Registration & Packet Pickup

Registration is available through the registration page here

Friday Packet Pickup: We encourage all riders to pick up their registration packet on Friday night at the start/finish site from 6:00PM – 8:30PM. 

Saturday & Sunday Packet Pickup: Race day packet pickup will open at 6am in front of the Oxbow Bakery (which is also right in front of the start/finish. Packet pick up closes after the 35 mile group starts.

Saturday Post Event Festivities

Starting at 1pm Saturday, there will be live music under the shady creek area behind Oxbow Bakery. Local band BlindPursuit will provide some tunes while you relax by the creek. Food and beer available across the street at the Pint & Barrel Drafthouse. Perhaps even a Pie eating contest?!

Awards – At 3pm we will have our awards ceremony for the top 3 riders in each distance as well as some honorable mentions and prize winners. 

Rest Stop Charity Contest Vote – Participants can vote on their favorite rest stop throughout the day. Final votes will be tallied up before 4pm and we will announce the winning organization right before we do the Cantu Raffle drawing. 

Cantu Raffle – The carbon wheel raffle drawing will be at 4:15pm to select the winner of the $1700 set of carbon gravel wheels from Cantu Cycling Wheels

 

Travel Info

Hotels: We have block rates setup at a few local hotels, please book using the room blocks. Some rooms can be booked through bikereg.com, for more options visit the travel page at the link below. 

For more travel info visit the travel page

Weekend

Event Schedule

 Sept 24thSept 25thSept 26th
6:00 am Registration OpensRegistration Opens
7:15 am Mandatory Rider BriefingMandatory Rider Briefing
7:30 am 105 Mile Group Starts

All Distances Start

8:30 am 70 Mile Group Starts 
9:30 am 35 Mile Group Starts 
1:00 pm  Music Starts 
4:15 pmPress ConferenceCantu Wheelset Raffle Drawing 
6:00 pmPacket Pickup & Meet the Sponsors  
8:30 pmPacket Pickup Closes  

Where to go on race day

Covid 19 & Refund Policy

Refund Policy – There are no refunds given for this event unless the event is fully cancelled due to extreme weather or circumstances deemed unsafe to continue. 

If you cannot make it for one reason or another, please notify us so your entry can be moved to the 2022 entry list. T-shirts and purchased jerseys can be mailed upon request. 

Covid 19 – Please do not come to the event if you have any symptoms or have been in close contact to anyone with Covid within the last 10 days. 

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