2016 Mammoth Gravel Classic


The time is drawing near for the fifth Annual Mammoth Gravel Classic - a celebration of Bicycle Adventures, Gravel Cycling, and the amazing St. Croix River Valley!  

FOLLOWING ARE THE CRITICAL RIDE DETAILS:

WHERE:  Sign your waiver and purchase your State Trail Pass at Cyclova XC in downtown St. Croix Falls, WI.  Ride to roll out at the Scenic Overlook, 100 yards north of Cyclova XC for the very casual ride roll outs.
WHEN:  Saturday, April 16, 2016.  Registration opens at 7AM inside Cyclova XC with the 100 mile riders rolling at 8AM, and the 70 / 35 mile riders rolling ride out at 9AM sharp.
COST: FREE - but ALL riders  be required to buy a Gandy Dancer Bike trail day pass, which is $5 - as all riders will use the Gandy Dancer State Bicycle Trail. 

Roughly 200 hearty cyclists partook in the 2012 Mammoth Gravel Classic.  Plan on being a part of the 2014 edition!
Michael Phernetton & Roger Parenteau lead the 2013 MGC 100 event!  Photo Credit:  John Schletty


Saturday, 16 April, 2016:
7:00AM / REGISTRATION:  Cyclova XC bike shop in downtown St. Croix Falls opens.  Here, riders doing the 100, 70, or 35 mile rides will sign the ride waiver, as well as purchase their $5 Gandy Dancer Trail day pass.  Complimentary printed que sheets will be available at registration for these unsupported adventure rides.
8:00AM / 100 MILE RIDE ROLLOUT:  The 100 mile ride will roll out at 8AM sharp from the Scenic Overlook in downtown St. Croix Falls - 1/2 block north of Cyclova XC.  Click HERE for info on all courses.
9:00AM / 70 MILE RIDE ROLLOUT:  The 70 mile ride will roll out at 9:00AM from the Scenic Overlook in downtown St. Croix Falls - 1/2 block north of Cyclova XC.  Click HERE for info on all courses.
9:05AM / 35 MILE RIDE ROLLOUT:  The 35 mile ride will roll out at 9:05AM from the Scenic Overlook in downtown St. Croix Falls - 1/2 block north of Cyclova XC.  Click HERE for info on all courses.
Lunch/Dinner:  Great dining options are available in St. Croix Falls for Mammoth Gravel Classic riders - including options within 1 block of Cyclova XC.  Highlights of food options available include:  The Bistro On St. Croix, The Vegetarian Indian CusineDalles House Coffee Shop & BakeryDalles House Restaraunt & Bar, and other food options available within a stone's throw of Cyclova XC and the event finish.
  
4:30PM:  Door prize drawing for a wide variety of fabulous swag for Mammoth Gravel Classic participants.  Free swag at a free event!  You must be present to win!

LOTS of great SWAG is given out after riders finish!  Must be present to WIN!
Celebrate your day of gravel riding by camping and enjoying a bonfire at one of our local campgrounds - or pamper yourself at a hotel!
Evening:  We encourage you to spend the weekend in beautiful St. Croix Falls!
  • Hotel options
  • Wisconsin Interstate Park:  Wisconsin Interstate Park's beautiful North Campground is literally within a 5 - 10 minute walk of downtown St. Croix Falls.  Just think - one of the globe's greatest rivers, nature, fine dining, world class entertainment, and a bicycle festival all wrapped up into one!  Beautiful sights on the ridge overlooking the river!  Note that showers will not be open yet for the season in Wisconsin Interstate Park.
  • Minnesota Interstate Park:  Minnesota's Interstate Park is located just across the river, with the campground being a 10 minute bike ride or 5 minute drive from downtown St. Croix Falls.  Beautiful sites right on the river!  Note that showers WILL be open for the season in Minnesota Interstate Park.
Cyclists massing and registering for the 2012 event in front of Cyclova XC.  Photo Credit:  Gary Simon

Matt Fisk of the Woolly Bicycle Club does pre-rollout announcements at the 2012 event.
2013 MGC 100 Riders getting a caffeine boost at ~mile 75.  Photo Credit:  Kristen Velaski
Tom Krenz & Bob Schwartz lead the charge in the 2013 MGC 70.  Photo taken at ~mile 30.  Photo Credit:  Kristen Velaski

Sections of sand can be SOFT!  Leave your skinny tires at home.  We recommend 700 x 40 tires or wider for most riders in the 70 or 100 events.  Photo Credit:  Ben Mullin

100 Mile 2013 MGC Riders Mark Fisk & Dallas Wynne show off the Woolly colors on an endless gravel road.  Photo Credit:  Kristen Velaski

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