Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying . . .
The fourth annual Dusty 100 Gravel Challenge happens Sunday, June 3, 2018.
The start/finish is, once again, Metis Crossing, AB (1.5 hour drive northeast of Edmonton); park one km east of the campground entrance, by the monument.
9 am bugle call and roll out.
The route is a 107-km loop on quiet, picturesque GRAVEL roads that include the scenic Victoria Trail, the oldest continuously used road in Alberta, and the option to ride a rustic section of the Iron Horse Trail.
Everyone is welcome: gravel lovers, the gravel-curious, and anyone up for a dusty adventure.
See our event page on facebook.
A few things to know:
This is not a race (though times will be recorded); no real prizes will be awarded, though we tend to give out a Surprise Bag to the Dustiest Rider.
RIDERS MUST BE COMPLETELY SELF-SUPPORTED.
Riders will be given a GPX file and cue sheet--that's all.
There is a lovely Petro Can and a restaurant in Waskatenau at the midway point. That's the only supply point.
Almost any kind of bike will work (cyclo-cross, touring, mountain, fat) but tires 33 mm or wider are strongly recommended.
WHILE NOT A RACE, THE DUSTY 100 IS HARD. THAT'S WHY WE CALL IT A CHALLENGE.
And did we mention that it's dusty?