The fifth edition of the Dusty 100 Gravel Challenge--Alberta's bugliest gravel event--rolls out one month from today.
Come join us for a day of classic Alberta gravel riding that includes a stretch along the scenic Victoria Trail, exquisite gas-station cuisine, and copious amounts of dust.
No registration fee. All are welcome: gravel lovers, the gravel-curious, and anyone up for a dusty adventure.
The Classic Dusty 100-km Route. Bugle call at 9 am.
And the Li'l Dusty Half Hundred. Bugle call at 11 am.
These are the tentative routes, to be confirmed a week ahead of time, after the Dusty crew recons the situation on the local roads.
Park at the small lot beside the flag poles, one-kilometre east of Metis Crossing. There's a rustic toilet there, the kind that will do the trick but isn't a place you'd want to linger. But there's no water; bring yer own.
See our event page on facebook.
A few things to know:
This is not a race (though times will be recorded, for those who care); 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.Heedthebugle!