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AWARDS GIVEN TO TOP 3 MEN & WOMEN FINISHERS!

SWAG FROM ALL OUR SPONSORS ALONG WITH HEAVY BRAGGING RIGHTS INCLUDED!

!!! welcome TO THE ENERGY CAPITAL OF THE NATION !!!

We Thank you for considering a Gravel Grinder here out West.

THE COAL COUNTRY 25 RACE COURSE IS OUR ENTRY LEVEL GRAVEL EVENT. THIS ONE IS ALL ABOUT FUN! STARTING AT BIG LOST MEADERY, YOU MAKE YOUR WAY WEST ON ECHETA ROAD TO MONTGOMERY ROAD, YOU WILL HAVE 14 MILES PAVEMENT & 11 MILES OF GRAVEL.  THE 25 IS OUR OPTION FOR THOSE READY TO GET SOME CONFIDENCE ON THE SADDLE GRINDING SOME GRAVEL . FINISHING THE 25 WILL SET YOU UP FOR COMPLETING THE 55 NEXT GRAVEL SEASON, WITHOUT THE SUFFERING AND OR DISCOURAGING DNF OF THE 55. THIS IS AN EXPERIANCE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET.

COAL COUNTRY 25 HAS A COUPLE CLIMBS BUT NOTHING TOO CRAZY. RIGHT AFTER THE CLIMBS YOU ARE GIVEN A GOOD DOSE OF DESCENDING BACK DOWN. THE FINAL 7 MILES ARE ALL DOWN HILL BACK TO THE FINISH LINE AT BIG LOST MEADERY. THIS COURSE HAS OUR YOUTH IN MIND, AGES 13 AND UP ARE WELCOME TO GIVE THE 25 A SHOT. 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 25 MILES

RACE START: JUNE 30TH 2018 / 8AM MDT / BIG LOST MEADERY

ELEVATION GAIN: 1,090 FEET

COURSE LINK: https://www.strava.com/routes/11752205

COURSE MAP: 

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!!!Registration closes on June 23rd!!!

AID STATIONS:

THERE ARE NO AID STATIONS ON THE 25 COURSE. YOU WILL NEED ALL YOUR SNACKS AND WATER WITH YOU. THERE IS A PLUS SIDE TO CHOOSING THIS FUN FILED RACE AS YOUR FIRST COAL COUNTRY GRAVEL GRINDER!

!WE RECOMMEND FOR OUR YOUTH TO HAVE A PARENT OR ADULT SIGN UP AND RIDE WITH THEM!

PLUS SIDE SUPPORT CREWS, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS ARE ALLOWED AT THE TURN AROUND POINT FOR THE 25 COURSE. THEY MUST HEAD OUT BEFORE THE RACE STARTS. WATER AND SUCH WILL BE AT BIG LOST SPONSORED BY COCA-COLA IF NEEDED. 

FINISH LINE/ALL DAY FESTIVAL:

OPEN CONTAINER IS ALLOWED @3PM-9PM & LIVE MUSIC BY THE HOLD-UP STARTS @5PM-9PM

THE BIG LOST MEADERY DOWNTOWN GILLETTE, WYOMING. IS A MEAD AND BEER MANUFACTURING BUSINESS. SPECIALIZING IN HANDCRAFTED MEADS, BEER & GREAT EXPERIANCES. AWARDS CEREMONY KICKS OFF @6PM

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES ARE FOR PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES ALONG WITH THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF GILLETTE. FOOD VENDORS/FACE PAINTING & FAMILY FUN!

KIDS ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: BICYCLE TIRE TOSS/SPROCKET THROW/COAL TOSS & @11AM A KIDS BICYCLE FLOAT PARADE

ADULT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: CORN HOLE & BEER PONG INSIDE BIG LOST MEADERY.

LODGING:

  1. CAMPING IS LOCATED WEST OF GILLETTE AVE OFF 2ND STREET @Crazy Woman Campground.
  2. IF YOUR WANTING A SHOWER AND A BED CHECK OUT THE Arbuckle Lodge. They will have discounted prices for our Races. http://arbucklelodge.com/

PACKET PICKUP:

JUNE 29TH 2018, LOCATION & TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED. ALL RACERS MUST CHECK IN AT PACKET PICKUP!

RACE DAY:

  1. COFFEE & BAGELS PROVIDED AT STARTING LINE FROM The Main Bagel. FROM 5AM-8AM
  2. COAL COUNTRY 136 GUN START 6AM!
  3. COAL COUNTRY 55 GUN START 7AM!
  4. COAL COUNTRY 25 GUN START 8AM!