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 AWARDS GIVEN TO TOP 3 MEN & WOMEN FINISHERS! TROPHIES ONLY TO THE TOP 3 OVERALL!

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 55 RACE COURSE SHOWS YOU EPIC WILD WEST GRAVEL. STARTING AT BIG LOST MEADERY, YOU MAKE YOUR WAY WEST ON ECHETA ROAD TO MONTGOMERY ROAD WHERE THE GRAVEL BEGINS.  THE 55 IS AN OPTION FOR THOSE THAT DON'T DARE THE EXTREME 136. GRAVEL RACERS SHOULD CHOOSE THIS COURSE IF YOU ARE AN INTERMEDIATE TO EXPERIANCED CYCLIST. THIS IS STILL A SERIOUS RACE, BUT A DOABLE EVENT FOR MOST. FINISHING THE 55 WILL SET YOU UP FOR COMPLETING THE 136 NEXT GRAVEL SEASON, WITHOUT A DISCOURAGING DNF OF THE 136. YOU WILL BE RACING PAST NEW HOMES & WYOMING WILDLIFE. THE MAGNIFICENT BIG HORN MOUNTAINS ARE IN VIEW, WHILE YOU CLIMB AND DESCEND THE HILLS GRINDING YOUR WAY ON MAINTAINED COUNTY ROADS. THIS IS AN EXPERIANCE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET.

RACING 55 MILES OF NORTHEAST WYOMING, WILL STILL PUSH YOU TO YOUR LIMITS. THERE WILL BE 1 FULLY STOCKED AID STATION AT THE TURN AROUND POINT. AID STATION #5 OF THE COAL COUNTRY 136. THIS COURSE IS BEAUTIFUL, THE BREATHTAKING SCENERY IS A MUST FOR YOUR GRAVEL GRINDING BUCKETLIST.

THIS RACE IS EXTREME! THE WEAK NEED NOT APPLY!

TOTAL DISTANCE: 55 MILES

RACE START: JUNE 30TH 2018 / 7AM MDT / BIG LOST MEADERY

ELEVATION GAIN: 2,343 FEET

COURSE LINK: https://www.strava.com/routes/11756008

COURSE MAPS: 

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!!!Registration closes on June 25th!!!

AID STATIONS: 

(SUPPORT CREWS, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS ARE ONLY ALLOWED AT AID STATIONS 2 & 4! NO FOLLOWING ALLOWED ON THE COURSE!) All Aid Stations are fully stocked, full of free items to choose from to keep your energy high.

  1. SHADED TENT AREA WITH CHAIRS, COLD WATER AND SNACKS FROM OUR SPONSORS @COCA-COLA.

 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 BIG LOST MEADERY @5PM. 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!
  5. SUPPORT CREWS, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS ARE ONLY ALLOWED AT CHECK POINTS 2 & 4! THEY MUST HEAD OUT BEFORE RACE STARTS TO ARVADA OR POWDER RIVER REST AREA!