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Grassroutes Gravel Series 2021

Series Details COMING SOON

25/50/100 Miles

Join us as we checkout great gravel routes near and far from Wheel & Sprocket locations- now through September. Ride the routes anytime, any distance and sign up for the days when we all ride together.  


MARCH 13th, 2021: Wheel & Sprocket is teaming up with the Mid South Gravel Race to offer a challenging ride for riders in our region to explore some of Wisconsin's prime gravel on the weekend of March 13th. The ride starts at our shop in Delafield WI and climbs over Lapham peak and then west on the Glacial Drumlin Trail. The 50 mile turn-around is at Jefferson Station and the century turns around in Cottage Grove. Wisconsin in Mid -March can mean almost anything from snow to something that almost looks like spring. The Mid South runs as an unsupported event so make sure that you bring what you need with you on the bike. There are plenty of places to purchase food and beverages along the route and that is allowed under the guidelines set by the Mid South.

 Rule #1 

BE HUMBLE

You know what that means. Don’t cheat, cut the course, meet up with your support crew on the route, change your single-speed gearing halfway through the race, punch the guy next to you in the finish line chute, etc.

 Rule #2 

NO SUPPORT CREWS ALLOWED ON COURSE

Support crews are not allowed on course except to pick up a rider or runner who is abandoning the event. For 2021, this includes meeting a rider or runner at a halfway point or aid station.

 Rule #3 

All Participants Must Buy a DNR Trail Pass

What to Expect?

This is an unsupported virtual event so you can start any time March 13 or 14th and you can run the route either direction. You can run the 50 as an out and back or you could arrange a shuttle and run it from end to end. We’re hoping that a group will start from Delafield on Saturday Morning where we can send you off and keep tabs on you throughout the day. It’s a fun event that isn’t a traditional timed race. 

Safety

Please be Safe out there. This is not a closed course and a short portion of the Glacial Drumlin Trail Starting at the 22.5 mile mark to the 25 Mile Checkpoint operate on low volume county roadways. The trail crosses a multitude of roads. Those road crossings must be approached with caution. Use Common Sense.

  The Route  

50 Mile - view route   

100 Mile - view route


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  The Start  

Wheel & Sprocket

528 Wells St, Delafield, WI 53018

*Parking available South side of Shop on Pamelia St.

   Services on Route   

Delafield - Start

- Food: Lumber Inn

- Bike Shop: Wheel & Sprocket

Dousman - 7 miles

- Food: Sunny Side Up Family Restaurant

- Bike Shop: The Bicycle Doctor

Sullivan - 12.6 miles

- Food: Sullivan Saloon

Black Frog Grille

Paula's Mexican Kitchen

Amoco Mini Mart

The Love Locks - 25 miles

- 50 Mile Halfway Checkpoint (with Gnomes)

- Solve a riddle - Get a Brownie

Lake Mills - 31.4 miles

- Food:

Doyle's Dogs

Cafe on the Park

- Beverages:

Sunshine Brewing Co.

Tyranena Brewing Company

London - 36.9 miles

- Food & Beverages: London Depot

Deerfield - 40.4 miles

- Food: The Flannel Frontier Bar & Grill

Cottage Grove - 48 miles

- Food: Old Towne Coffee House

1855 Saloon and Grill