Game Info

SAVE THE DATE 3-25-17. Backup dates are April 8 or 15th.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN.

Send me an email if you want in. sauber715@gmail.com

Similar drill to last four editions. Harry's Cafe in Lakeville to Milltown Cycles in Faribault, and return. Race will be ~80 miles on a mix of gravel, pavement, and as much off road and questionable stuff as mother nature will allow. Start will be from Harry's at 8AM, park in the Walmart lot.

Race will be capped at ~100 people. If you showed last year you are automatically in but email must be sent, and I play favorites.

Something more than just a bike race- FUNDRAISER.

Fundraiser history- Year 1 we raised $1300 for a young man in need. Year 2 we generated 400 lbs of food and $ for local food shelf. Year 3 the raiser brought in more than $2000 for a beautiful woman fighting cancer. Year 4 (last year) we rallied with the Bauers in support of Jason and his fight...

Ethos: You are responsible for you. If you get stuck in one spot, you gotta get yourself out of it. Bring a phone, straight key for an SOS, or sky flares.

NOTE: The course will not be the same as last year. So disregard your bootleg GPS map. You rely on it, and it will cheat you.

THANKS TO MILLTOWN CYCLES & HARRY'S CAFE for their continued support!


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Final Stats, Facts, and Innuendo's-

In the end, all smiles, nobody cheated themselves of a good bike day-
  • Winning time came in at 12:53 for 4hrs 33 min, final finisher for 10hrs 25 min.
  • 120 starters- Good work even if you didn't finish the official route but didn't cheat yourself of a good effort
  • 99 finishers- hope you enjoyed the 'master plan'
  • 20 pounds of bacon cooked up by the fine folks of Milltown Cycles
  • Custom medals by Jim (the jeweler?)
  • A guy driving what looked to be a veterinarian truck tried sending me into the ditch. Mark Skarpohl was my witness. I bonked hard after I gave the guy what was on my mind. Your random stories, please share---
  • Martha loved the climbs to nowhere. Now she knows where they go...
  • Many new cyclists came out and tested their metal, they all succeeded.
  • The dust wasn't bad... But the sun burn?
  • The LCR fixed gear traveling trophy was sold, proceeds to Bauer Power.
  • Kathy J biked on time pedals and shimano cleats for 43 miles. Milltown hooked her up with the appropriate parts..
  • Good work. All-City Ted biked down to n iowa, contributed, TedFest.
  • TMB Photography makes this race visual- PHOTO LINK
  • We raised over $4000 for the Bauer's.
  • Who was finisher #11?
This couldn't happen without the vested involvement of Harry's Café & Milltown Cycles-
  • Thanks to Harry, Victoria, Juan, and the whole staff.


Some were not paying attention to the 'orange stake' warning-

The spread that Milltown Cycles catered was spectacular-
  • Thanks to Travis, Curtis, Todd, and Milltown cycling guru's.

This couldn't happen without the involvement of these people:
- Anna Gonzales, Don MacNaughton, Todd Cronin, Eddie, KG, Jimmmay, Stoener, and my superstar wife Dawn (she still hasn't forgiven me for the raffle prize I won her)

Special 'thanks' to the Bauer-Strong clan led by Todd and Kellie.

Next year... Is next year... Some say backwards, come help me map it then...

Stay tuned for the north iowa Gravel Series (Ragnarök, LML, Dickie Scramble) update- This could put a spin on your day this coming Saturday at Drew Wilson's game... He'll even just let you show up 15 min prior. Bring a compass, straight key, or sky flares...


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