The RCC and Gravel Committee are proud to present
The 4th Annual
RCC Gravel FUNdo.
Saturday June 16, 2018
9:00 AM Start
641 Bar & Grill
Proudly Sponsored by WESTERN CYCLE & DUTCH CYCLE
NUUN Hydration, HAMMER Nutrition, Sneaky Socks, Malty National
- 8:00-8:45am- Sign on
- 9:00am- Start 100km
- 9:15am- Start 50km
- 11:30-2;30pm- Mouth watering meal with beer will be available for all riders and volunteers post ride.
- 2:30pm-3pm Awards and draw prizes
Welcome to the 4th Annual RCC Gravel FUNdo! A gravel bike ride/tour/race that takes riders on some of the most scenic and challenging roads in the Qu’Appelle Valley. This style of event is becoming extremely popularly all over North America, and it’s happening in Saskatchewan this summer. It will be the hardest, most challenging ride of the year, we guarantee it.
Choose wisely! The bike and tires must be able to handle a variety of terrain- gravel, dirt, double track trail. The majority of riders will use a cross bike or gravel bike with a minimum of 30mm tire, recommended 35-40mm. Mountain bikes are allowed and can be great when conditions are loose and technical. Disc brakes are allowed.
Registration & Categories
Sorry, no refunds.
You must have a Saskatchewan Cycling membership to ride, or Provincial equivalent. If you do not, a one-day license can be purchased for $20.00.
Price is $75.00 which gets you a spectacular day of riding, Mac and Cheese with Pulled Pork and braised short rib + beer at the 641 Grill & Bar, draw prizes, and prizes for top 5 in each category. We have a great event t-shirt, if you want one, you will need to register by MAY 20TH, 2018. Please send your t- shirt size by email to- email@example.com
- Open Men Big Gravel (100km)
- Open Women Big Gravel (100km)
- Open Men Small Gravel (50km)
- Open Women Small Gravel (50km)
The Venue, Parking & Sign on
Craven Saskatchewan is 8km NW of Lumsden and offers a beautiful backdrop of the Qu’Appelle Valley. Parking and sign on is at the Craven Rink. Bathrooms available at the Craven Rink.
We will be riding out of Craven neutral, which means slow and as a group. There will be a lead vehicle to escort the pack on the highway. Once we turn on the gravel, IT’S GO TIME!
The Course will be ridden in a counter clockwise direction. This is a brand new course, incorporating the best valley roads.
Notes and tips:
- All roads will be open to traffic so please obey the laws of the road
- The ride goes though the Town of Lumsden, please use common sense and ride safely.
- Use caution when descending and climbing! Stay to the right.
- Choose the distance that is suitable for your riding ability. Gravel riding can be an unforgiving beast if not physically prepared.
Here are the courses that will fully marked with pylons, arrows, and orange paint. In the event we get major rain the day before, there will be an alternate route posted. GPX files for all routes will be made available a week before.
There will be 1 feed station on the course. It will be located at the 15km mark into the 100km and 50km options. The 100km ride will double back and riders can get their feed and water at the 50km marker as well. You will get a chance to drop your own nutrition (bottles+food) off at the sign on table by 8:45am. You must have your nutrition in a bag clearly labeled with you name on it.
This year we are lucky enough to have “Moto Man” on course taking pictures and making sure everyone is getting along nicely on the FUNdo course. He will be able to assist with minor tech support, carry tubes, and some water in the event of emergencies. HIs cell number will be available on event day.