July 4, 2017

2019 RCC Gravel FUNdo

The RCC and Gravel Committee are proud to present The 6th Annual RCC Gravel FUNdo.

Register Here

Saturday, June 29th 2019
8am Start

Craven, Saskatchewan.
641 Bar & Grill

Proudly Sponsored by WESTERN CYCLE, DUTCH CYCLE, Nuun Hydration & Hammer Nutrition Canada

Quick Schedule Guide

– Sign on 7:00am-7:45am(116km ride)
– Nutrition (bottles+food) dropped off at sign on table by 7:45 for feed station
– 8:00am start 116km.
– Sign on 9:00am-9:45am (50km ride)
– 10:00am start 50km
– Meal immediately following the finish of your FUNdo (12pm- 4pm) Buffet Taco Bar + Beer/beverage
– Awards 4pm

The Ride

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 and rewarding ride of the year, we guarantee it.

The Bike

Choose wisely! The bike and tires must to 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 35-50mm. Mountain bikes are allowed and can be great when conditions are loose and technical. Disc brakes are allowed.

Registration & Categories

Register online here:
https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=21290
If you want a guaranteed event shirt, MUST be registered by June 3rd. Order will be placed that week.
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: $75.00 which gets you an amazing marked course, event t-shirt, taco bar + beer at the 641 Grill & Bar, draw prizes, and prizes for top 3 in each category.

The Categories:

Open Men Epic Gravel (116km)
Open Women Epic Gravel (116km)

Open Men Mini Gravel (50km)
Open Women Mini 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.

Parking location below:

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Craven+Rink/@50.7070471,-104.8102908,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x531c136e2c1952d3:0xe27ffbe82075e209!8m2!3d50.7070471!4d-104.8081021

Neutral Start

We will be riding out of Craven on the highway 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

The Course will be ridden in a 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.

116km Course
https://www.strava.com/routes/16979530

50km
https://www.strava.com/routes/18566163

Feed Stations

3 Feed stations for the Epic, and 1 for the Mini:

Feed 1– 34km(The Church) 116km & 50km (Neutral water/coke/Hammer gels/NuunTabs)

Feed 2– 76km(Intersection of 641 and 7 Bridges) (Neutral water/coke/Hammer gels/Nuun Tabs/your very own nutrition)

Feed 3– 98km(Intersection of 641 and 7 bridges) Neutral water/coke/Hammer gels/Nuun Tabs/your very own nutrition)

Your own nutrition (bottles + food) must be dropped off at the registration table by 7:45 for the EPIC. You must have your nutrition in a bag clearly labeled with you name on it.