The Road to Attila is back for it’s second year! The series is designed to give gravel riders some stepping stones to prepare them for the brand new 2022 Attila the Hun 160km course. Each ride leading up to the big day will give riders a chance to dial in their nutrition, hone their gravel riding skills, make new friends, and discover new roads. Riders of all abilities are encouraged to join the series and each of the 4 rides will be no drop. We will ensure an experienced rider is mixed into each group and you will not be left behind in the loose gravel alone.
Dates: April 16th –> Postponed to April 23rd, April 30th, May 14th –> Postponed to May 15th, June 4th
Ride Lengths: 45km, 80km, 100km (50km), 160km (80km)
Cost: $20 for the entire series.
Communication: Emails will be sent out to registered participants with event updates. Check your spam folder. Have a question, use the contact link below. Follow the Facebook Page linked below for the most up-to date info.
Prizes: The prizes will be 1 x $100 to Western Cycle and 1 x $100 to Dutch Cycle. You will be given one entry to the draw for each ride you attend. We will have a short route option for the May 14th ride and an Attila Short route for the final Attila ride. The short route riders are given half a draw entry for each ride they complete. They will be given one full entry if they complete both.
BEER: In collaboration with a local Regina brewery there will be custom Road To Attila ice cold beer waiting for you at the Attila finish.
Difficulty: 100+ km of gravel is no joke. We’re encouraging all riders come out to all rides to get some miles in their legs. Nutrition and hydration are key on long gravel rides. Showing up to either the 100km or the Attila unprepared is strongly discouraged. It will make for a bad day for you and your group. We will try to have 1-2 aid stations on both of the longer rides.
Courses: The courses will be located here and will emailed out the week of each ride. They will be unmarked and we recommend you download the provided gpx file to your Garmin/Wahoo device.
Support: The rides will be in fairly remote areas. It’s up to you to have everything you’ll need to repair your bike (tubes, c02, etc).
Nutrition/Hydration: Hammer Nutrition is back and will be supporting the Attila 160 ride! Founded in 1987 by Brian Frank, Hammer Nutrition provides superlative products, proprietary knowledge, and 5-star service to health conscious athletes all over the world. Use the discount code ‘woynarski20’ at https://www.hammernutrition.com/ to receive 20% off your order.
Registration: Register at the link below. There is no cap on the number of participants in the series. Registration will be left open and you can register at any point during the series. Registration will be closing at noon the day before each ride to give time to create/update the groups. It will reopen after the ride. SCA membership is required.
Attendance: For group creation we require you to add your name to the google sheet below for each ride you will be attending. If you can’t make it please remove your name.
No Drop: We want this to be fun. These rides are meant to be relaxed. Do your intervals another day. Breaking up a group by pushing the pace is discouraged. Regrouping after climbs is encouraged. We will do our best to match groups to skill level but mistakes happen 🙂
Groups: The groups are what make these rides fun and enjoyable for all skill levels. We will be making groups of approximately 10 people based on abilities. You are required to ride with your group throughout the events. For the first two rides, groups will start a few minutes apart. For the last two rides, all groups will start together and each group will be given a colored ribbon to tie to their seatpost to make it easy to spot your group members. Please stay with your group.
Support Your Local Bike Shop: Dutch Cycle and Western Cycle have everything you need to keep you grinding that gravel smoothly!