Rothrock GRIT Gravel Grinder

Boalsburg, PA, USA
01 Jun, 2024 (Sat)

Gravel biking

25 mi, 49 mi, 65 mi

About the event

Rothrock GRIT Gravel Grinder

Extended information can be found on our WEBSITE.

This race is designed for everyone, whether you aim to be the fastest rider, challenge yourself, or simply enjoy a beautiful ride while taking in the scenic views of nature with support. 

Our registration goal is to encourage gender equality in racing by reserving half of the 600 race spots for women registrants, ensuring a large women's field. 

So, ride it, race it, and have fun while enjoying the beautiful forest!

 

What is your level of GRIT? 

You’ve got GRIT no matter what, but you must go the total distance to be the grittiest.

GRIT - Tackle the first two climbs and 25 miles.

GRITTIER - Make it over four climbs and 49 miles.

GRITTIEST - Complete all 65 miles and 7,500 feet of climbing to stake your claim as the GRITTIEST rider of the day.

 

Rothrock GRIT Gravel Grinder

June 1, 2024

 

START LOCATION

Tussey Mountain

301 Bear Meadows Rd

Boalsburg, PA 16827

 

MANDATORY PACKET PICK-UP 

Friday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm J.L Farm and Cider (Packet pickup is greatly encouraged on Friday)

 

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

7:30 am Saturday, REGISTRATION at Tussey Mountain. 

If registration is not sold out on the day of registration, it is $110

8:30 am REGISTRATION CLOSES

8:45 am Rider safety meeting.

9:00 am Race start. Rolling neutral start. Line up by Grittiest, Grittier, and GRIT. 

11:00 am Gritty first finisher expected. 

Noon  Grittier's first finisher is expected.

1:00 pm Grittiest first finisher expected.

3:00 pm Podium award ceremony and cash payouts.

6:00 pm The last rider is expected to finish.

6:30 pm The finish line closes after the last rider.

 

COURSE INFO

GRIT 25 miles 2,463 ft RED course arrows will see support one at mile 21. *Cut off time 1:00 pm 

GRITTIER 49 miles 4,855 ft BLACK course arrows will see support one at mile 21 and support two at mile 31.

GRITTIEST 65 miles 6,962 ft BLUE course arrows will see support one at mile 21 and support two at mile 50. 

The Bicycle Shop support van will be located at the bottom of Detweiler descent, 32.2 miles. *Cut-off time is 3:00 pm; racers reaching this spot will be rerouted back to the start. 

*Course split at support station 1 at  mile 21.4 

(1 Red 25 miles Gritty turns left)

(Black 49 miles Grittier and Blue 65 miles Grittiest ALL turn right) 

*Course Split at Mile 28.8 Detweiler and Thickhead. 

(Black 49 miles  Grittier continue straight)

(Blue 65 miles  Grittiest turns right) 

SEASONS OF ROTHROCK RACE  INFORMATION:

Are you excited about exploring the natural beauty of Pennsylvania on a bicycle? If yes, then we invite you to discover the breathtaking Rothrock State Forest on its gravel roads and singletrack trails, while building long-lasting friendships in a supportive and passionate community. Come and witness what Happy Valley and its cycling community have to offer. Join us for the Seasons of Rothrock Race Series and participate in one or all of the four races. By taking part in these races, you will be supporting a community that emphasizes the fun and social aspects of racing while creating local events that belong on the national stage. 

The Seasons of Rothrock is a series of races in the Rothrock State Forest, showcasing the beauty of all four seasons through gravel and mountain bike racing. The first three races are held in spring and early summer, taking riders through Alan Seeger and Bear Meadows Natural Areas, Tussey Mountain, and Whipple Dam via challenging gravel roads and double-track trails. This year, we will host a Greenwood Furnace State Park race and award points for the Mid-Atlantic Super Series. The fourth session of the race occurs in December and requires traversing Tussey Mountain, which includes the well-known Three Bridges, on demanding single-track trails that are rocky and rooty. We celebrate the winter season during this event and get into the festive spirit by wearing holiday-themed attire and attaching bells to our bikes as a tribute to those unable to ride with us.

Our organization strives to host top-notch events prioritizing safety, entertainment, competitiveness, and inclusivity. Our primary goal is to ensure that every racer has a great experience. Whether you're a professional or amateur cyclist, we welcome you to participate in our events. You don't need any USAC or other licenses to join. Regardless of your age, skill level, or personal identity, we are committed to ensuring you have an exceptional racing experience that will leave you wanting to return year after year with your loved ones and friends!

 

Seasons of Rothrock, Session I - IV provides you with

Falcon Timing will provide a professional timing service. 

Number plate.

A fully marked course.

Podium and cash awarded to top 3 Ladies and Gentlemen ProEx Open

Awards and podium medals in every category.

Strava QOM & KOM segments will receive awards and bragging rights.

Well-stocked support station(s), including Hammer Nutrition products

Post-race event snacks and beverages.

Race swag is guaranteed to riders who register 30 days before the event. Register early!!

 

Seasons of Rothrock is a non-profit that raises money for the local cycling community. Since 2021, we have donated $54,000 to community programs by allocating 100% of the net proceeds from GRIT entry fees to these initiatives. In the past, several organizations have benefited from the participants' contributions, including Nittany Mountain Bike Association, Harvest Fields Community Trails, National Interscholastic Cycling Association, Highpoint Skate Park, Girls Rock, YMCA, Friends of Rothrock, Center Volunteers in Medicine and PennysValley Pedals and Pints.

 

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors and supporters and our dedicated members and volunteers who make all the difference. We appreciate the commitment of many people to help grow, strengthen families, and build stronger, healthier, and safer cycling communities. 

 

We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur, so we encourage participants to purchase race-day insurance from Bike Reg. If you do not purchase insurance and must cancel before online registration closes, we can only provide a 50% refund. Unfortunately, we do not offer deferrals.

 

 

 

 

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