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Strade Bianche Rouleur Challenge 100K
August 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:24 pm$10.00
This is the opening weekend of our “Strade Bianche Rouleur Challenge”. We celebrate the history of our sport by riding the “white roads” in North Western Illinois.
Completion of this ride will count for the new RUSA Rouleur award!
We’ll start later than normal (10:00) so you can drive to the start on the morning of the ride. After the ride we’ll have an informal gathering for dinner and beverages where we can review the days activities (also known as “talk about how great we are”) and discuss the next days ride.
The route will start and finish in Stockton, Il. This is a relatively easy gravel route but 28mm tires or greater are recommended for easier negotiation of the gravel sections. Roughly 23% of the route is on gravel including some gravelly climbs so we’ll get the full experience. We’ll be using the RUSA “gravel timer” to account for the somewhat slower pace on the gravel segments.
There are ample stops to refuel and refresh water bottles along the route including an optional stop at the Pecatonia Tap House in Warren if you’re so inclined.
This is a RUSA sanctioned event and riders who complete the route will get credit for 36K of gravel which will count toward other gravel related RUSA awards under development.
The ridewithgps route is here.
This is going to be a fun weekend of riding and you won’t want to miss it!
Many thanks to our “Executive Vice President for Unpaved Excursions” – Dawn Piech for her work on the route!
To register for this event complete the registration form below. You’ll receive a confirmation email which will contain a link to complete a waiver electronically and a PayPal link to pay for the ride. Note that there will be no day of ride registration – advance registration is mandatory!
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