Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dates & Details

OK! now that The Stupor Bowl is out of our system let's get down to business. First big thanks to Josh, Matt, Chris, & all the volunteers for a great Stupor Bowl.

Now onto to the Dirty Benjamin.

Registration Dates: April 1st to April 15th, postcards are to be postmarked on or between these dates (address to follow in later post).

Rider Limit: No rider limit.

Start: Will be in the city of Chaska, a SW suburb of Minneapolis, at 8am Saturday June, 19th

Classes: The first and foremost class is the overall open class and will receive the top prize. Next will be women's. From there we will move onto the sub-classes which will be required to have 8 entrants to be recognized for awards. We want to have fun with some of these so bear with us if you aren't hyped on classes. So here is what we've got so far:

Fixed (will be combined with single if not enough entrants)
Xtracycle/Big Dummy (combined with Pugsley if not enough entrants)
Double Dingle (Two Speed or Front Der. only)
Moustached (for the gentlemen... hopefully:)

Now some of these classes might just be recognition on the final results sheet but we'll see what we can come up with by race day. Also we are open for reasonable suggestions for other classes.

The Course: Right now it stands at 100.5 miles with about 82 miles of that being gravel. There is the possibility of a 1-2 mile trail section being added but that is still up in the air. For the most part the course is fairly flat, there is some climbing in the beginning, a nice descent at the end, and a couple of rollers in the middle. The course will mostly be in Carver County with the possible check point being either in Watertown or Winsted. This ride won't be quite as rural as the other gravel races as there will be 3 towns you will pass by with a place to stop and refuel.

Please check back for a more detailed post on the registration process in the next 2-3 weeks.

Thanks everyone for your interest and all the positive feedback!!