|From Dirty Benjamin|
The Westside Dirty Benjamin is a Twin Cities area 107 mile Gravel Road Race utilizing the rolling gravel roads of Carver & Winsted County. The race will test your cycling skills across many disciplines of the sport. Aside from the roughly 90 miles of gravel, the single figure-eight loop race course also includes some technical trail sections, a mid-race cyclo-cross section, and few miles of pavement to tie it all together.
Bring whatever kind of ride you want... Road bike, Mountain Bike, Cross Bike, Tandem, Single/Fixed, Snow Bike, or Unicycle (it's been done!). No need to worry about a racing license or an entry fee because it's free!
The course is not closed to traffic and does not have a escort, also the course will only be slightly marked so cue cards are used for navigation. This is a self supported event so pack what you need and what you pack in, pack out. Rules of the road apply, stop at all stop signs, yield to cars, and do not cross the yellow centerline.
The start/ finish of the race is at Schimelpfenig Park in Chaska, MN so after the race stay and hang out at the picnic grounds and enjoy some cool canned beverages, some fine pork sliders from our friends at King’s Wine Bar in Minneapolis, throw some horseshoes and/or cool off in the local swimming hole.