Luton Park Time Trial

The Luton Park Time Trial is a fast and furious mountain bike race taking place in Luton Park (as you could have guessed) on some absolutely splendid single track. While this is an unsanctioned USA mountain bike event, there are just as many categories ranging from single speed, fat bike, and all of the normal age categories. There is a standardized 8-mile loop with under 500 feet of climbing meaning that the pace will be full gas. Riders have the option of one, two, or three laps and cost 45 dollars across the board. Some wholehearted race bonuses are that race proceeds support the Pitt Hopkins Research foundation and the hat and t-shirt are very good looking indeed. A well-attended event, the Lutton Park Time Trial takes advantage of an amazing 8-mile single-track loop and is sure not to disappoint. The TT is a highly recommended event by Strambecco.

Interactive route details are listed below.

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BARRY-ROUBAIX

Barry-Roubaix is known as the World’s Largest Gravel Race and regularly recognized as one of the best gravel events/races world over.  It is a classic road/off-road cycling race featuring a variety of terrain and surfaces testing cyclists of all skill levels.  The name Barry-Roubaix references Paris-Roubaix, the one day cycling classic in France.  The event is typically held the third Saturday in March, but this year in October due to the Covid pandemic.

The routes will test all rider types against rolling gravel roads (80%), pavement, a mile of rough two-track, rocks, sand, and mud as you traverse the scenic roads of Barry County.  There are four race lengths to chose:  (1) The 18-mile Lauf “Chiller” has 1000 ft of elevation gain; (2) The 36-mile Smith Optics “Thriller” with 2200 ft of elevation gain; (3) The 62-mile SRAM “Killer” with 3800 ft of elevation gain; (4) and finally the the 100-mile Panaracer “Psycho Killer” with 6800 ft of elevation gain.

Their are wide variety of race categories to choose and the event welcomes Gravel, Cyclocross, Mountain, Road, Single-Speed, Fixed gear, Fatbikes & Tandem bikes as riders prefer.

Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder

The Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder is a difficult but absolutely stunning ride across the handle of Michigan. Starting on the east coast and crossing the entire Michigan Peninsula (Mitten), it is the only race in the world that connects two freshwater oceans. Happening in October this massive 210 mile gravel monster treks through orange, fall forests and open ranges on a double track. Such a monster ride that rivals Kanza in many ways. A very nice inclusion two the two hundred mile monster is a shorter, loop version which is a straight gravel century. Still not much of a walk in the park though. If you want to participate in one of the most beautiful and hardest Gravel Grinder in America, the Caast to Coast Gravel Grinder is The event for you.

Cherry Roubaix Gran Fondo

The Cherry Gran Fondo will be back in 2021. The Cherry Fondo is a hugely popular cycling event in Michigan. Lots of experienced riders make the journey out to Traverse City for a beautiful weekend on the bike and on the stunning lake Michigan. There are four race lengths which are 20, 51, and 86 miles which means that every level or fitness and rider type can be included. The Cherry Gran Fondo is an extremely well attended Fondo in a beautiful part of the country in August. The perfect venue for a waterfront getaway!