Who doesn’t love a little rivalry…a little competition between friends and supporting a great cause while you’re doing it?

3rd Annual East West Groveler Gravel Race

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

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We’re back to an in person, group race event, so mark your calendars!

The Team with the lowest number of points wins! Once registration closes, team size will be set be lowest number of participants signed up for the East or West team. Finishers receive a point equal to their finish position. As a bonus for some of our die hard riders, a point will be subtracted for single speed category, fat tire and to encourage our female friends to get out and ride gravel with us, female team finishers. Tie breaker will go to largest team, so everyone counts! The highest scoring team will be groveling about their gravel loss until next year!

The race, 40ish miles on beautiful Platte River gravel, will start promptly at 10:00 am from the OxBow Trail Parking Lot in Ashland. All riders need to be back by 2:00 pm to be assigned points. Join us for post-race party where we will announce our 2021 winner. There’s some serious bragging rights for winning, so get that team built up!

Yes, there will be a trophy that the winning team can celebrate and proudly display for a year and goodie bags for our participants. The Groveler is presented by Trek Omaha & Wear Yellow Nebraska with our partners, Cycle Works, Edge Physical Therapy, and Sid Dillon. Proceeds will be donated to Wear Yellow Nebraska and designated for Lincoln services if the West team wins or Omaha if the East team wins.

$35 registration includes some surprise goodies and an awesome lunch by BW’s Pub & Grill On the Move at the post race party – plus a donation to Wear Yellow Nebraska! Register by 10/10 to assure you get race swag. Registration closes 10/13 at 5:00 pm and will be available on-site 10/16 for $40 cash or check.

If you hadn’t heard already, 1/2 of our planning committee up and moved to Colorado this year. Better known as the Peterson/en brothers, Lowell & Chris are riding the Rocky Mountains… which means they have to ride for the West team this year! If you know their cycling resume’s, you know the West team just added two top finishers to the team!

Race is self-supported. Of course there will be adult beverages and additional meals available to purchase post-race. No refunds or transfers.

Registration:
Click the Register Now button above to register today. Registration will close at 5:00 PM on October 13th.

When: Saturday, October 16th 10:00 am

Where: OxBow Trail Parking Lot, 1241 Silver St, Ashland, NE 68003

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Lunch 12:15-2:30 PM

Course: 40ish miles (GPX Coming Week of October 15th)

Divisions: East – racers living east of Platte River, West – racers living on west of Platte River

The East team is up 2-0, bringing the trophy to the Omaha Trek Store. Will it remain there, or will the West team avenge their loss and take the trophy and bragging rights to Lincoln?

Who doesn’t love a little rivalry….a little competition between friends and supporting a great cause while you’re doing it? We do and that’s why we want you to join us for the 3rd Annual East West Groveler Gravel Race. Using the Platte River as our divide, you will be able to register to join the East team or the West team depending on which side of the Platte river you live.

A Big Thank You to BW’s Pub & Grill On the Move for providing three amazing lunch options at the post race party. Lunch is included in your registration.