Friday, October 1, 2021

Maple Leaf Gravel Grinder

Saturday, October 23rd will mark the 3rd annual Maple Leaf Gravel Grind. This will be an in-person ride in 2021 and we will offer 3 separate routes, a 16, 35 and 70 mile option that will highlight the beautiful fall foliage in and around Baldwin City, KS. Each rider will receive a custom medal and t-shirt included in their entry. All races will be timed by the Timer Guys. 

Proceeds will be split between Prairie Paws Animal Shelter in Ottawa, KS and the Baldwin City Recreation Commission's scholarship fund. 

For the 70 milers, we will offer a cash prize for the top 3 riders in each the male and female category: 1st place $100 
2nd place $75 
3rd place $50 

Ottawa Bike and Trail will once again be onsite offering light maintenance as well as swag for sale. Prairie Paws Animal Shelter will be on site with animals available for adoption as well. 

In addition, all riders that sign up will be eligible for an exclusive ticket buying opportunity to the Maple Leaf Beer, Wine and Spirit Fest that will be taking place from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. that day in Sullivan Square (at the start-finish line). The ticket will include beer, wine and spirit samples, light appetizers as well as food for purchase. 

Maple Leaf Gravel Grind Bicycle Raffle Tickets (coming soon) 

             35 Mile Route
             70 Mile Route 

Date: Saturday, October 23rd 
Time: 70 mile will begin at 9:00 a.m. 16 mile and 35 mile will begin at 10:00a.m. 
Fee: $40 for the 16 and 35-mile routes. $50 registration day of. $50 for the 70 milers. $60 registration day of. Swag bag included for all participants! 

Location: Start and finish on High Street between 7th and 8th streets