THE BADLANDS GRAVEL BATTLE GRINDS ACROSS 120 MILES, AND ROLLS OVER 8000 FEET OF ELEVATION GAIN ON THE FAST AND RUGGED RED SCORIA ROADS THAT CROSSHATCH THE BADLANDS OF WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA.
If you like riding on Badlands singletrack, you will love grinding Badlands gravel! All of the same gorgeous North Dakota scenery you see on the Maah Daah Hey trail, but with the freedom of wide, open, red scoria gravel roads. Put this gravel grinder on the bucket list!
44 Mile Little Loop (NEW!) 77 Mile Short Loop 120 Mile Full Loop
May 28th 2017 | 8AM MDT | TRNP, Medora, ND
2,931 Little Loop 5,050 ft Short Loop 8,084 ft Full Loop
Jake Aisenbrey 4:35 Marc Tremblay 7:20
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Online registration opens on January 1st priced at $49 for the Little Loop, $59 for the Short Loop, or $69 for the Full Loop. Wait a minute, aren’t gravel grinders supposed to be free? It was a hard decision for us but we felt that with a low fee we could offer a great experience that will allow the race to become a sustainable, long lasting cycling tradition in the ND Badlands. The old saying goes, you get what you pay for. But when you pay more, you should expect more. Scroll down to see how your registration fee helps make our race the ultimate gravel experience!
Registration closes on May 26th. To be able to get a BGB event t-shirt you must register by May1st
Schedule of Events
All times listed in Mountain Daylight Time Zone
7pm – 9pm Packet Pick up at Dakota Cyclery – Medora, ND (365 Main St, Medora, ND 58645)
6:30am Hidden Springs Java opens for racers with breakfast foods for sale (350 4th St Medora, ND 58645)
6:30 – 7am Racers’ Check In at Chimney Park. If you bring an unregistered friend who wants to race they have until 7am to do race day registration for $70.
6:30 – 7:30 Drop off your Aid Station Drop Bags at Chimney Park.
7:15 sharp Pre Race Meeting at Chimney Park
7:45 sharp Racers line up in front of the Cowboy Hall of Fame (250 Main St, Medora, ND 58645)
7:50 sharp National Anthem, moment of silence in honor of Memorial Day, and a rousing Pep Talk
7:59 sharp Neutral Roll Out through the Theodore Roosevelt National Park at approximately 10mph.
11:11amAll 120 mile participants must be past Aid Station #1
12:00pm Aid Station #1 closes
12:00pm Food at finish line begins
1:45pm Aid Station #2 closes
2:30pm Drinks at finish line begin
3:30pm Aid Station #3 closes
3:30pm All 75 mile riders should be passed Aid Station #4
5pm Awards Ceremony at finish line
5:55pm Aid Station #4 closes
7pm Drinks at finish line close
8pm Finish Line SHUTS DOWN