Race the Wabash

Saturday, Apr 28

08:00 AM to 06:00 PM

The third annual Race The Wabash 100K Gravel Bike Race.
Registration opens at 8 a.m. Rider meeting at 9:45. Race Time 10 a.m. 33 Mile ride to begin just after.

RACE THE WABASH – 2018
(Another day in the Sun)

Gravel Metric Century Bicycle Race
(This is a FREE race)
(And a 33 Mile Gravel Ride)

*THIS RACE COURSE WILL BE MARKED – GPS Available*
*The RIDE IS GPS ONLY, possibly with a leader*

This is a Grass Roots metric century race brought to you by riders who like to race gravel. There will also be a 33 mile gravel ride with GPS and possibly a ride leader departing 2 minutes or so behind the racers.

For the RACE, we will have the following categories as long as we have 3 or more riders who fit the bill:

Men’s Open
Women’s Open
Single Speed (Men and women combined)

Please check the GOING button if you are doing the race OR the ride so we can get a decent head count for the event.

Please INVITE anyone you think would be interested.

Start Location:
3500-4498 N 1100 E, Otterbein, IN 47970

Start Location is .3 miles North of the point you will find when you plug the above address into google maps. It is the Driveway on the right and the mailbox reads, “LUCKY FARMS”. We will make sure you see the drive. The start location belongs to a local resident and we thank him for allowing us to use his property for the weekend. If you are coming from out of town, give yourself enough time to arrive at least 45 minutes before race time.

There will be a rider meeting at 9:45. The 100k race will start at 10:00 a.m. and a 30 mile ride (with a leader) will start at 10:02. It will be a rain or shine event. If there have been several DAYS of rain, keep an eye out for a possible cancellation.

Expect:
To arrive at least 45 minutes before race time.
Number Plates.
NO MAP – I will Mark The Course the day before.
GPS – Download Below
Hills.
A great course.
Fast riders.
Beer and Soft Drinks at the finish.
Some Swag for top 3 in each category.
To obey local traffic laws.
To show your mileage if in the top 3.
To sign a waiver.
A Bonfire at the end of the race.

Bring:
A Garmin or Smart Phone with the course installed.
Strong Legs.
Some racing/riding buddies.
Food to eat afterwards if you choose.
A chair to sit in and hang out if you choose.

Below is a link to the course. Choose to EXPORT the file and then follow the directions to the right. The GPX file will work with garmin 800/810/100. If you have a Garmin 500/510/520, then download it as a TCX file.

100k RACE
https://www.strava.com/routes/4308643

33 mile Club Ride:
https://www.strava.com/routes/4437196

If you need to contact me for any reason: applehead67@gmail.com

Happy Grinding.

James Gross

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/526032204432559/

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Community

Lafayette is located at 40°24′38″N 86°52′29″W (40.410585, -86.874681)[16] and lies in Fairfield and Wea Townships. Elevation at the court house is 550 feet (168 m), but city elevations range from a little over 500 feet (150 m) at the Wabash River to approximately 700 feet (210 m) in the areas of Murdock Park and Columbian Park.

According to the 2010 census, Lafayette has a total area of 27.74 square miles (71.85 km2), all land.

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