2020 Maple Leaf Gravel Grind
Join us this fall for the annual Maple Leaf Gravel Grind. The MLGG will offer 16, 35 and 70 mile course options again in 2020 that will highlight the beautiful fall foliage in and around Baldwin City, KS. Check out what is NEW IN 2020:
- Each race will have its own course, the 70 mile route will have its own loop!.
- 70 mile route will have a cash payout to the top 3 riders with an awards ceremony at the end. 1st Place- $125, 2nd Place $100, 3rd Place $75
- Each rider will receive a custom medal and t-shirt included in their entry.
- The addition of a finish line announcer.
The race will still cater to the recreational rider for a chance for an enjoyable ride while still allowing the more competitive riders a chance to compete. Proceeds will be split between Prairie Paws Animal Shelter in Ottawa, KS and the Baldwin City Recreation Commission's scholarship fund. Prairie Paws will also be onsite with animals for adoption from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the day of the event. So bring the kids and take home a new family member! In addition, Ottawa Bike and Trail will be on site providing support to the riders as well as merchandise.
Upon the conclusion, be sure to stick around for live music from from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., as well as food and beverage to celebrate your accomplishments! In addition, the BCRC Cancer Challenge will be taking place at the conclusion of the MLGG. It includes a 5K walk, which will go off at 11:00 a.m., and a double elimination cornhole tournament which starts at 1:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 24th
Time: Race will go off at 9:00 a.m.
Fee: $40 before race day for the 16 and 35 milers, $50 day of. $50 for the 70 milers, $60 day of. Be sure to get registered by Friday, October 16th to ensure yourself a Swag Bag!
Location: The MLGG will start and finish on High Street between 7th and 8th streets
The Maple Leaf Gravel Grind will be a timed race, timed by The Timer Guys