BIGRINGGRAVEL

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We are a fast paced gravel cycling series. Held on the gravel back roads around Wichita, KS. Short course and fast paced. Think of us as the crit racing of the gravel world. 

Started in 2002 the series consists of 3 draft legal circuits, 1 non-draft legal time trial, and a championship race. All races take place in the fall and start at noon. 

Coming in the spring of 2021 The Big Ring Enduro. 

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**For 2020 there is no in person registration, online only.**

 

This is one of the longest running gravel race series in the country. Started by the Bicycle X-Change crew in 2002 as a unique way to challenge road and off road racers alike. 

For 2020 the series has 4 different and unique races. Each race is set on a course of 5 to 6 miles and consist of multiple laps. There are 2 men and women's category's, single speed, mens and womens masters, along with an open C category. The "A" category is for the racer that wants the full Big Ring experience in the most competitive environment. The "B" category is for the racer that is still competitive but doesn't have the power or skill to mix it up in the full "A" race. The single speed is for those that think a slection of gearing makes is to easy. The masters class is for men and women aged 50+. The "Open C" category is for those that want to be apart of the race but in a non competitive way. Men's/women's A will start together. Men's/women's, single speed, and masters will start together. The open C will start on its own. Awards will be distributed to the top 3 in each of the following categories. Men's/Women's A & B, Single speed, and men's/women's masters class. 

The courses are set on true Kansas gravel roads. They range from concrete smooth to bone jarring chunky and can vary from year to year depending on maintenance and weather. Most of the courses are on main roads but they can still become muddy if it rains. The race will go on even in rain, snow, sleet, and sun. Please plan you clothing appropriately.

 

There are no bike regulations and it's a run what you bring race. Most racers will be riding some kind of gravel bike. Durable gravel tires are highly recommended. All courses are open and could have traffic on them. It is your responsibility to obey all traffic laws and be safe. All of the courses are remote locations and do not have bathroom services. Please plan accordingly.

As the race organizers we reserve the right to change or modify anything about the race as we see fit. 

Big Ring Gravel presented by Bicycle X-Change is a gravel circuit race series around the Wichita Kansas surrounding area.

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Towanda loop

This is a 5.9 mile rectangle loop that has two challenging climbs per lap. The course is exposed and wind is always a factor. The finish is uphill. Parking at Central High School. 905 Main Street, Towanda, KS.

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Towanda Loop Start Line

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bigring tt

This is a 9.1 mile loop that is mostly down hill with a large kicker at the finish line. Every rider will complete 2 laps against the clock. This is a time trial start with each rider going off approximately every 30 seconds. No drafting on this one. Parking alongside Parallel Rd just east of Butler Rd. 

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Big Ring TT Start Line

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whitewater falls loop

This 6.5 mile loop will challenge your bike skills. With 2 doglegs per lap and rough minimum maintenance roads you will need to be on your game. Then if it rains the mud will be a new level of challenging. Parking will be at the Whitewater Falls Stock Barn. 433 NW Falls Rd Towanda, KS

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Whitewater Falls Start Line

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gordon loop

This is a 5.2 mile loop winding around the Walnut river. It is a scenic course with a very tricky and tough switch back that finishes off with a long false flat. Test your descending skills on the back side of the course with a long gradual drop. Parking is located in Gordon, KS in the gravel lot in front of the maintenance shed. 16231 SW Hunter Rd. Augusta, KS.

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Gordon Loop Start Line

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