Here’s an interesting new event for the “gravel grinder” niche, the Pony X Press Gravel 160.
Experience the beautiful rolling hills of Trinidad, Colorado in a 160 mile, 90 mile or 50 mile gravel grinder. May 16, 2015.
The PX 160 is made up of 96% gravel county roads and 4% blacktop county roads that wind throughout northwest Las Animas and southern Huerfano County. Each distance has only 6 miles of blacktop. Unlike Leadville Trail 100 or Rocky Mountain Endurance series, each event contains mostly new terrain. On the 160 mile course only 20 miles is repeated, the remaining 140 miles is new terrain. Consisting of rolling foothills, forests and open plains with stunning views of Fisher Peak. At no point do you ride or event cross a state highway. 70% of the course is in tree sheltered or canyon areas that are less susceptible to wind. So it’s unlikely you’ll face the winds of Dirty Kanza .Roads are open to public vehicle traffic as well as cattle (open range). Much of the course travels thru historic mining areas. Elevations range from 6,000 feet to 8,800 feet. Typical temps range from 50 degrees at start to 75 degrees mid day. Put away those heavy Dirty Kanza tires. These roads are fine gravel, so lighter tires can be run. If you hate competing with cars and love riding quiet gravel roads, then this is your event. This course will not disappoint! All participants must have a GPS, as the course is unmarked .
Allowed but not required. May only give support at fueling stations. Event will provide drop bag service to first and last fueling station. Support crews will be required to use specified non-race routes to fueling stations .Although we recommend having a support crew , we do not believe that they will provide a distinct advantage.
GPS, working head and tail light (micro light is acceptable), helmet. Maps will be available as a back up. For the 50 mile distance, maps should be adequate.
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