The Dead Man Gravel Grind returns for 2020 and is sure to provide as much of a challenge as its inaugural year. We're excited to run the race course in counter clockwise format this year and also introduce a new gravel uphill finish. Staging and parking is located at Potters House Fellowship
There will be a longer lead in this year to provide ample warm up before entering the race loop. Lead in is smooth asphalt
Beginners: 1 lap plus lead in = 28 miles
All Age Groups Men and Women 59 and under: 3 (14 mile laps) plus lead in = 56 miles
60+ Men and Women: 2 laps plus lead in = 42 miles
Elite Men and Women: 4 laps plus lead in = 70 miles
ATTENTION: PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BELOW REGARDING THE RACE WEEKEND AGENDA:
#1: Parking for the race is located at Potters House Fellowship at 3285 County Line Rd.
#3: Race day registration and packet pickup on Saturday located at Potters House Fellowship 3285 County Line Rd from 7:30 until 8:30 am.
#4: Race Wave Start times:
9:00 am. Elite Men and Men 40-49
9:02 a.m Men 19-29 and Men 30-39
9:04 a.m. Men 50-59 and Men 60-69
9:06 a.m. Elite Women and All Age Group Women
9:08 a.m. First Timers and All Youth
#5: Race course: This year, the start will be at Potters House Fellowship 3285 County Line road. There will be a 14.3 mile paved lead in to the Dead Man race loop. The finish line is located at the top of Greens Crossing climb before intersection of N. County Line rd, aka Dumps and Bumps. There will be course marshalls on the route to ensure rider safety and proper turn instructions. Report immediately to race officials after finishing to ensure you were scored correctly. There will be sodas/water/beer and more located at the finish line.
Link to race start and route:
#6: Post Race Party and Podiums: We will have the post race party and podiums at approximately 2 p.m. located at The Bike Crossing, 115 w. jackson street, ridgeland ms.
If you are looking for good accomodations, please click the link here: https://www.visitridgeland.com/accommodations/
EACH RIDER RECEIVES CUSTOM SHIRT, CUSTOM COW BELL, AND A HUGE POST EVENT PARTY WITH FOOD AND BEER/BEVERAGES! JERSEYS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Open Elite Men: 56 miles (4 laps)
Open Elite Women: 56 miles (4 laps)
Men 19-39 : 42 miles (3 laps)
Men 40-49: 42 miles (3 laps)
Men 50-59: 42 miles (3 laps)
Men 60+: 28 miles (2 laps)
Women 19-39: 42 miles (3 laps)
Women 40-49: 42 miles (3 laps)
Women 50-59: 42 miles (3 laps)
Women 60+ : 28 miles (2 laps)
First Timers/Beginners: 14 miles (1 lap)
Youth 13 and Under: 14 miles (1 lap)
Youth 14 and Over: 14 miles (1 lap)
Awards are 3 deep for all categories. Payout dependent on registration numbers. Awards/payout will be updated as the event approaches. Please call 601 856 0049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. You can also submit questions on the Facebook event page.