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CITY BIKES GRAVEL MIAMI
REGISTRATION INFORMATION - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2024

GOODIES -  All riders will receive a souvenir branded Gravel  Miami Trucker Hat and branded Gravel Miami Performance Cycling Socks on-course neutral support (Coca-Cola, Jelly Belly, Pickles, Chips, Powdered Gatorade, etc.) free parking at the Miami Brewing Company, Dunkin Doughnut coffee & light breakfast items and post event fuel/water/watermelon.  This event will be professionally timed with splits on the course and all riders will received branded Gravel Miami custom event numbers.  The Top 3 in each category will also received custom Gravel Miami awards.  All 107 mile Gravelers receive custom finisher medals. The Miami Brewing Company will have food trucks available for post event food and will provide early Sunday access to the brewery for an amazing post event party.  

CATEGORIES (*Your competing age is your age as of December 31, 2024) NO AERO BARS ARE ALLOWED

Category-107 Mile Men/Women Open
Category-107 Mile Master Men/Women 40+/50+/60+

 

Category–56 Mile Men/Women Open
Category–56 Mile Master Men/Women 40+, 50+, 60+

 

Category–30 Mile Men/Women Intermediate
Category–30 Mile Men/Women Beginner
Category–30 Mile Men/Women Fat Tire

START TIMES 

7AM -  Mass Start 107 mile group

8:30am - Mass Start 56 mile group

9:00am - Mass Start 30 mile group

 

ADVANCED EARLY FEE

$64 (30 miles)

$84 (56 miles)

$109 (107 miles - 2 loops)

  • Add $10 for our amazing bike wash while you enjoy the post event party in the Brewery.

  • Fees increase on January 21, 2024 by $10. 

  • Online Registration is open until Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 5:59am. 

  • In-person registration (day of event) starts at 6:00am (please add $15)

CITY BIKES PRE-RIDE 

Scout the course with the City Bikes Gravel Team  on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at the Miami Brewing Company.  Time is TBD.

PACKET PICK-UP 

Thursday, February 15, 2024 through Saturday, February 17, 2024 (Store Hours) (Trek Bike Miami - 12537 South Dixie Highway, Pinecrest, Florida 33156)

Miami Brewing Company: Sunday, February 18, 2024 beginning at 5:30am 

 

Contact Email:  Info@GravelMiami.com

AREA HOTELS:   Currently seeking hotel providers

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE BREWERYGoogle Map Directions

 108 MILE FINISHER MEDALS – After your cross the line, head to the orange event trailer and tell them you event number to validate that you finished to receive your Gravel Miami finisher medal. 100 Mile participants will receive a custom finisher medal. 

COURSE FILES 

All riders are required to down load the Strava file to their phone / bike computer.  This area of the Florida Everglades has phone reception for most of the course.  You are also encouraged to view the Relive Video (55/1110 mile and most of the 25 mile) and click on the Interactive Course Map after the video ends. RELIVE VIDEO

Strava 107 Mile Route (2 laps)

Strava 56 Mile Route

Strava 30 Mile Course
 

BIKE WASH  & BIKE VALET

After you complete your grueling gravel grinder ride we will take care of your bike at the secure Bike Wash and Bike Valet. Relax and enjoy your time inside of  the Brewery with your cycling family and friends while we clean and polish your bike,.  The bike valet and bike wash is $10.  If you are feeling generous feel free to tip our team.............

WAVE START TIMES, CUT OFF TIME & TIMING CHIP POSITIONING

WAVE START TIMES AND CUT OFF TIME - Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your start time.  The first wave will leave at 7:00am and we will send off all groups by categories so you know who you are competing against.  The cut off time (before the finish line is removed) is 5:00pm.  Your start time is listed HERE.

EVENT NUMBER/CHIP POSITION – Warning - .For 2024 we have new tiny numbers.  Placing the number anywhere other than the front of your bike will equal disqualification from the event.  There is a timing chip on the back of your event number - Please do not tie wrap the number to your seat post or any other tube.  We must be able to see your number during the event.   DO NOT BEND THE NUMBER IN AN MANNER. 

NEUTRAL SUPPORT & BOTTLE DROP TENTS 

FULLY SUPPORTED NEUTRAL  - There is 1 full supported neutral support tent for the event.  This tent will be staffed to help fill your water bottles (we do not provide water bottles,  Gatorade scoop to mix with water,  pickles, salty snacks, Coca-Cola and more.  There is also first aide at this tent and a Florida City Police Detail.   The tent is located at Mile 21 for all groups, and Mile 46 for the 56mi/108mi groups. 

 

UNSUPPORTED  BOTTLE DROP TABLE – This table is for riders who are doing the 107 mile event who want to leave a personal bottle.  This tent is 1.5 miles from the Brewery.  This tent will not be staffed. -   Direction via gravel bike - Google Maps Directions

IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION

SMILE - VeloPista Photo will be out on course taking your pics.  These photos are normally available the next day. We will send you an email.     

 

START/FINISH - This event will start and end at the Miami Brewing Company.  There will be an  escort to the gravel roads. Once the group enters the road, the event will officially begin.

 

LITTERING – Please do not litter our precious Everglades.  What you carry in with you, you should also carry out

 

GATES, GATES, GATES - The good news is that the Florida State land manager has allowed the event to open select gates which are manned by police.   The bad news is that there are several gates afterwards that you will have to wiggle your way through or carry your bike over.

 

GATE / ROAD CROSSING  - Caution Road Crossing.  There will be a large A-frame and gate that warns you of this road crossing (Ingram Highway).  While this road is normally not heavily traveled on a Saturday morning, you must proceed with caution.  This is located at Mile 21.   There is a Florida City police officer at the crossing.  

 

POLICE DETAIL ROAD CROSSING- The locations in the link are road crossings where we have Florida City Police to get you across safely.  Say hello as you make your way across the road.   

 

COURSE MARKINGS - The route will be marked with yellow/white paint on the gravel roads ONLY at turns. You should also look for yellow signs when there are turns.

 

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

ALCOHOL ON THE PREMISES – Each registered participant has a beer ticket attached to their event number and can be used after the completion of the event.  Insurance and State regulations requires that consumption of alcohol is only permitted by alcoholic beverages sold by the Brewery. Personal consumption is not permitted in any parking areas or on premises.

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC COURSE  - Please remember that the course is open to the public and that there will be other recreational riders on the gravel roads.  Beware that many animals live in the preserve (horses, alligators, deer, bears, snakes, etc.).  It is your responsibility to ride safely.  Please stay to the right side of the gravel road (just like driving).

PLEASE DON’T OVER INFLATE YOUR TIRES  - The #1 reason riders do not complete gravel events are due to flat tires (mainly pinch flats).  We want you to have a great gravel experience, which is why we list this as the #1 thing to focus on.  Please take a look at the provided tire pressure chart to assist you in the event. TIRE PRESSURE CHART

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER 

  • CALL 911 in case of an emergency​

  • Road ID

  • Phone

  • Health Insurance Card, ID, Credit Card, Cash and Phone on a waterproof protected case.

  • Helmet

  • Gloves

  • Eyewear

  • Extra Tubes and air.

  • Basic tools

  • Gels, bar, snack

  • Hydration (at least one 22oz bottle per hour) or (hydration backpack). NOTE: Any small backpack can help you carry extra hydration and basic tools/safety items.

  • Small/Basic First-Aid Pack


PLAY IT SAFE

  • Always wear a helmet and please no aero-bars.

  • Check weather forecast. (Events usually post cancellations due to bad weather one hour before event starts).

  • Have your bicycle inspected for your own safety and the safety of others riding with you.

  • Say "NO to Flats" by checking the condition "wear & tear" of your tires and making sure they are properly inflated. No joke, don't be that guy, HA!

  • Sunblock and Bug repellent

  • Look ahead for slippery or loose surface and potential hazards.

  • Pick your distance based on your ability.

  • Safety first, you should not ride alone!

  • ALWAYS USE COMMON SENSE.

  • Must be self-sufficient.

  • Have a plan and let others know where you are headed and approximate time.

  • Please Don't wear earbuds, this is good group ride etiquette and a courtesy for your safety and the safety of others.

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