2022 MORAN 166 GRAVEL RACE

Welcome to the official 2022 event page for the Moran 166, an Upper Peninsula gravel race experience with a $10,000 prize purse, on-site camping, and incredible community support. Learn more at: https://www.moran166.com/

In addition to the 166-mile main event, there will be a 64-mile short-course option. The Moran 166 is honored to be the last event and ultra-course grand finale of the Michigan Gravel Race Series.

THE WATERMOO

The Watermoo is a 111-mile gravel cycling road race on mostly gravel, some tarmac and a road that is no longer a road with a river crossing in the farmlands of southeastern Michigan. It will be an honest challenge for most, something riders will be proud of completing and is part of the Bearclaw Bicycle Co. Ultra Michigan Gravel Race Series. www.thewatermoo.com

Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder bicycle race (210 or 100 miles)

The Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder challenges bicyclists to race the setting sun as they cross the mighty Mitten, traversing 210 miles of dirt roads and rugged two-tracks, spanning Michigan’s lower peninsula, from the sunrise shores of Lake Huron at Au Gres, through Michigan farmlands and grasslands, the majestic Manistee National Forest, all the way to the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan at Ludington. Requires your own support vehicle or paid shuttle/support.

Too many miles? No support crew? Choose our convenient but challenging and scenic 100 mile loop out of Ludington (likely 9 am start). If Michigan is America’s high five, the Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder is how you earn it.

2022 Metro Grand Spring Tour

Join Downriver Cycling Club on Sunday, May 1st, for the 39th Annual Metro Grand Spring Tour (MGST). MGST is one of Michigan’s oldest, continually recurring rides and is generally acknowledged to be the start of the ride season in SE Michigan.

Register here:
https://downrivercycling.redpodium.com/mgst-2022

We have several exciting route options to choose from including a Full Century, Metric Century, Short Route and two Gravel Grinder Route. There’s also a family-friendly 15-mile route through the metro parks.

Special Event Notes

The MGST is held at Willow Metro Park, located near Romulus Michigan, east off I-275 off of South Huron Road (exit 11), six miles south of I-94. A Huron Metro Parks entrance permit is required. One day permits are available at the park entrance.

Online registration closes on Wednesday, April 27th at 11:59pm. We will be practicing social distancing at package pick-up and masks will be required to pick up your packet. No mask = No packet.

Lunch will be Included with your MGST registration upon return to the Metropark via a ticket by Food Truck or other caterer to be determined. Additionally there will be stops along the Full Century (3) and Metric Century (2) that will be stocked with snacks and individual bottles of Absopure water

Al Petri from Petri Bikes in Woodhaven (www.petribikes.com) will be on-sight at Willow to offer technical support and will have a limited supply of essentials you may need to make sure your ride goes smoothly.

No paper maps will be available. View our club website for the routes https://www.downrivercycling.org/mgst-routes.html Please download the appropriate fit file to your electronic device or print your own paper map. The Full Century, Metric Century and Short Routes will be marked. The Family Parks Route and Gravel Grinder Routes will not be marked and will be self navigated.

For more information, visit our Facebook event page.

If you need help with your registration, send an email to mgst_director@downrivercycling.org.

MGST History
The Downriver Cycling Club tradition is to celebrate the advent of the cycling season by sponsoring the MGST on the first Sunday each May. DCC has organized this annual regional event on the first Sunday of May since 1984. Up to 1,200 riders from southeast Michigan and beyond participate in this day-long supported tour through Huron-Clinton Metroparks and rural roads in southern Wayne and Monroe counties. Specially-designed MGST commemorative t-shirts and Jerseys are available for pre-order up until April 8th.

Waterloo G+G Gravel Race 2022

RIDE THROUGH THE WILDS OF LOWER MICHIGAN’S LARGEST PARK, WHERE PRISTINE FORESTS, ROLLING GLACIAL TERRAIN, AND SPARKLING LAKES PROVIDE A BREATHTAKING BACKDROP FOR THE GRAVEL CYCLING EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME.

Given Waterloo Recreational Area’s glacial history, the bike courses will vary from rolling hill climbs and swift descents to winding curves and rare straightaways. Some roads will be paved. Others may be patched. Most will be dirt and rock. Expect to get dusty. Expect to get grimy. Expect to have the time of your life!

100K: 2 loops that wind through Waterloo’s more than 20,000 acres.

50K: Condenses the best that the 100K offers into half the distance (one loop)

10-mile non-competitive, untimed: a little bit of everything!

Waterloo G+G is joining the Tris4Health family of events in 2022

REGISTER NOW: https://register.tris4health.com/event/waterloo-gg-2022

2022 Willow Time Trial

The Willow Time Trial is back, now presented by the Downriver Cycling Club

USAC Permit #pending
Register via https://www.bikereg.com/willow-time-trial#Register

The Willow Time Trial is held at Willow MetroPark, located near Romulus Michigan, east of I-275 off of South Huron Road (exit 11), six miles south of I-94. A park entrance permit is required. One day permits are available at the park entrance. The Willow Time Trial is once again offering a season-opening opportunity to test your off-season base-building. Returning this year are the popular first-timer and Fat Bike categories. Racing is fun, and shouldn’t be intimidating, so if this is your first time, we have a category for you to see what this is all about. And yes, you read that right. We will have a Fat Bike category. These are such fun and versatile machines that we couldn’t resist the chance to put them to the test on the road, in a time trial.

Al Petri from Petri Bikes in Woodhaven (www.petribikes.com) will be on-sight at Willow to offer technical support and will have a limited supply of essentials you may need to make sure your ride goes smoothly.

Electronic Timing will be provided by Fun Promotions, LLC.

IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS

Due to Covid 19, there will be NO DAY OF registrations offered for this event. Online registration closes on Sunday, April 18th at 11:59pm. We will be practicing social distancing at package pick-up. Masks will be required to pick up your packet. Hand sanitizer will be available at packet pick up.

All race personnel and volunteers will be required to wear masks at all times for the duration of the event.

Riders will be staged six feet apart beginning 6 minutes prior to their designated start time based on bib number. While in the staging area, riders are required to wear masks. Riders can remove their masks once they arrive at the start line. Due to Covid-19, there will not be wheel holds available at the start and riders cannot have someone else assist them at the start. Unassisted standing starts only. Riders will leave the start line at 1:00 minute intervals.

At this time, we are still determining on whether or not we will have awards presentations (Podiums) or awards will be self pick-up. We will announce that as we get closer to race day.

Any questions reach out via email at racing_director@downrivercycling.org

13th Barry-Roubaix

Join us for the 13th Barry-Roubaix! Largest Gravel Road Race in the world!
Pick your distance from 18 miles, 36 miles, 62 miles or 100! Registration opens December 4th at 8:00 AM E.S.T. on bikereg https://www.bikereg.com/founders-brewing-co-barry-roubaix