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The Lowell 50 Classic Gravel Road Race


The Lowell 50 Classic Gravel Road Race

Time: October 28, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
Location: Lowell, Michigan
Street: 1124 Fallasburg Road
City/Town: Lowell, MI 49331
Website or Map:…
Event Type: gravel ride, gravel grinder, gravel bike ride, gravel race, gravel road race
Organized By: Chain Reaction Sports LLC
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2017

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Race Description: The Lowell 50 is a classic old world style gravel road race. You’ll race along the banks of the Flat River and through rural Ionia County on approximately 85% unpaved roads. You may choose from either the 57 or 34 mile race, both routes are single loops.  The courses are challenging, scenic, and fun. Including one historic wooden covered bridge dating back to the mid-1800s’.

Where: The race will start and finish at Fallasburg County Park (See Location Map). This park was first opened in 1929 on 56 acres of land. It now encompasses over 180 acres including two spring fed streams, an island on the Flat River, and a portion of the 4000 mile North Country Trail passing through its boundaries. The park also boasts paved and unpaved walking paths, several play grounds, ball fields, and a disc golf course. Bring the whole family; Fallasburg Park is a real gem and a great venue for this bike race.

Who: This race is for anyone who wants a challenge. From the elite road, cyclocross, mountain bike racer, to those of you just looking for a great ride. 

What Bike: Road, cross, mountain, fat, or tandem, your choice. Any bike will work, bring your favorite.

Timing: RFID overhead chip timing. 

Parking: Convenient parking directly across from the lodge (600 - 700 vehicles).

Race Packets: You may pickup your bib number with timing chips Saturday morning between 7:30 and 9:30 am at the Fallasburg Park lodge.

Awards: Medals/Cash to the top three overall finishers, both races and Medals/Cash to the top three 57 mile teams.

Cash Purse:   

First overall finishers (male & female) both races - $250.00
Second overall finishers (male & female) both races - $150.00
Third overall finishers (male & female) both races - $100.00

Fat Bikes: (male & female) First - $100.00  Second - $75.00 Third - $50.00
Medals to all of the top three category finishers, both races.

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