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When the Pavement Ends - Gravel Riding with Kae Takeshita


When the Pavement Ends - Gravel Riding with Kae Takeshita

Time: October 3, 2019 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: Trek Bicycle Store of Highland Park
Street: 1925 Skokie Valley Road
City/Town: Highland Park
Website or Map:…
Event Type: presentation, gravel riding, gravel racing
Organized By: Sheri
Latest Activity: Sep 3, 2019

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Have you been curious about gravel grinders? There are gravel rides and races popping up all the time. This discipline combines adventure and a sense of community.

Come join us for an evening where you'll learn about gravel bikes and hear from racer Kae Takeshita about her experiences racing Dirty Kanza 200, Barry Roubaix, Land Run 100 and others.

First, discover key features of Trek Bikes (Checkpoint, Domane), OPEN (U.P., U.P.P.E.R. and WI.DE) and some rad custom gravel bikes we at Trek HP have built up for customers.

Then Kae will take the stage and talk about her experiences racing gravel including training, nutrition/hydration, mental toughness and stories from the road. After Kae's presentation, there will be time for Q&A.

A little about Kae:

Kae came to the US alone from Japan at the age of 19. She not only soars on her bike but she also has her pilots license. She currently is a member of the Panaracer/Factor p/b Bicyle X-Change team. Some of her career awards include:

Barry Roubaix, women open 1st (2019)

COG100 Single Speed Iowa Championship - women open 1st (2019)

Dirty Kanza 200 - women open 4th (2019), 4th (2018)

Michigan Coast to Coast - women open 2nd (2019)

Land Run 100 - women open 2nd (2019 and 2018)

Hilly Billy Roubaix, women 1st overall (2018)

Gravel Worlds, women overall 1st (2016)

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