Team Nebo Ridge, Inc. presents:
Zionsville Harvest 50 Gravel Road Race & 25 Mile Challenge Ride
Saturday, October 20, 2018 -- Start 10 a.m.
Take the challenge and enter the Zionsville Harvest 50 Gravel Road Race -- featuring some of the most scenic gravel farms roads in Indiana. Or test yourself on the non-competitive 25 Mile Challenge Ride. The 50 mile route is composed of many miles of country/farm gravel roads and the remainder rough pavement. The 25 mile route offers roughly 50/50 gravel/pavement. Mountain bikes and gravel or cyclocross bikes bikes with a minimum 33 mm wide tires are recommended. Our gravel in these parts can be fairly deep and gnarly in places, especially during harvest time. Lower tire pressures are also something to strongly consider as this will assist with traction and stability on the bike.
Ride HQ and the start location for both rides is the historic Maplelawn Farmstead, 9575 Whitestown Road, Zionsville, IN 46077 -- a beautifully preserved early 20th century farmhouse with outbuildings. Net proceeds of this event will benefit Maplelawn Farmstead, Inc. (501-c-3) which operates the farmstead and which is dedicated to preserving, educating and inspiring us about the Hoosier farm heritage of the early and mid-20th century. You can get more information about Maplelawn Farmstead at www.maplelawnfarmstead.org. Tours of the site will be available during the afternoon of the event.
Entry Fee: $50. Register at www.bikereg.com/harvest50. Online registration ends at 5 pm on Thursday, October 18. On-site registration will be available on the morning of the event for $65. The entry fee includes an event T-shirt (only guaranteed if you register on or before October 10), category winner awards, and--for those who pre-register--a post-ride lunch and beverage served from noon-3:30 pm at Maplelawn Farmstead.
Packet Pickup: TBA--will be available the day prior to the event at a location and time to be determined.
Start: 10 a.m. for both the Harvest 50 Race and the Harvest 25 Challenge Ride.
Course Info: Course maps, information and cue sheets for 2018 Harvest 50 and 25 courses will be published approximately 10 days prior to the event.
THE COURSE WILL BE SIGNED this year the day or two before the event, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy of 50 miles of very rural road markings or the security of the signage/markings. As with most gravel events, you are responsible for studying and knowing the course!
Parking: Hard surface parking available just east of Maplelawn Farmstead at Mulberry Fields Park. Weather permitting, limited parking available at Maplelawn Farmstead.
Lunch: We will serve lunch to participants at Maplelawn Farmstead between noon to 3:30 pm. Extra meals may be available for sale onsite, depending on turnout and same-day registrations. Extra meals can also be reserved via BikeReg registration along with extra event T-shirts.
Awards Ceremony: 2:30 p.m. Awards will be given to the first three finishers in each category below:
Men's 20-29; Women's 20-29
Men's 30-39; Women's 30-39
Men's 40-44; Men's 45-49; Women's 40-49
Men's 50-59; Women's 50-59
Men's 60+; Women's 60+
Juniors: Under 19
Parent-Child 16 and under (50 mile)
Parent-Child 16 and under (25 mile)
Fat Tire Female (4"+)
Fat Tire Male (4"+)