Team Nebo Ridge, Inc. presents:
Zionsville Harvest 50 Gravel Road Race & 25 Mile Challenge Ride
Saturday, October 28, 2017 -- 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 actually closer to 55 miles and is composed of over 45 miles of country/farm gravel roads and the remainder rough pavement. The 25 mile route offers roughly 50/50 gravel/pavement. Mountain bikes and cyclocross bikes bikes with a minimum 33 mm wide tires are recommended. Our gravel in these parts is pretty "plush".
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 given during the afternoon of the event.
Entry Fee: $45. Juniors $25. Register at www.bikereg.com/harvest50. Online registration ends at midnight Thursday, October 26. Onsite registration will be available for $65. The entry fee includes an event T-shirt (only guaranteed if you register on or before October 23), finisher awards, category winner awards, and a post-ride lunch from Patrick's Kitchen and beer from Noble Order Taproom of Zionsville served from noon-3:30 pm at Maplelawn Farmstead.
Packet Pickup: You can pick up your packet on Friday evening before the race from 6 pm to 9 pm at Noble Order Taproom on Zionsville's famous brick Main Street (98 S. Main St.). Or you can come early day-of, between 8:30 and 9:30 am, and pick up your number and packet.
Start: 10 a.m. for both the Harvest 50 Race and the Harvest 25 Challenge Ride. There will be a two mile "neutral" roll-out from Maplelawn Farmstead to the official start/finish line.
Course Info: Course maps, information and cue sheets for 2017 Harvest 50 course can be found at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/26399556. You can use RideWithGPS and its free app to download the course and cue sheet to either your smartphone or Garmin or other GPS device and use your device to navigate the course of race day.
THE COURSE WILL BE SIGNED this year the day or two before the event, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy of 55 miles of very rural road markings or the security of the signage/markings. Thus 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 will be available for sale onsite. Extra meals can also be reserved via BikeReg registration along with extra event T-shirts.
Awards Ceremony: 3:30 p.m.
Race Awards to Top Finisher in Each Category:
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 20
Fat Tire Men's and Women's (4" or fatter)