This fall season, the Big Ole Bike Club is Fired up to bring you the 2nd Annual Hun-Dirt Century Gravel Grinder and the 1/2 Hun-Dirt 50 mile Gravel Grinder. All those at Jake's Bikes are proud to sponsor the Hun-Dirt Gravel Riders with a Best Race Oasis EVER.

West Central Minnesota dishes out some of the most scenic and demanding gravel roads. Race it or ride it for FREE!  You'll have a great time, ride some great roads and make some new friends!

The course will take riders through a variety of gravel and minimum maintenance roads. The ride is 90% gravel roads. You'll love the change in terrain and scenery. Riders may choose the 100 mile or 50 mile course. The 100 and 50 mile ride start and finish at Brophy Park. 50 mile and 100 races begin at 7:00 am from Brophy County Park.

There will be an oasis offered by Jake's Bikes on the course available to both races.​ There is also a C Store on the 100 mile course just past cue 60. You will be able to see the station from the turn at Sunset Avenue. You will want to NOT turn and ride ahead to the C Store. Riders from the C Store can take a right onto South Otter and then a quick right on West Lake St. This turns into Parker's Road. Please note by going to the C Store it will impact your mileage slightly for those who live and die by their mileage for navigation! ​

The day of the Hun-Dirt riders will be able to park at the park. Bathrooms will be provided. Brophy County Park has parking and we will have volunteers directing to maximize getting cars in the parking area. This will be the first event to use the new parking lots at the County Park. Please watch out for and respect the directions of the parking volunteers. After the ride there will be good eats for the riders, as well as access to the lake if you want to wash off the grit.

Friday September 21, packet pick up will be at Jake's Bikes, 611 3rd Avenue E 6:00 pm -8:30 pm. Jake is offering 10% off all purchases for Hun-Dirt riders. As always thanks Jake for your support of the Big Ole Bike Club and the entire riding community.

REMINDER: You need a helmet and you need a tail light! If you do not have a tail light Jake's will have them for sale at the shop Friday evening. Jake's Bikes will be providing last minute bike maintenance the day of the races if needed!

Saturday packet pick up 6:00 am - 6:45 am at Brophy County Park 2001 Brophy Landing Rd NW

Registration is available online and there is no cost to ride. Just click on the link below to register. We will accept 100 riders for the century ride and 100 riders for the 50 mile ride.

Rules:

The Hun-Dirt is an unsupported ride.  The Big Ole Bike Club, organizers, sponsors and volunteers, are not liable for your safety.  Please ride responsibly!

  • Helmets are required of ALL riders.

  • Tail lights are required of ALL riders.

  • Riders will be provided cue cards/map of the course. The roads and turns will not be marked so as a rider you are responsible for your navigation.

  • Riders must stay on the course at all times.

  • Rider must ride entire course or report DNF to organizers immediately.

  • Rider support is allowed.

  • If you break down on course, BOBC will have a sag person able to pick you up.  

  • Participants must obey all rules of the road. 

  • No littering please!

Area Lodging:

There are many fantastic parks, hotels and resorts in the lakes area. Come for the night or the entire weekend! Check out lodging in the area at Explore Alexandria Minnesota.

Donations:

As always, they are appreciated. Riders may choose to make donations the day of the ride. For our inaugural ride the proceeds will go to the Alexandria Area Youth Cycling. The Big Ole Bike Club and Runestone Off Road Cyclists are proud supporters of the Alexandria's Minnesota State High School League team. Riders from Mountaineers will be serving as volunteers race day.

You are welcome to join us after your finish for something tasty off the grill and a cool beverage goodness knows you'll have earned it! We will try to hand out awards for top three as soon as possible after top riders finish. 

Any other questions please do not hesitate to contact via the Hun-Dirt Facebook Page! For more details and registration check out the website: https://www.bigolebikeclub.com/hun-dirt - To register you will need to provide:

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Age

  • Male / Female

  • Bike type:  Geared or Single Speed

  • Distance 100 Mile or 50 Mile

    • 100 Mile Course top three male and female riders will receive awards.​

    • 50 Mile Course. Top three male and female riders will receive awards.

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