Registration for the 9th Annual Gold Rush Gravel Grinder will open on December 1st, 2020 and will close on June 1st, 2021!

No registrations will be accepted after this date!

The Race will be capped at 500 total participants.

COVID 19 Plan:  Should the race not be permited per South Dakota State guidlines we will go to a virtual race. All registered riders will recieve a refund of their entrance fee, minus $50 for the price of the virtual event.  After the event riders will be mailed their swag bags and will be entered into our raffle with prizes from our sponsors.  We will announce if the race is going virtual by May 1st, and further details will be given at that time. 

Race Transfers and Refunds:

THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS! 

We realize things happen which may prevent you from participating in the race.  So yes, you are taking a risk in registering for our event.  With this in mind please realize that there are no refunds due to any circumstances including injury, and we do not allow you to forward your entrance to the following years event.  We do however, allow you to transfer your registration to a friend up until June 1st, for a $10 transaction fee.  It is your responsibility to find someone to transfer your spot to.  Contact Kristi Jewett at kj@kristijewett.com to transfer your race entrance.   If you do not feel comfortable taking the risk of registering for our event, please do not register. 

You may change distances for a fee of $10 (+ the difference in registration price if you are moving up to a longer distance), up until June 1st.  You may not change your distance after this date! You will receive a DNF if you complete a distance that you did not sign up for.

**For those of you that want your race entrance fee refundable all the way up to race day, bikereg.com offers registration insurance.  You will need to read through their policy to see if this is something you want, some restrictions do apply.  Keep in mind, if you do not purchase the insurance through bikereg.com you are subject to the rules and deadlines of the Gold Rush Gravel Grinder transfer/refund process! 

Click here to find out:  Why no transfers/distance changes after deadlines,or late registrations??

Event Cancellation Policy
As a fellow cyclist, we are confident you know what it means to take risks. Much like riding down a steep rocky descent or committing to ride a distance outside of your comfort zone, risk is inherent in our sport. The act of registering for the Gold Rush Gravel Grinder event, although not quite as dangerous as riding your bike, presents risks. If an act of nature or other event beyond our control occurs, what can event participants expect?

  1. Event director decisions will be based on participant safety & environmental impact. Often times these decisions are in the hands of the land owners or agencies our events are permitted through.

  2. Event directors cannot accept the risk of a cancelled event for reasons beyond our control. Participants are respectfully requested to accept the financial risk of their individual entry, and understand that you will NOT be refunded any portion of your entrance fee if the race is cancelled.  This is due to the fact that our fees have already been payed for all supplies and services associated with the event.  These include permits, insurance, third party vendors, administrative expenses, rental fees, and other related expenses,  

Entrance Fees:

COMPETITION CLASSES & ENTRY FEES:  Register early to get the discounted rates!! Must register by May 1st to receive the free T-shirt with your entrance and NO Registrations after June 1st.

 

Mother Lode: $145,  or $155 starting April 1st, or $165 starting May 15th.  Race entrance includes the $20 fee for spot tracking services.

Spot Tracker (mandatory) Spot Rental $25 for beacon if you don't have your own.

Ridge Rider Rescue (optional): an additional $50 if you do not have your own support person.  This service will provide someone to haul you back to town should you have to abandon the event, and a drop bag for the 1st and 4th checkpoint at Trailshead Lodge, the 2nd checkpoint at Mountain City, and the 3rd checkpoint at Moonshine Gulch.

Mens 39 and Under

Mens 40 and Over

Womens Open (if 10 or more women register classes will be divided into 39 and Under, 40 and Over) 

Tandem Cost =$250+ per team

 

Registration includes:

  • Professional Chip Timing

  • Award for top 3 in each class

  • Equal Cash Prize ($150 1st, $100 2nd, $75 3rd) for both the mens and womens overall top 3 Mother Lode winners, and a prize from our sponsors at Quarq for the overall top man and woman.

  • A finishers award, for everyone who makes each check point cut off time  and across the finish line before  2:30am

  • An event T-shirt if registered by May 1st

  • A complimentary breakfast at Crow Peak Brewery, Sunday morning from 9-10am

  • Name entered into a drawing for prizes at Sundays awards ceremony at 10am at Crow Peak Brewery, must be present to win

  • One of the most challenging, beautiful and rewarding days on your bike you will ever have!

 

 

Gold Rush: 110 miles- $100, or $110 starting April 1st, or $120 starting May 15th.  You may also purchase a Ridge Rider Rescue (only 10 spots available), for an additional $40 if you do not have your own support crew.  This service will provide someone to haul you back to town should you have to abandon the event. 

 

Open Men (39 & under)
Veteran Men (40-49)
Masters Men (50 & over)

Women 39 & Under

Women 40 & Over
Single-Speed
Tandem  Cost = $200.00+ per Team

 

Registration includes:

  • Professional Chip Timing

  • A drop bag service at mile 69 (Trailshead Lodge) of the race (must use drop bag we provide at packet pickup, and needs to be turned in at the starting line race morning)

  • 2 Aid Stations to provide you with water, Heed sports drink, Hammer gels, and some food items.  

  • A finishers patch for everyone who crosses the finish line!  

  • Medallion for top 3 in each class mens and womens

  •  Cash prize for the top 3 fastest men and women overall ($150 1st, $100 2nd, $75 3rd!)  Fastest overall man and woman of the day, will also recieve a prize, courtesy of our sponsors at Quarq!

  • An event T-shirt if registered by May 1st!

  • Lunch provided by Barbacoas, served at City Park/after Party with live music from noon to 4pm.

  • Beer provided by Crow Peak Brewery, served at City Park/after Party noon to 4pm.

  • Name entered into raffle for many prizes at awards ceremony at 4:30 pm, must be present to win!

  • One of the most beautiful, challenging and rewarding days on a bike you will ever have!

 

 

Gold Dust: 70 miles- $90, or $100 starting April 1st, or $110 starting May 15th. You may also purchase a Ridge Rider Rescue (only 10 spots available), for an additional $40 if you do not have your own support crew.  This service will provide someone to haul you back to town should you have to abandon the event. 

 

Mens 39 & Under
Mens 40 & Over
Womens 39 & Under

Womens 40 & Over
Single Speed
Tandem Cost=$180 + per team

 

Registration includes:

  • Professional Chip Timing.

  • 2 Aid Stations to provide you with water, Heed sports drink, Hammer gels, and some food items.

  • A finishers patch for everyone who crosses the finish line.

  • A Medallion for top 3 in each class.

  • An event T-shirt if registered by May 1st!

  • Lunch provided by Barbacoas served at City Park/after Party with live music from noon to 4pm.

  • Beer provided by Crow Peak brewery, served at City Park/after Party noon to 4pm.

  • Name entered into raffle for prizes at awards ceremony at 4:30 pm, must be present to win!

Fools Gold: 45 miles- $75, or $85 starting April 1st, or $95 starting May 15th.

Mens Open

Womens Open

Registration Includes:

  • Professional Chip Timing

  • 1 Aid Station to provide you with water, Heed Sports drink, and some food items.

  • A finishers award

  • An event T-shirt if registered by May 1st!

  • Lunch provided by Barbacoas served at City Park/after Party noon to 4pm

  • Beer provided by Crow Peak Brewery, served at City Park/after Party noon to 4pm

  • Name entered into raffle for prizes at awards ceremony at 4:30pm, must be present to win!

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