The Spring Valley 100 Gravel Bike Race will be returning to Spring Valley on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The Spring Valley 100 Gravel Race is a free to the public, self-supported gravel race through southeastern Minnesota’s beautiful rolling hills and Bluff Country USA! The race starts in Historic Downtown Spring Valley at 8:00 AM and finishes back at Willow Park, just a block from the starting line.
“This year marks the 13th consecutive year a Century gravel race has originated from Spring Valley; we’re still grassroots and still free,” says Paul Vogel, Spring Valley 100 race steward, adding that this race is often touted as the Granddaddy of all gravel races for its ultimate tests of mind, body, and soul as you navigate the scenic and challenging course. “We look forward to meeting racers before the race and hearing tales of their epic journeys at the finish line!”
All participants in the Spring Valley 100 must register for the event and submit an Event Release/Waiver of Liability. On-site registration will be available at the Spring Valley Community Center on Friday, May 20th, from 4:00-6:00 PM and the morning of the race from 6:30-7:30 AM. Participants are urged to register for the event online at the below link.
All participants must also agree to abide by the most up-to-date Center for Disease Control (CDC) ‘s recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19, including social distancing, and will need to attest to having read the CDC’s guidance provided on the registration page.
- The Spring Valley 100 is a self-supported race. You are responsible for you.
- Be a good citizen. Share the road. Police your own debris.
- All riders must wear a helmet; gloves are highly encouraged.
- We strongly discourage any chase vehicles from driving on the course during the event.
- No support vehicles following riders; absolutely no hand-up support is allowed; this is for all riders’ safety and enjoyment.
- The race takes place on open roads; all Minnesota road laws apply to all cyclists on the course.
“Last year’s race was held on June 5th, and despite the incredibly hot weather, we had very positive feedback from the riders,” says Chris Hahn, EDA Director for Spring Valley. “This year, organizers opted for a May race, hoping for a little cooler weather and to avoid Memorial Day weekend. We are also actively working with our local businesses to offer more post-race recovery/fun & activities downtown for the participants.”
For more information or questions about the Spring Valley 100 Gravel Race, the route, or equipment, please contact Paul Vogel at Pvogel3634@aol.com or call 440-829-2652.
Participants are encouraged to REGISTER HERE
“We’ll provide the Start and Finish lines; the adventure in between is all you!”