We’re 40 days and a wake-up away from the SV100 rollout from downtown Spring Valley. For those who are unfamiliar with the route, let me help manage expectations by stressing one of the cornerstones of the event, it is a self-supported race. This “pop” machine pictured at mile 76 in Cherry Grove is the only one you’ll see on the entire route, there are no convenience stores or gas stations for re-provisioning on the route without taking a detour along the way. The historic Forestville Village in the State Park, including the Village Store at mile 67, is under renovation and doesn’t reopen until July 1st. For those veterans of the event, you know gravel racers at this event can be a generous bunch, so if you miscalculated your nutritional needs, say something to a fellow rider before it becomes a crisis.
Spring Valley 100 race report from the race tri-chairs: The graders have been out grooming and fluffing up the gravel on the route; the 65 miles we rode were fantastic; who doesn’t love 45 mph downhills on two wheels over misshapen marbles? We are looking forward to seeing you all at the start and finish lines on June 5. Training tip: find a hill with a >10% grade and climb it, and climb it again, and again, and again. Be Safe, CrushinGravel