RSVP Registration TBA!
Date: Not sure it will happen in 2020 because of Covid-19.
Distance: 69-miles with 8,600 ft of climbing
Route & GPS downloads: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28347039
This backcountry event gives you a buffet serving of the numerous dirt/gravel roads that Eagle, CO and the surrounding backcountry have to offer. This isn’t Midwest gravel…or really the gravel that you are accustomed to from similar events around the US! Everything here is MUCH bigger and rougher! Bring your sense of adventure, as this ride is demanding on all levels. Riders can plan for a 5-9+ hour day on a 69-mile route that is mostly US Forest Service roads, rocky 4×4 roads, 3 loooooong climbs (aka Humps), some water crossings, possibly some snow drifts, a hike-a-bike or two, a few rough white-knuckle descents, a sighting of a bear or moose, and a fast flowy singletrack descent that’ll make your cheeks hurt because you’re smiling so hard as you descend back into Eagle! The views, like the climbs, will be ginormous!
A GPS with the track is highly advised. Do yourself a favor and upload the GPX file to your favorite navigational device. You can get that at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28347039
Want to see pictures of the route? Please visit the GPS page: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28347039
Video? Yeah, we got that as well! Check out the full course on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HardscrabbleHumper/videos/1950973038282670/
EQUIPMENT CHOICES. Below is the bare minimum equipment suggestion for the Humper Mixed Terrain.
- Gravel or CX bike.
- 40c tires or larger.
- Tubeless is highly recommended.
- 2-3 spare tubes.
- Tube and tire patch kit.
- Tire plugs.
- CO2 or mini-pump.
- Water filter, unless you plan to carry 5-9+ hours of water from the start.
- Rain shell jacket if there is any chance of rain.
- Gearing that is equal to or easier than 50/34 x 11-34.
A TRADITIONAL ROAD BIKE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR THIS ROUTE !!
LEAVE YOUR ROAD SHOES AND ROAD PEDALS AT HOME!! EVERYONE WILL HIKE-A-BIKE AT SOME POINT ON THIS ROUTE, OVER BOTH ROCKS AND SNOW FIELDS !!
NO AEROBARS !! THEY ARE OF NO ADVANTAGE ON THIS ROUTE AND ARE A SAFETY RISK FOR YOU AND THOSE AROUND YOU !!
Where can I park for the day? Please see the MAP
Pack it in. Pack it out. Do NOT litter in the backcountry!
This is NOT a closed route. Other trail users, including cyclists, hikers, equestrian, and the motorized community may be encountered at any time. Please show respect and be nice out there.
Questions? Shoot them our way!