2021 Registration TBD
Date: 2021 Date TBD
Distance: 69-miles with 8,600 ft of climbing
Route & GPS downloads: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35849119
From the co-founder of the O.G. gravel race Trans-Iowa comes the Hardscrabble Humper Mixed-Terrain. A rough, rowdy and aggressive drop bar backcountry adventure!
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 US Forest Service roads, rocky 4×4 roads, 3 loooooong climbs (aka Humps), some water crossings, possibly some snow, 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/35849119
Want to see pictures of the route? Please visit the GPS page: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35849119
Video? Yeah, we got that as well! Check out the full course on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HardscrabbleHumper/videos/1950973038282670/
EQUIPMENT CHOICES. Below are 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.
- Rain shell jacket if there is any chance of rain.
- Climbing-friendly gearing.
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 !!
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!