Meet The Mix Tape. It’s not a gravel ride. It’s not a road ride. It’s not a mountain bike ride. It’s not a gran fondo. It’s not a race. Well it is a race… if you want it to be a race. But you don’t have to race. But you can totally race. So, it’s kind of a gran fondo.
The Mix Tape is our answer to the lack of something different down our way. We wanted something that’s as challenging as you want to make it with a little bit of everything. Since we don’t have many hills we had to get creative. So we designed you a 50-60 mile rolling party that covers pavement, light trails, fire roads, a little singletrack, and some challenging tech that’s brief but impactful. What all of this means is that there’s no perfect bike for this. On the roads you’ll hate your mountain bike and when you’re climbing The Ledge you’ll be wishing you had it. So we feel that the perfect bike for this is the one with drop bars and the biggest tires that fit. But you decide what works for you. Just don’t bring your road bike. You won’t get far and you will hate us when really you only have yourself to blame.
The course will be provided via a GPS file. We will lightly mark some sections but know from past years that those markings may “evaporate” so you cannot rely on them. For those of you racing, the Strava segments will be marked, hopefully. The entire course is not a race, only those segments. This encourages everyone to enjoy the event and party on, together. It also discourages racing through intersections and traffic signals. Obeying the rules of the road are important for safety and the future of the event.
Course maps and navigation files get emailed to participants just before the event and are not posted online. We change it a little every year. Sometimes we change it quite a bit!
This event is capped at whatever we’re told until we prove to the towns that you’ll ride through that we’re not jerks. Participants of previous years get a password to register early before registration opens to the public. Sometimes this will sell out the event before it actually opens.
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