GRAVEL WORLDS 2017

GRAVEL WORLDS 2017

The 2017 Gravel Worlds promises an unparalleled challenge for the gravel enthusiast. The pirates are charting a route of approximately 150 miles and near 10,000 ft of climbing – adventuring through the rural farmlands of Southeastern Nebraska. World Championship jerseys are up for grabs in the following categories: Open Men, Women Open, Master Men (50+), Master Women (40+), Single Speed Men, Single Speed Women, Tandem, Fatbike/Cargo Bike/Recumbent Men, Fatbike/Cargo Bike/Recumbent Women

Field Limit: 500
Entry: $65

PRIVATEER GRAVEL GRINDER

PRIVATEER GRAVEL GRINDER

NEW FOR 2017!  Not wanting to walk the full plank? Plunderous none-the-less, our shortened course will test the mettle and give no quarter. We are plotting a (roughly) 75 mile voyage with checkpoints and high-seas refueling opportunities. This is not a championship event, the only prizes available are high fives, bragging rights, and a pat on the back. Two categories only: Open Men and Open Women.

Field Limit: 300
Entry: $65

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

Registration for both events commenced on Saturday, January 21st at 7:00 am CST via BikeReg.com. Don’t miss out, we expect both distances to attract enough pirates and wanna-be pillagers to fill the fields.

Registration for either event (Gravel Worlds or the Privateer Gravel Grinder) is $65. Your entry fee gets you a coveted spot on the starting line and a bag full ‘o pirate schwag. $5 of each entry will go to the Pirate Cycling League charitable donation fund*.

PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR GRAVEL WORLDS!  If you sign up and can’t make the event, consider your entry fee a donation to the PCL and the charities it supports.

*PCL supports the Strong Kids Campaign through the local YMCA, the Nebraska Trails Foundation, and many other non-profits charities.


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LODGING INFORMATION

Pirate Cycling League is proud to welcome Graduate Lincoln as the host hotel for the 2017 Gravel Worlds. Details are still being finalized, but here is what we have confirmed so far. Located on the corner of 9th and P, right in the heart of the Downtown/Haymarket area of Lincoln (the site of the host hotel from years past, Holiday Inn), Graduate Lincoln will be Lincoln’s first boutique hotel and will be uniquely designed around the history and culture of Nebraska. 

  • Address: 141 North 9th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • Front Desk: 402-475-4011
  • The standard rate is $179/night, but the discounted rate for Gravel Worlds Cyclists is $129/night, including breakfast!
  • Cut-off date when that discounted rate will expire is 7/27/2017
  • Free WiFi is included for all guests of the hotel
  • Graduate Lincoln has a complimentary shuttle that runs within a 2 mile radius of the hotel as well as transportation to and from the Lincoln Airport
  • Double queen bedrooms and single king bedrooms area available
  • 24 hour access to fitness center
  • Graduate Lincoln is a pet friendly hotel
  • There is a full service bar and restaurant in the hotel

PLEASE NOTE: The hotel website is not operational yet, if anyone were to visit graduatelincoln.com now it will redirect you to graduatehotels.comEventually, when it is up and running in March, it will work. Guests will need to enter in a code to get the discount applied, and that is not yet set up.


HURRY! PCL GEAR ORDER DEADLINE

Once (or twice) each year, Pirate Cycling League offers up a team kit order. This year’s two looks are a Fruit Stripe Kit and a PCL Army Kit. As in the past few years, Voler apparel has an online store set up to sell a wide range of garments and accessories in our designs. The order deadline is early morning (approximately – APPROXIMATELY – 6:00am CST) on February 6th. Orders will be shipped to your address on or about March 31st. Give ’em a look, and sport what all the cool pirates will be wearing this year.
PCL Army Kit Link  |  PCL Fruit Stripe Kit Link

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GRAVEL WORLDS
T SHIRTS

One of the (many) sweet things about participating in Gravel events is that wherever you go, there is a uniqueness to the terrain, the geography, and the roads themselves. We’re particularly fond of our gravel and this year’s shirts and posters reflect what we’ve got: corn, cows, and pirates. These shirts are available online as part of the registration process for $20.

We just may produce a few (emphasis on “few”) extras… IF we do, they will be available at check-in on Friday, August 18th. Check in early, or go home threadless.

TO THE WINNERS, GO THE SPOILS

This year’s overall Men’s and Women’s winners (first finisher of each gender across the line) will receive this brilliant painting courtesy of the James J. Froese archives. James is the father of accomplished cyclist—and our returning Masters Men Gravel World Champion—Ethan Froese.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

A prolific and versatile artist James J Froese worked in a variety of media. He is best known for his paintings, drawings and assemblages. His artistic style encompasses a range from highly realistic to totally non-objective; often using references to historical events and influences of Native American Art.  A visual storyteller, Froese juxtaposes whimsy with the mundane, unraveling the complex layers beneath our common experiences. James Froese is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Ford Foundation Purchase Award (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri). Froese has been exhibited alongside Salvador Dali in a juried art show. His works reside in the private collections of artists throughout the United States.

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