Course Release

The course will be released on Wednesday, August 15th. We will post a link to the cue sheets and GPS files for download on the Gravel World’s website. Please feel free to print your own cue sheets. We will have limited cue sheets at the Rider Check-in. You can expect 150-ish miles (or 75-ish for Privateer) of gravel, dirt and minimal pavement. Please anticipate the potential for some minimal hike-a-bike if it’s wet. You have been warned!

The course will not be marked! You must navigate yourself using the cue sheets/GPS.


SchillingBridge Gathering
6:00 p.m.

On Thursday August 16th, we will be gathering at SchillingBridge (near the start/finish location) for some food, beverages and camaraderie at 6 PM.  Pirate Cycling League members will be in attendance to answer any questions folks may have regarding the course or the event.  If you’re in town on Thursday August 16th, please stop by for some fun and rub elbows with some pirates!


Gravel Worlds Expo
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cycle Works is once again hosting the check-in/packet pickup for the riders and racers. And like last year (but even bigger!) we are making the day an expo.

Even if you aren’t racing in Gravel Worlds come join us, friends from Lincoln and the surounding area, and racers from all over the world! The Expo starts at 10 AM.

Rider Check-In
12:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Rider Check-in will be on Friday August 17, 2018 from 12 PM to 7 PM at Cycle Works in Lincoln. Cycle Works is located at 720 North 27th Street, Lincoln, NE 68503. At the Rider Check-in you will pick up your number plate, rub elbows with other riders, get your questions answered, and be able to grab some PCL gear as well as any last minute supplies at Cycle Works. Please feel free to stop by at any time between 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.!

If you want a poster, we suggest getting there early, there are only 100 of them available.


Late Check-In
5:00 a.m.

If you are unable to make the Friday Rider Check-in, we will also have rider check-in starting at 5:00 a.m. at the start/finish location (570 Fallbrook Boulevard, Lincoln, NE 68521). Please make every effort to attend the Friday Rider Check-in as this makes things go much smoother on Saturday morning.

Gravel Worlds Race Start
6:00 a.m.

Start time will be at 6:00 a.m. sharp. Riders will stage near SchillingBridge and have a neutral rollout, through the paved Fallbrook Neighborhood until we turn North onto Alvo Road. Then, it’s a battle on the high-graveled seas for 150 miles!

Privateer Race Start
7:00 a.m.

Start time will be at 7:00 a.m. sharp. Privateers, begin your voyage!

Post-Race Meals
served until 12 midnight

SchillingBridge Cork & Tap House, our title sponsor, will have a post-race meal special, yours for a bounty of 10 clams.

The special is a pulled pork sandwich (or veggie burger), chips & a Gravel Worlds AyePA.

Awards Ceremony
7:00 p.m.

Honor the winners, flog the whiners, and come cheer in the stragglers. On the deck at SchillingBridge, 7:00 p.m. Unless of course ye’ are shy of drink’s that flow or tales of adventures far, be here. Awards, Food, Drink, Photo Ops and camaraderie that only pirates can host.

“The pirates now divided their plunder, receiving forty-two diamonds per man, or in smaller proportion according to their magnitude.”

until 9:00 p.m.

We care about you and your hindquarters! We don’t want to hear about anyone getting some nasty barnacles after the event because of U.C.T. (Unnecessary Chamois Time). So the good folks at the Fallbrook YMCA have graciously offered up their locker rooms and showers for riders after the event. The Fallbrook YMCA is located at 570 Fallbrook Blvd #210, Lincoln, NE 68521, and is within eyesight of the start/finish line. The Fallbrook YMCA will be open until 9:00 p.m. for riders to freshen up. Please bring your own towel and toiletries.