Course Release

The course will be released on Wednesday August 19th. 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 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 Meet & Greet
6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

On Thursday August 20th, we will be gathering at SchillingBridge Cork & Tap House (575 Fallbrook Blvd. Suite 109, Lincoln, Nebraska 68521), just a plank-length away from Saturday’s Gravel Worlds start/finish line, for some food, beverages-including the SchillingBridge Gravel World’s AyePA-and camaraderie, pirate style, at 6:00 PM. Pirate Cycling League members will be in attendance to answer any questions folks may have regarding the course and the event. If you’re in town on Thursday August 20th, please stop by for some fun and rub elbows with some pirates!


Rider Check-In
2:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Rider Check-in will be on Friday August 21, 2015 from 2 PM to 8 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 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.!

Rebecca Rusch Book Signing
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Gravel Worlds’ special guest, Ketchum, Idaho’s Rebecca Rusch, will be signing copies of her book, Rusch To Glory. You can purchase a signed copy from The Queen of Pain and get some inspiration for Gravel Worlds!


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.

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, led by those flying the Pirate colors, for the first mile, through the Fallbrook Neighborhood until we reach the rougher gravel seas on North 1st Street. Then, it’s a battle on the high-graveled seas for 150 miles!

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 will be your choice of sandwich (burger/brat/vegetarian), chips, and a drink (Gravel Worlds AyePA, grog or otherwise).

Awards Ceremony
8:00 p.m.

Honor the winners, flog the whiners, and come cheer in the stragglers. On the deck at SchillingBridge, 8:00 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 10:00 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 10:00 p.m. for riders to freshen up. Please bring your own towel and toiletries.