The GRAVELERS GRALLY IS BACK!
— ROUTE, EVENT AND GENERAL DETAILS:
— ON-LINE PRE-REGISTRATION:
$25 (minimum donation)
— PACK PICK-UP:
Mack Cycle & Fitness
5995 Sunset Dr
South Miami, FL 33143
Thursday Oct. 12 from 5:00pm — 7:00pm
Saturday Oct. 14 from 1:00pm — 5:00pm
Get a FREE* event T-SHIRT available only for those who register online and during pack pick-up, while supplies last, during pack pick-up at Mack Cycle & Fitness.
Mack Cycle will also be providing a special in-store discount for purchases during pack pick-up.
*IN PERSON AT PACK PICKUP. ID REQUIRED.
— DAY OF EVENT,
REGISTRATION TIME: 7:00 to 7:45 a.m.
REGISTRATION COST: $35 (minimum donation)
— DAY OF EVENT
— Day of Event Check-in and Registration Time: 7:00 to 7:45 a.m.
PRE-RIDE participants meeting: 7:45 to 7:55 a.m.
Event START: 8:00 a.m.
Event END: 12 noon (4 hours MAX)
— LOCATION START/FINISH:
— BLACK POINT PARK & MARINA
24775 SW 87 Ave
Miami, Florida 33190
— ROUTE DISTANCE:
— 44 miles — Advanced and Experienced riders.
22 miles — Intermediate and Advanced-Novice riders.
— OASIS REST STOPS:
— 44 MILES ROUTE — 3 Oasis style fully stocked rest stops.
(#1- Bayfront at 328 St [optional @ mile 7], #2- Card Sound Road [@ mile 17], #3- Bayfront at 328 St [@ mile 29]).
22 MILES ROUTE — 1 Oasis style fully stocked rest stops.
(Bayfront at 328 St. [mile 7]).
— PLEASE NOTE: All route will split at Bayfront the rest stop. 44 miles route does not have to stop at the Bayfront rest stop. Construction around these areas on levees are very unpredictable and last minute changes to the route/distance are always possible.
— About Gravelers Bicycle Group, Gravelers Grally and Pedal for Hope:
— Gravelers Bicycle Group in collaboration with “Pedal for HOPE" (501©3 non-profit organization), will host the GRally 2017 — Gravel-Rally-Ride Event in Southwest Miami Dade County, starting from BLACK POINT PARK & MARINA. All proceeds will go to «Pedal for HOPE», a non-profit organization whose main focus is to provide school supplies to children in need.https://facebook.com/PedalforHopeUSA/
PRIZES! RAFFLES! GIVEAWAYS!
Make it a friends and family day: Groups, teams, friends and families are encouraged to enjoy Black Point Park green areas after you ride. Bring your favorite picnic setup and enjoy this beautiful waterfront park, overlooking the marina!
The morning of the event, we will have check-in and registration area plus we will have a tent with bike mechanic and a breakfast tent with water, ice, fruits and a few treats. Throughout the ride OASIS style rest stops will be fully stocked with water, ice, fruits and a few treats.
GRally is not a race, it is designed to be a fun and challenging ride, with the benefit of bringing light to our bicycle paths, levees and gravel roads currently available to everyone in Miami-Dade County, no matter what your riding level is, Male and/or Female and for the enjoyment of entire families. For more info on parks, paths and trails visit Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces miamidade.gov/parks orBIKE305.com
< Helmet is Required, Ride safe! Ride smart! >
MOUNTAIN BIKES and Fat Tires are recommended, CYCLOCROSS and some FAT TIRES HYBRIDS are welcome. Inspect your bike prior to GRally. The terrain is rough and not suitable for road bikes.
— ROUTE SURFACE DESCRIPTION:
— A mixture of gravel, grass, coral, freshly laid gravel, double track fire roads and levee road.
— BE PREPARED:
— Be self sufficient, Grally route will take participants away from main roads and into gravel paths and some remote areas with limited access to road vehicles. Bring tools, tubes and air. Be ready and prepared to fix your bike or flat tire in case of an unexpected mechanical. Here are some basic SAFETY GUIDELINES to help you stay safe.
— BASIC ITEMS
— • Pick the right bike for the ride. (Gravel/Dirt specifics, mountain bike or fat tire bicycle).
• Road ID
• Health Insurance Card, ID, Credit Card, Cash and Phone on a waterproof protected case.
• Eye ware
• Extra Tube and air.
• Basic tools
• Gels, bar, snack
• Hydration (at least one 22oz bottle per hour) or (hydration backpack). NOTE: Any small backpack can help you carry extra hydration and basic tools/safety items.
• Small/Basic First-Aid Pack
— • Always wear a helmet.
• Check weather forecast. (Events usually post cancellations due to bad weather one hour before event starts).
• Road ID App. Great features like «Lock Screen» and «Tracking Notifications» (FREE and it works awesome, RoadID.com)
• Have your bicycle inspected for your own safety and the safety of others riding with you.
• Say «NO to Flats» by checking the condition «wear&tear» of your tires and making sure they are properly inflated. No joke, don't be that guy, HA!
• Sunblock and Bug repellent (Trust me on this one).
• Look ahead for slippery or loose surface and potential hazards.
• Pick your distance base on your ability.
• Safety first, should not ride alone!
• ALWAYS USE COMMON SENSE.
• Must be self sufficient.
• Have a plan and let others know where you are headed and approximate time.
• We all know wearing earbuds while ridding a bicycle on public roadways is against the law. In the trails, being aware of yours surroundings is important for safety reasons. Don't wear earbuds, this is good group ride etiquette, courtesy and for your safety and the safety to others.
• CALL 911 in case of an emergency
— DISCLAIMER: Bicycle riding is an inherently dangerous sport. The responsibility for each riders safety, fitness and the soundness of his or her bicycle lies solely with each rider. Please pick your route according to your fitness level. Do not underestimate a gravel ride. Be prepared. Ride at your own risk.