2018 Tour Of Hermann Gravel Challenge - Presented by The Alpine Shop

May 5th & 6th

2018 Results - Click Here


6th Annual, Tour of Hermann Gravel Challenge is a two-day event with 5 total challenging scenic loops. This event is set up for all rider levels, 1st timers to Pros. Each year you can increase your personal challenge!  You can do one, two, three, four, or you can do all five loops!  Each loop gets a scoop of gravel added to your trophy! Everyone gets a trophy after finishing at least one loop! It is completely up to you how many loops you tackle! This is a self supported, 30mile to 203 miles of bicycling endurance challenge on the gravel and dirt roads surrounding the beautiful sites of the picturebook village of Hermann, Missouri.  If you complete all 5 loops in the allotted time, you will have completed 6960 feet of climbing and will be put into the Tour of Hermann Gravel Challenge Elite Club, and receive the Elite Club Trophy Package!

The City of Hermann has been voted “Missouri’s Most Beautiful Town” by Rural Missouri Magazine and named “Best Small-Town Destination” and “Best Day Trip from St. Louis” in AAA’s Best of the Midwest poll.

What are the distances? 5 different loops. Day 1 - Three 30+ mile loops, and Day two - Two 50+ mile loops. All 5 loops = 203 total miles

Race Location:  Hermann, Missouri

Race Start:  May 5th and May 6th, will both be a 9am mass start

Packet Pick-Up:

  • Thursday May 3rd (3pm-8pm) Alpine Shops - Kirkwood MO 
  • Day of Race 7AM-8:30AM (Hermann City Park)

Pre-Race Meeting:  at Race start location in Hermann, MO (Hermann City Park)

  • 8:45am, Saturday, May 5th

FREE Gravel Cycling 101 classes: at Kirkwood, MO store [click here to register]

  • 7:00 PM, Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
  • 7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 17th, 2018



Teams Configurations for Timing purposes:

• Open 39 Under (Men's and Women's Divisions)
• Veteran (40-49) (Men's and Women's Divisions)
• Masters (50+) (Men's and Women's Divisions)
• Tandem
• 2 Person - Relay Teams (Co-ed, Men's, and Women's Divisions) - each person has to do at least 2 loops

* Premiere prizes will be awarded to the Top 10 "5 Loop" Finishers 


There are lots of “Gravel Grinder” cycling events. What makes TOH Gravel Challenge unique?
The absolutely stunning views of Missouri’s wine country and the Missouri river will keep you smiling through your toughest moments of climbing and descending on the bike!  There will be catered food for all registrants, music and Pro guest speakers/riders on Saturday night!

Planning on doing the Dirty Kanza 200? If so, The Tour of Hermann Gravel Challenge is perfectly positioned a month out to make your final training and mechanical adjustments for those who dare attempt the DK200.

Who can participate in the TOH Gravel Challenge?
You must be able to be self supported (mechanically, water, and nutritionally) with a working bike and a helmet. Racers under 18 must have a parent with them to sign the race liability waiver.

Registration Costs:

Please Note: Ride Rain or Shine - No Refunds / No Race Day Registration

Early Bird Registration- By January 15th, 2018
1 Day Solo: $50 per person
2 Days Solo: $65 per person
1 Day Tandem: $70 per Tandem
2 Days Tandem: $80 per Tandem
Relay Teams (2 Days Only): $80 per Team

Regular Registration:  By April 6th, 2018 (No shirt, swag, or dinner ticket after this date)
1 Day Solo: $65 per person
2 Days Solo: $80  per person
1 Day Tandem: $80 per Tandem
2 Days Tandem: $95 per Tandem
Relay Teams (2 Days Only): $95 per Team

Late Registration: By May 1st, 11:55pm 2018
1 Day Solo: $80 per person
2 Days Solo: $100 per person
1 Day Tandem: $100 per Tandem
2 Days Tandem: $120 per Tandem
Relay Teams (2 Days Only): $120 per Team


ATTENTION: Tandem Teams and Relay Teams must enter the 2nd team member's name and DOB during registration. ALSO the 2nd team member must sign the "Race Waiver"  when they pick up their race packet.

Maps of the 5 Loops


* They will be the same as 2017 *

Schedule of Events

Date: Saturday, May 5th .    Location: Hermann City Park 

  • 7am-8:30am : Packet Pick-Up
  • 9am: Mass Start Loop #1 
  • 3:30pm: Cut-off to start loop #3

Date: Sunday, May 6th .       Location: Hermann City Park

  • 7am-8:30am: Packet Pick-Up
  • 9am: Mass Start Loop #4
  • 2:30pm: Cut-off to start Loop #5‚Äč



Race Goodies

 Your entry fee includes:

-- Technical T- shirt and swag items from sponsors (TBD)

-- Prizes will be awarded to the Top 10 "5 Loop" finishers

– The Annual TOH Gravel Challenge  "Loop" Mason Jar

-- Electronic chip timing

-- Saturday Night Dinner and Beverages

-- Saturday Night Music

-- Saturday Night Elite Gravel Speakers from TOHGC & DK200 & Land Run 100 

-- Sunday afternoon refreshments for 2 Day participants

-- Loop aid station

_ GPS Routes

-- Race photos - FREE

-- Nice Raffle items from Sponsors 

-- A Butt-Load of FUN!!


TOH Gravel Challenge Race Registration CLOSED


Late Registration - Ends May 1st, 11:55pm (No shirt or dinner ticket)

Directions to Race Headquarters

Hermann Missouri

231 E 5th St, Hermann, MO 65041, Hermann, MO 65041

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Refunds/Weather-Related Cancellations / Emergencies

The Tour of Herman Gravel Challenge will happen Rain or Shine! NO Refunds.

You can transfer your registration to another person ONLY if an e-mail is sent to the race director (lquisenberry@alpineshop.com) by April 1st, 2018... AND a "Release of Liability" race waiver must be signed and turned in at "packet pick-up" or by 8:30am the day of the race. If not, you and/or your team will be classified as a DNS (Did Not Start) disqualified and not allowed on the course. No excuses or exceptions. 

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for any of our events. The costs we face for planning the events, acquiring participant giveaways and providing food and drink, etc., now occur so far in advance that it prohibits us from being able to give you a refund. 




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