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

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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: Date TBD,

  • Locations: Kirkwood MO, O'Fallon IL, Columbia MO, Pathfinder Manhattan KS, Stores
  • Day of Race 7AM-8:30AM (Hermann City Park)


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

  • 8:30pm Sharp, Friday May 4th, 2018
  • 7am Sharp, Saturday, May 5th, 2018

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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 (Men Div & Women Div Overall)

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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.

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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 March 10th, 2018
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 April 6th, 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


CLICK HERE FOR ALL 5 LOOPS

* They will be the same as 2017 *



Schedule of Events

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

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


Race Goodies

 Your entry fee includes:

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

-- Premiere 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 Band

-- 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


Regular Registration - Ends March 10th, 11:59PM

  [$65.00]

  [$80.00]

  [$80.00]

  [$95.00]

  [$95.00]

***RELAY & TANDEM TEAMS*** - YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING YOUR OWN TEAM NAME. EACH TEAM MEMBER MUST ENTER THEIR NAME, BIRTHDATE, AND SIGN THE RACE WAIVER at the packet pick-up BEFORE starting the race on Saturday.  PLEASE ENTER YOUR TEAM NAME TO BE SURE YOU REGISTER CORRECTLY.


Volunteer Registration (Enter "Volunteer" in coupon code below)

Volunteers will receive the race T-shirt, swag, and one Saturday night meal ticket. There is a limit of 10 volunteers on Saturday and 5 on Sunday. Make sure you enter your shirt size and the "Volunteer" code in the coupon code box below the T-Shirt size selection.

   

   


Race Shirt

Your race entry fee includes a technical/wicking shirt. The shirt will be... TBD. Please select your desired size below - we offer both men's and women's sizing! Sizes are guaranteed through the end of Regular Registration.

 

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Race Waiver: Required to Participate!!

RACE RELEASE OF LIABILITY

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING. THIS IS A RELEASE
OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS.

I realize the Tour of Herman Gravel Challenge, hereinafter “TOHGC”, requires physical conditioning, and I represent that I am in sound medical condition. I have no physical or medical condition that would endanger either myself or others.

I agree to abide by all the rules of TOHGC.

I understand that gravel cycling can be a HAZARDOUS activity that has many dangers and risks, including injury or death resulting from accident or physical exertion. I understand that gravel cycling involves a risk of injury, and that injuries are a common and ordinary occurrence of the sport. I agree, as a consideration of, and in consideration for, being permitted to participate in The TOHGC, to freely and expressly assume and accept any and all risks of injury or death to the rider, or property loss or damage, including injury, death, loss, or damage attributable to negligence of the Alpine Shop (sponsor).

I agree to release the sponsors and promoters of the The TOHGC, including Alpine Shop (sponsor), and other sponsors or affiliated organizations, and their respective agents, directors, officers and employees from any and all responsibility or liability for injuries or damages which result, either directly or otherwise, from my participation in The TOHGC. I agree not to make a claim against or sue the Alpine Shop (sponsor), or other sponsors of affiliated organizations for injuries or damages related to riding and/or any other activities during The TOHGC.

I agree that images of my participation in The TOHGC and related activities may be used in any way by Alpine Shop in online, print, and broadcast media.

I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract between the Alpine Shop(sponsor) and me. I am signing it freely and of my own accord and I recognize and agree that it is binding upon myself, my heirs and assigns, and in the event I am signing it on behalf of any minors, I have full legal authority to do so, and realize the binding effect of this contract on them, as well as on myself.

By checking the box below I attest that I am the individual named above and I am signing this document

NOTE: Click the BOX above to agree to the terms of the race waiver

             We took out the signature box due to technical difficulties.




2ND RELAY/TANDEM TEAM MEMBER WILL SIGN THE DAY OF THE RACE


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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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