Great River Gravel Ride: The Resurrection
The history of this ride as I know it started in 2006 when Rokklym hosted the first GRGR. This was way before my time and I only found out about in 2009 when craig6785 (WTF kinda name is that) took over when Rokklym was to busy to organize it. The route has historically been in the SW Wisconsin, NE Iowa area and obviously stays close to the Mississippi River and on gravel roads. This is some top notch gravel riding with great roads and scenery.
If you would like a re-cap of the last ride in 2009 click here.
Anyway, Craig and I are working on a new GRGR that will take place on May 17-19. The plan is to have everyone in attendance Friday night so as to leave for the ride early Saturday (8ish maybe?), ride all day on some fecking great roads and then camp over Saturday night to gather around a campfire and regale other inmates with tales of personal bravado and idiocy. All fueled by the alcohol (or not) of your choice.
The last time this ride happened it was cold and rainy all day, and it was still the best time I have ever had on a ride. Hope to see you there. Details to follow as they are decided.
We have decided to camp at Scenic view campgrounds in Waterville IA. I have been in contact with Ken from Scenic View Campground and he informs me that he can't offer a group rate to us. The rates are $15 per tent/per night.
The campground doesn't officially open until the 15th of April so there is no one manning the phones right now, but they do respond to emails and the owners cell phone is listed on their website. I suggest that you wait to contact them for reservations until at least early April. When you do let them know that you are with the ADVriders and they will group us all together.
!!Here is a link to Craig's updated route: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868732 !!
Psycho KLR (S,2XL)
Atomic frog (XL)
Monty Burns (LG)
DR. Zed (LG,Pd)
Northwoods Yeti (5XL)
Seventy One (XL)
Kleinergti 1 (M)
Mr. Salty (XL)
I see history has forgotten me.:cry The first Great River Gravel Ride 2005 started and finished in Dubuque, IA. Some of it's participants including Craig, Rokklym, Cannonshot, Skinner and his dad, Jay and host of other AdvRdr celebrities.:D
:shog I said it was before my time... :shog
Thanks for the correction though. And thanks for the pics as well. :wink:
Hopefully we can get you and some of those other ADV celebs to attend this version. :clap
Wow, I just checked and see that in the past two years since the GPX of your route has been posted it has been downloaded over 400 times. Nice to see it live on!
:lurkwaiting for more details.
I sent him 4 options for camping and I am waiting to hear if he has a preference before I go any further.
Hey - That's me in the black shirt, blue MX pants - and that's my long-ago-sold DRZ.
That was my first real ride after I destroyed my right shoulder in Dec 2004.
Unfortunately I am currently dual-sport-less:cry
I believe the guy drinking coffee was a buddy of Skinner's. Fireman? Or something like that. I think he's the one who layed down the 950 right before the bridge? Hopefully, he's still not holding a grudge against me.:D
I'm all over this...
Won't you be living in Madison by then?
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