Check out the 2023 Crooked Gravel racer photos.

Gravel riding may be a pancake-flat affair in Texas, or a rolling-hill thing in Kansas or Nebraska. But here in Colorado we do things a little differently. The Crooked Gravel “mini”, 25 miles with just over 1700 ft. of elevation, is a great way to get introduced to high mountain gravel, with a moderate climb on the backside of Winter Park Resort. The course is mostly forest service roads that will flatten out prior to a jaunt back into town on a bike path. There is one aid station mid-way through the course where you may catch your breath, replenish nutrients, have your biked wrench on and use the facilities. This course is not timed, so soak in the views and enjoy the high alpine air.

PLEASE NOTE: COURSE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING PERMITS.

Check the schedule for all of the details for the weekend events!

Afternoon thunderstorms are a frequent summer occurrence in the Rockies. In order to avoid lightning strikes, don’t be the tallest object around or stand under tall objects. Move to higher ground in the event of a flash flood. Rain gear can help prevent hypothermia; a drop in body temperature that can happen even in summertime.

 

Cash Winnings - $2,000

No age categories, just male and female respectively

  • 1st Place - $500
  • 2nd Place - $300
  • 3rd Place - $200

Key Event Details
Crooked Gravel 25-Mile Gravel
Date

Saturday, July 13th, 2024

Start Times

8:30 am

Start Location

Rendezvous Event Center
at Hideaway Park
78841 US-40
Winter Park

Finish Line

Same as Starting Location

Cut Off Times

TBA

Rendezvous Event Center @ Hideaway Park includes a skate park, restroom facilities, shade structures, picnic pavilion, and the Rendezvous Event Center. Located just across from the Visitor’s Center in downtown, Hideaway Park is the perfect place to enjoy a day of family fun.

Pricing
Crooked Gravel - 25-Mile Gravel
Early (until 1/1)

$105

Standard (until 5/1)

$115

Late (until 6/11)

$125

Race Weekend

$140

Entry fees for the Crooked Gravel 25-Mile include place winner awards, race mementos, aid station goodies, a finisher’s memento, post-race refreshments, and admission to all of the weekend events and activities. The entry fee is non-refundable and nontransferable.

See more information on our refund policy below.

Register

Sign up for Crooked Gravel 25-Mile Gravel race in Winter Park. The sooner you register, the cheaper it will be.

Courses
Crooked Gravel 25-Mile Gravel

Gravel riding may be a pancake-flat affair in Texas, or a rolling-hill thing in Kansas or Nebraska. But here in Colorado we do things a little differently. The Crooked Gravel “mini”, 25 miles with just over 1700 ft. of elevation, is a great way to get introduced to high mountain gravel, with a moderate climb on the backside of Winter Park Resort. The course is mostly forest service roads that will flatten out prior to a jant back into town on a bike path. There is one aid station mid way through the course where you may catch your breath, replenish nutrients, have your biked wrench on and use the facilities. This course is not timed, so soak in the views and enjoy the high alpine air.

Friday:

5:00 pm-8:00 pm – Packet Pick-Up / Walk-On Registration at Park Rendezvous Event Center @ Hideaway Park 78841 US-40, Winter Park, CO 80482

Saturday:

5:30 am-7:30 am – Packet Pick-Up / Walk-On Registration at Park Rendezvous Event Center @ Hideaway Park 78841 US-40, Winter Park, CO 80482

6:00 am - 11:00 am – Breakfast & Coffee - Waffle Cabin

7:45 am - Race Briefing - Start Line

8:00 am - Mass Start – both courses (25-mile & 67-mile)

10:00 am - 5:00 pm – Expo

11:00 am - 6:30 pm - Post-Race Meal by McDevitt Taco Supply (included with registration)

11:00 am - 7:00 pm - Massages

11:00 am - 7:00 pm – Beer Garden

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Raffle Prizes on the Hour

2:00 pm – Check Presentation & Awards Ceremony

4:00 pm – Course Closes

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm – Live Music by The Alcapones

Course Records

2023- TBD

 

Are Dogs Allowed?

We love dogs! Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome at the Start/Finish and aid stations. Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs on course with any racers.

What Supplies Are Offered at the Aid Stations?

At the aid stations, racers will receive Hammer gels, LMNT electrolyte drink, water, skittles, PB&J rolls and potato chips. Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other NSAIDS will NOT be provided. And to reduce waste, cups will not be provided at the aid stations.

Radio contact will be available at all aid stations and each one will have the necessary medical materials to nurse any bumps, cuts, bruises, and/or blisters.

One aid station will be provided for the Crooked Gravel 25 Mile.

Can I Go Off Course at any Point?

Racers must stay on the designated course at all times. Shortcutting will result in disqualification. If you go off course, you must return to the same point you exited in order to continue.

Do Racers Need to have a race number?

Racers must display their race plates at all times.

What Weather Should I Expect?

Weather in Colorado is extremely unpredictable.  Average temperatures in Winter Park are 71 F for a high and 38 F for lows.

What About Unforeseeable Circumstances?

In the case of unforeseeable circumstances due to weather or other extenuating circumstances that prevents the safe continuation of the race, race officials may end the race at any given time without a refund of unused portions. This rule will be implemented in the most extreme cases for the safety of the racers or officials.

I Lost Something at the Event! Is There a Lost & Found?

Items left at aid stations and lost & found items will be available at the awards ceremony immediately following the race.

Can I Transfer or Cancel My Registration?

There will be no entry transfers. If you regrettably need to cancel your registration, please use BikeReg. Cancellations will result in a credit that can be applied as the initial registration payment toward any Gemini Adventures event within one year’s time, minus a 15% fee. 

What’s our Refund Policy?

  • 30 days or more prior to the event: 85% credit of registration fee (excluding BikeReg fees).
  • Less than 30 days prior to the event: No refunds or credit given.

Credits may be applied to any future Gemini Adventures race and will be valid for 12 months.

Registered racers may also switch between distances. No refunds or credit will be given for dropping down in distance. If you want to step up your distance, the added current pricing of the longer distance will be charged (excluding BikeReg fees).