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Gravel Grape Crusher at Paradocx Vineyard
Fri, April 17 - Sat, April 18
Ride through the grapes with Velo Amis for the 4th annual Gravel Grape Crusher – a challenging Petite or Grande ride. What is the best bicycle? It is up to you, but if you are not comfortable on a gravel bike, we’d suggest a mountain bike….We will begin at Paradocx Vineyard in Landenberg, PA and will travel through White Clay Preserve, White Clay Creek, Redd Park, Newark Reservoir, Fair Hill Park and a few others.
Both routes are a mix of gravel, double track, single track with rocks and roots, field and road. Enjoy a number of parks including Fair Hill, White Clay, Redd Park and White Clay Preserve. Four rest stops (see below) for the Grande & two for the Petite (a 3rd aid station is optional). Please be aware that both routes will use single track trails – a road bike is not the tool for this event. The Grande route has more single track compared to the Petite route. Remember, this is is not a race.
What you’ll get:
Come for the ride, stay for the wine and beer! Registration comes with one Paradocx wine or one local Pennsylvania craft beer for participants 21 and up. Soda/water ONLY for those cyclists under 21 years of age – but also only $10 for anyone 19 and under to ride. Ride registration also comes with post ride food, stocked rest stops, GGC event swag, and the chance to compete in a Strava segment competition. Please see rules below.
Times to know:
Friday, April 17, 2020
3pm to 7pm: Demo Bicycle Event – Try out a great new bicycle from a number of manufactures including Jamis, Niner and Scott. Stay tuned for the complete line up!
5pm to 7pm: Ride Packet Pick Up (also available Saturday am)
Saturday, April 18, 2020:
6:30am: Parking lot opens
7:00am: Registration for the Grande opens
8:00am: Grande ride departs Paradocx as a GROUP
8:00am: Registration for the Petite ride opens
9:00am: Petite ride departs Paradocx as a GROUP
11:30am: Post ride party begins
Please note: you must depart at the appropriate time for your ride. Do not be late. We have permits and road closures for specific times and cannot afford to miss them. Thank you for your understanding!