The Hondo – Augusta, Kansas

When:
September 14, 2019 @ 08:00 – 20:00
2019-09-14T08:00:00-05:00
2019-09-14T20:00:00-05:00
Where:
Garvin Park
Garvin Park
Augusta, KS 67010
USA
Cost:
$Varies

BigRingHondoFrom the Promoter:

WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, AND WHO of THE HONDO!

WHAT: The Hondo is 4 fun gravel events. There’s a 119-mile race (The Hondo), 77-mile intermediate challenge (The Hondo Intermediate), 29-mile short course (The Hondo Short), and a FREE family fun ride – a 4-mile gravel loop around the Augusta City Lake (The Hondo Fun).All starting together with a neutral roll out around the lake. The Hondo is the big mamba

All starting together with a neutral roll out around the lake. The Hondo is the big mamba jamba. The most challenging epic terrain, with the most amazing scenery, and on roads most have never seen.

The Hondo will go through Eureka, Beaumont, and Leon. There will be 3 checkpoints for The Hondo at mile 55, mile 80, and mile 106. The Hondo intermediate is some of the same challenging and scenic roads, also stops in historic Beaumont, and is just “enough” to satisfy without totally eating one’s lunch. There will be 2 checkpoints for the THI at mile 38, and mile 64. The Hondo Short will be perfect for those wanting an easy day or those new to the “gravel grinding” scene. THS will have one checkpoint at mile 16. All courses follow the same route till their respective

There will be 2 checkpoints for the THI at mile 38, and mile 64. The Hondo Short will be perfect for those wanting an easy day or those new to the “gravel grinding” scene. THS will have one checkpoint at mile 16. All courses follow the same route till their respective cutoff. The course starts out fairly tame and flat but gets progressively more challenging as you go. There will be basic items at the checkpoints such as water and limited food. Bring cash for supplies at checkpoints. The first checkpoint for the TH will have access to a Casey’s and Sonic on the route and a restaurant at the second checkpoint. The third checkpoint will have an aid station with water and limited food supplies. Plan on providing for yourself with what you need. We will offer a drop bag service for each checkpoint. No

The first checkpoint for the TH will have access to a Casey’s and Sonic on the route and a restaurant at the second checkpoint. The third checkpoint will have an aid station with water and limited food supplies. Plan on providing for yourself with what you need. We will offer a drop bag service for each checkpoint. No coolers, please. The THI utilizes the 2nd and 3rd checkpoint of the long course. The THS utilizes the last checkpoint of the long course. The Hondo Fun is perfect for families and children, and it’s FREE!

The categories for The Hondo 119 mile race are;

Men (Open)
Men 50+
Women (Open)
Single Speed (Open)

The first one in each class will receive a unique item and there will be swag for the top three in each class. Overall man and woman will also receive special recognition.

WHERE: The start/finish will be at Garvin Park, below the dam of the Augusta City Lake, in Augusta, Kansas, just a few short miles East of Wichita. The start/finish venue is located in a beautiful park next to the lake which is conducive to an all-day family outing with picnic tables, shade trees, and a play area equipment.

WHO: The Hondo is the brainchild of Bob Cummings. And I’m a partner in crime. We want to create an epic gravel event close to Wichita, with amazing roads, locales, and views. I think we might be onto something. But that said we want to keep it simple. Bob is a small business owner in Wichita, KS and I’m a busy IT geek at a private college in Winfield, KS. So we aren’t doing this to make a buck… that’s for sure. We want to keep the cost down and make it affordable. It’s all about grassroots fun. We really want to create something special and showcase epic riding close to Wichita. Bob is a full-time businessman and a full-time Cat 1 bicycle racer, racing almost every weekend. And me, well I’m busy. My competitive days might be waning, but I have irons in lots of fires as well as my day job. What I’m trying to say is we love the sport of cycling, love the people, support all the local and regional events, and this is our way to give back and do our part. We hope you’ll support us too! So onto the WHO part. The event was created by Bob Cummings and Bobby Smith for YOU!

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