VIDEO: 2017 Almanzo 100 – The Granddaddy of all Gravel Races

May 20, 2017 marked the 11th running of Almanzo 100, often considered the Granddaddy of all gravel races. This edition will be remembered as the wettest in the history of the race. 1.47″ of rain fell in the Twin Cities on that day, just two hours further north. Check out the race report from JOM […]

Race Report: 2017 Almanzo 100 – The Granddaddy of all Gravel Races

The Almanzo 100 touts itself as the race where it all began; the Granddaddy of all gravel races. If you call yourself a gravel cyclist, you’ve probably heard of Almanzo 100. Almanzo is a 100 mile gravel road race that starts and ends in the small Minnesota town of Spring Valley. Created in 2007 by […]

Interview: Dylan Morton – 2017 Alexander 380. Spring Valley, Minnesota

JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew caught up Dylan Morton, first time competitor at the Alexander 380 – a 380 mile race that is the longest of the races affiliated with Almanzo – often considered the Granddaddy of all gravel races. Topics covered include sleep deprivation, endurance training and more… Thanks for watching! Don’t forget […]

Race Report: 2016 Almanzo 100 by 5th Place Finisher, Eric Thompson

This was my 4th year racing the Almanzo 100 and its become a yearly tradition for myself, my family and a few friends. It all started with my dad seeking out the newly created gravel scene in Minnesota, and with his excitement, momentum started between myself and several friends, also drawn to the event. This year was […]

Race Report: 2016 Almanzo 100 – by Top 10 Finisher – Charlie Schad

The Almanzo 100 was founded in 2007 and was the brainchild of Chris Skogen, regarded by many as one of the “founding fathers” of the Midwestern gravel racing scene. As the interest in gravel racing has increased, the Almanzo has turned into a bit of a juggernaut, with around 1,000 people registered for the 2016 event. […]