After an awesomely challenging fall series of Cannonball gravel races; we now focus on the winter Cannonball series. This series is for those who like a little unpredictable adventure with their gravel experience; will there be snow, ice, mud or maybe even all three. Will the ferry make it across the Mississippi, will you make it all the way till the end; keeping it real adventurous, it’s what we do! Sign up for both races of this series and save! $70 gets you entrance to both races, awesome food and drink after each event, and an awesome stainless finishers flask!
As you likely know from before Cannonball Gravel Races are epically fun cycling races, held on open roads, completely self-supported, utilizing GPS for navigation and Strava for timing/scoring. No traditional timing clock, no corner marshals, no closed courses; just you, your bike, and your honor.
The first Cannonball race will take place from the St. Nicholas Landmark located in Chester, Illinois on the 2nd of February. The Chester Police Department will once again shutdown the bridge across the Mississippi for our ride launch, and yes, the ferry will be in play again for this one. We will have a long course with 77 miles and ~2,500’ of up and a shorter course with just under 55 miles and only ~1,500’ of fun. You can register here today thru January 25th for only $40. Or Double up and SAVE and get in on a Cannonball Finisher Flask.
The second Cannonball race of the winter season will happen February 16th. This course from Sauget is nice and flat and if anything like last year, super exciting! A new short course will be almost completely flat with 31 miles of fun levee gravel with a turn around on the outskirts of Columbia. The long course will run for 67 miles of fun with one REAL mean climb and ripping decent on the way in and out of Valmeyer, your ½ way point. Register for this one now thru February 1st for only $40. Or Double up and SAVE and get in on a Cannonball Finisher Flask.