Rolling from our favorite watering hole in all of Chester, Illinois, the St. Nicholas Landmark; the Gravel Standard takes you through the bluffs and hollers of the southern Illinois. With plenty of elevation and all kinds of chunky surfaces this race is sure to challenge all. There will be two distances this year at the Gravel Standard. The ~40 mile course includes 3,500 feet of climbing and the ~70 mile course has almost 6,000 feet of elevation gain….is this really Illinois?! New for this year, every preregistered participant receives a custom Cannonball t-shirt along with their race and lunch.
As always, we promise to be the most challenging gravel race ever in southern Illinois, and we deliver. Start and Finish happens right out front of the St. Nicholas Landmark overlooking the Chester riverfront followed by an awesome post race lunch and podium ceremony. The Start/Finish Arch will be hard to miss and the onsite timing clock will complement your Strava times. Strava times you ask; yep, as with all Cannonball’s we ask that you track and post your ride to Strava to ensure course completion by each participant. Podium ceremonies for each race’s overall female and male top three finishers.
Race day check in opens at 8AM for all riders and a 9AM start time ensures you don’t have to be on the road quite so early. Click the bikereg link below to register now!