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!
We will be rolling from the same spot as last year, the Sawmill BBQ joint, and they will be serving us a great BBQ lunch when we get back! Registration opens at 8AM and the race rolls at 9AM. The course this year is ALL NEW! This will be one of the fastest gravel courses ever with less than 500’ of elevation on the new 49 mile long course and only 200’ on the shortest course of the year, at just over 27 miles.
These new courses avoid all of last years “problem areas” and we have been able to roll up the gravel percentage too, 70+% for the long route and over 85% for the short one. Both routes roll out together and split apart at mile ~20 where the short turns back. We will have the overall awards ceremony for the Cannonball Winter 2019 series at Sawmill in the early afternoon, after most are back and have grabbed lunch and a drink!