In addition to the tireless efforts (okay, that’s a lie, we get tired) of the Pirates who organize the event, and the many volunteers who give their time and energy, without the help of the following companies and individuals your voyage would be less satisfying.

Thank these people if you see them, visit their businesses, and embellish your tales with blatant exaggerations of their virtues.

SchillingBridge Cork and Tap House

SchillingBridge Cork and Tap House

575 Fallbrook Blvd. Suite 109 in Lincoln, Nebraska 68521

A remarkable sense of place, dedicated to bringing together guests by providing a diverse portfolio of hand-crafted beer and wine, signature cocktails, and an innovative wine and beer infused menu in a relaxed atmosphere.

SchillingBridge [shi-ling-bridge (noun)] is an innovative craft beer and wine inspired gastropub! Building on the SchillingBridge brand established in 2005, SchillingBridge Cork & Tap House is a unique destination that straddles the lines between bar and restaurant and brewery and tasting room. We feature our own house brands of craft beer along with the award-winning handcrafted wines produced at SchillingBridge Winery in Pawnee City, Nebraska. The signature cocktail offerings represent a creative fusion of classic libations using premium spirits and hand-squeezed fruit juices with the SchillingBridge brands of wine, craft beer, margarita cocktail mix, sour mix, and of course, Kelly’s homemade root beer. A small selection of craft beers and wine produced outside our region will also be available.

The food menu was designed around our SchillingBridge beverage products infusing them in creative and imaginative ways. Our recipes blend European flavors with modern day flavor profiles resulting in the old world fusing with the new world similarly like the grape varietals located at the SchillingBridge estate vineyard. This diverse menu along with our creative weekly features will entice you to become a frequent guest.

Our patio with its mesmerizing fire table, stone fire pits, and beautiful brick pizza oven offers a stunning ambiance unparalleled anywhere else. This outdoor social space invites our guests to gather their neighbors and friends to kick back and let the worries of the day melt away in the most perfect possible way – taking in the beauty of Fallbrook and gazing out at the exquisite view into Lincoln.

575 Fallbrook Blvd. Suite 109 in Lincoln, Nebraska 68521

Phone: (402) 904-7161

Libation Hours: Sunday: 11am-9pm. Monday: Closed. Tuesday: 11am-10pm. Wednesday: 11am-10pm. Thursday: 11am-10pm. Friday: 11am-12am. Saturday: 11am-12am

Dining Hours: Sunday: 11am-8:30pm. Monday: Closed . Tuesday: 11am-9pm. Wednesday: 11am-9pm. Thursday: 11am-9pm. Friday: 11am-10pm.

Saturday: 11am-10pm

Lauf True Grit

Lauf True Grit

The True Grit is a versatile gravel and endurance race horse, with nerves of carbon. Blast through gravel, sweep the singletracks, float on asphalt or open a beer. Fitted with the Lauf Grit SL gravel suspension fork and beefy gravel tires – just ride!

Cycle Works

Cycle Works

720 North 27th Street, Lincoln, NE 68503

Cycle Works was started in the summer of 1981 with 5 bikes and $300 in accessories in the shell of a former car wash. Since then we have expanded to our present location across the street with more than 1000 bikes and a few more parts and accessories. We have been able to grow by following one principle, “Quality, Service and Selection is Everything!”. We maintain a large inventory of bikes, parts, accessories and clothing so that we may keep our customers cycling no matter what type of riding, season or problem they may encounter.

Our longest standing sponsor.


Open Mon – Sat: 9am – 7pm, Sun: 12pm – 5pm

get out. have fun. be rad.



Voler was founded in 1986 in San Luis Obispo, California. What began as a small operation producing windsurfing bags and cycling helmet covers quickly morphed into creating top-notch custom cycling apparel for teams, events, and other cycling brands. By 1996 Voler moved to Grover Beach (15 minutes south of SLO) and ramped up production in a much larger facility. We added on to the facility in 1999 and started the Voler online Store (previously Velowear) selling our non-customized branded apparel direct to consumer.

Our Pirate Cycling League Gear has come from them for the past few years; and they have produced each and every Gravel Worlds winners jersey we have awarded.



Panaracer Tires is pleased to support Gravel Worlds with the GravelKing range of tires. Panaracer Tires was early an innovator in the gravel scene, and the GravelKing range is now known as the go-to option for mixed surface riding and racing. Competitors can choose between our GravelKing and GravelKing SK options. The SK, with more pronounced tread pattern and fast rolling shoulder knobs will give the most traction, but the slicker GravelKing will be the faster choice. Coming in a range of sizes from 23c-32c (GravelKing) and 26c-40c (GravelKing SK), Gravel Worlds competitors will find the right tire for their race with Panaracer.


Chamois Butt’r

Chamois Butt’r

Chamois Butt’r was developed in 1988 by physical therapist and cyclist Steve Mathews, in collaboration with pro cyclists, physicians and chemists. Since then, Chamois Butt’r® has continued to evolve and is now available in most US bicycle retailers and is distributed internationally.

Chamois Butt’r® Original, Chamois Butt’r® Eurostyle™ and Chamois Butt’r® Her’® are non-greasy skin lubricants developed to improve riding comfort. Both products prevent the uncomfortable rubbing and chafing many cyclists experience while riding. Chamois Butt’r® products easily wash off skin and out of shorts with soap and water, and are gentle on even the most delicate skin and clothing.

We use only the highest quality ingredients to ensure that our products are easy on your skin. All Chamois Butt’r® products are paraben free, gluten free and contain no artificial colors or fragrances. Chamois Butt’r® products are produced in a state of the art facility, with strict quality assurance, adhering to the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines. No animal testing is used for our products.

We listen attentively to our sponsored teams, riders and customers, and appreciate suggestions. In fact, rider input has led directly to the development of many new products in our line-up including eurostyle Embrocations, eurostyle Sports Skin Wash, eurostyle Sports Kit Wash and the first ever pH balanced chamois cream for women Her’™ Chamois Butt’r®.

Super Saver

Super Saver

The Fallbrook Super Saver is running Gravel Worlds specials this weekend on all your favorite power foods, snack cakes, and electrolyte replacements. They’re conveniently located blocks from the start and finish. Don’t forget to stop in for your last minute race needs.

And, if you enjoy a donut out on course on Saturday, chances are it came from the Super Saver bakery.

Moose's Tooth

Moose's Tooth

720 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68503

In the very same building as Cycle Works, the Moose’s Tooth Outdoor Company, carrying Patagonia, Chaco, North Face and much more.

(402) 475-HIKE(4453)

Monday – Saturday: 9 – 7
Sunday: 12 – 5

The Cyclist Lawyer

The Cyclist Lawyer

Megan Hottman earned her B.A. in Corporate Communications,magna cum laude, and her Juris Doctorate, both from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. After law school, she accepted two consecutive judicial clerkships; one in Jackson County Circuit Court in Kansas City, MO and one in Jefferson County District Court in Golden, CO. As a judicial law clerk, Hottman was responsible for drafting judicial orders, doing legal research for the judges, and serving as bailiff during jury trials. Hottman then joined a firm in Boulder, where she gained valuable experience working on large consumer fraud mass actions, as well as individual personal injury cases.

Hottman has represented over 100 cyclists in their individual cases, as well as provided counsel to other plaintiff’s lawyers, to cycling groups, bike shops, and organizations. She has authored countless articles and also co-authored a cycling-law resource book, Bicycle Accidents: Biomechanical, Engineering, and Legal Aspects (Rev.Ed), (anticipated publishing date – late 2016).

In addition to representing her own clients, she has been endorsed as a cycling expert by other lawyers. She is known by Colorado cyclists as well as her fellow attorneys as THE go-to lawyer for anything cycling-related. She handles cases in all 50 states, and is licensed in Missouri, Colorado, and Arizona. She provides frequent legal eduation seminars on biking laws, trends she sees in her cases and those nationwide, and education to both novice and veteran riders alike. She also provides educational and training opportunities to law enforcement officers.

In March 2015, Hottman and her practice were featured in an article titled “Broken Spokes” in Outside Magazine. A few months later, she was also featured in HBO Real Sports “Bike Wars” episode.

Megan was the 2015 Women’s Single Speed Gravel World Champion



Squirt was launched in the United states in 2004 and legends, Ned Overend, Mike Closer and Travis Brown were amongst the first to endorse it and Giant was Squirt’s first major US distributor. Following onto the success of Squirt Chain Lube, we then developed and launched Squirt BioBike Wash, Squirt Sweatsucker, Squirt Slurp, Squirt SEAL and Squirt Barrier Balm.

Cantu Cycling Wheels

Cantu Cycling Wheels

Cantu Cycling Wheels is a hand built wheel company based in Texas. We specialize in building wheels tailored to the rider's build and type of riding. The components we use focus on durability and serviceability. Our goal is to build the best durable lightweight wheels for the working athlete.

McColgan Photography

McColgan Photography

You'll notice my focus is sports photography and location portraits, which I believe is a perfect combination to create some great images for your next event.

Goldenrod Pastries

Goldenrod Pastries

Goldenrod Pastries is a boutique pastry shop in Lincoln, NE with a specialty for catering to alternative diets. Vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free diets are most common, though Goldenrod caters to just about any allergy or dietary restriction.

The Graduate

The Graduate

Our rooms are ready for a stay like you’ve never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner. This is Graduate – be ready to be inspired.

Gore Wear

Gore Wear

We strive to push the boundaries of fabric technology, through a never-ending process of improvement.

You can see our commitment to this process in the engineering of our prototypes, right through to thoughtful details in the end product. Once we have developed a product as far as it will go, we just keep on going.

People are at the core of this evolution. Every GORE® product is the result of integral partnerships.

We collaborate with professional athletes to research, to develop and to test function-first apparel that sets new standards in comfort and protection.

We innovate so that you can experiment more. So that you can take on the elements, push your performance, and challenge your limits.

Together, we embrace our shared commitment to continuously improve,



We are a company of athletes. And we know that there will always be world records to destroy, hairier mountain trails to conquer, and personal demons to slay. Whether it’s with long-lasting energy, muscle-rebuilding fuel and protection, or natural hydration in a gel, powder, drink, capsule, or some other form we haven’t invented yet, we are committed to helping propel you to the next level.

From 1993 until today, athletes the world over have come to the same conclusion: GU works. Our Berkeley-based sports nutrition company started with our original GU Energy Gel, a revolutionary and more effective method to keep athletes fueled during exercise. Since then, GU has continued to improve the recipe, incorporating the latest scientific research into its products. In 2001, GU Electrolyte Brew (formerly Gu2o) was launched as the perfect hydration companion to GU Energy Gel. 2008 saw the introduction of Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel, followed by Chomps Energy Chews and GU Recovery Brew in 2009. Every product is formulated to further GU’s mission: to help athletes go faster and longer than ever before.

Otto Family Properties, LLC

Otto Family Properties, LLC (“OFP”) is a family owned real estate company specializing in the buying and selling of residential properties in Southeast Michigan. OFP was founded on the principles of providing value to its clients and not charging any hidden and/or transaction fees. All purchase agreements and closings are supervised by a licensed attorney. Our agents believe in family, honesty and hard work. Our company doesn’t view the real estate deals that we facilitate as one time financial transactions. Rather, we consider them as an opportunity to build a long term relationship. It’s with this philosophy in mind, that we go about our day to day business. We hope to get the opportunity to work with you in the near future.


Branched Oak Farm

Doug and Krista Dittman operate Branched Oak Farm, a family run farm with the help of their sons, Nelson and Andreas.

As the stewards of this 240-acre dairy farm located just 15 miles north of Lincoln, Nebraska, they’re committed to preserving the land and creating farmstead products that are healthy and wholesome, free of chemicals, antibiotics, or hormones. They take pride in knowing that the products are made with sustainable, certified organic methods, and with a positive impact on the environment.

They produce Certified Organic Milk, Farmstead Cheeses, and have other farm products available in our Inconvenience Store (and area retailers) such as Beef, Pork, Honey, and Eggs

Branched Oak Farm will be hosting an Oasis as you near the 100 mile mark of your journey. The same family also owns the Hub Café, near 21st and Q Streets, just West of Downtown Lincoln.

Lincoln Orthopaedic Center

The inaugural year for Lincoln Orthopaedic Center was 1948, which makes us the most established orthopaedic practice in the Lincoln area. Our physicians offer board certified specialty care in all areas of orthopaedics and sports medicine.

We always strive to make your experience at LOC a friendly, comfortable and positive one. We want you to feel you receive the same high quality care we would offer a member of our own family.

Each day brings new challenges. Lincoln Orthopaedic Center greets every challenge with innovation and compassion and has for over 60 years.

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:30am to 5pm
6900 ‘A’ Street, Lincoln,NE 68510
P (402) 436-2000
F (402) 436-2085

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Screen Ink

Since 1984, Screen Ink has provided quality screen printing and embroidery in Lincoln, Nebraska for schools, bands, businesses, non-profits, clubs… And the list goes on.

1827 ‘O’ Street in Downtown Lincoln, NE
(402) 464-0501

Redshift Sports

Redshift Sports was founded in 2013 by Stephen, Erik, and Scott with the goal of making components that help cyclists and triathletes ride further, faster, and more comfortably on the bikes they already own. We are a small group of mechanical engineers who happen to be avid (if somewhat average) cyclists and triathletes.

Prior to founding Redshift Sports, we managed (and still manage) Ripple Design LLC, an engineering consulting and product design firm in Philadelphia. Ripple Design works on a wide range of products, from medical devices to large-scale landmine clearance equipment. We drew on this extensive design, prototyping and manufacturing experience to bring our first product – the Switch Aero System – to market.


Lincoln SCHEELS is a collection of entertainment venues, specialty shops and boutiques staffed with experts who focus on their passions.  The 220,000 square foot Lincoln SCHEELS retail shopping experience showcases Nebraska’s largest selection of sports, fashion, and footwear under one roof. SCHEELS is an employee-owned, privately held business that owes its consistent success to its empowered associates, leaders and partners who think and make decisions for their individual store and the entire company. SCHEELS is a 27-store operation with stores in 12 states including North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Nevada, Illinois, Utah, Kansas, and Colorado.  Steve D. Scheel, the great grandson of SCHEELS founder, is the company's Chairman of the Board, and great-great grandson Steve M. Scheel is Chief Executive Officer. Bill Nelson serves as President and oversees daily operations of more than 7,000 associates.

Orange Mud

Running hydration packs, and biking hydration packs designed for comfort, stability, and performance.

Floyd's of Leadville

Gain the benefits of CBD with our legal CBD products – soft gels, tinctures, and creams. Floyd Landis’ personal journey through pain and depression brought him to a crucial crossroads in his life – he knew he couldn’t continue depending on opioids to relieve his physical pain, and discovered the benefits of legal CBD products. You can experience the same advantages and be rid of habit-forming pills to alleviate pain. Floyd’s of Leadville’s CBD products can provide the relief you are looking for. Browse our shop and read our blog – you’ll discover how our CBD products can literally change your life!

All Smiles Dental

A simple smile can change everything. It says hello, happiness and love. We are dedicated to enhancing your smile through state of the art procedures and compassionate care. Smile Lincoln- Capital Dental and All Smiles Dental are here. When you visit our practices, we want you to feel right at home. We offer the latest technology, flexible scheduling and compassionate care. Our dentist, Dr. Killeen is an accomplished dental professional who believes in treating all of our patients as a member of our family. This simple mantra informs everything we do here at Capital Dental and All Smiles Dental. Visit to meet Dr. Killeen!

2019 Gravel Worlds
6:00 a.m. August 17, 2018

2018 Winners

Colin Strickland – Open Men
Alison Tetrick – Open Women
Joel Brazil – Masters Men
Tina Severson – Masters Women
Joe Kleidosty – Single Speed Men
Desiree White – Single Speed Women
Scott Sumpter – Fatbike Men
Kristin Luebke – Fatbike Women
Josh Schrock & Don Daly – Tandem

2017 Winners

Colin Strickland – Open Men
Alison Tetrick – Open Women
Tim Graczyk – Single Speed Men
Sam Scipio – Single Speed Women
David Hasse – Masters Men
Karen Pritchard – Masters Women
Craig Weimer – Tandem
Aaron Wrabek – Fat Bike Men
Sarah Cooper – Fat Bike Women

2016 Gravel Worlds

Rob Evans – Open Men
Kae Takeshita – Open Women
Andrew Strempke – Single Speed Men
Gabrielle Shelton – Single Speed Women
Ethan Froese – Masters Men
Karen Pritchard – Masters Women
Jayp & T-Race Petervary – Tandem
Aaron Wrabek – Fat Bike Men
Suz Falvey – Fat Bike Women

2015 Gravel Worlds

Neil Shirley – Open Men
Rebecca Rusch – Open Women
Wesley Boyce – Single Speed Men
Megan Hottman – Single Speed Women
Mike Marchand – Masters Men
Pamela Lionberger – Masters Women
Tim & Kristi Mohn – Tandem
Joe Stiller & Randall Smith
(Co-champions) – Fat Bike Men
Jamie Granquist – Fat Bike Women

2014 Gravel Worlds

Dan Hughes – Open Men
Karen Borgstedt/
Andrea Cohen (tie) – Open Women
Wesley Boyce – Single Speed Men
Kate Wilson – Single Speed Women
Warren Wiebe – Masters Single Speed
Michael Moriarty – Masters Men
Desiree White – Masters Women
Matt Gersib – Cargo/Fat Bike Men
Jamie Granquist – Fat Bike Women

2013 Gravel Worlds

Austin Horse – Open Men
Monika Sattler – Open Women
Wesley Boyce – Single Speed Men
Elisabeth Reinkordt – Single Speed Women
Lester Carson – Masters Men
Angie Rake – Masters Women
Richard Biechler/Jenny Loney – Tandem
Mark Mervine – Cargo/Fat Bike Men
Traci Andre – Fat Bike Women

2012 Gravel Worlds

Jay Thomas – Open Men
Sydney Brown – Open Women
Rafal Doloto – Single Speed Men
John Mathias – Masters Men
Kim Carveth – Masters Women
Ben Swift – Cargo/Fat Bike Men

2011 Gravel Worlds

Greg Shimonek – Open Men
Loren Uscilowski – Open Women
Eric Brunt – Single Speed Men
Janna Vavra – Single Speed Women
Mike Shumway – Masters Men
Kim Carveth – Masters Women
Lance Andre/Malcolm Tassi – Tandem

2010 Gravel Worlds

Mike Marchand – Open Men
Kelly Kostman – Open Women
Chris Hansen – Single Speed Men
Janna Vavra – Single Speed Women
Jon Vondracek – Masters Men
Kim Carveth – Masters Women
Wes Gregg/Gunner Rush – Tandem