Schedule of Events

Course Release

The course will be released on Wednesday, August 14th. We will post a link to the cue sheets and GPS files for download on the Gravel World’s website. Please feel free to print your own cue sheets. We will have limited cue sheets at the Rider Check-in. You can expect 150-ish miles (or 75-ish for Privateer) of gravel, dirt and minimal pavement. Please anticipate the potential for some minimal hike-a-bike if it’s wet. You have been warned!

The course will not be marked! You must navigate yourself using the cue sheets/GPS.

Cycle Works Gathering 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday August 15th, we will be gathering at Cycle Works for some food, beverages and camaraderie at 6 PM. Pirate Cycling League members will be in attendance to answer any questions folks may have regarding the course or the event. If you’re in town on Thursday August 15th, please stop by for some fun and rub elbows with some pirates!

720 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68503

Gravel Worlds Expo 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Rider Expo has been moved to Fallbrook.

The Expo will be located at the Fallbrook Neighborhood next to SchillingBridge for check-in/packet pickup for the riders and racers. And like last year (but even bigger!) we are making the day an expo.

Even if you aren’t racing in Gravel Worlds come join us, friends from Lincoln and the surounding area, and racers from all over the world! The Expo starts at 10 AM.

Rider Check-In 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Rider Check-in will be on Friday August 16, 2018 from 12 PM to 7 PM. At the Rider Check-in you will pick up your number plate, rub elbows with other riders, get your questions answered, and be able to grab some PCL gear. Please feel free to stop by at any time between 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.!

If you want a poster, we suggest getting there early, there are only 100 of them available.

Late Check-In 5:00 a.m.

If you are unable to make the Friday Rider Check-in, we will also have rider check-in starting at 5:00 a.m. at the start/finish location (570 Fallbrook Boulevard, Lincoln, NE 68521). Please make every effort to attend the Friday Rider Check-in as this makes things go much smoother on Saturday morning.

Gravel Worlds Race Start 6:00 a.m.

Start time will be at 6:00 a.m. sharp. Riders will stage near SchillingBridge and have a neutral rollout, through the paved Fallbrook Neighborhood until we turn North onto Alvo Road. Then, it’s a battle on the high-graveled seas for 150 miles!

Privateer Race Start 7:00 a.m.

Start time will be at 7:00 a.m. sharp. Privateers, begin your voyage!

Buccaneer Race Start 8:00 a.m.

Start time will be at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Buccaneers, begin your voyage!

Post-Race Meals served until 12 midnight

SchillingBridge Cork & Tap House, our title sponsor, will have a post-race meal special, yours for a bounty of 10 clams.

The special is a pulled pork sandwich (or veggie burger), chips & a Gravel Worlds AyePA.

Awards Ceremony 7:00 p.m.

Honor the winners, flog the whiners, and come cheer in the stragglers. On the deck at SchillingBridge, 7:00 p.m. Unless of course ye’ are shy of drink’s that flow or tales of adventures far, be here. Awards, Food, Drink, Photo Ops and camaraderie that only pirates can host.

“The pirates now divided their plunder, receiving forty-two diamonds per man, or in smaller proportion according to their magnitude.”

Showers until 9:00 p.m.

We care about you and your hindquarters! We don’t want to hear about anyone getting some nasty barnacles after the event because of U.C.T. (Unnecessary Chamois Time). So the good folks at the Fallbrook YMCA have graciously offered up their locker rooms and showers for riders after the event. The Fallbrook YMCA is located at 570 Fallbrook Blvd #210, Lincoln, NE 68521, and is within eyesight of the start/finish line. The Fallbrook YMCA will be open until 9:00 p.m. for riders to freshen up. Please bring your own towel and toiletries.

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