Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19th - Cycle Works Gathering 6:00 p.m.

On Wednesday August 19th, we will be gathering at Cycle Works for camaraderie at 6PM. 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 Wednesday August 19th, please stop by for some fun and rub elbows with some pirates!

Gravel Worlds course review and SchillingBridge Gravel Worlds Radler tapping at Cycle Works (located 720 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68503). We can help you get the course uploaded to your GPS devices and also answer questions about the course.

720 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68503

THURSDAY AUGUST 20th - Meet and Greet with the Pirate Cycling League 6:00 pm

On Thursday, August 20th, we’ll have a Meet and Greet with the Pirate Cycling League at SchillingBridge (located at 575 Fallbrook Blvd #109, Lincoln, NE 68521). Say hi to Schimdty and give him a hug! Give Corey a hug and a high five (if you can reach that high) and wish him a Happy Birthday.

FRIDAY AUGUST 21st - Gravel Worlds Expo 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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 surrounding 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 21st 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.

10 AM to 5 PM – Gravel Worlds Expo

Numerous vendors to check out. Food available from SchillingBridge. Gear and supplies available from vendors including: Cycle Works & Moose’s Tooth, Lauf, Chamois Butt’r, Cantu Wheels,  SCHEELS Lincoln, and WTB.

10 AM – Morning Social Ride

Ride is leaving the Expo and will be lead by Pirate Cycling League members. Expect 20 miles of gravel goodness to stretch out your legs.

Noon to 7PM – Rider Check-in

Located next to SchillingBridge. Stop by and get your race number and swag!

2 PM – Afternoon Social Ride

Ride is leaving the Expo and will be lead by Pirate Cycling League members. Expect 20 miles of gravel goodness to stretch out your legs.


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.

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

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.