Unlike 2017, this year’s course was dry241photography.com
In years past, the course has been a quagmire of red clay that cracked spirits and destroyed drivetrains. Thankfully, this year the rain held off and we were treated to mild temperatures and dry roads.
No matter how long it takes you to finish, everyone gets a hug at Landrun241photography.com
No matter what happens with the weather and regardless of how long it takes you to complete the course, race director Bobby Wintle is standing by at the finish line to greet everyone from the first to the very last rider with high fives and hugs.
Run what ya brung: one of the best parts of gravel races is the wide variety of bikes on course241photography.com
Unlike road and mountain bike races, the genre doesn’t necessarily dictate the bike. Sure, there are purpose-built gravel bikes that may be faster, but you’re just as likely to see fat bikes, mountain bikes, tandems and even a recumbent on course.
Even the leaders took a brief reprieve from racingSalsa Cycles
Salsa Cycles dropped a couch, more specifically, a chaise lounge smack dab in the middle of the course. Chase the Chaise celebrates gravel cycling by giving riders a chance to kick back, if only for a second, and have their picture taken before heading back on course.
Be sure to scroll through the gallery for even more craziness from this year’s Land Run 100.