The show must go on! Even though the farmer's almanac says there has only been one significant snowstorm in late April in St. Croix Falls in the last thirty years--we've found ourselves scrambling for the last two Mammoth Gravel Classics due to 18 inches of snowfall a couple days before our event. Frank had gone out and marked all the courses, only to see Mother Nature render our game plan impossible. Still, we made do and managed to pull off a fun day complete with 54 miles of riding, bacon, and gravel (not the pure, pristine miles of it that we had planned...but enough to satisfy the soul). Cheers to all the brave folks who came out and rode with us! This race isn't going to stop, even if we have to start riding it on fat bikes!
Here's a smattering of photos...more to come. If you have some good ones, please send them to bj@cyclovaxc!
Just for the record, it's not our intention to have people ride on snow...but heck, if it's there you might as well play on it right? The 2014 gravel season is officially on folks! We'll see you at the other rides, and hopefully again at St. Croix Falls soon!