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Dirt Bag Gravel Grinder

October 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A group of cyclists gathers in a parking lot with a fall color backdrop
The Dirt Bag is an annual gravel grinder historically organized by the late John Egbers.
If you plan on attending, please mark going on the Facebook event page or e-mail
Registration: 8AM to 8:45 AM
Parking: there is parking at Sportsman’s Park Clearwater, MN. In the event you cannot find a place, please park on the side of the gravel road (27th Ave E) just south of the park.
Start of ride: 9 AM
Cost: Free but donations are encouraged. Give what you can.
Route support: there is none…it’s free! Gravel grinders are supposed to be unsupported. Help each other out. It works.
Map: Strava routes and Ride with GPS will be posted on Facebook closer to the race but they will probably be the same as the last few years. There will be no cue sheets.

Route: has three options: 100, 70, 36 mile. All routes are together for the first 17 miles and the 100 and 70 are together the first 34 miles. The 100 and 70 mile go through the town of Maple Lake about halfway through for resupply needs. There are no services on the 36 mile.

Register here:


Clearwater Sportsman’s Park
Clearwater, MN 55320 United States + Google Map

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