Hollo Gravel Classic
August 12, 2023
The hills of west central Minnesota are calling those who like to ride or race gravel unsupported.
Starting in the town of Battle Lake riders head southwest through the rolling farmlands, prairie lakes, and hollows of Tordenskjold township before climbing Trefoldighed, passing the race’s namesake Hollo Lake and heading east across the windswept fields of Clitherall township. The race then meanders south between lakes and across rolling hills towards the Leaf Mountains which offer punchy climbs and stunning views. Upon entering the Leaf Mountains the race continues westward crossing Eagle Lake township and the northern “foothills” of the Seven Sisters Prairie conservation site. Riders will then head northward traversing the sharp climbs of Tordenskjold as they make their way back towards the cyclocross inspired finale in Battle Lake.