2013 Grampian Challenge
Addison Oaks County Park
9 • 28 • 13
The Grampian Challenge is back for a second year. It will again be a culmination off all the things you like about racing your bike in beautiful scenery of Michigan in the Fall. The "Grampian" is a ~35 mile ramble over dirt roads, two tracks, single track and rail trail (just one distance this year). The intent is the ultimate fall bike race combining varied riding surfaces, technical challenges, scenic roads and some decent southeast Michigan hills.
The Grampian Challenge takes its name from the Grampian Hills region of Northern Oakland County. This area of hills is the highest point in Oakland County at 1230' and is well known by local riders as a great training ground. The Grampian course will mix dirt road climbs of the Grampian Hills, including the old Grampian ski hill, with many other rolling gravel roads to compliment some great segments of single track, two track and rail trail riding. You will be certain to enjoy the ride!
For 2013 we are keeping it simple with just one race course. The course will be very similar to the course from 2012 with just some slight changes that should have the total mileage right around 35 miles. You can expect an organized event with a well marked course that will be both challenging and fun. We will have excellent ChronoTrack timing and results provided by Race Services Company. Whether you are an elite rider or just out for a fun ride, you won't want to miss this year's Grampian Challenge Bike Race!