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OCTOBER 8, 2022

24, 41, 71, 100 Mile Distances

MICHIGAN’S NEWEST GRAVEL EVENT IS GOING TO HELL.

Grass Lake, MI to Hell, MI (and back).

Rode To HELL is a gravel bike event consisting of four distances: 100 Mile, 71 Mile, 41 Mile and 24 Mile. The event encompasses Jackson, Washtenaw, Livingston and Ingham Counties. A majority of the roads traveled will be gravel with smaller segments of paved portions, making for a memorable and unique challenge at the longer distances.

Rode To Hell is only possible because of these sponsors:

The 4 Courses of the Apocalypse.

Some roads lead to Purgatory.
Some go straight to Hell.

Rode to Hell’s “Purgatory Loops”.
Starting and ending in Grass Lake, MI, the two shorter distances travel east and north before coming back to Grass Lake, never quite making it to Hell.

Going all the way to Hell.
Starting and ending in Grass Lake, MI, the two longer distances would travel east and north all the way to Hell, MI before looping back to Grass Lake.

24-MIle Purgatory Loop

With 1,310 feet of elevation gain, our shortest route is 77% gravel, 23% paved and is a great introduction distance for Rode To Hell.

They yearn for what they fear for on that 24-mile course.

Dante AlighieriAuthor of Inferno

24

MILES

1,310

FT. ELEVATION GAIN

77/23

% GRAVEL/PAVED

2

AID STATIONS

41-Mile Purgatory Loop

Our second shortest distance boasts 2,079 feet of elevation gain and is 86% gravel, 14% paved.

I have come to lead you to the other shore; into eternal darkness; into fire and into ice. Also into some pretty sweet gravel.

Dante AlighieriAuthor of Inferno

41

MILES

2,079

FT. ELEVATION GAIN

86/14

% GRAVEL/PAVED

2

AID STATIONS

71-Mile Hell Loop

This is where things get real and go all the way to Hell (Michigan). Challenge yourself to 3,164 feet of elevation gain while riding this 86% gravel, 14% paved course.

Because your question searches for deep meaning, I shall explain in simple words: that 71-mile course is hella-hard.

Dante AlighieriAuthor of Inferno

71

MILES

3,164

FT. ELEVATION GAIN

86/14

% GRAVEL/PAVED

3

AID STATIONS

100-Mile Hell Loop

100 miles of pure Hell. 4,366 feet of elevation gain. 90% gravel, 10% paved. This is what this race is all about.

There is no greater sorrow then to recall our times of joy in wretchedness. Though the greatest sorrow may be the 100-mile Rode To Hell course.

Dante AlighieriAuthor of Inferno

100

MILES

4,366

FT. ELEVATION GAIN

90/10

% GRAVEL/PAVED

4

AID STATIONS

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Categories: Open Division,  Fat Bake, Single Speed

Event 3/14-5/31 6/1-8/31 9/1-10/7
24, 41, 71 Mile – Open, FB, SS $60 $70 $80
100 Mile – Open, FB, SS $80 $90 $100
24, 41, 71 Mile – Tandem $95 $105 $115
100 Mile – Tandem $115 $125 $135
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The Devil in the Details.

Race Venue

Portage Lake Park, Waterloo Recreation Area
11700 Seymour Road, Grass Lake, MI 49240

Packet Pickup

WHEN: Friday, October 7th from 5-8pm

OGMA Brewing Co.
129 E Michigan Ave
Jackson, MI 49201

*We will have limited morning-of packet pickup on Saturday October 8th at Portage Lake Park prior to the event starts.

Race Schedule

WHEN: Saturday, October 8th

6:30am-7:15am – Late Packet Pickup/Reg (100-mile)
7:30am – 100-Mile Race Start
8:30-9:45am – Late Packet Pickup/Reg (71, 41, 24-mile)
10:00am – 71-mile Start
10:15am – 41-mile Start
10:30am – 24-mile Start

Cutoff:
*For distances going to Hell, you must leave Hell on the return trip by 2:30pm.

Aid Stations (approximate mile markers):
24-mile –  9, 15
41-mile – 9, 32
71-mile –  9, 25, 45
100-mile –  9, 36, 52, 72

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