Gravel Grape Crusher

2022 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors:

 

 

Gold Sponsors:

Contact info@veloamis.org if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

Saturday, June 11 2022
Paradocx Vineyard
1833 Flint Hill Rd, Landenberg, PA 19350 
Grande (99K) and Petite (63K) Routes

Registration:

 

 

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2022 GGC INFORMATION:
Thanks to Paradocx Vineyard for hosting this fantastic event!

Ride through the grapes with Velo Amis for the Gravel Grape Crusher - a challenging Petite or Grande ride. What is the best bicycle? It is up to you, but if you are not comfortable on a gravel bike, we'd suggest a mountain bike...

We will begin at Paradocx Vineyard in Landenberg, PA and will travel through White Clay Preserve, White Clay Creek, Redd Park, Newark Reservoir, Fair Hill Park and a few others.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The information below this line is subject to change. 


The ride:
Both routes are a mix of gravel, double track, single track with rocks and roots, field and road. Enjoy a number of parks including Fair Hill, White Clay, Redd Park, and White Clay Preserve. Four rest stops (see below) for the Grande  & two for the Petite (a 3rd aid station is optional). Please be aware that both routes will use single track trails - a road bike is not the tool for this event. The Grande route has more single track compared to the Petite route. Remember, this is is not a race. 

What you'll get:
Come for the ride, stay for the wine and beer! Registration comes with one Paradocx wine or one local Pennsylvania craft beer for participants 21 and up. Soda/water ONLY for those cyclists under 21 years of age - but also only $15 for anyone 19 and under to ride. Ride registration also comes with post-ride food, stocked rest stops, GGC event swag, and the chance to compete in a Strava segment competition. Please see the rules below.

Times to know:
Saturday, June 11 2022:
TBD


Pricing & Registration:

Please note the following registration fee schedule:
Through Monday, February 28: $65
March 1 - June 9: $75
June 10 - Event Day (if spots are available) $90

$15 registration is available for the following cyclists with no late fees:
Cyclists 19 & Under - no discount code required.
Cyclists that are active duty or veterans of the military, members of the National Guard, or first responders - please use the "Contact the Event" tab on BikeReg or email info@veloamis.org for your discount.

Registration Pre-Sale, Public On-Sale and 2020 Rider Details:

Due to the nature of the 2020 GGC Cancellation, registration is a bit more complicated for 2022. Public on-sale will open at 12:01 am on 12/16/2021. There will be a private presale for select individuals that will run from 12/1/2021 – 12/15/2021. Registration will be limited to 800 cyclists. 

If you….

  • Requested a refund of your 2020 GGC registration fees
    1. You will have a pre-sale window opening on BikeReg on 12/1/2021 that will be open through 12/15/2021. You should have received an email from BikeReg on 11/29 with details on how to register.
    2. As of 12/16/2021, anyone will be able to register. If you wait until after this window has opened to register and the event is sold out, we will not be able to accommodate you.
  • Donated your 2020 GGC registration fees to Velo Amis to continue our mission
    1. Wow, first of all – you rock! Thank you for your contribution.
    2. You will have a pre-sale window opening on BikeReg on 12/1/2021 that will be open through 12/15/2021. You also will be provided with a 25% off coupon. You should have received an email from BikeReg on 11/29 with details on how to register.
    3. As of 12/16/2021, anyone will be able to register. Please note, your coupon code will not expire for the 2022 ride. However, if you wait until after this window has opened to register and the event is sold out, we will not be able to accommodate you.
  • Had a free entry for 2020, or had won a free entry to 2021 (now 2022) by being nominated for your service to your community during the pandemic
    1. Emails were sent out from veloamis501@gmail.com the week of 11/29 to those who had free entries based on any of this criteria. You will have until 12/16/2021 to let us know that you would like to ride in the 2022 GGC. If you missed your email, please send an email to veloamis501@gmail.com
    2. As of 12/16/2021, anyone will be able to register. If you wait until after this window has opened to register and the event is sold out, we will not be able to accommodate you.
  • Never registered for 2020
    1. You will be able to register during the public on-sale on BikeReg at 12:01 am on 12/16/2021.

Registration Transfers & Route Changes
Transfer of registration to another participant is allowed and can be handled by the participants directly on BikeReg for $5. Please note that this option closes when pre-registration closes on April 15.

Category change between distances is allowed at any time while pre-registration is open for no charge. Please note that after pre-registration closes on June 9, there will be no further changes allowed.

Rider Limits:
Registration is capped to 800 riders. There will be no waitlist.

*WE WILL NOT ANSWER EMAILS AFTER ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES*


Accommodations

*COMING SOON*


Rules:
- No e-bikes.
- No outside alcohol allowed.
- Follow the rules of the road and obey all street signs. Roads are NOT closed during this event and your safety is most important.
- While in parks, please be courteous to other users as parks are open. There may be other cyclists, pedestrians, horses, and animals.
- Do not litter. There will be trash receptacles available at rest stops.
- This is not a race. Enjoy the ride with old and new friends.
- If you purchased merchandise, you (or someone else) must pick it up at the event; we will not ship.
- Rain or Shine event, sorry no refunds.

In order to be eligible for Strava segment prizes, you must adhere to the Strava competition rules.

You must be a member of the Strava club for only the route you ride (links below) in order to be eligible for prizes. Please join the clubs before the event to ensure your eligibility. Cyclists must be members of the club and have public profiles at the time of the event to be eligible. Cyclists must be registered for the 2022 event and complete the entire ride to be eligible (based on Strava activity). Strava segment results will be posted Tuesday after the event by 3 PM. At this time, all segment results and winners will be FINAL - no exceptions.

*PS - PLEASEEEEEE use your real names on your Strava account, otherwise it is VERY difficult to get a hold of you!

Petite Strava Club:  2022 Strava Club Petite
Grande Strava Club: 2022 Strava Club Grande


Aid Stations & Route Information

PETITE GGC AID STATIONS
TBD

GRANDE GGC AID STATIONS 
TBD

TENTATIVE Route Maps

The Grande route has approximately 4,081 feet of climbing.
Final map and RideWithGPS files will be sent to all registered riders and posted once registration closes. Please do not contact us for the map or files before this time.


The Petite route has approximately 2,379 feet of climbing.
Final map and RideWithGPS files will be sent to all registered riders and posted once registration closes. Please do not contact us for the map or files before this time.




Drone footage from 2018, courtesy of Gunnar Bergey: