April 13, 2019
1833 Flint Hill Rd, Landenberg, PA 19350
50K and 100K routes
Registration is open on BikeReg
Thanks to Paradocx Vineyard for hosting this fantastic event!
Ride through the grapes with Velo Amis for the 3rd annual Gravel Grape Crusher - a challenging 50K or 100K 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.
Both routes are a mix of gravel, double track, single track, field and road, with features in Fair Hill, White Clay, Redd Park and White Clay Preserve. Three rest stops for the 100K & one for the 50K. This is not a race.
What you'll get:
Come for the ride, stay for the wine and beer! Registration comes with Paradocx wine and local Pennsylvania craft beer for participants 21 and up. Soda/water ONLY for those cyclists under 21 years of age - but also only $10 for anyone 19 and under to ride. Ride registration also comes with post ride food, stocked rest stops, GGC event hoo-rag, and the chance to compete in a Strava segment competition. Please see rules below.
Times to know:
Early Registration Pick-Up available Friday night at Paradocx Vineyard!
Join us for the evening and save time on Saturday morning. Pick-up will open at 6:15 pm and go until 9 pm.
Please note: you must depart at the appropriate time for your ride. Do not be late. We have permits and road closures for specific times and cannot afford to miss them. Thank you for your understanding!
7 am: 100k Registration Opens
8 am: 100k Departs
8 am: 50k Registration Opens
9 am: 50k Departs
Pricing & Registration:
Pre-registration is open on BikeReg and will close on April 10, 2019.
Day-of registration will be for sale should we have the space available.
Please note the following registration fee schedule:
January 1 - February 28: $50
March 1 - April 10: $65
Day-of Registration (if spots are available - no guarantee): $75
$10 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 email@example.com for your discount.
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 10.
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 April 10, there will be no further changes allowed.
Make a weekend out of the event:
We have reserved a discounted room rate at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn at Kennett Square. Please use this booking link: http://group.hiltongardeninn.com/gravelgrapecrusher or call the Hilton and mention you're with the Gravel Grape Crusher at 610-444-9100.
- 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.
Strava Segment Competition Rules:
You must be a member of the Strava club in order to be eligble 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 2019 event and complete the entire ride to be eligible (based on Strava activity).
Strava segment results will be posted the day after the event by 3 PM. At this time, all segment results and winners will be FINAL - no exceptions.
Thanks all for coming out for our 2018 edition. More pictures are posted on the Velo Amis Facebook.
Course outline 100K (final course will be sent to all registered riders and posted once registration closes) Click on image for PDF
Course outline 50K (final route will be sent to all registered riders and posted once registration closes) Click on map for PDF
Drone footage from 2018, courtesy of Gunnar Bergey: