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Welcome to the 2018 Challenge!

The Cup O’ Dirt is a year long challenge of completing a dozen or half a dozen dirty centuries. Complete the challenge and you’ll receive a custom hand-made stoneware mug, as well as be entered into drawings for other prizes.

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2018 Rides, Rider Updates

The Gents Race 8.0

“A friend of mine invited me up to Iowa to ride a gravel event with him. The Gents Race 8.0. It is basically a team time trial on gravel, with a stop at a winery at the halfway point. The temperature at the start of the ride was around 18 degrees, with a 8-10 mph […]

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2018 Rides, Rider Updates

Mike’s Land Run 100

“This was my first year doing the Land Run 100, and it was such an incredible and rewarding experience. Packed up car and left early on Thursday morning for the 12 hour drive from suburban Chicago to Stillwater, OK. When I got to Stillwater that evening, they were unveiling this year’s Land Run beer (yes, […]

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2018 Rides, Rider Updates

The 2018 Huracan 300

The Huracan 300+ is the second longes bikepacking race in Florida. This year it was around 340 miles, give or take with reroutes, etc. It consisted of dirt forest roads, singletrack and some road connectors. It’s a loop that starts and ends at the Santos MTB trails in Ocala, FL. February 3rd, about 80 of […]

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2018 Rides, Poems, Rider Updates

The Dirty South Roubaix

“I read about a gravel ride In the same state where I reside Three hours south of my domicile To get there took a little while In Alto Pass this race takes place The man said go and I gave chase The rollout was a lot of fun By I am slow, so was outdone […]

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2017 Rides, Rider Updates

Josiah Bags #11

“This was a nice ride on the Prairie Spirit Trail from Ottawa, Kansas to Iola, Kansas, and back again, so a nice There and Back Again. This was my first time in the trail, and I must say two thumbs up (I am pretty good at riding no-hands so this is safe and okay). Kansas […]

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2017 Rides, Rider Updates

Filling My Cup

“This past summer learned that there was a new brewery just an hour Northeast of me in Menard county  in the town of Petersburg.  That was reason enough to start planning a metric.  I finally got it in and just in time as the temps this week have finally taken a nose dive.  I had planned […]

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2017 Rides, Rider Updates

Jon Rides the DAMn

“Here is a ride report that I finally got around to writing: This was the first year of the 241 mile Day Across Minnesota race (a.k.a. The DAMn) and I was fortunate enough to be on the interwebs scouting upcoming races when registration opened last winter.  This race was well organized and I would highly […]

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2017 Rides, Rider Updates

Jordan’s Landrun 100

“About a year ago I caught the gravel bug when I heard about LandRun and Dirty Kanza from a couple buddies who like to suffer just about as much as I do, naturally I decided I needed to do both of these races in my first year as a real gravel cyclist.  First up was […]

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2017 Rides, Rider Updates

A Solo Texas Metric

“Challenge ride #11 started just like #9 did…a solo adventure, because no one wanted to leave at 5:00am. Rolling out at 5:15 under the cover of darkness, there’s nothing quite as exciting & terrifying than exploring an unscouted B-Road with only moon & starlight to guide you….because you forget your headlight @ home, again. The thing about riding […]

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