Rough Road 100

This is an ALL inclusive event, we want you to try something new, challenge yourself, find like minded folks and have a whole lot of FUN doing it!!

Conceived in 2014, the Rough Road 100 is a Spring Classic inspired road/gravel bike event. From the beginning we wanted to create a community of welcoming cyclists and become a Midwest yearly staple for cyclists of all varieties.

Distances of 60 and 40 miles make coming out of a Winter slumber a great opportunity to stretch your legs and start your cycling season off right! Whether that includes a bunch of races or rides we want you, and your friends, out here to share these roads and our hometown. 

Styled as a Spring Classic bike race/ride our course is friendly to nearly every style of bike and bike rider. This presents you with a fantastic opportunity to try something new. Courses stack up as 63% road to 37% gravel surface mixture for both 100K and 64K courses.

If you’re gravel curious, cycling curious, want to level up to your next distance, come out and be surrounded by your peers in the cycling community. Starting and finishing in the welcoming town of Morris, Illinois about an hour outside of Chicago with some classic farm country roads. You’ll face some short punchy climbs, wind on the open portions, and a run into the finish on the Historic I&M Canal tow path.

‚ÄčEarly April in the Midwest is always a weather gamble; snow, rain, wind, sunny, balmy, it’s part of the fun and part of the challenge to experience that camaraderie with those who toed the line!

Gravel Race: Illinois' Rough Road 100 Brings Spring Classic to the Midwest

Rough Road 100

Rough Road 100 | Cycling Art Print | Michael Valenti

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