On Saturday, January 5, 2013 there will be a fundraiser + party for the 2013 edition of Chris Skogen's venerable Almanzo 100, held at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis. If at any point in the past 7 years you've raced gravel, thought about gravel, bought a new bike to ride gravel, I'd venture to say you owe it to Chris Skogen. Lots of great folks are bringing this event together, including Twin Six, Banjo Brothers, Royal Antler Films, Salsa Cycles, HED Wheels, Calhoun Cycle, The Waffle Van, and more. Check out the preview of, –and pre-order– the new Twin Six-designed 2013 Almanzo race kit, as well as the unveiling of Challenge Tires new Almanzo gravel tire. Music provided by Highchair Kings, featuring none other than Trevor Lettman of Space2Burn Media. This will be a good one. We hope you can join us.
About the Almanzo100
Since 2007 Chris Skogen and his Almanzo 100 and Royal 162 have provided the premier platform for gravel endurance racing in the United States. Financed solely out of pocket, and with help from a dedicated family of volunteers, Skogen continually sets the bar high for an annual event that is looked forward to by riders of all stripes. Eschewing entry fees, the Almanzo attracts upward of 600 entrants to the rolling hills and farmland around Spring Valley, Minnesota. Registration starts January 1st 2013 and ends January 31st. This year’s event will take place May 18th. You can find more details at www.almanzo.com