Saturday, October 28, 2023 will mark the 5th annual Maple Leaf Gravel Grind. We will offer 3 separate routes, a 16, 40 and 70 mile option that will highlight the beautiful fall foliage in and around Baldwin City, KS. Each rider will receive a custom glass and t-shirt included in their entry. All races will be timed by the Timer Guys.
Proceeds will be split between Prairie Paws Animal Shelter in Ottawa, KS and the Baldwin City Recreation Commission's scholarship fund. Ottawa Bike and Trail will once again be onsite offering light maintenance as well as swag for sale. Prairie Paws Animal Shelter will be on site with animals available for adoption, so be ready to take home your new family member!
Post race, we will offer entertainment, food and drink options as well as shaded seating to allow you to catch your breath and recover. In addition, we will have your commemorative glass ready for you at the Baldwin City Beer Co. waiting for you to fill with your favorite post-race libation, on us!
Take advantage of the Friday night packet pick up taking place form 4:00PM to 7:00PM at the Baldwin City Beer Co. (520 High St.) to avoid the lines Saturday morning. Specials will be available to Maple Leaf Gravel Grind participants, so come down, sample what’s on tap and grab some dinner Friday night!
**Register by Tuesday, October 17 to be guaranteed a 2023 Gravel Grind T-shirt**
For the 70 milers, we will offer a cash prize for the top 3 riders in each the male and female category:
16 and 40 mile: $50 walk up registration day of
70 mile: $60 walk up registration day of
Location: Start and finish on High Street between 7th and 8th street
After the Race
Stay around for the 3rd Annual Beer, Wine and Spirit Fest Event. The event will run from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will include 20+ breweries, wineries and distilleries. Tickets will be discounted 50% for Gravel Grind participants using code MLGG23. You may also purchase tickets the day of the event or purchase in advance by calling 785-594-3670.