Maple Leaf Gravel Grind

Gravel Grind Website Cover 2023

Saturday, October 28, 2023 will mark the 5th annual Maple Leaf Gravel Grind. We will offer 3 separate routes, a 16, 35 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.

For the 70 milers, we will offer a cash prize for the top 3 riders in each the male and female category:

PlacePrize Amount
1st Place$100
2nd Place$75
3rd Place$50

Event Details

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 as well.       

Maple Leaf Gravel Grind Bicycle Raffle Tickets coming soon! Purchase your tickets!


Additional Details

  • Date: Saturday, October 28
  • Time: 70 mile will begin at 9:00 am, 16 mile and 35 mile will begin at 10:00 am
  • Fee: $40 for the 16 and 35-mile routes. $50 registration day of.
  • $50 for the 70 milers. $60 registration day of. 
  • Swag bag included for all participants!
  • 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.