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5/13/17 7:00 AM
The 9th annual Gowdy Grinder
Curt Gowdy State Park
The 9th annual Gowdy Grinder will be Saturday, May 13th, 2017

The Gowdy Grinder is a cross country mountain bike race that takes place on the trails of Curt Gowdy State Park in southeastern Wyoming. The beginner races are on a course with a handful of short technical sections, but mostly smooth riding. The more advanced categories will find plenty of the challenging riding typical of Curt Gowdy. Come out for a great day of racing and reconnecting with your riding pals (or rivals) for the spring.
7/16/17 6:00 AM
Tour de Wyoming
Day 1: Cheyenne to Wheatland (73 miles)
Day 1: Cheyenne to Wheatland (73 miles)

We exit Cheyenne via some bike paths before taking the Old Yellowstone Highway north. As we follow frontage road along Interstate 25, we have about 12 miles where we値l be on the interstate. Then we exit and continue along frontage road to the welcoming community of Wheatland.
7/17/17 6:00 AM
Tour de Wyoming
Day 2: Wheatland to Rock River (80 miles)
Day 2: Wheatland to Rock River (80 miles)

We head out of Wheatland and turn west to head through the lovely Sybille Canyon. We値l tackle our first mountain pass, going over Morton Pass at an elevation of 7,175 feet. Once through the canyon, we turn north and pass over the North Platte River and then on to the small community of Rock River. We are working on having a motel option in Laramie with bus transport (an added fee) to Laramie and back the next morning. The rest of us will stay at the Rock River High School.
7/18/17 6:00 AM
Tour de Wyoming
Day 3: Rock River to Saratoga (76 miles)
Day 3: Rock River to Saratoga (76 miles)

We continue north out of Rock River and follow the Old Lincoln Highway, passing through the town of Medicine Bow. We turn south and head into the Upper North Platte Valley to spend the night in the lovely town of Saratoga. They even have free hot springs to soak tired muscles.
7/19/17 6:00 AM
Tour de Wyoming
Day 4: Saratoga to Battle Pass and return to Sarat
Day 4: Saratoga to Battle Pass and return to Saratoga (62 miles)

We don稚 pack up this day but, instead, do an out-and-back route that goes through the town of Encampment and then up to Battle Pass (9,911 feet). The official route ends at the pass but, of course, riders are free to continue on if they just love climbing. There is also the option of just staying put and relaxing in Saratoga.
7/20/17 6:00 AM
Tour de Wyoming
Day 5: Saratoga to Laramie (83 Miles)
Day 5: Saratoga to Laramie (83 Miles)

We head south out of Saratoga and then turn east and head for the Medicine Bow Mountains. We wind our way up to the summit of Snowy Range Pass, elevation 10,876 feet. Then we descent and pass through the town of Centennial before passing across the Laramie Basin to Laramie.
7/21/17 6:00 AM
Tour de Wyoming
Day 6: Laramie to Cheyenne (49 miles)
Day 6: Laramie to Cheyenne (49 miles)

On our final day we start with a climb. For the first section we値l be on Interstate 80 and exit onto the Happy Jack Road where we値l pass by Sherman Summit (elevation 8,878) for our fourth and final mountain pass. We値l pass through the Medicine Bow National Forest before descending into Cheyenne to end where we began.