This is the second edition of the Fried Clay 200k. A self-supported endurance gravel event that takes you through 130ish miles of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. Expect a grueling trip down some of the best gravel roads middle Georgia has to offer. The route combines the popular Red Clay Ramble and Fried Green Tomatoes routes plus a lot of weird junk I added to make it much much harder! You will need a GPS or a smart phone with an app such as Gaia to navigate the route properly. There will be no markings on the route at all! Expect long stretches of gravel, mild singletrack, water crossings, horse trails, and mud. If you’ve been thinking about giving this whole endurance gravel/bikepacking thing a shot, this is the perfect event. Some riders will choose to race, while others will party pace it. If you chose to camp on the route, there will be marked primitive campsites on the route guide you will receive via e-mail before the event. Your registration gets you the GPX route, an in depth route guide, and a dope patch. I will add more details as the event gets closer. This event will take place rain or shine! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
New for 2020 is the Fried Clay 420k! This is the real shit! 260 miles long with A LOT more singletrack, bushwhacking, and gravel. This race will be FREE of charge, but you will have to fill out an application and be selected to participate. This race will only have 30 slots, and is meant only for the experienced endurance racer. There will not be a route guide, only a GPX file. There are very few opportunities to resupply in the last 140 miles, so you will have to plan accordingly. I’m currently working on providing GPS tracking. You’ll also get your own super limited edition bad ass commemorative patch! This race will start on Friday March 21st at 8 PM, so be sure to bring your lights!
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