Border Wars Gravel Adventure

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50% Georgia | 50% Alabama | 100% Awesome
For us, this one’s all “border” and no “war”—other than the battle between you and the gnar.
Circle February 24, 2024 on your calendar! For the third year in a row, Border Wars AL/GA is bringing back everything you loved from before, plus some exciting additions.
Head down to beautiful Franklin, Georgia and check out our brand-new start point. We’ve partnered with the city to turn our after-party into a downtown expo and festival on the square, where we’ll have live music, plenty of food and drinks for all ages, mud-free parking and riverside camping right on the banks of the Chattahoochee. With field limits doubled for this year’s three (not two!) routes, the whole gang can join in. Hop on for the 30-mile joyride or, better yet, compete in either the 62- or 100-mile race, where winners* take home a 100% handmade ceramic honeypot trophy courtesy of Grouchy Ass Pottery Studio!
Border Wars 2023 will be hosted by Independent Gravel and the East Point Track Club. Thanks to several new local sponsors, we’re able to bring you even more perks and extras, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting MTB Atlanta and the Heard County Food Pantry. Check the website for exciting details about the rides, the party, the prizes, the food, the swag, the weather—all the good stuff.
100-mile start – 8:00am

Pro Gravel 100

62-mile start – 9:30am

Gravel Race 62

30-mile start – 10:30am

Gravel Ride 30

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Full event details including camping, pre & post-ride activities, sponsorship opportunities and more.



*yes, every finisher is a winner, sort of. but these trophies are a first class pain in the ass to create so not everybody can have one. see details.

The Laughing Donkey Gravel Invitational

The Gravel Cycling Community of Tifton invites you to join us in a scenic tour of the Tift area and surrounding counties. The 2nd annual “Laughing Donkey Invitational” is a FREE, self-supported, gravel adventure. Donations are welcome, but not required. All proceeds will go towards a local cause. Please share this event with your favorite friends.

Routes: TBA

25, 45, 70 Miles

We do not make any claims as to road or traffic conditions. This is an “open roads” event with all of the risks involved. We ask that you please be aware of your physical/health limitations as you make your route decisions and be respectful of all traffic rules. We also ask that you refrain from littering or engaging in dangerous or disrespectful behaviors while riding through our friendly neighborhoods.

We have beautiful gravel roads waiting for you! We hope to see you then.

Pecan Shaker

Pecan Shaker celebrates the timeless tradition of pecan shaking. Except this time, you’re the pecan tree and the shaker is miles of gravel roads. Speed past pecan groves and over a wide variety of surface conditions, just like the terrain on our Bird Dog 100 course. Get ready for some fun. Our races will maximize your smiles-per-mile with a timed-segment race format.
Rather than embracing the sufferfest of other races, we’re leaning into the party on two wheels. Ride with friends across each transfer stage, then drop the hammer through the finish of each timed segment. Regroup at the finish and ride together to the next segment.

Each course will contain up to three timed segments, covering up to 50% of the course distance.

Union City Fondo & Gravel Grind

Road rides: 30, 60 & 100 miles | Mixed Surface rides: 60 & 150 miles


WHY ROAD FONDO? Our velvety road rides of 50, 100 and 160 kilometers are well-suited to the beginner and the ultra-chill veteran alike. It’s scenic out here, with unabused country tarmac that rides much smoother than most. Whether you’re working up to the 30-mile or gunning for a century, it’s a delectable challenge, with so. Much. Climbing.

WHY GRAVEL GRIND? Most people don’t expect to find this kind of gravel just a few minutes outside Atlanta, so our mixed surface routes (100 and 200 kilometers) are surprising. They’re also rife with horrible life-affirming challenges to make every bone in your body curse your name: dirt, gravel, stream crossings, sand, tarmac, and so! Much! Climbing!


Regardless of your level, this is the event you’ll work up to this year. It’s an accomplishment just to finish our century routes, and for some, even 30 miles can be a battle. We salute everyone who pushes themselves to tackle this event.

If you’re ready, up the ante with a personal time goal. Or ride to win against some true athletes, thus cementing your own reputation as the truest athlete of all—and taking home the coveted belt as 2022’s King/Queen of the Road (in the Polyester100) or Unofficial Mixed Surface Champion (in the ToughSkin Open).

If you haven’t Fondoed with us before, you should know that our after-party is the stuff of dreams, with massages and music and food and beer and chairs, such chairs, chairs as far as the eye can see. This year, there will also be chili.

Honey Bee Stinger

The Valdosta Bike Center is honored to host the 6th annual 2022 Honey Bee Stinger cycling event on February 26th, 2022 in Hahira GA. The Stinger Dirt Road route: This is a 70 mile dirt and gravel road route through the plantation and farming roads of Southern Georgia. Roll out at 9:00 am. We are looking into a shorter option (17-20mile) for those who want to participate but aren’t ready for the 70 miles yet.


Mayhaw Gravel Grind

The Miller County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual fund raiser gravel ride. There are multiple route options to accommodate different fitness levels, and aid stations will be present. About 70% of each route is on beautiful unpaved roads of Southwest Georgia. More information.

Worst Day of the Year Gravel Ride

Get ready for the 2021 Worst Day of the Year Gravel Ride! We’ve been lucky that for the last couple of years, it has not actually been the WORST day of the year, but with what 2020 has thrown us, who knows? Come ride with us and find out! Ride starts at 10 a.m. at the Haralson Pavilion and there will be 30-mile and 50-mile options. More information.