Beatrice Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

Events Calendar

Solstice Gravel Grinder

Date: June 20, 2020
Event Description The Solstice Gravel Grinder is in its fourth year as a premier grassroots Nebraska gravel grinder that starts and ends in Beatrice NE on June 20th, 2020. This ride will journey through the communities of Holmesville, Barneston, Odell, Steele City, Endicott, Diller, and Beatrice. The riders will experience all kinds of gravel roads from flat to hilly and super hilly. And just because we know you want adventure, we will even throw in a few MMR's. The "Solstice 100" field will be limited to 100 riders for the Hundy. We will also be offering a couple of shorter route options. A 50+ mile gravel grinder, called "Solar Fiddy", and it will be limited to 50 riders total. And new this year, we will be offering a shorter 50K (31 miles) route, "The Kindler" for those that want to experience gravel for the first time. It will follow some of the same roads as the other routes, and also mix in a bit of the newly completed Chief Standing Bear Trail.
Registration opens on the Winter Solstice, Dec. 21st @ 7:00 am. 
$50 registration fee for the Hundy, $45 for the Fiddy, and $40 for The Kindler includes:
Entry into the event
  • Limited supply of adult beverages and treats at packet pickup
  • Custom awards to the 1st Place finishers in each category
  • Prizes for the Second and Third Place finishers in each category
  • Embroidered Solstice 100 event patch for all 100+ mile finishers
  • Embroidered Solar Fiddy event patch for all 50+ mile finishers
  • Custom Kindler event sticker for all 30+ mile finishers
  • Limited SAG stops along the routes
  • Custom Solstice Gravel Grinder T-Shirt (if registered by June 9th)
  • Free food and drink at Stone Hollow Brewing after finish
  • Super cool prizes for finishers from all of our sponsors! 
  • Overall winner of Solstice 100 wins free entry into next year's event!
  • And DFL trophies for the Last Place finishers!
Joe Billesbach
Solstice Gravel Event Director
(402) 239-3208

Event Location Starts and ends in Beatrice, NE
Date/Time Information June 20, 2020
Contact Information
Joe Billesbach Solstice Gravel Event Director (402) 239-3208
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