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Das Boot Cup (Gravel Ride), Oct 15th Helen, GA

Posted September 21, 2017 by in Adventures

Rodeoer Mike Smith aka “Donkeyslayer” has put together a geat open invite ride in his native territory and we are helping to spread the word.

(questions should go to mike at wwmd (at) comcast.net)

October 15, 2017

Ride Time 8am

Helen, GA –

https://www.google.com/maps/place/City+of+Helen,+Georgia/@34.7006138,-83.7271182,16.59z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0xee90909c54eabf34!2sHelen+Visitors+Parking!8m2!3d34.7001339!4d-83.730667!3m4!1s0x0:0xfa5185bd55a15455!8m2!3d34.6996444!4d-83.7254347

http://www.helenchamber.com/oktoberfest.html

Parking – $5.00 cash

Location:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Helen+Visitors+Parking/@34.7000295,-83.7308466,18.92z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xee90909c54eabf34!8m2!3d34.7001339!4d-83.730667

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Ride:

The Das Boot Cup welcomes you to ride 51 miles with us on our favorite roads amid North Georgia’s forests, streams and mountains. The course ranges from flat and smooth to some of the most cobbled forest service roads in the area. Oh, and don’t mind the little climb up Tray Mountain. The concept is simple, we lay out a course, give you directions via GPX/TCX files and it’s up to you to find your way from the start to the finish. Ride with a group or go as fast as you like. No one is coming to change your flat tire. Everything you do is up to you. It’s like a really long group ride. No support. No sag. No aid stations. Just you, your bike and the groad in front of you. There is no entry fee. None. Zero. Zip. Join us for a post ride Octoberfest in the parking lot. We will be waiting on you with free Food and Booze!

This is NOT an easy route – approx. 5hr ride time.

Entry Fee – $0 (parking fee $5.00)

Start Time- 8am

This is not a race.

The route is 51 miles with 5100ft gain.

Recommended tire width – >35

This is a self-supported event.

After-Party from 1-4pm

Bring a lawn chair if you want to hang out after

Route Files:

link: (Ride with GPS)

link: (Strava)

Awards:

Das Boot Cup

Overall Male

Overall Female

*overall combined time for KOM/KOD & QOM/QOD

Swag

KOM/QOM

KOD/QOD

Segments:

KOM/QOM

https://www.strava.com/segments/660947

KOD/QOD

https://www.strava.com/segments/4265983

Fine Print:

There will be no visible markers for the segments. Do your homework ahead of time.

All ride files must be uploaded to Strava at the end of the ride during the post ride party, if you want it to be considered for the awards.

GPS error, etc. is part of the experience.

I (DonkeySlayer and Strava) will be the final judge

Ride Pics:

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Tags: All Road / Cycling / Das Boot / Georgia / Gravel Grinder / Gravel Ride / Oktober Fest