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Shake 'N Brake Gravel Grinder

Shake 'N Brake Gravel Grinder

COURSE DIFFICULTY: 5 out of 10

Launched in 2015, this gravel grinder is a choose-your-own-adventure day on a bike, the courses rattle and hum through the Talladega National Forest. Each course is a rowdy mix of rocky Forest Service roads and singletrack trails that can be ridden on a mountain bike or a cyclocross rig. Each has advantages and disadvantages, so choose your weapon wisely—there are no separate categories based on the bike you ride. And remember, as Ricky Bobby always said, “If you ain’t first….you’re last!”

“It was truly epic, thanks to weather (wet) and trail conditions (sloppy). I opted for the 50K challenge to ride with friends without the pressure of racing, and just completing it was the toughest 1-day event I’ve ever done.”
—Maaike Everts, Breck Epic singlespeed world champion

Food will be available.

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Race Location

Shake 'N Brake

warden station horse camp

Course Information

Preliminary Course files for Shake N Brake is the original course. When we were last there, however, there were several trees down on a section of road that is no longer used on a regular basis by the forest service. If they are unable to remove the trees, we may have to work around that section.

Long Course: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/37290515

The Short Course is still being determined.

Preliminary Long Course

Gravel Series Race Day Schedule

7:00 am: Packet Pick Up / Race Day Registration Opens

9:00 am: Packet Pick Up/ Race Day Registration Closes

9:30 am: Racer Meeting - ALL RACERS MUST ATTEND

9:45 am: Racers Positioned On The Start Line

10:00 am: RACE START

2:00 pm: Awards Ceremony

3:00 pm: Cut-off Time for Official Race Time/Results

Category Registration Prizes Series Prizes
Open (Male/Female) $65/$45 Payouts and Trophies/Medals Custom Series Prizes
Masters (40-49) $65/$45 Trophies and Prize Bags/Medals Custom Series Prizes
Grand Masters (50-59) $65/$45 Trophies and Prize Bags/Medals Custom Series Prizes
Ultra Masters (60+) $65/$45 Trophies and Prize Bags/Medals Custom Series Prizes
Female Masters (40+) $65/$45 Trophies and Prize Bags/Medals Custom Series Prizes
Singlespeed $65/$45 Trophies and Prize Bags/Medals Custom Series Prizes
Clydesdale $65/$45 Trophies and Prize Bags/Medals Custom Series Prizes
Junior (18 & under, Male/Female) $65/$45 Trophies and Prize Bags/Medals Custom Series Prizes