Uncle John’s Dirty Ride is a chip timed cycling event across the flat, fast, dirt roads of Gratiot County, Michigan. Utilizing the ever popular Uncle John’s Cider Mill grounds as the start/finish, the course(s) will traverse through the wooded Saginaw/Gratiot Game Area and backroads lined with10 foot high corn fields. 99% of the course is on dirt roads.
Riders will have two options to choose from, a 56 mile route or a 24 mile route.
The event is geared for riders of all ages and abilities; seasoned racers closing out their road season, mountain bikers, cross racers, weekend warriors, fitness enthusiasts or riders that simply want to enjoy the Michigan countryside on a late summer day.
Road, cross, mountain bikes and single speeds are welcome.
Bring the whole family to cheer you on. For those not riding, they can enjoy all the other activies that Uncle John’s Cider Mill has to offer while you ride. Then, after you have finished, all can enjoy the live music, food and drink at the post ride party.
NEW NAME. SAME RACE.
Everyone’s favorite fall tradition has a new name! If you’ve ran with The Great Pumpkin Run in the past 8 years, you’ve probably seen our buddy Gourdy around the farm. Gourdy’s been working tirelessly behind the scenes since the beginning, and it’s finally time to recognize his hard work. It’s the same great race we’ve all grown to love, but with a new name: Gourdy is the new namesake and official ambassador of your favorite fall race: Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run!
Traverse the fields, run through the apple trees and dash by the corn before crossing the finish line (where you’ll take home a pumpkin and enjoy a glass of apple cider)!