Welcome to the Founders Brewing Co. Barry-Roubaix 

 The largest gravel road race in the WORLD!

Race Day: Saturday, March 25, 2017 (race waves start at 10 AM)

Presented by:

Greenware, Fox Subaru, Grand Rapids Bicycle Co. and Specialized

 

Overview: 

Michigan’s 2017 cycling race season kicks off  with The Founders Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race.  Like the classic it’s named after, Barry-Roubaix will test riders against (80%) rolling gravel roads, pavement, one mile of rough two track, rocks, sand, mud, and possibly snow and ice as you traverse the scenic roads of Barry County.

We offer three race lengths to challenge riders of all abilities. The 22-mile “Chiller” has approx. 1500 feet of elevation, The 36-mile “Thriller” climbs approx. 2200 feet and the 62-mile “Killer” you can expect approx. 3800 feet of elevation. There is a racer cap of 3500 entries. Registration opens December 1st, 2016 at 8am EST and closes  March 15 at NOON or sooner if the cap is met.

THE 2017 EVENT: 

Date:    Saturday, March 25, 2017 (race waves start at 10 AM)

Venue:  Start / Finish/ Awards & After-Party takes
             place in downtown Hastings, Michigan 49058

Awards: Over $34,000 in cash and prizes ( see our website for awards category details )
Field:    **The race will be capped at 3,500 racers**

Details: Go to www.barry-roubaix for all the details of the event
                    
           > 62- mile "The Killer" by SRAM 
           The 62 mile "Killer" race is for expert/elite/pro level athletes.
           Last year it took the pros over 3 hours at 20+ mph avg.! There's

           approximately 3800 ft of climbing.

           This field wave starts at 10 AM

           *For rider safety and course control, there is a time cut off
            for the 62 - mile race: Racers must reach the second aid station
            at 
mile 44 by 1:30pm (12.3 mph avg.)


            >36-mile "The Thriller" by: Smith Optics
            The 36 mile "Thriller" race is for the sport to expert riders
            with approximately 2200 feet of climbing in this race route.
 

  

            >22- mile "The Chiller" by: CU Link
            The 22mile "Chiller" race is for the beginner and sport rider.
            There's approximately 1500 feet of climbing in this race.
 
 

             >22 & 36 - mile "Fat Bike" by: 
 

             >22 / 36 & 62 - mile "Team Competition" by: 
              Grzanka Grit McDonald /michigancyclinglawyer.com 

 

            >Racing for Fun:  
            Some racers are out to enjoy the ride and experience the event at their own
            pace. For those of you who fit this description, we have created  22 and    
            36 mile "Racing for fun" categories for 2017.
            Both of these categories will start as the last waves of the race. You can go at
            your own pace without the pressure of feeling you need to move out of
            anyone's way. You will still be timed and show up in the results, however this
            category isn't included in the awards.

                 

Registration:

              Please make sure your BikeReg account profile is up to date

           NO Race liscence required

           NO day of registration

           Selecting a race registration category:

           ** Your race age / race category =  your age on
                 December 31, 2017  **

 

           Transfers: You may transfer your registration through your Bikereg
           registration. You work out the price and payment of your registration with the
           tranferee and go in and place their email address.  The person transfering in
           will receive an email, pay the $10 surcharge and then have the ability to select
           their race category. 

           Deadline for transfers, category changes and the team competition closes
           March 15 at Noon EST


            Deadline for pre-ordering merchandise is 3/10

 

           Register early and save!  Registration prices:
                       Date                               Time               22 & 36 / 62                                          

             Decmber 1st,      2016 7am           $50 /$60
              January   1st,      2017 noon         $55 /$65

              February 1st,      2017 noon          $60 /$70
              March      1st,      2017 noon          $65 /$75
              Youth 18 and under only  $25    
Dec 1 - March 15 at Noon
              Team competition registration $35 / team / dist.            

 

          No refund or deffering to the following year will be allowed.
          Transfers are offered on Bikereg until March 15 at Noon
        
  and will cost $10. The exchange of  the original entry and price
          is the responsibility of the two
parties involved.

 

The Team Competition: Sponsored by: Grzanka Grit McDonald / michigancyclinglawyer.com 

 

       ***Team Competition Results Scoring***
      A teams result time will be calculated by adding up the total time of the top 5
      individual finishers from your roster to create a "total team time".
 
     The team with the lowest total team time wins and a
     team competition trophy will be awarded to the winning team.  

 

Additional Important Info:

           * The course will not be closed to traffic and cycling rules of 
                the road apply, ie. stop at all stop signs, yield to cars, obey
               sheriff
 and corner marshall directions, no more than two
               riders abreast and do not cross the yellow center line.
               
           * 
Distances are approximate depending on final  
              course 
designation made prior to race start. Alternate roads
              may be used  and marked if unsafe conditions are present.

 
           * We reserve the
 right to combine low category fields.


           * Wave starts to be determined based on total race entries.


           * Racers will be disqualified for starting in the wrong wave.


           * Chronotrack Timing by Newton Timing.  


           * See the www.barry-roubaix.com website for all the race
              rules.