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4th Annual

Dirty 30 Gravel Bike Race

The 2021 Dirty 30 is scheduled for March 27, 2021. 

We held a successful 2020 race on October 17, 2020, where we had a separate starting line, waves of 50 riders, each separated by 6 feet, starting every 15 minutes.

While we don't know what March 2021 is going to look like, we can promise that whatever the situation looks like, we'll hold a safe and enjoyable event. 

Join us on an adventure you will not forget.  The gravel roads of Ionia county are plenty and the views are amazing.  16, 30 and 50 mile routes will take your breathe away!      

We started organizing weeknight mountain bike races in the GR area (under the name Milk Jug Racing) many years ago.  Life got busy and now we primarily road ride.   We wanted to combine our passions of single track and road riding and decided the Dirty 30 was a great way to do that.  A portion of the race proceeds will go back into the community.  In 2018 we purchased a bicycle fix it station that was installed at the new Saranac trailhead in the summer of 2019.  In 2020 we were able to donoate to a couple of local organizations. 

Join us on Saturday, March 27, 2021 and discover this gravel gem in the hills of Ionia County.  With road names like Bliss and Ivan (as in terrible), this gravel race offers something for every level of cyclist.      

The Dirty 30 gravel bike race courses consists of almost 90% gravel roads, the largest percentage of gravel compared to other gravel grinder bike races in West Michigan.  The distance of the long course is 50 miles.  The shorter courses are 30 and 16 miles.  The 30 mile course is considered the short course for the MGRS. 

The Dirty 30 events will start and finish in downtown Saranac, just a short jaunt from Grand Rapids, MI.  The first half of the course heads east into the open farm country, offering a combination of gently rolling hills and pancake flat gravel roads.   The second half of the course brings you west into a hillier and more forested section of the course.  

The Dirty 30 course takes place on open roads, so all Michigan road laws apply to all cyclists.  Cyclists must obey all traffic signs, may not ride more than two abreast and should not cross the center line.  Key intersections will be manned by volunteers and Ionia County police.  

Hope to see you there!  
Raymond Passchier


What you get with your registration
Chip timing
Medals for top 3 age groups
Swag (in the works for 2021)
Dirty 30 tshirt, +$15
The raffle of the Cannondale gravel bike has been delayed until we can have unlimited group gatherings.  2020/2021 registrants automatically receive 1 raffle ticket.   

Female/Male Categories
-Age Group (Geared Bike) for 16, 30 and 50 mile
17 und, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
-Fat Bike (30 & 50 mile)
-Single Speed (30 & 50 mile)
-Tandem Bike (30 & 50 mile)

-Top 3 OVERALL 50 milers get CASH! $150, $100, and $50, M & F.  30 and 16 milers top 3 OVERALL will be recognized but don't get cash.  If we get more cash sponsors, we would love to award more distances.  Hit us up if your company is interested!
-Top 3 in each category/age group to receive a Dirty 30 medal. 

Team competition
Minimum of 4 registrants.  Top 4 times to be totaled with the lowest total time declared the winning team.  No awards for 2020 winners.  We'll be doing this in 2021! 

Early bird pricing is $30 (16 mile), $45 (30 mile) and $50 (50 mile)  See registration page for more details Price bumps on Feb. 19 and March 4.

2021 Dirty 30 Winter Jersey is available for $110.  Jerseys ordered between Feb. 22-April 2 will be shipped to your residence the end of April.  

2021 Dirty 30 Winter Jersey

2019 Dirty 30 Shirt
2019 Dirty 30 Shirt

2021 Dirty 30 shirt is available for $15.  Order deadline is March 3.

2021 Dirty 30 Shirt

2019 Dirty 30 Shirt

Kick off the cycling season on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Dirty 30 Gravel Grinder in Ionia County, Saranac, Michigan, just a gravel skip from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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