Inspiration 100

Inspiration 100 The Inspiration 100 is a self-supported gravel race starting and finishing in Garfield MN. The route takes you through the Leaf Mountain area around Inspiration Peak, in Otter Tail County, MN.

Operating as usual

Hello! All around good guy and friend of the race Ben Doom recently suffered a setback. On Friday he returned home to fi...
04/05/2017
Click here to support Doom Family Fire Fund organized by John J Egbers

Hello! All around good guy and friend of the race Ben Doom recently suffered a setback. On Friday he returned home to find his house on fire. Fortunately, no one was home, but it did significant damage to the home and their possessions (before you ask, the bikes are okay).

If you can spare a few dollars, please donate to get the Doom family back on their feet in the short term. Let's support one of our own in the cycling community. Thanks!

https://www.gofundme.com/doom-family-fire-fund

The Dooms have suffered a small house fire that has claimed the lives of their 2 cats and rendered 98% of their belongings lost to soot and smoke damage. It's so soon in this process that they are still discovering what they have lost in clothing, books, toys and the sundry everyday items that we...

2016 Inspiration Results and Photo Albums. Thanks to everyone who made it happen!
10/02/2016
2016 Inspiration 100 - Results and Pictures

2016 Inspiration Results and Photo Albums. Thanks to everyone who made it happen!

We had a perfect day for the last Inspiration 100. Here are your big deal finishers. Men's Podium: Ted Loosen, Nick Vetter, Charlie Sch...

Eye Associates of Alexandria  went all in this year and hooked us up with Oakley trail sunglasses for the first place fi...
09/09/2016

Eye Associates of Alexandria went all in this year and hooked us up with Oakley trail sunglasses for the first place finishers (male/female). The boxes are sealed so you just get this picture.

Eye Associates of Alexandria has donated the prizes for all 5 years of the Inspiration 100. Go see them for all of your vision needs. They rock! Thank you!

The #inspiration100 forecast, submitted without comment.
09/09/2016

The #inspiration100 forecast, submitted without comment.

09/05/2016
Suzanne

Anybody have room/looking for a ride on race day?

Anyone want to carpool from the cities on race day?

I rode the middle 30 miles of the Inspiration 100 course with Noonan Sport Specialists own Mike H. on Saturday. Mike is ...
09/05/2016

I rode the middle 30 miles of the Inspiration 100 course with Noonan Sport Specialists own Mike H. on Saturday. Mike is looking to notch his first gravel century this coming weekend. He has been training all summer, and can still manage a smile after climbing one of the longer hills in the Inspiration Peak area. Both he and the course are ready for Sept. 10. Wish him luck if you see him before the race!

09/02/2016
INSPIRATION GRAVEL: 2016 Inspiration 100 - Weekend Schedule

Here is the schedule and a brief overview of the course for next weekend's FINAL Inspiration 100. You are excited. The roster has also been updated, so make sure you are on it if.

Please note the cue sheets and waiver will be posted on Tuesday, September 6th. You will need both to ride on Saturday.

Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great holiday weekend!

http://www.inspirationgravel.com/2016/09/2016-inspiration-100-weekend-schedule.html

Race director Scott did some Inspiration 100 course recon this morning. It is all looking good and will be even better o...
07/30/2016

Race director Scott did some Inspiration 100 course recon this morning. It is all looking good and will be even better on Sept 10.

Since July 31 is a Sunday, registration is extended to August 1st. If you are on the fence, get that card in the mail no later than Monday. Thanks!

http://www.inspirationgravel.com/p/inspiration-100.html?m=0

Only a few days left to register for the Inspiration 100! Registration is a bit down this year, so there is plenty of ro...
07/29/2016

Only a few days left to register for the Inspiration 100! Registration is a bit down this year, so there is plenty of room on the roster. Get your card in the mail no later than July 31 and you are in for the final running of the Inspiration 100 gravel race! Registration details at the link. http://www.inspirationgravel.com/p/inspiration-100.html

I had the pleasure of getting pulled around some local gravel roads today by Scott and Noonan Sport Specialists Mike. Mi...
07/16/2016

I had the pleasure of getting pulled around some local gravel roads today by Scott and Noonan Sport Specialists Mike. Mike is training for the Inspiration 100, which will be his first gravel century. Register now if you want to witness Mike destroy the course on September 10! Details at the link. http://www.inspirationgravel.com/p/inspiration-100.html?m=0

The last #inspiration100 is Sept 10! Register by July 31 so you don't miss it! Details here bit.ly/29crjpq
07/10/2016

The last #inspiration100 is Sept 10! Register by July 31 so you don't miss it! Details here bit.ly/29crjpq

Happy 4th of July! The first cards are coming in for the Inspiration 100. Tomorrow while you are at work attempting to l...
07/04/2016

Happy 4th of July! The first cards are coming in for the Inspiration 100. Tomorrow while you are at work attempting to look busy, make sure you remember to get your registration card in the mail. You don't want to miss the last Inspiration 100. Details on the blog. http://bit.ly/29crjpq

Join us for the last Inspiration 100 on Sept 10. Registration details here http://bit.ly/29crjpq
07/02/2016

Join us for the last Inspiration 100 on Sept 10. Registration details here http://bit.ly/29crjpq

09/11/2015

Hey guys! Please support our Inspiration 100 sponsors in any way possible.

Jake's Bikes for providing the early registration space. Jake will knock off 10% on anything in the store for riders who are registering tonight, so bring your bike wish list. Thanks, Jake!
http://www.jakesbikes.com/

Eye Associates of Alexandria for donating the sunglasses that will go to our first place riders tomorrow. They have done this every year of the race, and every year when we pick the sunglasses up, we are tempted to keep them. This year is no exception.
http://www.eyeassociatesofalex.com/

Zorbaz in Alexandria for donating the ice that keeps everything cold on Saturday. If you know how many coolers we have at the finish, you know this is a considerable donation. Please stop in for a beer or pizza at Zorbaz when you are in town.
http://zorbaz.com/locationz/alexandria/

Blue Ox Timber Frames, Ltd. for donating those big chunks of wood for our prizes. I have no idea where we would get those, otherwise. Maybe you should think about building a timber frame home while in town?
http://www.blueoxtimberframes.com/

Thank you, sponsors!

The 2015 Inspiration Roster is posted on the blog. Make sure you are on it!  If you are still interested in joining the ...
08/16/2015
INSPIRATION GRAVEL: 2015 Inspiration Roster

The 2015 Inspiration Roster is posted on the blog. Make sure you are on it!

If you are still interested in joining the race, please contact me (my email is linked in the blog post). Thanks!

Hey everybody! I am a bit late on getting the roster put together. If you sent a postcard, you are in, so please plan on...
08/11/2015

Hey everybody! I am a bit late on getting the roster put together. If you sent a postcard, you are in, so please plan on riding. I will put up the roster and start sending emails by the end of the week.

Numbers are a bit down this year, so if you know someone who may be interested in riding, please have them contact me.

It is going to be a great day on the bike! We look forward to seeing all of you on September 12.

Please read this and continue to leave no trace on the Inspiration 100. We want two more good events, so let's keep the ...
06/17/2015
The Death of the Oregon Outback

Please read this and continue to leave no trace on the Inspiration 100. We want two more good events, so let's keep the course clean. Thanks!

The Death of the Oregon Outback -photo and words by Donnie I guess I’m one of those naïve Midwestern boys who still thinks people are generally good and do the right thing. I’m almost 40 and I stil...

05/05/2015

May the Fourth edition of the Inspiration 100 be in your future: 09.12.2015. Registration opens on July 1. #dontgetcockykid

Go on a gravel binge to end the year! The following is from the Minnesota State Gravel Championships page:The second ann...
09/12/2014
2014 Gravel Champs!

Go on a gravel binge to end the year! The following is from the Minnesota State Gravel Championships page:

The second annual Minnesota State Gravel Championships will happen on Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19, 2014.

Registration for this year’s event opens on Saturday, August 2. As always (okay, as last year), registration is FREE. Just send a postcard:
MN State Gravel Championships
321 Division St
Northfield, MN 55057

The second annual Champs will be a lot like last year, but different: three races spread over two days (probably two events on Saturday, one on Sunday), events headquartered at local sites, good locally brewed beer, and of course a lot of gravel. A LOT of gravel.

The second annual Minnesota State Gravel Championships will happen on Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19, 2014. Registration for this year's event opens on Saturday, August 2. As always (...

09/09/2014
Dirt Bag

There is still more gravel to grind! The Dirt Bag is happening next month in the St. Cloud area. Do it!

Okay folks...
Registration is now open for the Dirt Bag.

Send your postcard to:

Dirt Bag 2014
c/o JJ Egbers
800 12th Ave S.
St Cloud, MN 56301

Please include: your name (real or imagined);
Gender (real please);
Age;
What you are riding (multi gear, single gear, tandem, fattie)

Plan on the same 85'ish mile course as last year.

We may have the kitchen open and a pot of chili and Bouja on simmer. Anyone want to bring something to share?

Enjoy the great cycling weather,

Address

Alexandria, MN
56308

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(320) 555-5555

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