It’s more than (just) a gravel race.

June 25, 2022 – Roca, NE

It’s a one-day gravel festival just outside of Lincoln, bringing us together for racing (with big prizes), family-friendly events, camping, live music, and mouth-watering food at the iconic Roca Berry Farm.

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Ways to Experience Grounded Nebraska

125-Mile Course

Don’t let the misconception that Nebraska is flat fool you, as the course will feature at least 5,000 feet over a steady stream of undulating hills.

60-Mile Course

The 60-mile course is an excellent primer to long-distance gravel, or if you just want to get back to the party at the festival sooner.

25-Mile Course

The 25-mile ride is to inspire the cyclist in all of us. The short distance, with minimal elevation, is perfect for dipping your toes in the gravel grinding world or for grabbing the family for a scenic spin.

Friday, June 24th

2:00 – 8:00 PM: Packet Pickup & Campground Check-in

Inside the Harvest Barn

2:00 PM: FTW-NB Led Shakeout Ride / Hosted by Wild Composite

Meet Outside of the Harvest Barn

5:00 PM: Shakeout Ride / Hosted by Chamois Butt’r

Meet Outside of the Harvest Barn / Sign up here

7:00 PM: Welcome Party 

Roca Tavern / 4101 Main Street, Roca, NE 68430

7:00 PM: Queer Meetup / Hosted by Molly Cameron & RIDE Advocacy

Roca Tavern @ The Welcome Party

8:00 PM: Campground Check-in Closes

Saturday, June 25th

6:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Packet Pickup

Inside the Harvest Barn

7:30 AM: 125-Mile Start

8:30 AM: 60-Mile Start

9:00 AM: 25-Mile Start

10:00 AM: 5k Walk/Fun Run Start

11:00 AM: The Champion System Finish Line Party Starts

In front of Pioneer Barn

11:00 am: Family Yoga / Hosted by Huddle Yoga & Energy Coaching

Inside the Harvest Barn

11:00 AM – 8:00 PM: Food Vendors Open

Behind the Harvest Barn

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Strider Races / Hosted by Bike Masters

Roca 500 Track

1:30 PM: First 125-mile Finishers Expected

3:00 PM: Family Yoga / Hosted by Huddle Yoga & Energy Coaching

Inside the Harvest Barn

4:00 PM: Podium Ceremony

Roca Band Stand Stage

11:00 PM: After Party Comes to an End

Sunday, June 26th

11:00 AM: Camper Checkout Deadline

The Stoke

The finish line is a festival with plenty of beer, food trucks, and fun events for the whole family. Best of all, Grounded is giving bigger prize purses to women and non-binary racers, as well as donating a portion of each registration to the Lincoln Indian Center.” 

-The Radavist

“Both Core4 and Grounded Nebraska have inclusive and equitable initiatives and principles baked into their structure. From short, beginner-friendly distances to working with advocacy group partners, Dumas and Buhmeyer both mention the concept of breaking down barriers through their events.”

-Betsy Welch, VeloNews

“The overwhelming response is people are excited because they feel seen. We want people here, be welcomed, enjoy it, and feel safe coming to our event.”

– Girls Gone Gravel

Family-Friendly Festival

While the rider puts in the miles, there’s a day-long festival, at an iconic venue, with activities for those who aren’t riding.

Let's Race

There are two race distances, with big-time payouts, three gender categories, and a fundraiser 5k run if bikes aren’t your thing.

Intersectional Inclusion

Grounded Nebraska has women, non-binary, and men race categories, equity-based cash prizes, a land usage tax, and an Advisory Board.

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