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.
Ways to Experience Grounded Nebraska
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.
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.
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.
5k Walk/Run in Support of Stand in For Nebraska
The 5k walk/run will happen alongside the bike race on Saturday. The course goes through Roca Berry Farm and onto the Jamaican trail.
Anyone can join the festival! Add on the festival passes when you register. Riders get a festival pass included with their registration.
“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.”
“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
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.
There are two race distances, with big-time payouts, three gender categories, and a fundraiser 5k run if bikes aren’t your thing.
Grounded Nebraska has women, non-binary, and men race categories, equity-based cash prizes, a land usage tax, and an Advisory Board.