About Grounded Nebraska

Experience More, Race a Little Less

As longtime locals, this event was born from wanting to share the feeling of being in rural Nebraska. Being immersed in the landscape and endless Nebraska skies inherently brings a sense of being grounded.

Intersectional Inclusion

We are building an event with an intentional focus on accessibility, inclusion, and diverse perspectives. Grounded Nebraska has women, non-binary, and men race categories, equity-based cash prizes, a land usage tax, and an Advisory Board.

Family-Friendly Festival

Passionate about the community and connection cycling brings but recognizing the time commitment gravel racing requires, we wanted an event welcoming the riders and their crew alike.

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.

Grounded Nebraska Advisory Board

These fine folks make up our Advisory Board focused on providing insight on everything from race experience, festival ideas, and the creation of inclusive spaces. Their unique skillsets and expertise are helping to build the event.

Madilynn Garcia (she/her)

Madilynn Garcia (she/her)

Board member and rider for Stamina Racing Collective. She’s a lover of all things bikepacking and gravel.

@madilynngoes

Derick Gaspard (he/him/his)

Derick Gaspard (he/him/his)

Vegan Chef &  Restauranteur, Gravel Cyclist, Father & Activist

@jujusvegan

Jolene Holland-Kneve (she/her)

Jolene Holland-Kneve (she/her)

Road Racer for Ultra Violet, Urban Planner, & Women’s Cycling Community Builder Extraordinaire 

@joleneholland

Angelo Calilap (he/him)

Angelo Calilap (he/him)

Racer & Manager for The 5th Floor, Creative Director, & Photographer

@angelocalilap

Izzy Sederbaum (he/they)

Izzy Sederbaum (he/they)

Team Dad of RAR Gravel Team, Public Policy PhD student, & Cookie Enthusiast

@obvi_duh @rar_gravelteam

Grounded Nebraska Staff

Cait Dumas-Hein (she/her)

Cait Dumas-Hein (she/her)

Co-Event Organizer / Marketing

Susan Cronin (she/her/hers)

Susan Cronin (she/her/hers)

Co-Event Organizer / Operations

Jay Thomas (he/him)

Jay Thomas (he/him)

Partnerships / Head Floor Sweeper

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