Welcome to the Founders Brewing Barry-Roubaix.....
The largest gravel road race in the USA!
Greenware, Specialized, Freewheeler Bike Shop and Delta Subaru
The Michigan's 2014 cycling race season kicks off with the Killer Gravel Road Race- Like the classic (Paris-Roubaix) it's named after, The Founders Barry-Roubaix will test riders against rolling gravel roads (80%), pavement, one mile of rough two track, rocks, sand, mud, and possibly snow and ice, along with 2200 feet of climbing over its 36 mile loop. 4300 feet for the 62 mile loop.
THE 2014 EVENT:
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014 (race waves start at 10 AM)
Venue: Start / Finish/ Awards & After-Party takes
place in downtown Hastings, Michigan 49058
Field: **The 2014 race will be capped at 3,500 racers**
no license required
(3) race lengths to challenge riders of all levels;
62 mile "The Killer" by Foundry Cycles
The 62 mile "Killer" race is for elite/pro level athletes. Last
year it took the pros over 3 hours at 20+ mph avg.! There's
approximately 4300 ft of climbing.
*For rider safety and course control, there is a time cut off
for the 62 - mile race: 2:30pm
36 mile "The Thriller" by Smith Optics
The 36 mile "Thriller" race is for the sport to expert rider
with approximately 2200 feet of climbing in this race route.
24 mile "The Chiller" by Cushe Footwear
The 24 mile "Chiller" race is for the beginner and sport rider.
There's approximately 1400 feet of climbing in this race.
*Distances are approximate depending on final course
designation made prior to race start and we reserve the
right to combine low category fields.
*Cross Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes and Fat Bikes can
be used in any class.
* We reserve the right to combine low fields of race
categories or change the course due to road conditions,
* Wave starts to be determined based on entries.
* Racers will be disqualified for starting in the wrong wave.
* Chronotrack Timing by Race Services. Rigid handlebar number plates
with timing chips will be used for the best timing available.
- 62 miles *
- 36 miles*
- 24 miles*
- Single Speed – 24 miles, 36 miles or 62 miles*
- Fatbike category- 36 miles*
- Fixies (one brake mandatory) – 36 miles*
- Tandem- 24 miles or 36 miles*
- Team Competition (important info below)
Race Purse and Awards: Over $13,000 in cash and prizes
Pre-race raffle prizes to many lucky racers.
Podium awards and photos generally within 30 minutes of the completion of each category.
Registration for the 2014 Founder's Barry-Roubaix
race opens on December 1, 2013 at noon.
Registration will close March 15th, 2014 at 11:45
EST or sooner if the 3,500 race cap is reached.
Your race age is your age as of December 31st, 2014
Register early and save!
Registration prices increase:
January 18th, 2014 12:01 AM + $5
February 15th, 2014 12:01 AM + $5
March 1st, 2014 12:01 AM + $5
Refunds are not allowed. If this is a transfer entry it
will cost $10 on Bike Reg. Transfers are available
until March 15th at 11:45 PM and the exchange of
the original entry fee is the responsibility of the two
The Team Competition*** NEW FORMAT FOR 2014
All Racers register and compete as individuals first.
You may ALSO compete with your team if your team wants to compete and be scored in the "team competition" category
Only 1 person (team captain) registers your team by checking the team competition box and paying the $25 team challenge registration tabulation fee.
The team has to consist of a minimum number of 5 racers. There is no maximum number of racers per team. No female requirement in 2014
Your Team must be a current recognized amateur Team, i.e. Founders Racing or Racing Greyhounds. We won't accept teams made up of individuals creating a team, such as "Team Green Snot". This is being done to make sure we have enough space for the teams to set up on race day if desired and to also keep the results manageable. NEW FOR 2014, scoring your team will be determined by adding up the total time of the top 5 five finishers for your team. The Team participants with the lowest total team time wins and a Team Trophy will be awarded to the winners.