The course was described as a "loop, mixed flat & hills, road" and featured a neutral roll out before the riders were unleashed upon the route. The event was won by Tim Finkel, (in a time of 1:36:19), who gave the Ronde Van Stony his hearty approval by saying the following on his blog;
Blazing fast double track, challenging power grade climbs, dirt roads, three cleverly named cash prems, and free beer from Kuhnhenn brewery = instant fall classic!!!
The event, which was located northeast of Pontiac,Michigan, (course map here), was a rousing success in its first year. Event director, Mike Franko, says that there may be a spring event added as well. Stay tuned to Gravel Grinder News and the Ronde Van Stony site for further updates.