The state of Illinois is fast becoming a big gravel grinder area and we're hearing about another new event down that way called the Dirty Mudder. Here's a bit of a description from their site:
"Grab your mountain, cyclocross or even road bike and head out to Streator's Marilla Park to try our new 62 mile ride full of rolling hills of gravel, dirt and grass and less than 7 miles of blacktop. We think you're gonna really enjoy this one!"
Find out more about this April 28th event, in its second year, right here.
Get reg'd up for the Westside Dirty Benjamin starting February 1st by post card only. The event is limited to 200 riders, so mail early and often! Go here for more details.
Also, the Red River Riot, a 100+ mile event in northeastern Texas, is holding registration now. Get in on this event by going to their registration site here.