The time has come for the 2nd annual #DirtChurch, a gravel adventure series this fall in North County San Diego. These events are intended to bring our local cycling community together and support a good cause. Find more details below and we hope to see you there!
Your $40 donation includes important updates on upcoming #DirtChurch (GPS routes, start times/locations, etc.) the official event t-shirt, water bottles, free Latigo coffee at the start of each ride and discounts at the Lost Abbey. Only a limited number of spots remain, sign up now to secure your t-shirt sizing!
ABOUT THE SERIES
Join us for Southern California’s most anticipated adventure series on Sunday’s this fall. In collaboration with Lost Cyclery, Eliel Cycling, Latigo Coffee and The Lost Abbey the second season of #DirtChurch will bring more dirt, multiple route options, coffee and new host venues.
#DirtChurch rides will occur on at least four weekends this fall, with the first three already scheduled for the last three Sundays in September including 9/15, 9/22 and 9/29. Each week a ride is scheduled, two GPS routes (A and B) will be sent to registered participants. The A route will be a few miles longer than the other, with a quicker expected pace. At least one water stop will be marked on each Ride with GPS course. Starting locations and route details will be included in event communications.
Rides will typically start and end at a Lost Abbey location in either San Marcos or Cardiff. Special start locations may also occur, riders will be notified if that is the case.
Coffee and restrooms will be available at 8:00AM. A and B groups will depart together at 8:30AM followed by a split of the two groups at the appropriate checkpoint location. We anticipate arriving back at the brewery after 12PM Noon.
With a diversity of road and dirt surfaces, the optimal bike for #DirtChurch is a gravel or cross bike with tires at least 35mm in width. Tubeless tires are highly recommended. Please ride completely self sufficient with a hand pump, CO2 cartridges, extra tubes and other appropriate trailside repair gear.
This is a self-supported ride, with no SAG wagon or official aid stations. Courses are not marked and you are 100% responsible for yourself, your mechanicals, your food/water resupplies, and your retrieval off route (in case of emergency). Expect an adventure!
Weekly #DirtChurch communications on GPS routes, starting locations and other important event details. You can cancel these newsletters at anytime.
The official 2019 #DirtChurch event t-shirt. Designed and printed in California, we’re crafting these limited edition event tees in collaboration with Eliel Cycling. Made with high quality 60/40 cotton-poly blended short sleeve shirts in a Midnight Navy color.
Two (2) 22oz Gravelstoke water bottles.
Freshly brewed Latigo Coffee at the start of each ride.
25% off pints at The Lost Abbey after any fall 2019 #DirtChurch ride. To redeem please show your order confirmation or wear the event tee at the Tasting Room (or Confessional).
All new for 2019 we are planning a special #DirtChurch Award Night, with invitations going out to all registered riders. As most of our weekly participants are local this will give us a good opportunity to connect, share stories and celebrate those who most embody the stoke and splendor of gravel. Your categories include:
APOSTLE Award - One who has awakened people to discover and realize their all-road potential
PROPHET Award- One gifted at revealing the future of gravel, in style and equipment
EVANGELIST Award - One skilled at creating an inclusive environment, welcoming people to celebrate the gravel life
PASTOR Award - One uniquely gifted at healing, restoration and integrating people into the gravel community
TEACHER Award - One who brings the truth and understanding of gravel to all
Additional Event Items
A portion of proceeds from all event sales is being donated to All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response (more info below).
Our desire for #DirtChurch is not only to bring people together for a good time on bikes, but to look beyond ourselves and support an important cause. For 2019 we are partnering with All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response to support their work in bringing relief to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian, a slow-moving category 5 hurricane that battered the island with heavy rains, damaging winds and severe storm surges. A portion of proceeds from all #DirtChurch event related sales will go to the ongoing efforts by All Hands and Hearts to help those communities impacted by the storm. Help support our cause by purchasing event items above.
You can learn more about recovery efforts and make donations here: https://www.allhandsandhearts.org/programs/hurricane-dorian-relief/
For 2019 we are thrilled to have the following brands with us to help make #DirtChurch 2019 possible.