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Registration opens for Trinidad’s Rad Dirt Fest

Gravel event returning in October
Cyclists compete in the The Rad Dirt Fest’s inaugural gravel rides near Trinidad. Registration is now open for the gravel event, which will return for a second year in October. Courtesy photo

Registration for The Rad Dirt Fest in presented by Wahoo opened Tuesday.

Now in its second year, The Rad offers three distances for the gravel cycling event, all weaving through the terrain surrounding Trinidad. The Stubborn Delores is165 miles long, Anteloop is 99 miles, and the Frijole is the shortest option at 38 miles.

“Riders can expect a fun and challenging day exploring the gravel roads in and around Trinidad where the course immerses you in a variety of scenery unique to southern Colorado, from amazing vistas of the nearby Fishers Peak State Park to the unending miles of gravel within the Spanish Peaks Wilderness,” said Tamira Jenlink, race director at Life Time. “With three distances to choose from, The Rad Dirt Fest has an option for every level rider and gravel explorer.”

The event will take place Oct. 8 in Trinidad, a fast-growing cycling region. Athletes can choose from 18 different categories, including a nonbinary option.

Riders of The Rad will get views of the Spanish Peaks, expansive mesas and miles of smooth, fast, fun and clean gravel. The courses take riders through a canyon of abandoned mining buildings and ruins, past fields of antelope and cattle and through prairies.

Registration and more information at https://www.theraddirt.com/registration.