COME RACE/RIDE/TOUR ON THE PREMIER GRAVEL, SINGLE TRACK, AND PAVEMENT OF WYOMING'S BIGHORN MOUNTAINS
The race is still on! Due to COVID-19 we have moved the date to October 3rd.
The Dead Swede is dedicated to having fun on bikes! Sheridan County, Wyoming is home to some of the most beautiful places to ride. There will be three courses this year; The 100 mile Crusher, the 60 Mile Creeper, the 40 mile Cruiser, and the Little Ripper's 20 Mile.
The 100 mile race course will take you from the heart of downtown Sheridan along some gorgeous ranch country where you will then begin your ascent into the Big Horn mountains. From there, all we can say is RED GRADE ROAD! Bring your granny gear for this colossal climb! After that, enjoy a ripping decent back into the Sheridan Valley where you'll join back up with the 40 and 20 mile courses for a scenic cruise back to town, finishing at Kendrick Park.
The 60 mile course is for those looking to make a jump from the 40 but not quite ready to bite off the 100 mile course. You will add some miles that take you towards the infamous Red Grade but will turn back, adding a fun "dry-weather" section that will link you back to the 40 milers as they begin their gravel section.
The 40 mile course will also start at Kendrick Park and finish Sheridan and will take you through more rolling ranch country along the base of the Big Horns. Enjoy a controlled start through town followed by a nice paved warm-up to get the legs spinning. Don't think we're not going to throw some hills at you. You'll kick off the first gravel leg with the famous Beckton Hill. We can still be friends though, right?
The Little Ripper's 20 Mile course is focused on getting those brand new riders and youth out on course, having fun with the rest of us. Racers will be shuttled from Sheridan to the start of this course in Dayton, racing along side the last 20 miles of the 40, 60, and 100 mile courses. This course features 20 miles of some of Sheridan County's most scenic gravel roads.
"Race" is a relatively loose term, as we want to encourage riders of all ages and abilities to be able to come enjoy our backyard! However, for the safety of riders, there will be cut-off times for designated aid stations.
After the ride, hang out in the park, stick your legs in the creek and enjoy some ice cream or beer or both. Then head over to the brewery for a fun awards ceremony, food, drinks, and street dance!
No Refunds will be given in the event of incliment weather, injury, or any other reasons out of our control. Thank you for your understanding.