The Ossian Giant Gravel Grinder
Welcome to the Ossian Giant Gravel Grinder sponsored by Swain Resort featuring 4X National Champion Jeremy Powers of Aspire Racing!
Saturday will be a full day of racing with a killer spectator party on course that will continue after the race at the Shawmut of Swain Resort. The day kicks off with our 17 and 35 mile races around the backwoods gravel roads, seasonal use roads, and State Forest access roads of rural WNY. With challenging climbs, thrilling descents and 80-90 percent dirt, the course won’t leave you disappointed, but hopefully it leaves you just enough for the final climb to the finish up Swain Ski Mountain.
Following our morning races, our Elite competitors will take the course at high noon. The field is open to anyone who wants to challenge the distance and will feature none-other than Mr. Jeremy Powers of Aspire Racing, last year’s winner Dan Timmerman of Park Ave, and many other top competitors.
With an Elite course that doubles back on itself, this gravel race will make for a fun spectator event too as fans can hitch a ride on our Heckle Wagons where we will chauffer them through a roving backwoods party, giving racers lots of motivation from a screaming horde as they battle through some of the more interesting course features.
Heckle wagons tickets are available on this site with complimentary adult beverages provided to those 21 and over. Riders are also permitted to bring their own drinks aboard but should be respectful and responsible in the process.
All fields will have Bike Loft East Neutral support on course for mechanical assistance but those vehicles will stay to the front of the race in order to keep riders in overall contention up and running first.