Almanzo 100 experience. Signed up earlier this month via the postcard route (details on the Almanzo blog). The event is a 100 mile gravel grinder staged out of Rochester, Minnesota and put on by Chris Skogen. May 15th is the date of the event.
The most recent post on the Almanzo 100 blog is regarding the Almanzo 100 mission statement. Yep, the event costs nuthin' to enter! You gotta love that. Definitely fits the PCL mantra.
Chris has been putting this event on for three years now and it's definitely gaining momentum. As of this morning there are well over 200 people signed up. By the looks of the Almanzo blog and previous race reports, Chris does an outstanding job with the race prep, logistics and pre/post ride fun. Should be a great weekend up North.
There's still time to sign up! Troy, Schmidty and I are in. It would be great to get more Nebraska folks up there too. Show your support of the Midwest gravel scene. Send a postcard in by the end of January and you're in!