Gravel grinders seem to be arriving in Alaska too, do you have any favorites yet? The Foxy Beaver Gravel Grinder was June 22, following the Greenlake Grinder in early June, both hosted by Speedway Cycles.

The Mineshaft Grinder will be a shorter one at 11 miles, but with a relentless climb up Palmer Creek Road in Hope. This event is hosted by the Kenai Mountains Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (full disclosure: my employer) and should offer views and tales: https://www.kmtacorridor.org/mineshaft/

Race benefits KMTA community programs and Hope School. August 17, Saturday, 10 am start time. Awards at the Creekbend Cafe. Under permit by Chugach National Forest.