The Antelope Stampede
A GRAVEL ADVENTURE ON THE FARM AND RANCH ROADS OF WESTERN NEBRASKA, ONLY 2.5 HOURS FROM dENVER!
Welcome to our little gravel adventure!
The Antelope Stampede on September 17, 2022 is a mixed surface event on some of the fastest rolling gravel roads you will find as you cross 3 state lines. This adventure will take you from Kimball Nebraska, south into Colorado, west into Wyoming and back into Nebraska as you return to Kimball for a rewarding BBQ in the park with music and the celebration of our top finishers! The course will take you past farm fields, livestock pastures, petroleum oil fields as well as hundreds of green energy wind towers. You will encounter antelope, jackrabbits, cows, horses, farm fields and open prarie. You might even see some buffalo or a dreaded rattlesnake along the way! There are 3 distinct course lengths to choose from: 25-, 50- and 100-mile versions (only the longest verson will take you into three different states).
Registration is available online atBikeReg.com
Coach Jon Heidemann was born and raised in this area of Nebraska. He has been riding these routes since before "gravel" was even a thing. To him, these are simply just roads to ride on. His first bike ride out the family farm driveway at 8 years of age was only 6 miles....and its part of the 50 and 100 mile routes. In fact, these routes go right through his family farm & ranch at miles 11.5 to 13.5! You will quickly note that these dirt roads are mostly hard packed limestone - which makes for a very fast ride.
Rider packet pickup & late registration will occur between 4 and 9 pm on Sept 16, 2022 at the Sagebrush restaurant located at 613 E 3rd Street, Kimball, Ne 69145 - which also serves as the official start location. Information contained in the rider packet will be emailed to each participant 1 week prior to the race as well as be listed as a link here on the Bikereg.com event page.
Breakfast will be offered at the Sagebrush for $10 per rider between 6 and 8 am. A short menu of options will be posted here as it is finalized.
Current Rider Participant Packet (to be posted here soon).
The Start, Course and Finish
8:30 am - 100 mi start w/ aid stations at miles 21.6, 39.4, 61.6 & 81.2
50 mi start w/ aid stations at miles 21.6 & 39.7
25 mi start w/aid station at mile 10.7
The start for the riders in each category will begin with a protected neutral start & led to the official start line being at the interestion of HWY 71 & County Road 30 - also known locally as Airport Road. Please download the maps & turn-by-turn directions available found below with following options from MapMyRide and Garmin.
The course will be mostly on dirt and gravel roads in Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. There are a few sections of pavement mainly at the beginning and end for all course lengths, but also about at the mid-point in Wyoming for the 100 mile course. Except for the start an finish area's, the course will be open to vehicle traffic with may include passenger cars, trucks, semi's, agriculture equipment, and even riders on horseback. If cattle, sheep, antelope, buffalo or rattle snakes are encountered on course, please be aware, exude caution, no screaming/yelling & be sensible by giving right-a-way & plenty of distance. If you feel unsafe or unsure to pass, I encourage you to wait for a rider or riders behind and pass together in a group, or, call 303-902-9603 for help.
Fresh tire sealant is highly recommended this year for the Antelope Stampede. Goat head thorn plants have had a healthy growth period in some sections of the courses this year.
Aid & feed stations on the course will be identified and updated on the ride maps below, as well as maps provided in the packet. The aid stations will likely offer a mix of water, hydration mix, assorted fruit, and fig bars. Trash cans will be available for all events in each aid station.
Antelope Stampede GPS Map Course Links:
General Ride Map & Turn Cue Sheets: To Be Posted Soon
The Finish will enter Kimball on the east side, turn right onto Hwy 30 then turn left into Gotte Park with a quick right to the finish line. There will be finish line turn prompts posted, and conditional course safety marshalling but please always be aware of possible vehicle traffic. Hydration & recovery food will be made available at the finish.
Weather permitting, a post race BBQ with horse-shoe and cornhole matches will begin at 1 pm & lead up to the award ceremony at 6 pm where we will celebrate the top 3 finishers, male and female, in each ride event.
Camping is available at the following locations:
Twin Pines RV Camp: 1508 South Hwy 71, Kimball, Ne, 69145 308-235-3231
Oliver Reserviour: $7, located at Oliver Reserviour 6 miles west of Kimball on Hwy 30, 308-436-3777
Heidemann Farms: FREE, nohook-ups available, plenty of camper & tent space. Free to use your own
generator or we have one you can barrow or share if there is multiple needs. Please call 303-913-3954, email or message us on social media.
Hotel style lodging is available at the following hotels in Kimball, Nebraska:
Days Inn: 611 E 3rd Street, Kimball, Ne, 69145 308-235-4671
Super 8: I-80 & Hwy 71, Kimball, Ne, 69145 308-235-4888
Motel Kimball: 1017 E 3rd Street, Kimball, Ne, 69145 308-235-4606
First Interstate Inn: I-80 & Hwy 71, Kimball, Ne, 69145 308-235-4601
Main Street Market: 815 E 3rd Street, Kimball, Ne 69145
Dollar General: 215 W 2nd Street, Kimball, Ne, 69145
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