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WHAT COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS WILL BE IN PLACE for gray duck grit?  

Gray Duck Grit (GDG) will be following all guidelines and protocols set forth by the Minnesota Dept of Health (MDH). As conditions change for our region of the state, GDG will abide by all COVID-19 guidelines MDH issues for large outdoor event gatherings to ensure the safety of our participants, crew support, staff, and volunteers. Click here for more detailed info from MDH’s website.

GDG wants to thank you in advance for your cooperation to keep our community safe!

Will we get the routes before the day of the race and where can we download them?

Cue sheets will be provided during the “rider meeting” before the start of each route and then again at each checkpoint as you progress along each segment of the race. This will be the ONLY navigational tool used during Gray Duck Grit. No GPX files or maps will be available to you. No one said this was going to be easy! We highly recommend having a GPS bike computer or cyclometer with you to help track mileage, speed, etc.

I DO NOT HAVE A SUPPORT CREW. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

For each route, we are going to have checkpoints approximately every 50-60 miles. We will have bottled water available at each checkpoint and basic nutrition options while supplies last. No matter, each participant is responsible for themselves and should make sure they have with them all the tools, gear, and nutrition they will need for the event. For those with dietary restrictions, please plan accordingly.

WHEN IS participant check-in?

Participants will be required to show a photo ID at check-in. To allow yourself enough preparation time and rest before the start of your race, we recommend participants check-in the day before the start of your route when possible. We also plan to have a vendor expo during check-in times. We hope you take a moment to visit the expo portion of our event. Several of our sponsors will be in attendance and would love to see you.

HOW DO I GET MY BIKE TO Northfield?

Gray Duck Grit is also proud to partner with BikeFlights.com to make getting your bike “to and fro” easy. More info coming soon…

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?

All registration fees are non-refundable. In the event Gray Duck Grit is unable to happen or is restricted due to state guidelines or other reasons, registrants will have the following options:

VOLUNTEER!

We will be posting our needs as GDG nears, but in the meantime you can reach us via our “Contact” page with your GDG specific capacity and other volunteer relevant info. Perks include early access to registration for the following year, t-shirt and swag.  These selfless individuals make all of this happen and we could never do it without them.

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