frontrangegravel
from their Facebook page:

"Deep in Hellhole Swamp, we are working on lots of things for the 2014 Hellhole Gravel Grind Stage Race. We are still in discussions with the US Forest Service to nail down the exact date of the No.2 edition of the HHGG. As soon as we get the date, we will make an announcement so you can plan your race schedule.

We have several of our 2013 sponsors already committed to returning for the 2014 race along with several new sponsors that we are sure you will be excited about. I know we are!

We are looking at increasing the mileage of the race from around 63 miles each day to around 72-75 miles each day. That would bring the the prologue and 2-day stage race to right at or just over 150 miles for the weekend. With this distance change, there will be new roads and trails added in to each of the courses.
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Here is the website.

Anyone have thoughts on this race? Pics to share?
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swabby
sounds awesome guys, can't wait. mileage increase sounds good.
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BluesDawg
I enjoyed riding in the first HHGG last year, especially the first day when there were more riders like myself not really competing. The second day I got dropped right at the start and never saw another rider except the guy walking with his frame broken in half.

The terrain is totally flat with nothing remotely similar to a hill, so a fast paced race with no climbing and no coasting. The surface was mostly smooth with good traction but there were many potholes that could be treacherous if struck bluntly at speed. This was a bigger problem for the guys up front riding in a pack. The trails were interesting visually and sometimes spooky.

The organizers were friendly and helpful. I'd like to go back, but it is a long drive from middle Georgia. If I thought there would be more recreational riders to keep me company the second day, I would be more likely to do it, but it doesn't seem to be heading that way.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluesdawg/sets/72157639646008143/show/


SatStart by BluesDawg, on Flickr


IMG_3934 by BluesDawg, on Flickr


IMG_3937 by BluesDawg, on Flickr


IMG_3941 by BluesDawg, on Flickr


IMG_1112 by BluesDawg, on Flickr


IMG_3947 by BluesDawg, on Flickr


IMG_3951 by BluesDawg, on Flickr


IMG_3974 by BluesDawg, on Flickr

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MPVelo
2014 HHGG dates will be September 19th-21st.  Optional prologue will occur on September 19th with Stages 1 and 2 occuring on Saturday, September 20th and Sunday, September 21st.
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MPVelo
Link to registration!

https://www.bikereg.com/hellhole-gravel-grind


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frontrangegravel
Check out this album of hundreds of great pictures from the Hellhole Gravel Grind Stage Race http://brianfancher.photoshelter.com/gallery/Hellhole-Gravel-Grind/G00002cD_HfJ951I/C0000O1VSJk7JHEI


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MPVelo
The No.3 Hellhole Gravel Grind Stage Race & 1-Day Race is set for September 18th-20th, 2015. Mark your calendars!

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https://www.facebook.com/HellholeGravelGrindStageRace
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MPVelo
Fun write-up with pictures from the 2015 Hellhole Gravel Grind Stage Race by the guys at Gravelcyclist.com.

http://www.gravelcyclist.com/race-reports/hell-hole-gravel-grind-stage-race-report-by-dr-pain/ 

Hellhole HQ
Hellhole Gravel Grind Stage Race
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