Jeremy Powers will be in Western New York the weekend of April 14-15 for the Ossian Gravel Grinder and group ride benefitting local Junior racing. Learn more about the event and how to get registered in this release.

Registration is now open for the Ossian Giant Gravel Grinder in Western New York featuring four-time Elite National Cyclocross Champion Jeremy Powers. The race will he held on April 14, 2018 at Swain Resort followed by a group ride with Powers on April 15 benefitting local Junior development.

Beginning and ending at Swain Ski Resort, cyclists will challenge the backwoods of rural Western N.Y. on gravel, seasonal use and state forest roads, creating a course with more than 80 percent dirt that ends the legendary finish up the ski mountain.

Distance options include 17, 35 and 55 miles and will offer on-course neutral mechanical support and post-race party at the lodge.

See this video for a look at what is in store for riders who tackle the Ossian Giant Gravel Grinder.

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As part of the weekend Powers will attend a group ride on Sunday—limited to 75 people—where riders will traverse a 50-mile gravel route almost entirely different than the race course the day before.

“This is the first year we have held this end of the event, and we are looking forward to hosting a bit of a different feel,” Sylor said. “The course is challenging and fun, and the format will allow riders to interact with Jeremy both on and off the bike while being fully supported and helping us give back to local Junior racing through the Livingston Cycling Club.”

Jeremy Powers will be attending both days of the Ossian Giant Gravel Grinder. photo: Meg MacMahon

Jeremy Powers will be attending both days of the Ossian Giant Gravel Grinder. photo: Meg MacMahon

The group ride is non-competitive, offers on-course mechanical support, rest stops, a pre-ride breakfast and a post-ride lunch all included in the cost. All proceeds from Sunday’s group ride will go to local Junior race development.

The Ossian Giant is the first of the three races hosted by the Mudslinger Gravel Series. Follow the Mudslinger Gravel Series on Facebook or follow us on Instagram and Twitter @onceagainracing.

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