Dirty Kitten Gralley Cat
Registration typically begins in January.
What is a “Gralley Cat”? A Gravel Grinder + Alleycat-Style EventAn “alleycat” is an unsanctioned, informal, underground bike race that traditionally takes place in cities and urban areas where participants race from one checkpoint to the next in an effort to complete all challenges and/or hit as many locations as possible.
The Dirty Kitten Gralley Cat is a choose-your-own-adventure gravel competition on the grounds of Locust Hill Farm & Preserve in Rapidan, VA. Instead of following a set course from start to finish, riders will be able to select their own route as they make their way around the property, visiting different checkpoints along the way. Locust Hill Farm and Preserve is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the farm encompasses over 5,000 continuous acres of privately-owned land. Only 90 miles from the center of Washington, D.C., the farm is surrounded by untouched, historic land and borders Cedar Mountain.
Participants will have the choice of riding either the “short course” (~20 miles) or “long course (~40 miles) individually, in pairs, or as small teams. All participants will be given a map of the course prior to their designated start time on which the checkpoints, course boundaries, and key navigational points will be clearly marked. After visiting all checkpoints, riders will return to the start area where their scorecards will be verified and finish times recorded.