6th Annual Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder

September 19th, 2020 47 miles  5300’ climbing

Online registration will open December 9th.


The 6thAnnual Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder hits Transylvania County this fall! Starting and finishing at the REEB Ranch, this gravel bike race will feature a backcountry/gravel road tour through some of the best kept secrets in the Western North Carolina. It meanders  through DuPont State Forest, gated private property, and ends on 2 miles of single track. Riders are supported with our well-marked course, chip timing, fully supported rest stops with medical assistance available, and SAG wagons.

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Race Information

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020  (Rain or Shine)

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Time: Mandatory ride meeting at start line at 7:50 am. Ride starts at 8:00am.

Packet Pickup: Registration packet pickup is race morning from 6am-7:30am. Early packet pickup will be available on Friday from  6-8pm at the start/finish at REEB Ranch Farm. I.D. Required

Camping:  On-site camping is available both Friday (9/18 )and Saturday night (9/19). All camping is handled through Oskar Blues. Click here for more information and to make reservations. Questions can be sent to [email protected]

Amenities: Timing with Category Results & Awards for the Top 3 in these categories- 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 plus. Time clock, awesome rest stops with medical assistance available (if needed), SAG Wagons, Well Marked Route, Restrooms and so much more. You must be present to receive your award.

Required Gear: All riders must wear a secure helmet at all times during the race.

Rest Stops: There are 2 rest stops on the course. Rest stops are stocked with H20, CLIF products and Energy Drink, Coke and Sprite, bars and assorted snacks, fruits, PB&J sandwiches, and lots of encouragement from our rest stop personnel!

T Shirts: T-shirts are an option to all participants pre-registered by August 23rd, 2020.

Directions: Race start/finish is in front at the REEB Ranch in Hendersonville, NC.  From the intersection of Highway 280, Highway 64, and 276 in Pisgah Forest, head about 3.5 miles south on Highway 64 to a right on Crab Creek Road at the traffic light.  Follow Crab Creek for 4.5 miles to a right on Shoal Falls Road into the REEB Ranch.

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For 2020, all of Blue Ridge Adventures’ races help support the Bread of Life.


Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder Schedule


Camping at the REEB Ranch


Other lodging options in Transylvania County


Oskar Blues Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder Results

2019 Dirt Diggler Sponsors
Squirt arose in the cycling world with a group of off-road bicycle riders from South Africa who were committed to innovating the necessary bike products that are both friendly to their bikes and the environment they rode in. Through constant testing and a life time of cycling in the harshest conditions around the globe, our products are now independently testing and performing above and beyond the trails and roads we use them on.