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Winston County Gravel Cup Doubled Down on Year 2: Photos & Recap


The Winston County Gravel Cup recently had it's sophomore year of gravel on September 22nd. Year two saw nearly doubled attendance, great weather, and some stunning photos to relive the event. Here race director Jake Ellefsen shares a recap of this Minnesota gravel race and save-the-date for net year.

All Photos by Baxter Cochennet of Heelclickers photography. See the full race gallery HERE.


It is extremely hard for a race organizer to put into words a race recap. After a year of planning and the incredible amount of work over three days...it seems like a blink of an eye as I look back on it now.


For the second year of the Winston County Gravel Cup, we had a simple goal... to ride gravel outside of Houston, Minnesota and bring people together. We were overwhelmed to have nearly doubled the number of riders from our first year and allow us to again donate $2,000 back to the Houston community.



Riders got to experience greener scenery this year as we moved the event date to September. I do not think we could have hoped for better weather as the day started cool and overcast but gave way to sun as riders crossed the finish line.



Mark your calendars and let you friends know that the Winston County Gravel Cup will be back next year on September 23rd.


We hope to see you all next year for another fun filled weekend of Unfiltered Gravel!



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