The Dirty Kitten Gravel Race is an adventure gravel race on private farm roads in Rapidan, VA.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Locust Hill Farm & Preserve encompasses over 5,000 continuous acres of privately-owned land with approximately 20 miles of scenic farm roads. The course explores this historic farm on gravel & dirt roads that run along the Robinson River, pass serene creeks and ponds, weave through open fields, and cross wooded forest trails. This area is a gravel & adventure cycling enthusiast’s dream as well as a beautiful wildlife haven.
The DIRTY KITTEN is co-hosted by Dirty Kitten Productions and local equestrian group, Bull Run Hunt. It serves as a partial fundraiser for our women's "off-road" cycling team (Dirty Kitten Racing) and helps to raise money for local non-profit organizations in the surrounding area.
Your entry fee includes an amazing adventure-gravel experience, official start/finish
& lap timing, full event results, partial ride support, on-course aid stations (2), post-ride food and beverages, commemorative event swag, and payout or merchandise prizes for the top 3-5 finishers in each category/field provided by our generous event sponsors.
There are off-site camping options available for Friday & Saturday (at an additional cost).
The DKGR course is 100% unpaved with the majority of the terrain being secluded gravel farm roads, as well as some dirt/grass double-track sections. The roads vary from smooth, groomed sections to rough, choppy, bumpy areas with the possibility of some mud if there is rain. DKGR 4.0 is a two-day event. The 80 and 60 mile races will take place on Saturday July 29th. The 20 and 40 mile races will take place on Sunday July 30th. Each distance will have a separate starting field.
The race distances available are:
Purrito Supreme (4 laps for a total of 80 miles)
Full Purrito (3 laps for a total of 60 miles)
Basic Purrito (2 laps for a total of 40 miles)
Mini Purrito (1 lap for a total of 20 miles)
We will post updated elevation profiles and course maps closer to the event date.
*Gravel, cross, and mountain bikes are recommended (anything with 32mm tires and up). Road bikes are NOT a good choice. HELMETS REQUIRED! NO AEROBARS!!
Registration opens on March 1, 2023.
There are a total of 500 event registration spots available. 200 of these will be "reserved" for women & non-binary participants through May 1, 2023. After this date, any remaining spots will be made available. If there are riders on the waitlist, they will be contacted and added at that time.
Women's, Men's, Non-Binary Elite - Supreme Purrito (80) ONLY
Women's, Men's, Non-Binary Open - All Distances (20/40/60/80)
Women's, Men's, Non-Binary Masters (45+/55+/65+) - Supreme & Full Purrito ONLY
Women's, Men's, Non-Binary SingleSpeed - Supreme & Full Purrito ONLY
Women, Men, Non-Binary Juniors (Under 18) - All Distances (20/40/60/80)
Entry Fee Schedule:
Purrito Supreme (80 miles) - $85, $90, $95
Full Purrito (60 miles) - $75, $80, $85
Basic Purrito (40 miles) - $65, $70, $75
Mini Purrito (20 miles) - $55, $60, $65
*Prices will increase on April 1st & June 1st!
Participants who register for BOTH Saturday & Sunday events will receive a $10 discount on their 2nd entry. Junior riders receive a $10 registration discount.
We offer registration discounts to Regional, National, and World Champions in any discipline, as well as Dirty Kitten event volunteers and select event partner/sponsor ambassadors. We also offer a student discount option. Contact the Event Directors for further information and coupon codes (prior to registration).
Sorry, NO Refunds. Entries may be transferred to a rider on the waitlist for a $10 fee.
Payout & Prizes:
Guaranteed cash payout for ALL Supreme Purrito Elite fields - $1500 total ($500 each field, 3 deep). Payout amount may increase based on overall registration numbers and additional sponsorships but will not be reduced and will remain EQUAL for all fields.
Merchandise prizes will be awarded in all other categories.
The Mini Purrito 20 is a non-competitive category this year (sorry!)
Overall Team Award (Total number of riders) - DKGR Team Trophy
For a complete list of prizes, please visit our registration page.
We couldn't have put on these events without the help of our awesome sponsors! We only accept sponsors from companies we love working with on and off the bike. Ask us about any of them and we'll talk your ear off!