Butterfield Overland
Gravel Grinder Fun Ride

Sunday, April 7, 2019

The Route

On Sunday morning, gravel grinders will meet up at a start line at Shakespeare Ghost Town on Shakespeare Road off County Road 494, about 2.5 miles south of Lordsburg, NM. The 25-mile route passes through another ghost town called Valedon and meets up with the tracks of the historic Butterfield Overland Stagecoach route before passing the site of a WWII Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. It descends then into mountain-ringed open range dotted by the playas characteristic of a high desert that doesn't drain into any river. It's big-sky cattle country where the deer and the antelope play, no joke. Appropriate bikes are strongly advised!

This ride is fully supported. There will be food concessions on site.

Register for the Ghost Mine Rumble and RIDE FREE in Sunday's Butterfield Overland Gravel Grinder!

Just bring your number from Saturday's race to the Sunday ride. DON'T TRY TO REGISTER for Sunday if you are riding Saturday since we can't waive the gravel grinder fee for you online. Sorry about any confusion! Any fee erroneously paid for the Sunday event will be refunded race day.

Butterfield Overlander Route

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