The Renegade Rambler is a grassroots gravel event that centers on the rich heritage of northeast Texas. When the Civil War ended in 1865, the fighting did not cease immediately. In fact, the drama continued on in some places for years after. One of the biggest areas this drama played itself out was in the Corners region of northeast Texas, where Grayson, Fannin, Hunt, and Collin Counties converge, in an area known as “Wildcat Thicket.” This thicket was massively dense and was home to panthers, wolves, bears, and wildcats… It was said that if you wandered into it, that you might never make your way out again. For this reason, it was an ideal haven for army deserters, outlaws, and renegades.
While many of the names have since changed, the region is home to some of the best gravel roads in our area.
In recognition of its history, and taking advantage of all of those awesome gravel roads, the Greenville Gravel Grinders are proud to present for its fourth iteration… the 2023 Renegade Rambler — a self-supported gravel ride/race that tours that region of Wildcat thicket and that area known as the Corners!
We will feature 3 different route options — a 35 mile, 65 mile, and 105 mile route.
Cash prizes and awards for the Top 3 in men’s and women’s groups for the 100 mile; prizes and awards for top 3 men’s and women’s in the 65 mile; while the 35 mile will serve more as a fun, open ride for those who want an intro or just laid back, but challenging ride.
Each of the routes takes you on a variety of surfaces, from gravel to dirt, with a few sections of paved roads. Each starts and finishes in Farmersville, TX (not far from Greenville), where where we will be having lots of other activities for families / friends to enjoy and cheer you on.
We will utilize a staggered start for the RR100. The tentative start time for the 100 mile race is 8am, the 65 mile race is 8:30 am, and the 35 mile ride is 9:00 am, but each is subject to change to accommodate the different routes.
Routes will be released leading up to the event.
Registration is open through 02/23/2023
More information can be found at www.greenvillegravel.com