If getting up at 5:00 in the morning to race bikes has never been your thing, then the Gravel Insomnia is for you. With a charitable start time at 16:00, this night-less night ride travels through the rolling hills and scenic landscape of Iso-Syöte, where 80 percent of the roads are gravel. The first edition in 2019 was a 125-kilometer test event limited to 50 participants. Lucky for us, it passed and the second edition will feature routes of 80-, 125, and 180-kilometers, plus a weekend program starting Friday and running through Sunday. If it seems far to go for a weekend event, consider staying longer and exploring Lapland, which boasts significant resources for cycling. Registration Information

The Watermoo – Chelsea, Michigan (USA)

August 8, 2020 (one day)

Presented by the Ann Arbor Velo Club, The Watermoo is a new 88-mile gravel road race on mostly gravel, some tarmac and a road that is no longer a road, with a river crossing, and set in the farmlands of southeastern Michigan. Awards include cash prizes to the top five male and female racers, and Watermoo swag to the top three in each age group. Or, you can just finish and reward yourself with some post-ride beverages, food, and entertainment at The Watermoo After Party. Registration Information