Cedar Springs hosting gravel bike race

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The Cedar Blitz Gravel Grinder Bike Race features two race categories, including an 18-mile course for beginners and a 31-mile course for the average to elite rider. Courtesy Cedar Springs Brewing

The Cedar Blitz Gravel Grinder Bike Race will take place May 22 at Cedar Springs Brewing Company, 95 N. Main St. NE, Cedar Springs.

The gravel biking event will begin at approximately 9 a.m. and have two race categories, including an 18-mile course for beginners and a 31-mile course for the average to elite rider. Both categories include different age and gender classifications.

Registration for the event is available. The deadline for the discounted fee is 12:01 a.m. Sunday, while the online registration deadline is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

The event is a fundraiser for the Cedar Springs Music Boosters and will have COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

A community celebration will take place at noon following the race:

  • Noon-3 p.m.: Taste of Cedar Springs, exhibit and tasting of local restaurants
  • 1 p.m. Cedar Springs High School Jazz Band performance
  • 2 p.m. Odyssey of the Mind, local championship teams award presentation
  • 3 p.m. Carl Webb Band, performance
  • 6 p.m. CrossBow, performance

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