Race Details:

Presented By: Ready Set Go Adventures

Welcome to the return of our Southwest Connecticut Gravel Grinder in the tradition of our acclaimed Jersey Gravel Grinders

Race format will be Fondo style, so you can chill out and ride at your own pace and then hammer the Timed Strava Segments. Mega has 6 segments, Adevnture 4 segements and Soul 2 segments.  Course will be well marked with coroplast arrow signage, and all registered racers will have free access to our RideWithGPS event account on race day to follow the route with visual and audio cues. (Requires downloading RWG App to your phone). We will also be sending out FIT/GPX files so you can upload to your bike computer.

Aid Stations

Aid Stations will all have Gu or Skratch hydration, Water and GU Gels. Aid Station 1 will feature our famous organic pancakes and real maple syrup. The rest of the rest of the aid stations will have a mix of stroopwaffles, Swedish Fish, Pickle Juice, Coke, Clif Bars, etc). Plan to add an additional water/hydration stop in the Mega route.

Traffic control

Police will be stationed at some key intersections to provide traffic control.

Post Race Finisher Party

Finisher Pint Glass
Prize Raffles so all riders will have a chance at winning
Hot Food & Cold Drinks
Ice Cream Truck 

MGG Supports Local Charities

A portion of event proceeds will be going to charities in the region including New Milford Bulls (Youth Football & Cheerleading) and Sharon Audobon Center and CT Cycling Advancement Program (CCAP).


Did you noticed that the MEGA route is only 16 more miles than the ADVENTURE route? Trust us, the aditional miles are gnarly with almost 1,900 feet additional elevation gain up a Jeep Road followed by a thrilling descent. (We are looking at switching out this section for another gravel area).

The Mega & Adventure routes are over 50% unpaved and the Soul route approximately 40% unpaved. Our tire recommendation is a Panaracer GravelKing SK 40 mm. The unpaved sections have a wide mix of surfaces and can get pretty rocky - especially for the additional miles in the MEGA route. We do not recommend racing with a traditional road bike and/or slick tires.

Maps from the 2022 edition are below. Expect the 2023 routes to be similar though we will probably tweak a bit and will provide prior to event.


We'd greatly appreciate it if friends or family members could help out for a few hours at one of the aid stations. All volunteers will get one of our JGG event shirts and free entry into the post race awards party with food & drinks. Sign up is on our Volunteer Sign Up page. (We'd welcome local non-profit groups to run an aid station as a fundraiser as well).


Results will be posted online within 48 hours of the event. These will be based on combining all of the timed segments in your race category. To be included in the leaderboard you will need to have at least a free Strava account and join the Ready Set Go Adventures Strava club. Make sure that you record your ride, sync/connect it so it appears in Strava and have ride visability set as "Everyone". These results are for bragging rights as we will not be shipping prizes/medals but will go towards 2023 RSGA Gravel Adventure Series results. Top Women and Men in Mega and Adventure will win entry into the 2023 Jersey Gravel Grinder Deux.

Race Categories wil be as follows:

Mega & Adventure Catgories 3 

29 & Under

Soul catgeory Top 3 Men & Top 3 Women

We reserve the right to combine categories























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