• Date
    Sunday June 25, 2023
    to
    Sunday June 25, 2023
    past event
  • Type
    Gravel Race
  • Activities
    Mountain Bike
  • Location
    Wentworth, Nova Scotia Canada
    14160 Highway 4
  • Registration
    Open Paid
The Dirty Big Gravel Grind in memory of Bryan Scallion
Race Details:

Bryan Scallion memorial race - June 25th. This event is in loving memory of Bryan Scallion and the money raised will go to the Bryan Scallion Memorial Fund which helps send aspiring athletes to national level competitions.

The Big, Dirty Gravel Grind will offer two loops. A 50km loop and a 100 km loop (descriptions below). This event is brought to you by Bike Monkey and Hub Cycle. A big thank you to both of them
There will be two categories for this event. Sport and Competitive. If you are in the competitive category, there will be age categories within each distance. U18, 18-39, 40-59, 60+ for both Male and Female

Bryan Scallion had a lifelong dedication to advancing the sport of cross-country skiing in Nova Scotia, along with his unwavering commitment to developing competitive athletes.
Bryan was a decorated Nova Scotia endurance athlete, who was recognized at a national level in various sports while training in Nova Scotia. Scallion was a leader in the Nova Scotia sporting community, participating in events ranging from track and field to triathlon to cross-country skiing. Bryan represented Nova Scotia at the Canada Winter Games as an athlete in 1971 and 1975. Bryan also represented Canada as a member of the National Biathlon team and the National Espoir Cross-Country Ski Team from 1977-1982. Bryan won the Canadian Ski Marathon during this time, as well as various national titles. He was also selected to the Canadian Olympic Biathlon team for the 1980 Lake Place Olympics.
Bryan was an outstanding coach and administrator. He coached the Nova Scotia Provincial Cross-Country Ski team for many years, including at the Canada Winter Games in 1979 and 1983. Athletes who were on these teams speak of the long-lasting influence that Bryan had on their lives. Bryan initiated the Honey Pot Ski Loppet in Wentworth, Nova Scotia, in 1977. This loppet is the longest running loppet in our province. In 1991, Bryan was the Chief of Competition for the biathlon events at the Canada Winter Games. Between 1995 and 2007, at least one of Bryan’s children continued the family tradition by representing Nova Scotia in various events at every Canada Winter Games.

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