The 2019 ROJR (Ride On Jeremy’s Ride) is the last race/ride of the six event Ohio Gravel Race Series and will be held Saturday, Oct. 12. The ROJR offers a 100 and 60 mile loop, both can be done individually or in teams of 4. The 100 mile individual ride qualifies for the race series.
The ROJR 100 is a “gentleman’s race,” and spans three counties, Wayne, Holmes and Coshocton. About half of the ride is gravel with 10,000 feet of elevation. These counties offer some of the best gravel roads in the state and you will meander past scenic farms, through shady glens and into areas so dense and deserted you will be sure you took a wrong turn! Trust your GPS. There will be several “challenges” along the way for time bonuses. To finish this route, bring your A game and a steely resolve to see it through! Keep a close eye on the weather as well as we’ve seen sleet and 70’s for this event. October is uncertain if anything.
The ROJR 60 can also be done as an individual event or as part of a four person team. This is an “intro to gravel” route that will include less than 10 miles of gravel that can be completed on a road bike. It’s a great way to see if gravel is for you. This route is also scenic and meandering through Amish farms and country roads.
Both rides start at 8 a.m. from Ride On Wooster Bicycles, 146 W. South St. Breakfast, lunch and dinner (and some great swag) will be provided.
All profits benefit the Jeremy Grimm family. Grimm was a Cat I racer who lost his life in 2017 in a bicycle/truck accident. He left a wife and two daughters.
For pictures of last year’s event go to http://www.commitphoto.com/2018-rojr/
To register go to https://www.bikereg.com/rojr
There will be plenty of circumstances along the course that will not be covered in the rules. When these circumstances arise, code-of-conduct best practices apply. Let's honor each other as gentlemen and gentlewomen.
To be considered an official finishing team, and to be eligible for the grand prize and trophy, your team must complete the entire 100 course. If your team makes a wrong turn the team must go back to where the team left the route and continue from there. The ROJR 2019 course presents challenges throughout the race! Any portion of the map left unridden will disqualify the team from any awards.
The team may provide its own SAG vehicle. However, the team SAG vehicle CAN only help with food, water, and equipment. The SAG vehicle CANNOT provide a drafting opportunity for its team, and riders will not be permitted to hold onto or enter the vehicle while the race is underway.
Your team's time will stop when the fourth member crosses the finish line.
There will be several "challenges" along the way to be completed for time bonuses - or you can choose to ignore them and carry on!
The underlying spirit of this event is to have fun while challenging yourself alongside good friends. The course terrain serves as a team motivator for overcoming obstacles together.
All race profits will benefit Jeremy Grimm's wife and children. Grimm was killed in a bike/truck accident last fall.
BE THE REASON SOMEBODY FINISHES THE RACE, NOT THE REASON SOMEBODY DOESN'T.
ROJR ON EVERYBODY!
How does my team register for The ROJR 2019?
Before October 5th, the early Registration Fee is $200.00/4 Person Team ($50 per person). After October 5th, the Registration Fee is $240.00/4 Person Team ($60 per person)
We ask that the Team Captain comes up with a team name and registers the team on bikereg.com. Each additional team member can then register and pay separately under the team name
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No ID requirements. This is not a USA Cycling sanctioned event.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is parking available on the streets and behind the Ride On Wooster shop. There are multiple public parking lots in downtown Wooster (less than 2 blocks from Ride On) that provide free parking/do not ticket on Saturdays.
What can I bring into the event?
Bring a determination to finish and to finish well to The ROJR 2019.