2021 Ten Thousand

The best gravel the Midwest has to offer.


  • Rapha Chicago is excited to announce the 2021 Ten Thousand taking place between May 28–June 13. Join us for some of the best gravel roads the Midwest has to offer.

    Ride any of the Ten Thousand routes within a 2 week window and receive a prize from Rapha. We’re very excited to announce 3 route options, allowing riders to choose their level of difficulty and the climbing they want to take on.

    Intermediate Route: Approximately 71 miles / 5,000 ft of climbing

    Advanced Route: Approximately 130 miles / 10,000 ft of climbing

    XL Route: Approximately 233 miles / 17,000 ft of climbing

    View / download the routes here: Ride Ten Thousand Routes

    This is an unsupported event and therefore riders are responsible for themselves. Riding in this area of Illinois is very challenging. The routes take you through very remote areas with little access to food and water. It is imperative that riders come prepared for a very challenging day on the bike. All routes feature a majority of gravel roads. Minimum recommended tire width is 32mm, while 40mm+ is ideal.

    This event is free.
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