FIELD LIMIT: 250
GRAVEL SEGMENTS: TBA
% OF GRAVEL: TBA
AID STOPS: 5
WHAT COMES WITH REGISTRATION?
- Entry into the event, of course
- Ride t-shirt and ride badge
- Aid station snacks
- Post-ride BBQ
DATE: September 20, 2020
ESTIMATED START TIME: 7:00am
ToughSkin150 – A tough-as-nails 50/50 blend of the finest road and the finest gravel in the Southeast. Are you ready for a little bit of everything on a course that climbs 10,000+ feet? Last year we had 35 gravel segments featuring stream crossings, dirt, gravel, and some sand, with buttery smooth tarmac in between. This year will be more of the same. The Toughskin150 is guaranteed to push you to—and maybe beyond—your limits. With its limited SAG support, soul-crushing time cuts, and field limits guaranteed to give you plenty of alone time, we fully admit that this adventure is not for everyone. We made it that way on purpose. To finish is an accomplishment. To win secures your claim as the best in the South…and scores you one hell of a belt.
2019 was an epic inaugural route for the Toughskin150 – 155-miles total, with 10,000+ feet of constant up and down, over 65% gnarly to pristine gravel. You can download our 2019 course here. We’ll be changing this year’s route to include more gravel, more timed-segments, more fun! We’re currently out researching new twists and thrills and will have the course mapped out and finalized in August. We’re going to keep this year’s course a little closer to the belt – shhh… it’s a secret – though we will have plenty of training rides that could?!? include a few sneak peeks leading up to it. Make sure to keep up with us through our blog.
Start/Finish address will always be: Union City City Hall – 5047 Union Street, Union City, GA 30291
Just in case you don’t believe us, here’s what we were told about last year.
– JOM (Gravelcyslist.com) Husky100 – If you reckon there’s no gravel to be found near Atlanta, you would be very wrong. Overall, a great day complimented by hanging out at the start / finish line with new friends, enjoying food and beverages provided by the promoter to every entrant. Mark Spin the District on your calendar for 2020. (Read the full article here or watch the video)
– Jason Hanlin Husky100 – Hard as h#ll ride, but a post-party worth every bit of pain. I’m already getting ready for 2020.
– Wayne Whitesides Toughskin150 – Come for the gnar, stay for the party! This was one of the best-run events I have ever done. Top-notch from the start/finish, the overall route, the timed-segments, to the well-stocked SAG stops. A big, big bang for your buck.
We want our Gravel Grind participants to ride the ride the way they want to ride. Fast, slow, medium-fast, lightspeed—we’re here for all of it. If you’re the type to take your time, stop and smell the gravel, and really experience the route’s stunning natural scenery, be our guest. All participants who complete this punishing course will receive the satisfaction of a tough job well done and an exclusive Spin the District embroidered patch. (Good luck finding either one on eBay.) If you want to skip the scenery and go for the gold, we’ll cheer you on. The top three ToughSkin150 riders from each category will receive the patch, an event medal, and free registration for next year’s event. In addition, the first-place finisher from the Time Segment Challenge, regardless of category, for both men and women will also receive a year of fame on our website and social media, and a giant, badass belt. (It won’t fit through your belt loops, but your pants will stay up from sheer intimidation.)
TIME SEGMENT CHALLENGE
More challenging segments are in store for 2020 where we will offer a Time Segment Challenge for the participants of the road Rayon100 event and the gravel Denim60, Husky100 & Toughskin150 versions. The winner of each Time Segment Challenge will be rewarded a custom, giant badass belt. (Think All-star wrestling big) To win the Time Segment Challenge, you must have the fastest overall accumulative time of the segments provided for each event. See the Race Bible for full details
Calling out the best of the best
Have you had good results this year past year? Come check out the ToughSkin150 or the Husky100—on us. If you’ve placed in the top 5 of any gravel race, grinder, or Gran Fondo that’s 50 miles or more this year, we’re offering you free registration for up to 100 riders into your choice of our two toughest rides. This ain’t our first rodeo, but it is our first time wrangling these particular bulls with these particular clowns. (We’re so much better at planning rides than metaphors.) Bottom line, we understand if a seasoned rider like yourself has a few reservations about our new routes. That’s why we’ve decided to minimize your risk by eliminating the entry fee for top racers. Come on, take us up on it—what have you got to lose? Not a top 5 finisher? Don’t worry if you don’t qualify for free registration this year. Put the pedal to the metal in this year’s Toughskin150 to compete for free registration in 2020.
Please see our registration page for complete details.
Fees & Field Limits
Field Limit: 250 total
ToughSkin150 Classes and Entry Fees:
Men’s Open (18+) $90
Men’s Master 40+ $90
Women’s Open (18+) $90
Women’s Master 40+ $90
Single Speed – Men $90
Single Speed – Women $90
Tandem (Open gender/age) $180 Per Team
Registration is first come, first served until we fill up.
Day of Registration: NO DAY OF REGISTRATION FOR THE TOUGHSKIN150. Registration ends September 19th. For complete registration details, including transfers, refunds, field limits, etc. go to our registration page.