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SWAG / Packet Pickup

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Trek TLH is our bike sponsor - once again.  We thank them for being with us all the way.  

If you ordered swag - that is going to be available at Trek Bicycle Shop

When: Friday, March 1, 2024

Where: Trek Bicycle Tallahassee

Address: 2784 Capital Cir NE, Tallahassee, FL 32308 

Time: 10:30a - 6:00 p

OR

 

Morning of Dirty Pecan

When: Saturday, March 2, 2024

Where: Jefferson Extension (ride start location)

Address: 2729 West Washington Street, Monticello, FL 32344

Time: 6:30a - 8:30a

Location/Entrance/Parking

Location/Entrance/Parking

 

Ride Start is:  Jefferson County Extension Office

2729 West Washington Street

Monticello, FL 32344

Go find your confirmation email when you registered for DP.  Have the QR code readily available.  That is your entrance ticket to ride start. 

There will be digital signs on US 90 directing you to entrance.  The 4-H club will be directing you to the parking area.  

Roll out is 8:00.  We will line up.  Do a check presentation, take a photo.  The sheriff officers will get us to Simpson road.  Then you are on your own.  

History DP

How it began....In 2015 my wingman, John excitedly told me of a new upcoming type of riding...GRAVEL.  He wanted to create a gravel ride - not race - for all to enjoy.  We created Dirty Pecan. 

John envisioned a gravel ride that was inexpensive, groovy, beautiful and offered the opportunity to explore the Red Hills of this region.  He also insisted on keeping it simple.  Our moniker is: If you need a juice box and a hug every 20 miles, this is not your ride.  

Side Bar Note:  Did you know that Jefferson County is the ONLY COUNTY IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA WITH NO TRAFFIC SIGNAL.  

 

Dirty Pecan has always donated their proceeds to 4-H.  Dirty Pecan has grown from 50 riders to over 400.  Over the last 8 years this event has donated over $125,000 to 4-H. Thank you to everyone that has been part of this journey and all you have done to make this event successful.    

 

Why is it called Dirty Pecan?  Well, obvy, we get DIRTY when riding gravel.  PECAN because we are the pecan capital of the world. 

About the Pecan: The late Fred Mahan was a prominent nursery man in Jefferson County. He created the Mahan and Paper Shell Pecan.  Read his story here. He is also responsible for the crepe myrtles on US 90.  

...juice box and a hug... 💞💞💞

         About Producer of DP
Betsy  Barfield is a professional photographer.  She was elected to the Jefferson County Commission in 2010, where she served for 12 years.  
From the start she knew it was important to use that position to create good; 4-H was the perfect go
od.  
Betsy is a 4-H Alum.  She was a camper at
4-H Camp Cherry Lake. 








Betsy, of course, enjoys cycling - she is so pleased to live in a county that is rural and beautiful.  
Betsy is one of 6 children - 5 of them ri
de (well, kinda).  She has been riding for over 34 years.  She raced mountain bikes from 1995 - 1998.  
She is married to Mack - 43 years. 
Her little French momma lives on property where Betsy and Mack derive so much pleasure.

At times, Betsy rides with her only sister, Patricia - 



 
 

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Abour Producer

Maps/Routes for DP 
40-60-80-100-150-200 Miles

Maps

Maps & Course Info

We cannot emphasize this enough: Riding the Dirty Pecan routes without a GPS and with “old-school” cue sheets is and with “old-school” cue sheets is not recommended and will be NO BUENO. The cue sheets from the maps are NOT 100% accurate, and more importantly, THERE ARE NO STREET SIGNS on the majority of the dirt roads. You can view and export all of the Dirty Pecan routes at the links below.

Water stops and convenience stores are marked on the map for each route. There are no guarantees water will be available, or that stores will be open.

DOWNLOAD YOUR ROUTE TO YOUR DEVICE BEFORE YOU ARRIVE. 

THERE IS NO CELL SERVICE AT RIDE START...AND I AM NOT JOKING !!!

150/200 riders - You crazies that are doing the 150/200 are welcome to arrive extra early for your ride start.  No one will be at the facility to guide you to parking.  Bless you, you beasts.   

Maps
  • Please DOWNLOAD and TEST the maps on your Garmin (or other GPS capable device) to ride the course. THERE IS NO CELL SERVICE AT RIDE START SO DOWNLOAD THE MAPS BEFORE YOU GET IN THE CAR.  It is not recommended to ride this course without a GPS, but if you don't have a GPS device, make sure you ride with someone who does, and will not drop you. Otherwise, you can print cue sheets from the online map, but not all the roads along the route are signed, nor is the cue sheet 100% accurate. Use the maps at your own risk.

  • THE ORGANIZER AND ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE RIDE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRTY PECAN LLC, THE GOVERNMENT OF JEFFERSON COUNTY) MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY MAPS, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY MENTAL OR PHYSICAL DAMAGE RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE MAPS.

  • The roads along the majority of the course are sparsely populated. There will be many miles of riding with no civilization or people in sight. You are on your own so be prepared for anything, such as being dropped, flat tires, broken chain, walking your bike for miles, no cell phone signal, etc. You must be self-sufficient, and bring with you all the necessary water, nutrition and equipment to complete the ride on your own. There is no sag on this ride; no one is going to come and bail you out.

  • ALL ROADS ON THE ROUTE ARE OPEN TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC. RESPECT ALL RULES OF THE ROAD AND OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LAWS! Stay to the right of the road on blind corners. Don't hold up vehicular traffic unnecessarily. Be courteous to other riders and road users.

  •   Do not feed, pet or taunt any animals along the route. 

  • You’ll ride through grand southern plantations, oak canopies, farmland and pecan orchards on red clay and dirt. While a good majority of the course is shaded by stunningly beautiful oak tree canopies, there are long sections that will be blasted with full sun. Your body will appreciate you applying sunscreen on all exposed skin.

  • There is no public water stop; however there is a convenience store in Boston, GA and the 150 milers also have a convenience store around mile 107, but there are NO guarantees that stores will be open. Have a backup plan if you are unable to restock on food and water, especially if you're doing the 150 OR 200 mile route.

  • Do NOT throw any of your trash away on the course.

  • If you get to Boston, GA and you are sick of riding dirt roads and want to go home, you can take a paved road (Boston-Monticello Rd) back towards Monticello. It's a bit over 22 miles from Boston, GA back to the start. This “bail-out” route is not marked on any of the route maps, so you are solely responsible on how to navigate back to the start.

  • Your cyclocross tire choice is entirely up to you. 32s are the recommended minimum width, but the course can be done on 28s if the rider is experienced and knows how to properly handle sandy sections. If you're in doubt, go with a wider tire.

CUT-OFF TIMES (self-imposed for those riding 100-200 miles)

  • On March 2, 2024, sunrise is 7:00 am and sunset is 6:30pm in the Monticello area.

  • Florida and Georgia road rules require you have front and rear working lights if cycling before sunrise or after sunset.

For those riding 150-200 miles:

  • While there is no “official” earlier start time for those riding the longer course distances, it is HIGHLY recommended you get rolling by 7am, unless you’re making it an overnight adventure, or plan to ride with lights after sunset.

  • From a physical and mental standpoint, if you get to Boston and you are wore out, it's recommended you take the route the 80 milers do from Boston to Monticello.

200 Milers:

  • At around 120 miles, you'll cross US 221. This is your point of decision. There's not an easy way to shorten the course after this point.

150 Milers:

  • If you start at 7am, and you're not in Boston by noon (mile 67ish), you should re-route yourself to the 100 mile course, which will give you about 115 miles total for the ride.

100 Milers:

  • With an 8am start, you should be in Boston (mile 56ish) no later than 1pm. If you're not in Boston by 1pm, you should re-route yourself to the 80 mile course.

 😓 Rain Routes for DP 😓

I don't even want to do this, but should we have a deluge and our clay roads are like peanut butter, please consider riding these routes.  They are also amasing.  Actually, come back throughout the year and expeirence road riding in this area.  You won't regret it.  

RV/Tent/Car Camping
No water-No electric-No sewer
We do not have a dump station. 
We offer 2 day camping th
e weekend of DP. The
 RVs are  in a separate space from tents/cars.  Mostly shaded and on a level grass field.  No size limits on the RVs.  ​We have a shower house with 2 showers for men and 2 showers for women.  Hot water runs out quickly.  We also have toilets and sinks. Fresh well water is available for drinking and filling water bottles.   We will have 2 port-o-lets at the bath-house location.    We open the sites is at noon on Friday.  We ask that you depart by 3:00 pm on Sunday.  ​If we have an abundance of rain, we will have information on alternate camping areas.   Cost is $40 for the 2 nights.

Camping

Address

2729 W Washington St.

Monticello, FL  32344

Phone

850.933.4055

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