Dirty Squirrel Gravel Grind Bike Race

At Minocqua Winter Park on September 7, 2024

Race Details

Join us on September 7th for a fun filled bike race featuring a mix of some of Oneida County's most scenic gravel roads and a few trails in Minocqua Winter Park's vast trail system. It will be a truly unique race experience!

Choose from three distances: Big Nut 40 mile, Little Nut 20 mile, and Mini Nut 3 mile. Both the Big Nut and the Little Nut end the race with a climb to the top of Squirrel Hill. Enjoy the view as you coast your way down to the finish line!

Stick around after the races to enjoy food and lawn games! The hiking trails and disc golf course will re-open following the last finisher. All race participants are encouraged to play a round-borrow bags with discs are available!  

This race also serves as a fundraiser for the park with all proceeds going right back to trails and facilities maintenance! Thank you for your support!

Registration Information

  • Registration is open online until September 7th at 8:45 am.
  • Day of registration will be available at the Chalet until 15 minutes before each race. See race day schedule below. 

Registration Pricing Chart

Big Nut 40 Little Nut 20 Mini Nut 3
$60 $60 $20

Racer Giveaways: The first 50 registrants will receive a commemorative etched stainless steel pint cup! Perfect for post-race bevvies!

Bike Jersey Sales: We are once again offering bike jerseys for sale during online registration. We need to send in the order by July 3rd so be sure to register early to guarantee your size. We will have a limited amount of sizes and quantity available for purchase during the event. 

Not able to make the race but still want to snag a bike jersey or donate to support the race/park? No problem! Just head over to the race store webpage:



Route Descriptions

These races are primarily self-supported. Please plan accordingly and carry water, food, repair kit, and phone with you.

  • Big Nut 40 mile

Ride With GPS Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47187427

Gravel 23.2 miles 61% / Ski Trails 9 miles 24% / Paved  5.8 miles 15% 

Big Nut will feature 1 aid station at the 22 mile marker. Offerings include Gu, Water, Energy, Bananas, and Cookies. AED/First Aid and Bike repair supplies available at aid station. 

  • Little Nut 20 mile

Ride With GPS Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47336921

Gravel 10 miles 50% / Paved 5.7 miles 29% / Ski Trails 4.2 miles 21%

Little Nut is an UNSUPPORTED RACE with no aid station. Please plan accordingly and pack enough water and food for your needs. 

  • Mini Nut 3 mile

Entire route is on easy grassy/gravel ski trails.

Mini Nut is an UNSUPPORTED RACE with no aid station. Please plan accordingly and pack enough water and food for your needs.

Race Day Schedule

7:00 am - Park Opens

7:30 am - Registration/Bib Pick Up Opens

8:45 am - Registration Closes For Mini Nut

9:00 am - Mini Nut Start & Registration Closes For Big Nut

9:15 am - Big Nut Start & Registration Closes For Little Nut

9:30 am - Little Nut Start

5:00 pm - Park Closes


Thank you so much to our generous sponsors who have helped support the 2024 Dirty Squirrel Gravel Grind! This race would not be possible without their help.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Click the link below for more information.

Dirty Squirrel Gravel Grind Sponsorship Form

Questions? Email us at [email protected].

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are integral to the success of the Dirty Squirrel Gravel Grind. Volunteer opportunities include Aid Stations, Bib Pickup, Food Prep, Course Set Up, Course Marshals, and more! Click the link below to sign up:


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