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The Barry-Roubaix race was created by Rick Plite in 2009. The event is a spring gravel road race which has grown in proportion ever since it started. From 262 riders, participants increased to a number of 654 for 2010. Plite shares how he came up with the idea of the race, “Many people enjoy gravel road rides to mix it up a bit from the grind of road or mountain biking. Most of us would rather ride our bike on a snow packed dirt road than slushy paved roads with traffic. The increasing popularity of cyclocross bikes also makes for a perfect match.”

This year’s race which covered 80% gravel roads began with morning lows in the 20s. By the time the race was underway, the temperature only rose to 34 degrees accompanied by a 15 mph wind from the southeast. Soon sunny skies were upon the riders but the temperature…

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