Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Rok Results - 2021

 We'll see how the Excel formatting flies over to this archaic blogger medium...

UPDATED 4/16!!!

Thanks again for coming out and challenging yourselves with the Rok. Next year should be more of the same. We'll try and have a date picked out shortly and maybe a few wrinkles thrown in for good measure.

Thanks - Isaac

Monday, April 5, 2021

It is race week!

 Hi All -

Jake hit send on an important email last weekend... I'm bad at the internet, but will try to get the info all here for people to digest... 

"Rok Riders,

This year once again will look different.  Attached is a COVID health sheet that you will have to  print and fill out, a waiver that will need to be printed and filled out, and your tulip notes to complete the course.  There will be plastic bins at the start to put the COVID and race waiver in before you start. 

We will be starting in waves five minutes apart.  You need to stay in or around your car with a mask on until your wave starts.  You will be allowed to approach the start line 2 minutes before your wave starts with your mask on!  Once you get out on course you will be able to remove your mask while riding.  If you enter a town or a store please put your mask on.  NONE OF THIS IS OPTIONAL!

Your start time is: (see PDF)

You truly are on your own this year.  There will not be checkpoints.  We may have timing... we will at least have a finish line.  If you care about timing, I suggest you keep it for yourself and email it to us, we can then post it for all the world to see.  

You are responsible for yourself.  You need to have a back up plan if things go wrong.  There are parts of the course you will not have cell service."

I will try and clarify some finer points of things throughout the week.

files if you lost the email...

Monday, February 1, 2021

The 2021 Ragnarok Race Roster!

Hello intrepid riders!

Without further ado, here is a poorly formatted list of all of the riders who have formally entered the granddaddy of MN gravel races (at least that are currently running). I think the hard to read roster is as much of a Ragnarok tradition as lovely spring weather!

Achen Chap

Acker Matt

Anderson Jon

Anderson Jared

Applen Eric

Ayala Erin

Badger Keith

Barr Megan

Batko Charles

Behrendt Brian

Belz Rob

Benjamin Kristine

Birkemeier Ryan

Black Joe

Boyle Jamie

Braasch Grant

Braun Craig

Brendal Randy

Campbell Mike

Carlson Mick

Carlson Van

Carroll Paul

Clark Joe

Clausen Ted

Curtis Rick

Dingemans Max

Ehlers Scott

Eide Nate ***

Eklund Lukas

Erickson Thomas

Everson Hurl

Fields Greg

Frane Jeffrey

Frusher Dan ***

Funke Dan

Gaffke Dustin

Garrett Jim

Gilbertson Mike

Greenwaldt Tyler

Grieves Chase

Groskreutz Michael

Hansen Boyd

Haug Ryan

Haye Jeff

Henkemeyer Jeff

Hest Robert

Higley Phil

Hill Josh

Hippen Scott

Hoffmann Cory

Hollaren Bart

Hop Angie ***

Houchin Alexandera

Huffard Timothy

Hunter Melissa

Ivey Gregory

Janisch Steve

Jick Raymond

Jorento Dane

Karow Eddie

Keller Paul

Kelly Chad

Kelly Justin

Kern Jon

Kershaw Jeremy

Kohn Alyssa

Kolsky Mike

Kramer Matthew

Kromer Dane

Kvittem Brent

Lane Jon

Larson Mara

Larson Ryan

Lemke Nick

Lewis Tim

Lindberg Gary

Loosen Ted

Magnusson Patrick ***

Marsh Dustin

Marshall Sandy

Marshall Steve

Marson Kesha

Matthews Chris

McCloud Dave ***

Millner Chad

Molnar Josh

Myers Luke

Naef Dan

Nelson Daniel

Nickles Ray

Nickleski Todd

Nieszner Patrick

Nygard Jonas

Olson Arron

Olson Tina

Oney Ben

Padley Greg

Parsons Charles

Peet Rich

Person Andrew

Pettes Jeff

Pollitt David

Poquette Todd

Quinn Tom

Quinn Nicholas

Rasmussen Todd

Raygor Trenton

Rickert Kyle ***

Rider Death

Ringuette Jim

Roach Jeff

Rogers Cole

Rudnick Martin

Santiago Jesska

Schad Alex

Schad Charlie

Schluttner Eric

Schneider Jay

Schoenbauer Ben

Seaburg Mark

Seipp Carrie

Shouse Corey

Shupe Jeff

Skoning Ben

Sobota Kyle

Stenerson Matt

Stinson Ren

Storm Danny ***

Strate Chelsea

Stroeing Scott

Strop Hunter

Symons Chris

Tobias Sam

Tri Charly

Tuma Robert

Vecchi Anthony

Wargin David

Wark Chase

Weaver Henry

Weaver Ben

Web Matthew

Weeks Isaac

Weeks David

Weeks Christian

Weinzier Andy

Wentz Linday

Wentz Nathan

Whipple Danny

Williams Robert

Wilson Kurt

Wolf Charles

Woll Dan

Wood Luke

Yore Steven

Zismer Elliot

Saturday, April 4, 2020

2020 Ragnarok

To all Ragnarok riders on the roster this year, an email has been sent out about the cancellation of this years race. Some of your addresses were rejected, so slide into my DM on social media if you need the email sent to a different address or email us.
We have added an option to do your own 105mi ride April 18th (all surfaces excepted). Record your route and send it to us. Rideragnarok10@gmail.com  Do not ride with others and ride directly from your home...or start your ride down the street so others don’t have your address.
If you don’t have a tracking device, email me and we will get you one. If you don’t have a gps or a device that you can download the route, take a pic of the screen. If you want to ride it on a trainer that’s cool too.
Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun, but only riders on this years roster will be eligible for one of three prize packages.
This is anything but your traditional Ragnarok 105. We wanted to have a gathering point for our gravel community to come together even if it’s in a non traditional way.
Thanks for all the support along our journey!

Monday, March 16, 2020

The 2020 'Rok has been indefinitely postponed

I doubt I need to go into any great detail here, but given national and international guidelines for groups/gatherings at the current time (and just looking as a human at the state of the world) it is looking highly likely that we will not be able to responsibly hold our event as planned in April.

This most likely means that we'll just have to do a reset and do everything again in 2021. If I find a nice big gap in my schedule that also jives with a gap in the "cycling calendar" I could maybe see trying to get in a Rok ride this year, but with a couple of young kids and crazy busy work (likely to get crazy busier) I wouldn't count on it.

What are the odds of a blizzard on or just before the 18th of April now? Oh well.

Be safe everyone and do what you can to prevent the spread of this virus (or any virus really). Thank you.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Ragnarok 2020 Rider List

This year was great for Isaac and me, we didn't have to have a lottery!  Believe it or not we are actually decent humans' and don't like to turn people away.  

That means if you sent in a card your name will be on this list and you will be riding Ragnarok 105 on April 18, 2020.

If you have a situation you cannot get around and need to drop out please email rideragnarok105@gmail.com asap.  

If you are positive you sent a card, and are not on the list, send us a message.  Please don't email us if you forgot to send in a card, please don't email us to get in.  There will most likely be more years to come, or join one of the other many great events throughout the area!

Without further ado...here is the list.

Chap Achen
Zach  Anderson
Shane Armstrong
Keeth Badger
David  Baldus
Jenny Barr
Megan Barr
Brian Behrendt
Pete Bell
Kristine Benjamin
Ryan Birkameier
Joe  Black
Veronica Bond
Gregory Bond
Jamie Boyle
Grant Braasch
Craig Braun
Randy Brendal
Joe  Bruentrup
Dave  Bucholtz
Bill Callas
Mike  Campbell
Kenny  Carlson
Paul Carroll
Joe  Clark
Ted  Clausen
Cody Condon
Shawn  Cotter
Timothy  Creyts
Robert Cure
Rick  Curtis
Eric Dabbert
Kyle Davis
Steven Deckert
Charles Denis
Max Dingemans
Zach  Dolinaj
Alan Eastlund
Scott Ehlers
Lukas Eklund
Thomas Erickson
Greg Fields
Dan Funke
Dustin  Gaffke
Josh Gamble
James  Garrett
Tyler  Gilbert
Tyler  Greenwaldt
Scott Gregory
Michael  Groskreutz
Trisha Groth
Leah Gruhn
Aaron  Halfaker
John Hammje
Eric Hathaway
Ryan Haug
Jeff Haye
Jeff Henkemeyer
Ben  Hey
Scott Hippen
John Hoch
Timothy  Hoffard
Bart Hollaren
Ian Hoogendam
Angie Hop
Laura Hrubes
Gregory Ivey
Philip Jamielita
Raymond  Jick
Amanda Jorgenson
Jacob Jungers
Eddie Karow
James  Kauth
Jon Kern
Scott Klein
Brett Koplin
Matthew Kramer
Brent Kvittem
Michael  Landreville
Mara Larson
Nick Leisz
Nick Lemke
Scott Lenz
Maureen Lin
Gary Lindberg
Ted  Loosen
Patrick Magnusson
Dustin  Marsh
Fred Mayer
Nick McCulloch
Greg Mealhouse
Scott Meulebroek
Shawn Miller
Josh Molnar
Cameron Moore
Pat  Morton
Jessica  Myer
Eric  Nelson
Daniel  Nelson
Andrew Nepsund
Ray  Nickles
Patrick Nieszner
Jonas Nygard
Matt O'Lauglin
Aaron  Olson
Tina Olson
Charles Parsons
Lucas Pedersen
Richard Peet
Erik Peterson
Jeff Pettes
David  Pollitt
Charlynn Psihos
Todd Rasmussen
Bryce Rasmussen
Trenton Raygor
Nate Rhode
Cole  Rogers
Shaun Sava
Eric Schluttner
Jay  Schneider
Mark Seaburg
Charlie Shad
Todd Shanafelt
Caruso Shanafelt
Patrick Sheedy
John Sheldrake
Jeff Shupe
Jayden Siegle
Chris  Skogen
Jordan Skophammer
Harlan Smith
Steven Soltis
Alex Stenerson
Ren  Stinson
Bob Stoltz
Danny  Storm
David  Strachan 
Ryan Stringfield
Scott Stroeing
Jay Swenson
Andy Tetmeyer
Kevin  Thum
Charilie Tri
Nick Undis
Aaron  Voreis
David  Wargin
Larry  Warrington
Todd Watchmaker
Mike  Watercott
Matt Webb
Isaac Weeks
Andy Weinzierl
Lindsay Wentz
Nathan Wentz
Andrew Westberg
Danny  Whipple
Robert Williams
Kurtis  Wilson
Charles Wolf
Luke Wood
Steven Yore
Lee Zettler
Ken Zylstra
Remember, you are responsible for yourself during Ragnarok 105!

See you in April!

-Rok Crew

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The 2020 Postcard Post

Hello All -

So we're back on again for 2020! Pretty much the same details as always...

What: Ragnarok 105
When: April 18, 2020 (hoping for no blizzards this weekend!)

Where: Red Wing, MN


We're going to be doing registration pretty much the same as we always have. We will be capping the registration at 150 riders as we have the last couple of years, and will be utilizing a lottery, again as we have in the past. Unless less than 150 folks send in their postcard... if that is the case if you properly get a postcard into our hands then you'll be in.

Where do you send the postcard? This year we're actually going to have you send the cards in to Jake, so if you are local to Denver, CO maybe you can drop them off... otherwise here is his address:

Ragnarok 105 
c/o Jake Huot
1243 Adams Street
Denver, CO 80206

Some "rules" for the cards:

1) Try to have them actually be post cards. They aren't that hard to find. Much easier for us to manage.
2) One postcard per person. If you start to send in multiple cards they will all be thrown out.
3) Don't send in a card for anyone but yourself. A key point of this event is that as a rider you are responsible for yourself. This begins with the post card. (Note... obviously we won't be able to tell if your significant others or kid sent in a card for you, but if we get 6 cards for you and your friends in the same pen, same handwriting, all at the same time... that isn't cool... again a postcard isn't that hard).
4)Make sure your handwriting is legible.

On the card need to be three things:

email address
"I am responsible for myself"

Postcards will be received starting Black Friday (November 29, 2019) and must be postmarked by December 31, 2019.

To let the straggler cards in we'll probably do the lottery on or around January 11.

Any questions? Post them up here (or however you want to try and contact us... we have a facebook page... instagram... isaac.m.giesen@gmail.com etc...)

Thanks - Isaac