2019 - THE SOLD-OUT WINDY AS HECK YEAR.
High of 47°, winds up to 33 mph
3500 registered riders / 3079 finishers
Thank you to all who raced and made our first year of reaching our racer cap of 3500 riders a huge success. So happy the race was on Saturday, though super windy at times, we sure were glad it wasn’t the slushy snow we experienced on Sunday. We had some close finishes in the 62-mile race. In the Women’s race, Kae Takeshita edged out Emma Swartz to get the win with a time of 3:10:41 . In the men’s race Mat Stephens gets his third win just milliseconds ahead of Thomas Humphreys with a time of 2:44:04 .
In the Psycho-Killer 100 mile race Michael Simonson defends his win with a time of 5:11:39 and Christine Thornburg takes it for the women in 6:14:16 . Full results for all distances below.
2018 - The tenth anniversary and introduction of the 100 mile Psycho Killer.
High of 59°, conditions were dry and fast
3000 registered riders / 2568 finishers
The Men's 62 mile Killer race winner was 2017 winner Mat Stephens (Team Panaracer/Stan’s NoTubes), finishing 11 minutes faster than the previous year. The time is a new course record.
Race winner Rachel Langdon (Team Gray Goat Mobile) also won in 2016. Finishing in 2:59:57, Langdon set a new course record, bettering Mackenzie Woodring’s 2013 record by seven minutes.
Jeff Jacobi, a Grand Rapids, Michigan cyclist, completed the 36 mile Thriller gravel race on a penny-farthing vintage high wheeler bike, raising over $10,000 (USD) for the charity Gilda’s Club.
2017 - The cold rainy year
High of 40° F and rainy
3210 registered riders / 1864 finishers
Held March 25, 2017, the 9th edition of Barry-Roubaix was one of eight events in the Michigan Gravel Race Series, a points series that debuted in 2017.
The male winner of the 62 mile 'Killer' race was Mat Stephens, who edged out Mac Brennen and Ansel Dickey in a sprint for the finish line. The female winner of the 62 mile race was Lily Williams.
2016 - the HOT DUSTY AND F$&K CANCER SCOOTER YEAR
High of 70° F and sunny
3102 registered riders / 2677 finishers
The 2016 Barry-Roubaix was pushed back until April 16, 2016 to avoid a conflict with Easter. The later starting date presented riders with a new and virtually unheard of challenge for this race, heat. The average temperature for the 62 mile race was 70F which was a full 41 degrees warmer than the average temperature from previous year. Dry and dusty course conditions made for a fast race which took on the character of a road race with large pelotons staying together until the finish.
2015 - SUPER COLD AND FAST and a guy on a BMX BIKE
High of 25° F and cloudy
3026 registered riders / 2421 finishers
In both the men's and women's 62 mile Open Category races, early breakaways defined the outcome of the day. 2008 Summer Paralympics Gold medalist Mackenzie Woodring took the 2015 Barry-Roubaix Women's Open trophy with a finish time more than five minutes faster than runner-up Crystal Anthony. This win marked Woodring's fourth Barry-Roubaix victory in seven attempts.
2014 - MODIFIED FINISH ROUTE AND INTRODUCTION OF STRAVA SEGMENT CHALLENGES
High of 32° F and sunshine
2880 registered riders / 2174 finishers
2013 - FIRST YEAR STARTING IN DOWNTOWN HASTINGS
High of 31° F
2914 registered riders / 2144 finishers
The new start/finish area was well received by the City, local residents and racers. Registration increased by almost three-fold, to 2914 registered participants. An unexpected snowstorm created unusually harsh conditions, and the race course was altered at the last minute to avoid the treacherous Sager Road two-track section.
2012 - PART OF THE AMERICAN ULTRA CX CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
High of 58° F and sunshine
1536 registered riders / 1338 finishers
In 2012, Barry-Roubaix: Killer Gravel Road Race served as the second of five events in the American UltraCx Championship Series (stages ranging from 80 to 115 km).
2011 - FOUNDERS BREWING BECOMES TITLE SPONSOR!
High of 25° F and snow flurries
1046 registered riders / 896 finishers
1046 racers registered for the 2011 edition of the Barry-Roubaix and 950 of them made it to the start line. The fact that we only lost 10% of the pre-registered riders proves just how hardcore cyclists are and how much we love what we do. The couch potatoes must be thinking who the hell would ride a bike in temperatures below freezing and then toss in a wind chill from a cyclist moving 15-20 miles per hour. Thats about 10 degrees above zero! Thankfully it was sunny and the winds were pretty light.
2010 - FIRST TIME AT YANKEE SPRINGS / GUN LAKE UNIT
High of 40° F and sunshine
756 registered riders / 656 finishers
Racers were treated to sunny skies but the morning lows were in the 20’s and by race start the temps only crept to 34 degrees with a 15 mph biting wind out of the southeast. We didn’t see 50 degrees until 3:00 pm.
The new start venue at Yankee Spring/Gun Lake Unit was a great place to stage a race and has room for growth. Speaking of growth, we had an increase in attendance by over 250%. Nearly 700 racers toed the start line! Derek Graham captured the mens Elite race and Mackenzie Woodring lead a blistering pace in the womens Elite class to defend her 2009 title.
2009 - THE FIRST ANNUAL BARRY-ROUBAIX!!!
High of 38° F and sunshine
261 registered riders / 248 finishers
Racers were treated to perfect conditions; cool and sunny weather prevailed and the roads were a perfect combo of moisture and traction.
Michael Simonson and Mackenzie Woodring lead a blistering pace in the mens and womens Elite categories to capture the first ever BRX Elite titles while the racing action in the Expert/Sport category was just as hot. The category of the day had to be the 19 mile Beginner class as these guys and gals really showed us all what a great sport cycling is. Many riders dusted off old bikes hanging in the garage and participated in their first bike race ever or their first race in 10-15 years! Awesome to see the determination.
After the racing came to a close everyone enjoyed fresh Zoup chili and Founders Ale while the awards were announced at the Historic Long Lake Outdoor Center, complete with a roaring fire in the fieldstone fireplace.