Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind

Pulaski County’s Leg-Quivering Bicycle Race

October 7, 2023

Twisting, winding, dipping, rising… The remarkable Ozarks topography in Pulaski County challenges cyclists from across the country at the Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind, a leg-quivering bicycle race that promises stunning views of dramatic landscapes. Courses snake, careen, climb, plunge, and play hide-and-seek as they duel with the rugged terrain. This year, the Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind will be held Oct. 7.

65-Miles of Gravel Cycling

Nasty Pulaski’s signature course loops through 65-miles of Pulaski County’s rustic back roads. More than 4,400 feet of elevation changes throughout the course challenge your endurance while stunning riverside views and multiple stream crossings provide in-race rewards. This course will be one of the most satisfying finishes you will ever experience.

If you’re up for a smaller taste of adventure, try the 25-mile gravel grind — still a rugged, scenic ride, but with less of a commitment.

Run, Walk, and Ruck at the Frog Hill Half Marathon!

Choose 6.2 or 13.1 miles of fun in the Ozarks during the Frog Hill Half Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 7, and a chance to conquer Superior Hill! Run the Leapfrog 5K on Friday, Oct 6, to get warmed up and receive an additional medal! A variety of activities are designed to fit any athletic ability, whether you’re just starting out or seasoned and seeking a challenge. Complete the 5K on Friday then the 10K or half on Saturday to get an extra medal and complete the challenge. This is a great two-day fitness event for all, from strollers to marathon runners!

Plan a Weekend Getaway

Come for the race — stay for the place! Before and after Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind, explore Pulaski County’s 33 miles of Route 66, shop the antique stores and gift boutiques, and feast at unique dining spots. Discover awe-inspiring views while paddling and fishing our wild rivers and streams. Nearby Saint Robert has multiple lodging accommodations that will fit any budget.

Event Planner: Nasty Pulaski/David and Traci Kessler — 573-528-4761

2023 Pulaski County Tourism Bureau Grant Awardee