Sancho 200 is a 200-mile gravel road race that starts and ends at Einstein Cycles in Traverse City, MI. The course is mostly gravel with some pavement and some sandy 2-track. We suggest riding a gravel bike, mountain bike, or cross bike with a minimum tire width of 45c or 1.77165″. Our race winners over the past few years have averaged around 17mph. Sancho 200 is not a supported event but will have a few aid stations stocked with water, snacks, drink mix, and a few other goodies to help you along your adventure. In addition to the aid stations there are also 4 gas stations/markets along the way (see list below). There is NO moving support permitted on the course and there will not be any bag drops permitted. CARRY EVERYTHING YOU WILL NEED ON YOUR BICYCLE.

Packet Pickup

Friday, June 4, 3-8pm

All riders MUST sign the waver in order to participate

Einstein Cycles

1990 N US31N, Traverse City, MI

Or, the day of the race from 5:00am until 5:40am.

The Course

  June 5, 2021 Sunrise: 5:57am. Sunset: 9:24pm. The course is mostly gravel with some pavement and sandy two-track. If you are a beast you will average 15-17mph. If you are an experienced, fit rider you will average around 13-15mph. All others should plan to average 11-12mph. Race cut-off time is midnight. You will need to average 11.1mph to finish by midnight. There are many turns on the route, so use the GPS method you trust most to navigate. We use Wahoo Roam or Bolt computers, which have great battery life and a good turn-by-turn guidance system. GPS FILES Strava: GPX:

Aid Stations

*aid station info tba Please note that there are 4 gas stations along the race course, they are located at: – Bristol Gas Station: @ mile #70.5 – Wolf Lake Gas Station: @ mile #90.5 – Wellston Dollar General: @ mile #127.5


This is NOT a closed-course event, which means there can be cars and other vehicles on the route at any time. Riders are responsible for obeying all traffic laws and exercising extreme caution. You are expected to stop at all stop signs and traffic signals.   If you experience a serious injury CALL 911. There will not be medical staff on the course. There will however be first aid kits at the aid stations. If you experience an injury please contact Einstein Cycles at 231-421-8148 


We roll at 6am. Mass start. We run a clock at the finish line and log your finish time using a pen and paper when you cross the line. No sprint finishes in the parking lot please thanks!


In the event that you need to drop out please call the shop, Einstein Cycles at 231-421-8148 so we can make sure our aid stations know that you have left the race and so we don’t send out a search party. You are responsible for transportation back to the finish line if you drop out, there will not be staff available to transport you and your bike.  


There will be NO parking in the Einstein parking lot! Saturday is business as usual at Einstein Cycles and their neighboring business’ please respect their parking needs. There is parking available in the back of Bob Evans parking lot (look for coned off area, this is directly next door to Einstein Cycles). In the event that those spots are taken when you arrive there is an adjacent vacant parking lot (the old Hooters building) and there will be open spots if needed, we ask that you park in the back of the parking lot at both places as the spots close to the building are for their patrons.