- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) - A new bicycle race is planned next month at Waterloo Recreation Area that promises a chance to get grimy.

The Waterloo Grit and Gravel bike race takes place March 19. The route goes through the Chelsea-area park, which includes forests, rolling terrain and lakes. Epic Races and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are partnering to host the event.

Participants can sign up for a 100-kilometer course, a 50-kilometer course or a 10-mile non-competitive ride.

Volunteers are sought to assist with work including the race’s aid station, finish line and post-race cleanup. The state says they’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the new race by helping out. They’ll also get a complimentary Epic Race T-shirt and refreshments.

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Online:

Race information: http://epicraces.com/event/waterloo-grit-grind-and-gravel

Registration for volunteers: http://bit.ly/WGGVolunteers

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