Riding the Laughing Donkey Gravel Invitational Course: Chula, Georgia

Laughing Donkey Gravel Invitational
Fantastic roads, fantastic course

Laughing Donkey Gravel Invitational

“The Gravel Cycling Community of Tifton invites you to join us in a scenic tour of the Tifton area and surrounding counties. The 2nd annual “Laughing Donkey Invitational” is a FREE, self supported, gravel adventure. Donations are welcome, but not required. All proceeds will go towards a local cause. Please share this event with your favorite friends.” – https://www.facebook.com/events/2486353198195522

Laughing Donkey Gravel Invitational
Loose conditions in places due to severe lack of rain

Solid Advice from the Promoter, Jean N Megan Guzman:

“We do not make any claims as to road or traffic conditions. This is an “open roads” event with all of the risks involved. We ask that you please be aware of your physical/health limitations as you make your route decisions and be respectful of all traffic rules. We also ask that you refrain from littering or engaging in dangerous or disrespectful behaviors while riding through our friendly neighborhoods. We have beautiful gravel roads waiting for you! We hope to see you then.”

Laughing Donkey Gravel Invitational

ALWAYS BE A STEWARD FOR GRAVEL CYCLING: Respect the roads, respect the locals, respect the land, respect your fellow cyclists.

Laughing Donkey Gravel Invitational Video

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In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew & his partner, the Lady Gravel Cyclist, ride a variant of the 70 mile course for the 2023 Laughing Donkey Gravel Invitational. For 2023, the event ran on November 4, 2023. Due to a clashing event with JOM’s North Florida Freeride Gravel Series (linked below), they rode the Laughing Donkey course the following weekend.

Laughing Donkey Gravel Invitational

Continued from Above:

Chula, Georgia

“Chula is an unincorporated community in Tift County, Georgia, United States. The community is located along U.S. Route 41 near Interstate 75, 7.2 miles (11.6 km) north-northwest of Tifton. Chula has a post office with ZIP code 31733. An early variant name was “Ruby”. The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place in 1904 as the “Town of Chula”. The town’s municipal charter was repealed in 1906.” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chula,_Georgia

Additional Photos

Laughing Donkey Gravel Invitational
This ride happened on November 10, 2023 (official Veterans Day Holiday). Thank you Veterans
Laughing Donkey Gravel Invitational
Not a bad view anywhere
Laughing Donkey Gravel Invitational
Improvising with Lip Balm to lubricate the chain!
Laughing Donkey Gravel Invitational
Beautiful tree canopy road
Laughing Donkey Gravel Invitational
LGC is all smiles
Laughing Donkey Gravel Invitational
Logos Components Wheels under review
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Vintage Ford Mustang, parked and seemingly forgotten

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