Black Fork LLC, Noble County and AEP ReCreation Lands are proud to announce a gravel road race UNLIKE ANY OTHER IN THE UNITED STATES, The NITE RIDER GRAVEL GRINDER! Only in Ohio's AEP ReCreation Lands can gravel cyclists race on a closed road loop, 100% gravel (or dirt), at NITE!
The Hellhole Gravel Grind Prologue, 2-Day Stage Race and 1-Day Gravel Fondo will take place on the gravel roads in and around Hellhole Swamp in the Francis Marion National Forest just outside of Charleston, South Carolina.
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"The Quick and The Dead" - A Mt. Davis Gravel Grinder is a gravel road bicycle race from Confluence Pennsylvania.
This 3-day ride in Hoosier National Forest, located on Piankeshaw and Shawnee lands, will allow riders to choose their own adventure, selecting between short and moderate daily routes. This laid-back trip (its ok to leave your cycling kit at home) is for those who want to cruise into fall experiencing serene hardwood forests and local wildlife.
The 2019 ROJR (Ride On Jeremy’s Ride) is the last race/ride of the six event Ohio Gravel Race Series and will be held Saturday, Oct. 12. The ROJR offers a 100 and 60 mile loop, both can be done individually or in teams of 4. The 100 mile individual ride qualifies for the race series.
Let's ride gravel around Bladensburg, OH. Park at the ball fields in town at the school located on the east side of town. Gather at 845am and roll at 9am. This is a new route for our group so bring ample snacks and water since it does not look like there are any services on route. We will stop mid way in the shade for snacks/lunch.
This is a gravel grinder to retrace the key locations involving one of Ohio's most gruesome murders, the 1869 murder of Louiza Catherine Fox. We will visit the site of the crime, Louiza's nearby grave, the site of the trial/hanging for the murderer, and his final resting spot.
Rooted Vermont will offer two course lengths of 45 or 85 miles, both are ~70% dirt and 3500’ or 8000’ of climbing. The race will begin in our hometown of Richmond, traveling south through the heart of the Green Mountains towards Ripton. Some of the gravel will be silky smooth, some sections, called Class 4 or pavé, will be more rugged.
A gravel road race on private farm roads at the base of Cedar Mountain in Rapidan, Virginia.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Locust Hill Farm encompasses over 5,000 continuous acres of privately-owned land. Only 90 miles from the center of Washington, D.C., the farm is surrounded by untouched, historic land and borders Cedar Mountain (a.k.a. Slaughter’s Mountain) where a historic Civil War battle took place in 1862.
Let's ride the classic Candyland route. Start at Rocky Boots in downtown Nelsonville. Gather at 845am, roll at 9am. Bring snacks and ample water. We may stop at the park in Murray City for a lunch stop so bring something to snack on. No services on route.
Photos from Sept. 2017 ride
The Red Kite Ronde is an Endurance/Gravel cycling event that starts and finishes at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The Ronde traverses east across Knox and Coshocton Counties on a route that includes hills, dirt and gravel roads, and other challenges brought forth by the terrain. The Ronde will consist of a marquee 200 kilometer challenge and an 80 kilometer route.
In addition to the ride, we have worked with Kenyon to develop a robust start/finish expo (food vendors, music, & fun) that will showcase Gambier and be open to the community.
The Crusher is the ultimate Enhanced Gravel experience, offering all riders an opportunity to explore U.P. gravel, two-tracks and fire roads, at their own pace. For some it will be a race, while for others it will be a day of personal exploration and adventure. Established in 2014 as the Huron Mountain Crusher, and known for a short time as HAMR, we’ve returned the event to its original format and intention, offering men and women a unique opportunity to #findtheirlimits solo or as part of a team. We want to show endurance races can welcome and equally represent men and women, showing our commitment 275 spots have been reserved for women and 275 for men. The Crusher is part Dirty Kanza, long and arduous, and part Marji Gesick, a healthy dose of chunky uphill. Can you finish it? Doing begins with believing. Get after it.
Let’s ride gravel at Scioto Trail State Park. There are bail out points to shorten the route if you are not comfortable with the full route. There are no services on the route so bring ample water/snacks.
Meet at the Ross Shelter at 7:45am and be ready to roll by 8:00am.
What: 10th Annual Hilly Billy Roubaix presented by Cannondale
What's that: A really hard cycling event over 74-miles or 33-miles of mud, gravel, and some surprises!
When: June 22, 2019
Where: Mason Dixon Historical Park, 79 Buckeye Road, Core, West Virginia 26541
Who: Any cyclist that thinks they have what it takes to tackle the worst roads in WV and PA!
Why: Because we like it rough, that's why!
Registration opens January 1st at https://www.bikereg.com/hilly-billy-roubaix
Bad ideas for the Hilly Billy: Road bikes, tires under 30cm, not watching the past years videos, linked below and thinking this race is a normal 74-mile ride, not carrying an extra tube AND a patch kit, being afraid of getting muddy, not bringing a sense of adventure.
Good ideas for the Hilly Billy: Having two tubes and a patch kit, carrying a pump with you, not just CO2s, stopping at all aid stations to fuel up, being aware of cars, wildlife, potholes, deep gravel, coal trucks. Picking your racer packet up on Friday night at Pathfinder of WV. Camping on Saturday night. Finally, knowing what you are getting yourself into.
**Returning for 2019!! ** The Hilly Billy Lite! This is a 33-mile ride on the first half of the legendary Hilly Billy Roubaix course. Riders of the Hilly Billy Lite will start and rider the first half of the course with the 70-mile course riders. We will be offering Men's Open, Women's Open and Single Speed Open classes for the Hilly Billy Lite only.
Mason-Dixon Historical Park
79 Buckeye Road
Core, WV 26541
Mass Start at 10:00 AM for all 74-miles riders and 10:02 AM for 33-mile riders. Yes if you are a faster 33 miles rider you will have to deal with slower 74-mile riders in front of you, however the point of the 33-mile route if to allow riders who cannot do the 74-mile route a chance to experience the Hilly Billy, so relax!
74ish miles of dirt, mud, gravel, paved roads, BIG climbs, BIGGER descents. One creek crossing and did we mention a ton of climbing?! It is HARD!!! Ya’ll can't say we didn't warn ya.
Course Map - https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1190210598
This is going to be a mean one, Folks! This course will take you over dirt and paved "State Roads" around Monongalia County in Northern West Virginia. Finish times could be 6 plus hours for some riders. Road conditions may include missing bridges, car-sized potholes, gravel, mud, black top, cow paths, and maybe a piece of road kill or two. That's what we call good riding! Leave your expensive Flux-Capacitors and fancy wheels at home and maybe bring the cross bike. It might be the best tool for the job, but bring whatever you think is best for you. However, if you show up with Zipps on your road bike we may laugh and point at you. This race course has just about everything a cyclist says they want when they're talking it up with their buddies. Now let us see ya ride it! The course will have fully stocked aid stations along the way. Sag support will be provided.
Do you live near Southwest Ohio – Eastern Indiana? Do you enjoy riding gravel but don’t want to travel so far to find gravel roads? Are you looking for a mostly flat gravel ride to try the sport out? It might be a couple of months off but do you need to start thinking about the upcoming Cyclocross season? Are you looking for a fun ride with fun people?
Registration for this year's Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K/200K opened on December 1, 2018. https://www.bikereg.com/funk-bottoms-gravel-100200
What is bikepacking? What do I need to start? Where can I go? We'll answer these questions and more to help you get started bikepacking.
14th Annual Little Cities Tour de Forest Benefit Bike Ride, May 4, 2019!
Ride for History's Sake!
This annual non-competitive ride raises funds for the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council which is committed to protecting and sharing the heritage, cultural, and environmental assets of this boom-to-bust coal mining region that is now home to the Wayne National Forest
We will be meeting up at Valley Harley Davidson in Belmont, OH. Leaving at 10am and then hitting the back-roads of Egypt Valley. It will be a mix of Gravel and Asphalt around 30 miles. Mountain, Hybrid, or Gravel Road Bikes recommended. The ride is hosted by both Wheelcraft Bicycles and Bike Wheeling.
We are open for online registration on BikeReg. Alternatively you could stop in the shop early registration discount. $10 in advance $20 day of (cash or check). All proceeds go to a local no kill animal shelter