10 Gravel Rides to Try

Marc Lindsay
by Marc Lindsay
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10 Gravel Rides to Try

With PRs to think about and some pretty serious King of the Mountain competitions in just about every Gran Fondo, it can be easy to forget the most important part of racing a bicycle is having fun. Enter gravel rides, which steer more toward kicking up dirt and having a good time than nailing a podium finish.

If you’re ready for an epic ride away from all the urban roads and traffic, try one of these 10 gravel races that offer scenery, comradery — and a break from the cycling norm.

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About the Author

Marc Lindsay
Marc Lindsay

Marc is a freelance writer based in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a master’s degree in writing from Portland State University and is a certified physical therapy assistant. An avid cyclist and runner of over 20 years, Marc contributes to LAVA, Competitor and Phoenix Outdoor magazines. He is the former cycling editor for Active.com.


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