Gravel | Mad Duck Cyclery

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What is Gravel?

Gravel rides, sometime called grinders are gravel road races and rides that combine riding on mixed surfaces such as asphalt, gravel, dirt, some singletrack trails and maintenance or B roads. The courses vary from hard-packed dirt to softball-sized rocks. The distance usually ranges between 50 and 150 miles, but can be even longer.

Another way to view it, is finding the best of road riding, without traffic and mix in some country scenery. It’s all about getting out and exploring and experiencing the feeling of “going a great distance in a short time, or going a short distance having a GREAT time”.

What to Ride
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Where to Ride
There are a lot of great resources for Gravel Riding out there. Now remember, one key to gravel is you can ride almost anywhere!

Here are some of the better resources:

The Spinistry – local guys that put on clinics, great trips and races!

Salsa Cycles - These guys site is packed with incredible stories and videos to inspire you! Checkout their Culture section with great guides and stories about Gravel!

The Dirty Kanza - This is the BIG one! Check out this site and see what the premier race in Gravel looks like!

Stop by Mad Duck and let our Gravel experts show you the way!

You're going to love it!