Western US Gravel Races and Rides Calendar (UT, ID, MT, NV, AZ, CO, WY, NM, CA)

2024 Utah and Western States (ID, WY, MT, NV, CO, AZ, CA, NM) Gravel Races, Gravel Grinders, Gravel Rides, and Gravel Tours Event Calendar

January 27, 2024Low Gap Gravel, Grasshopper Adventure Series, Ukiah, CA, 48 miles, 6,164 feet elevation. Join us for an epic mixed terrain adventure that has become a �Hopper Classic�. Exactly half pavement and half dirt, the final 22 miles of dirt will be off the hook! The epitome of Nor Cal adventure riding., https://grasshopperadventureseries.com/, grasshopperadventureseries.com

February 4, 2024Old Man Winter Bike Rally, Lyons, CO, An epic winter adventure featuring 50 K or 100 K of rolling gravel roads, classic Boulder County climbs, fast tarmac, and the infamous Rowena Trail, Josh Kravetz, 303-408-0747, [email protected], oldmanwinterrally.com

February 24, 2024Huffmaster Hopper, Grasshopper Adventure Series, Maxwell, CA, 88.8 miles, 4,842 feet or 53.7 miles, 3,085 feet elevation gain. Join us for the classic Huffmaster Hopper starting in Maxwell, California. West of Hwy 5 and east of the Mendocino National Forest lies miles of rolling gravel roads and lightly traveled tarmac. Both routes are 50/50 paved/gravel., https://grasshopperadventureseries.com/, https://grasshopperadventureseries.com/

March 2, 2024Belgian Waffle Ride – Arizona, TRIPEL CROWN OF GRAVEL, Cave Creek, AZ, The Second Annual BWR AZ promises to sell out quickly with only 1,000 spots to race on the spectacular �unroad’ course.’Pain and suffering will commence at 7am featuring on wave start for all – there are three event distances. Waffles are served at 5 am. The BWR Unroad Expo will open on Friday, March 1 and run throughout the duration of the event until the beers, jeers and awards are distributed for all the day’s heroic efforts, Michael Marckx, 760-815-0927, [email protected], belgianwaffleride.bike

March 9, 2024Valley of Tears Texas Gravel, Turkey, TX, Embark on a thrilling journey through the historic Valley of Tears in Texas, a legendary land steeped in tales of endurance and survival. This rugged terrain, once the backdrop of dramatic historical events, now sets the stage for the ultimate test of grit. We will feature 3 different route options — a 44 mile, 70 mile, and 115 mile route., Valley of Tears , [email protected], valleyoftearsgravel.com

March 9, 2024Roxsand Gravel, St. George, UT, 25-mile ride weaving through the picturesque dirt roads surrounding the breathtaking Gunlock Reservoir, Aaron Metler, 435-627-4054, [email protected], sgcity.org/races/roxsandgravel

March 22, 2024Chil-town Bicycle Classic, Tour de Rez Cup, Chilchinbeto, AZ, Along the local dirt roads, creating a 12-15-mile route. �Most of the route will be dirt surface, with some sandy sections., Tom Riggenbach, 928-429-0345, [email protected], navajoyes.org, bikesignup.com/Race/AZ/Chilchinbeto/ChilTownBikeClassic

March 23, 2024True GRIT Epic Gravel Race, National Ultra Endurance Mountain Bike Series (NUE) 100 and Marathon SE, Santa Clara, UT, Epic gravel race 84 miles, Cimarron Chacon, [email protected], gropromotions.com

April 6, 2024Belgian Waffle Ride – Cedar City, TRIPEL CROWN OF GRAVEL, Cedar City, UT, The Fifth Annual BWR UTAH takes place around the beautiful National Parks in southwest Utah and spends considerable mileage inside Dixie National Forest. The new ’unroad ’course will feature less single-track and more of the incredible gravel rollers and truck trails the area is ripe with. Pain and suffering will commence at 7am featuring one wave start for all – there are three event distances. Waffles are served at 5am. The BWR Unroad Expo will open on Friday, April 5 and run throughout the duration of the event until the beers, jeers and awards are distributed for all the day’s heroic efforts., Michael Marckx, 760-815-0927, [email protected], Brandon Burk, [email protected], belgianwaffleride.bike

April 6, 2024Galactic Gravel Grinder, Cedar Hill, NM, Ride the Old Spanish trail, either race or tour your bicycle through the canyons of Northwestern New Mexico. Dive back in time as you will be navigating the canyons that had once been traveled but in a different fashion. 15 mile & 40 mile routes., Neil Hannum, 970-759-2126, [email protected], William Farmer, 505-402-3959, [email protected], aztec-adventures.com

April 13, 2024Strade Vino Gravel Circuit Race, Eagle, ID, 100% gravel, 2-6 laps of a 5.5 mile course, all categories, John Rogers, 208-284-9671, [email protected], Saint Alphonus Cycling Team , [email protected], bikereg.com/strade-vino, facebook.com/SaintAlphonsusCyclingTeam/

April 13, 2024Strade Vino Gravel Circuit Race, Eagle, ID, 100% gravel, 2-6 laps of a 5.5 mile course, all categories, John Rogers, 208-284-9671, [email protected], Saint Alphonus Cycling Team , [email protected], bikereg.com/strade-vino, facebook.com/SaintAlphonsusCyclingTeam/

April 20, 2024The Pony Xpress Gravel 160, Colorado Gravel Grinder Championships, Trinidad, CO, 160 km, 85 km options. Held on gravel roads northwest of Trinidad, CO. Working head and tail light and helmet are required. Maps will be adequate for 85 km but GPS is preferred for 160 km option. 10th Annual, ride through the picturesque Spanish Peaks. This event will also include an electric bicycle class with a start time 30 minutes after the event begins., Phil Schweizer, 877-743-3566, 719-484-0477, [email protected], coloradogravelgrinderchampionship.com/pony-xpress/the-race

April 26-28, 2024Montana Gravel Grinder Challenge and Hell Ride, Missoula, MT, Day 1: 9Mile Time Trial — this route takes you on an out and back up NineMile road, 31 miles total, with a gentle elevation gain on the way out, totaling around 1,300’.� Day 2: Southside Road — A classic Montana ride, the Southside Road loop– Flat Mullan Road takes you out to the rolling gravel of Southside Road along the river, and back to our start in Huson. 57 miles, 2,200’ of gain. � Day 3: Rocky Mountain Roubaix Circuit — Montana’s famed RMR is the final stage of this 3-day race. These loops total 45.5 miles, gaining around 2k’ of climbing., Shaun Radley, 406-219-1318, [email protected], montanacyclocross.com/events/, thecyclinghouse.com

April 28, 2024Belgian Waffle Ride – San Marcos, TRIPEL CROWN OF GRAVEL, San Marcos, CA, The 13th Annual BWR CA is the grandaddy of them all and will be the finale for the Tripel Crown of Gravel Series. Riders will get to race on a new and more rippable �unroad’ course.’ Pain and suffering will commence at 7am featuring one wave start for all – there are three event distances. Waffles are served at 5 am. The BWR Unroad Expo will open on Saturday, April 27 and run throughout the duration of the weekend until the beers, jeers and awards are distributed for all the day’s heroic efforts., Michael Marckx, 760-815-0927, [email protected], belgianwaffleride.bike

April 28, 2024Gorge Gravel Grinder, Dufur, OR, Gorge Gravel is the perfect early-season ride that is perfect for beginners and seasoned gravel gurus with three distance options., Chad Sperry, [email protected], oregongravelgrinder.com

April 28, 2024Whiskey Tango Fondo, Independence, CA, 50, 70, 100 mile routes in the Alabama Hills, foothills to the Sierras. Highlight: Whitney Portal Rd climb, Phil Gaimon, [email protected], WTF , [email protected], whiskeytangofondo.com

May 4, 2024Three-Quarter Minus Cykeltur Gravel Grinder, Idaho Panhandle Gravel Series, Sandpoint, ID, Two routes: 75 miles and 52 miles. Long route mix of singletrack, pavement and gravel, about 4700 feet of climbing Short route: pavement/gravel, 2200 ft climbing, Syringa Cyclery , 208-610-9990, [email protected], syringacyclery.com

May 4, 2024Co2uT – Desert Gravel, Fruita, CO, The Co2uT chemical equation can be broken down as follows: Co=Colorado, 2=to, uT=Utah. This kick-ass gravel race will take you from Colorado to Utah…and back. Designed by a long-time western-slope local, each route offers mind-blowing, gravel-loving terrain, quad-busting hills, breathtaking views, wildlife cameos, epic adventure and of course, fun., Morgan Murri, 303-475-6053, [email protected], desertgravel.com

May 11, 2024Volcano Fire Road 120k Gravel Grinder, , Veyo, UT, Fun and challenging ravel race! 75 miles with 6200’ climbing in the beautiful Pine Valley area north of St George. 56% dirt, 44% pavement. Solo or 2x relay. Famous Veyo Pie at the finish line!, Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], gravelgrinder.com

May 11, 2024Guffey Huffer Gravel Grinder, Salida, CO, This ride will begin at Subculture Cyclery with a neutral rollout. A mile in, the gravel begins and lasts for the remainder of the ride. This event is fully unsupported and participants will need to be self-sufficient with water, food, warm clothes, and rain gear., Mark Walker, [email protected], coloradoes.wordpress.com

May 12, 2024Dirty Edge Gravel 50K, Fruita, CO, Riding the Dirty Edge will make you realize why 18 Road is world class. With expansive views of the beautiful Bookcliffs you will ride through the endless gravel roads of the North Fruita Desert before attacking the back canyon section of the Edge Loop. This mix of smooth gravel, sporty fun, and gorgeous vistas will make The Dirty Edge a Fruita classic. Racers will feel supported with three aid stations, finisher medals and age group awards. Sunny and dry, springtime in Fruita is the perfect time to experience the desert on a bike. This race is part of the Adventure Fest at 18 Road and includes admission to all of the weekend events!, Reid Delman, 303-249-1112, [email protected], Kyla Claudell, 303-249-1112, [email protected], geminiadventures.com

May 17-19, 2024Santa Fe Century Gravel Rides, Santa Fe, NM, Gravel Ride/Distance options of Gravel�n (55 mile), or the Gravelito (25 mile) on Rowe Mesa, Santa Fe Century , 505-490-6387, [email protected], santafecentury.com

May 18, 2024Wild Horse Gravel Race, Delle, UT, Explore a land only 45 minutes west of downtown Salt Lake City where hundreds of wild horses roam. It’s wide open. It’s challenging. And all of it’s unpaved. Distances of 77 or 35 miles, Breanne Nalder-Harward, 801-550-0434, [email protected], utahgravelseries.com

May 18, 2024Wild Horse Gravel, De Beque, CO, Looking to ride some wild west gravel? Ride Wild Horse Gravel this May and choose your own adventure on Colorado’s Western Slope with both a 65- or 30-mile course. Afterward, kick back around the campfire and at the country cook-out for some local music at the High Lonesome Ranch, Scott Olmsted, 720-819-7306, [email protected], theridecollective.com

May 19, 2024Stetina’s Paydirt, Carson City, NV, The old way of all-out racing is not the way at Stetina’s Carson City Paydirt. Instead, the Paydirt consists of two substantial timed segments to keep things competitive without separating yourself from dear friends in the dusty west of Nevada’s desert. In addition to on-bike racing, there are two bonus segments that consist of fun and games back at the post-race festival. Riding a mechanical bull and participating in a tire-toss competition could be all that separates you at the end of the day., Clemence Heymelot, 707-560-1122, [email protected], stetinaspaydirt.com

May 24-26, 2024Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durango, CO, 52nd Annual, Road Race and Tour from Durango to Silverton. Both are on Saturday 25th and are a 50 mile ride from Durango to Silverton. Take off with the train, traveling over two 10,000ft mountain passes enroute to the historical mining town of Silverton. Sunday 26th we have a Kids Race and Kids Village, Mountain Bike Race, Gravel Race and vendors., Ian Burnett, 970-259-4621, [email protected], ironhorsebicycleclassic.com

May 25-27, 2024Mad Gravel, Elbert, CO, Three distances to choose from including: the Sprint (43 miles), Marathon (78 miles), and Ultra (123 miles)., Dave Muscianisi, 303-817-6523, [email protected], rattlerracing.com/event/madgravel/

May 26, 2024Badlands Gravel Battle, Medora, ND, Come GRIND across 120 miles, and ROLL over 10,500 ft of elevation gain on the fast and rugged red scoria roads that crosshatch the BADLANDS of western North Dakota., Nick Ybarra, 701.570.9138�, [email protected], experienceland.org/badlands-gravel-battle

June 1, 2024The Dead Swede Gravel Grinder, Wyoming Gravel Grinder Series, Sheridan, WY, 40 or 100 miles, Sheridan Bicycle Company , 307-763-4481, [email protected], thedeadswede.com

June 1, 2024Weiser River Trail Ride, Council, ID, Gravel bike ride of either 48 or 28 miles on the Weiser River Trail, a rail conversion trail. Shuttles from Cambridge or Council. Snacks and Lunch., Ron Hundahl, 208-566-1025 , 208-253-4433, [email protected], kotaho.com/annual-bike-ride, weiserrivertrail.org

June 1, 2024The Dusty Bandita, Ovando, MT, 45 and 80 mile options, a women’s gravel bike race built not only to expand our presence in a male-dominated sport of bike racing, but to inspire all women to go beyond their limits, physically and mentally; dig deep, climb the big climbs, and take the inside line; Breathe in the crisp Montana air and leave our cares behind. The distance options available are for the racer or adventurer alike. We want to instill the feeling of freedom and confidence while we ultimately broaden the field of women cyclists entering cycling events throughout the local area, state, and nation., Bri Lui, [email protected], thedustybandita.com

June 2, 2024Cascade Gravel Grinder, Bend, OR, Experience gravel greatness in the Cascades through three gravel ride distances starting and finishing in beautiful Sisters, Oregon. Small Gravel: 44 Miles, 3500 Feet Elevation; Medium Gravel: 66 Miles, 3500 Feet Elevation; Big Gravel, 94 Miles, 8600 Feet Elevation, Chad Sperry, [email protected], oregongravelgrinder.com

June 8, 2024Moots Ranch Rally, Steamboat Springs, CO, 2 courses, either a 76 or 54 mile route, both are almost 100% gravel and will include a few competitive timed segments, Moots , 970-879-1676, 970-329-2563, [email protected], moots.myshopify.com/products/ranch-rally-registration-2024

June 8, 2024Pine Island Gravel Odyssey, Spearfish, South Dakota, 45, 70, 110, 210 mile gravel ride/race, Perry Jewett, 605-641-4963, [email protected], dakotafiveo.com

June 8, 2024Gas Field Gravel Grinder, Aztec, NM, This route is almost all dirt while starting and finishing on a few miles of pavement. You’ll encounter breathtaking views on some of the most remote gas field roads north of Aztec, NM, 10 miles, 26 miles and 50 miles. These roads may be sandier on the 50 mile loop than the shorter courses, make sure your gravel bike is running fatter tires for the sandy roads NM has to offer. If you don’t have a gravel bike a mountain bike is perfectly acceptable. MANDATORY navigation device with the route you are riding on the 50-mile distance. The course will be marked the best we can but if we use the combination, we should avoid lost riders., Neil Hannum, 970-759-2126, [email protected], William Farmer, 505-402-3959, [email protected], aztec-adventures.com

June 8, 2024Over the Hill Gravel Grinder, Horseshoe Bend, ID, 3 routes for all abilities. Each route offers challenging terrain and scenic views of the Payette River valley. The Warhorse route is 84 miles with just over 8,500 feet of climbing. The My Little Pony loop is about 43 miles with an elevation gain of 4,200 feet. The Hobby Horse route, which is 17 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing. All routes will be fully supported with aid stations at key locations along the way. The ride will be followed by a fun after-party at the Locking Horns Riverside Restaurant, Dave Fotsch, 208-331-9266, [email protected], bikereg.com/over-the-hill-gravel-grinder

June 15, 2024Beaver Dam Gravel Grinder, Beaver Dam State Park, NV, Ride the Rim and see the park from a different perspective. Pedal down an old chaining road that runs along the Park’s rim and winds you through Pinyon and juniper trees. Through the small town of Barclay where lunch is served at the one room schoolhouse. The course then swings around back to the main park road and down into Campground B where we end the ride with a BBQ. The course is subject to change based on weather conditions. 35 and 45 mile options., Dawn Andone, 775-728-8101, [email protected], beaverdamgravelgrinder.com

June 15, 2024Lost and Found Gravel Grinder, Lost Sierra Triple Crown, Portola, CA, The perfect blend of pavement, dirt, and gravel roads over 35, 60, or 100 miles of epically beautiful gravel riding in the Lost Sierra. Followed by live music, expo, beer, and awesome food with lots of good people. More than a ride, L&F is a whole weekend of Lost Sierra fun dedicated to raising funds for the Lost Sierra Route., Greg Williams, [email protected], Sierra Trails , [email protected], lostandfoundbikeride.com

June 15, 2024The Angry Horse Gravel Grinder, Idaho Falls, ID, The course will be unmarked this year but a route file or cue sheet is mandatory. There will be primitive aid only with water and drop bag zones so prepare for a self-supported ride! Funds obtained will go toward local trail development within the Greater Teton/Eastern Idaho region., Ryan Edge, 208-932-1051, [email protected], ridetheangryhorse.com

June 15, 2024CHAFE 150 Gravel Grinder, Sandpoint, ID, Syringa Cyclery , 208-610-9990, [email protected], Jane Huang, [email protected], chafe150.org

June 21-February 22, 2024Belgian Waffle Ride – Hendersonville, TRIPEL CROWN OF GRAVEL, Hendersonville, NC, , Michael Marckx, 760-815-0927, [email protected], belgianwaffleride.bike

June 21-22, 2024GRODEO & Builder Round-up, Ogden, UT, 6th Annual, the GRODEO and the Builder Round-Up create a two-day celebration of bicycles at ENVE HQ in Ogden, Utah. We’ll combine the elegant bicycle designs of our handmade builder partners, and the adventure of gravel riding right outside our door. Total Distance: 92 miles, Gravel & Trails: 50 miles, Pavement: 42 miles, Feet of Climbing: 8,300 feet, Feed Zones: 4, enve.com/grodeo/

June 22, 2024Ruby Roubaix Gravel Gran Fondo, Lamoille, NV, Gravel Fondo! See the Ruby Mountains like you’ve never seen them before during this one-day bicycle ride or race beginning and ending in scenic Lamoille, Nevada. Choice of a 22, 38, 64, or full 117 mile loop on pavement, gravel and dirt roads. Ride it or race it!, Ruby Roubaix Event Director , 775-389-1862, [email protected], rubyroubaix.com

June 22, 2024Monument Valley Bike Race, Tour de Rez Cup, Monument Valley, UT, The 15-mile route travels along dirt roads and double track in the Gouldings and the Oljeto community. �The route is entirely dirt road and includes some rolling terrain. �The course will be among some beautiful rocks, with views of formations for which the area is well known., Tom Riggenbach, 928-429-0345, [email protected], navajoyes.org, runsignup.com/Race/UT/MonumentValley/MonumentValleyBikeRace

June 23, 2024Big Horn Gravel, Gypsum, CO, BigHorn Gravel , [email protected], bighorngravel.com

June 26-30, 2024Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder, Sisters, OR, Ready to race the Oregon Trial? Do you want to test your limits and push yourself in the most challenging and beautiful scenery? 350 total miles ~ 30K total feet elevation gain., Chad Sperry, [email protected], oregongravelgrinder.com

June 29, 2024Truckee Tahoe Gravel, Truckee, CA, Three days of activities with a competitive off-road bicycle race featuring the incredible dirt and gravel roads in the Tahoe National Forest, best suited for a gravel/cross bike or a hardtail MTB. 3 course options: 65.1 mi (Long), 58.1 mi (Medium) and 26.2 (Rollout – non timed) + Family Fun Route (15 mi). Benefits the Truckee-based non-profit Adventure Risk Challenge., Clemence Heymelot, 707-560-1122, [email protected], truckeedirtfondo.com

June 29, 2024Dirty Dino Gravel Race, Utah Gravel Series, Vernal, UT, Come get Jurass-kicked on 1 of the 3 amazing routes through the Uinta Mountains and Dinosaurland. Choose from 28, 63, 103 mile routes. It’s going to be RAWRsome!, Breanne Nalder-Harward, 801-550-0434, [email protected], utahgravelseries.com, facebook.com/Dirty-Dino-Gravel-Grinder-103665632203894

June 29, 2024Garden City Gravel: MslaSeelyMsla, Missoula, MT, Gold Creek proper to Seeley Lake and then back. No vehicles, just you and the woods. It’s been one of the more popular gravel routes to ride and we are proud to bring this new route to the event format, Shaun Radley, 406-219-1318, [email protected], montanacyclocross.com/events/, thecyclinghouse.com

June 29, 2024Garden City Gravel 55, Missoula, MT, West Nine Mile takes you over some scenic Montana double track, just outside of Missoula around Huson, Shaun Radley, 406-219-1318, [email protected], montanacyclocross.com/events/, thecyclinghouse.com

June 29, 2024Monarch Grind Gravel Grinder, Idaho Panhandle Gravel Series, Sandpoint, ID, One route: 70 miles and 8000 ft climbing. 98% USFS gravel roads and double track. Epic mountain and lake vistas., Syringa Cyclery , 208-610-9990, [email protected], syringacyclery.com

July 6, 2024Teton Valley Backyard Rally, JayP’s Backyard Series, Victor, ID, With 25, 60, and 100 mile routes as well as a kids kick bike race, there is something for everyone, The 25-mile route is e-bike friendly, Jay Petervary, 307-413-2248, [email protected], tetonvalleygravel.com

July 13, 2024Crusher in the Tushar, Life Time Grand Prix, Beaver, UT, 70 grueling miles exploring Southern Utah’s Tushar Mountains on a mix of dirt, gravel, and asphalt. Features 10,000+ of climbing traversing Utah’s highest and most scenic roads. Join us for the original mixed-surface gravel and road classic!, Treva Worrel, [email protected], tusharcrusher.com

July 13, 2024Wydaho One Hundred Gravel Ride, CANCELLED for 2024, Victor, ID, After a 2-year hiatus, Wydaho One Hundred is back! Take a tour of Wydaho, from the foothills of the Teton Range to the Big Hole Mountains, featuring some of the best gravel Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming have to offer. 100- mile & 100km routes are available. The road surface is predominately gravel and dirt ranging between steep mountain forest roads to rutted double-track farm roads. Gravel or mountain bikes are recommended., Aaron Couch, ?208-534-6156, [email protected], destinationreroute.com

July 13, 2024Crooked Gravel, Winter Park, CO, Want to ride the high alpine gravel of Grand County? Check out Crooked Gravel in Winter Park. Choose between two separate courses, a 30 mile or a 67 mile ride, that tackle over 5,000 vertical feet on long and winding climbs, earning wide-open descents under the Colorado sky. New in 2022: The 67-mile long course will be a timed segment with a $5,000 cash purse up for grabs, Scott Olmsted, 720-819-7306, [email protected], theridecollective.com

July 13, 2024Lyons-Heart Gravel Classic, Mandan, ND, For those seeking a challenging and scenic cycling adventure, the Lyons-Heart Gravel Classic is the ultimate test. Choose from different distance options, including a challenging century (100 miles) for the experienced riders. This event takes you through the stunning landscapes of the Lyon’s Den, conquering hills that will have you questioning why they say North Dakota is flat and pushing your limits. It’s an excellent opportunity to set ambitious goals, challenge yourself, and experience the satisfaction of overcoming obstacles. Competing for a $7000 prize purse might help keep the off-season motivation going as well!, Melissa Marquardt, 701-221-9833, [email protected], 701cycleandsport.com

July 13, 2024Cowboy Crusher Gravel Grinder, Glenrock, WY, Cowboy Crusher Gravel Grinder, Glenrock, WY, 121 -75 – 40 mile options and 9,500 � 6,500 – 3,200 elevation gain, Gear Up and Get Out There, Tia Leschin, 307-235-6353, 406-930-2311, [email protected], cowboycrusher.com

July 18-20, 2024Dirt de Utah, Soldier Hollow, UT, 2 courses: 1. approximately 30 miles with around 4000 feet of climbing and 2. a 70-mile loop with around 8000 feet of climbing. The event will take place at the stunning Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah, which was the host of the 2002 Winter Olympics and features a beautiful backdrop of Mt Timpanogos. Fat Tire Crit Thursday, MTB Race Friday, Gravel Race Saturday, Kari Preston, 801-209-3337, [email protected], Kadence Preston, 435-395-8757, [email protected], dirtdeutah.com

July 19-21, 2024FoCo Fondo, Fort Collins, CO, Whether you’re into racing bikes or all day bike parties in the open range of Colorado FoCo Fondo is your adventure. 12-mile to 118-mile options., Whitney Allison, [email protected], focofondo.com

July 20, 2024Joe Cosley Pancake Ride Gravel Grinder, Whitefish, MT, Back to the Salish Mountain Range, sticking to the north end, featuring some hidden gems that are sure to turn your crank. The ride is limited to 50 individuals. Once the participant cap is reached, that’s it. There will be no wait list, or substitutions., Brad Lamson, [email protected], pancakeride.com

July 20, 2024The Rift Gravel Race Iceland, Hvolsv�llur, Iceland, The Rift is a 200 km (125 miles) off-road bike race through the dark lava fields in the highlands of Iceland. It traverses the continental rift between North America and Eurasia – a rift that grows one inch every year. The growth is evident with vast lava fields all around creating a surreal landscape. A landscape that is remote, rugged and unpredictable!, The Rift , 011-354-626-3332, [email protected], therift.bike

July 20, 2024MCBC Dirt Fondo, Sausalito, CA, 45-mile journey from the Golden Gate to Mt. Tam and back. There is amazing scenery along the whole route and a good mix of trails, fire roads, and tarmac! Friendly faces will greet you at 4 rest stops on the way out as well as on the return and world-class support on course, including marshals, mechanics and SAG, Tom Boss, 415-456 3469, [email protected], marinbike.org

July 28, 2024The Last Best Ride Gravel, Whitefish, MT, Big Horn Sheep Long Course 92 miles, 8,000 feet climbing. Mountain Goat Short Course 48 miles, 4,800 feet climbing. Both courses offer stunning views, pristine Montana gravel, and an awesome finish line party in downtown Whitefish., Jessica Cerra, 619-573-5176, [email protected], thelastbestridemt.com

August 3, 2024Dirty Bear Gravel, Big Bear Lake, CA, 50 mile gravel ride, part of the Tour de Big Bear, Chris Barnes, 951-970-6720, 909-878-0707, [email protected], bigbearcycling.com/tour-de-big-bear-cycling-west/, bigbearcycling.com

August 3, 2024Bear Howard Gravel Race, Flagstaff, AZ, 100 mile, 60 mile, and 30 mile Gravel Ride, prime gravel riding in the shadow of the �Peaks� of N. Arizona. Consider it a tour of Flagstaff, taking in views of Kendrick, Sitgreaves and of course the San Francisco Peaks. With 6,000 ft of elevation gain, this is no walk in the park., Dustin Phillips, [email protected], sableevents.com

August 3, 2024The Great Gravel Grind – Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, CA, Starts and finishes at Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area (Tahoe XC). 15, 30, or 41 mile course options. Stunning views of Lake Tahoe and pedal rolling terrain with an enjoyable mix of gravel, fire roads, asphalt and single track. While all bikes (no e-bikes) are welcome, a gravel bike with 40mm+ tires or a hardtail mountain bike is recommended. With one aid station on the course, a fantastic after party, and a raffle with great prizes, you will be well taken care of. This is a fun ride, not a race and while it will be timed, it is not result based. 3 sections to test yourself against your peers: an Uphill, a Downhill, and a Rolling section. Your registration donation includes: the ride, cheerleaders and an aid station on course, raffle tickets for amazing prizes, great food from MogRog Catering, and refreshing beverages at the end. All proceeds benefit our Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association’s (TCCSEA) Junior Cross-Country Ski Teams, Tahoe XC , 530-583-5475, [email protected], tahoexc.org

August 3, 2024FLAG2GC, Flagstaff, AZ, An incredible 65-mile off-road journey through the tall pines and grasslands of Northern Arizona. The ride takes participants from the Nordic Village of Arizona, just north of Flagstaff, to (almost) the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The event is open to riders of all skill levels and is designed to be a challenging but rewarding experience. Combine the joys of cycling AND do good. For over 25 years, the event has benefitted Marine League Charities of Northern Arizona with every pedal stroke., Shannon Lindner, 602-363-7725, [email protected], Jake Hernandez, 602-363-7725, [email protected], shendocatracing.com

August 4, 2024Stagecoach Gravel Tri, Steamboat Springs, CO, 0.5 mile swim, 16 mile gravel ride, 4 mile gravel run. Can substitute a SUP leg instead of the swim. Also Gravel Aquabike, Lance Panigutti, 303-408-1195, [email protected], withoutlimits.co

August 10, 2024JayP’s Backyard Fun Pursuit Gravel Ride, JayP’s Backyard Series, Island Park/West Yellowstone, ID, Gravel ride near Yellowstone National Park on Forest Service roads. It’s an incredible time of year to be in this area and visit YNP! 30, 60, 120 mile routes, Jay Petervary, 307-413-2248, [email protected], gravelpursuit.com

August 18, 2024SBT GRVL Gravel Grinder, Steamboat Springs, CO, 6:30 am on Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs, CO. Four distances: 37/64/104/142 miles with 2000/4000/6000/9000 feet of climbing, respectively. Mixed surface with the majority on hard packed gravel roads, Amy Charity, 970-215-4045, [email protected], sbtgrvl.com

August 19-30, 2024Big Sky Spectaculaire Gravel Race, Bozeman, MT, A 900+/- mile single-stage, mixed surface, self-supported competitive adventure bike ride around Southwest and Central Montana. Start and finish in Bozeman, MT. 450 miles of gravel and 2-track in 22 segments. Plenty of services along the route. Over 25 hours of time bonuses available., Big Sky Spectaculaire , [email protected], bigskyspectaculaire.com

August 21-25, 2024Garmin Gravel Worlds, Lincoln, NE, Self-Supported, Grassroots Style Gravel Race, 50K, 75 mile, 150 mile, 300-mile options. New Run Options of 50k, 25k, or 10k. Options for Double doing run and bike events., Gravel Worlds Info, [email protected], Jason Strohbehn, [email protected], gravel-worlds.com

August 24, 2024Salty Lizard Gravel Race, Wendover, UT, This race showcases the best of Wendover’s amazing gravel roads with views of towering peaks and the Bonneville Salt Flats. Choose from 42, 75 or 104 mile courses. It will be hot, it will be salty, Breanne Nalder-Harward, 801-550-0434, [email protected], utahgravelseries.com

August 29-September 1, 2024Rebecca’s Private Idaho Gravel Grinder and Festival, Ketchum, ID, Lifestyle, mountain bike and outdoor festival over Labor Day Weekend. The cornerstone of the two-day event is a 100-mile Gravel Grinder (or 50-mile option) mountain bike race & ride in the scenic Pioneer Mountains of Central Idaho, with renown mountain bike champion and endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch. The weekend activities are centered around giving back to non-profit organizations that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in cycling. Join the Queen of Pain on this beautiful route that ends in a great down-home party with food, festivities, music, and libations., Rebecca Rusch, 254-541-9661, [email protected], rebeccasprivateidaho.com

September 1, 2024Fistful of Dirt Gravel Grinder, Cody, WY, A gravel bike race of grand proportions. With the Good (22 Miles), The Bad (65 Miles), or The Ugly (105 Miles), there will be a distance fit for everyone. Free gourmet burgers and beer on Friday for participants during packet pick-up. The race is Saturday followed by a dang good after-party featuring food trucks and live music., Janie Curtis, 307-213-0756, [email protected], fistfulofdirt.com

September 6-8, 2024Wild West Gravel, Livermore, CO, Get ready to saddle up for the gravel adventure of a lifetime at Wild West Gravel. This epic 3-day, 2-night bikepacking journey will take you through the jaw-dropping landscapes of northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. Remote gravel roads, challenging climbs, incredible scenery and a spirit of camaraderie you won’t find anywhere else., Thad Eby, 415-845-1450, [email protected], www.wildwestgravel.com

September 7, 2024WYO 131 Gravel Grinder, Wyoming Gravel Grinder Series, Lander, WY, Step back into the Wild West and immerse yourself in the high desert, historic mining towns, and breath-taking views at Wyoming’s premier gravel ride. This is the ultimate bucket-list gravel ride. This rugged ride is well known for its 5 STAR gravel in the most remote and least densely populated regions of the West. The 131 mile distance is one of the toughest gravel races in the U.S. with over 10,000 feet of climbing, minimal support and podium prize money! Two other distances, a 40-mile and 80-mile course, offer riders a shorter and equally gorgeous gravel experience., Gwen Robson, 307-330-3002, [email protected], wyo131.com

September 7, 2024Morganzo 55 Gravel Grinder, Belgrade, MT, Gravel grinder, 55 miles, unsupported, Start time: 8am, Location: corner of Dry Creek Rd & Theisen Rd just north of Belgrade, MT, Sheli Thomas, [email protected], Kirk Ahlberg, [email protected], montanacycling.net, morganzo55.com

September 7, 2024Gunni Grinder , Gunnison, CO, An epic 118 mile race/ride starting in and finishing near downtown Gunnison, CO and follows some of Gunnison County’s most challenging, remote and scenic gravel and dirt roads. If you don’t have the miles but still want a challenge, The Gunni 60 (ish) and Gunni 30 will give riders a taste of what gravel riding in Gunnison County is all about. Although some paved roads are necessary, the vast majority (about 90%) of the course will be on gravel and dirt roads. Some of these roads receive little to no maintenance and can change drastically after heavy rains and/or snowfall. Riders are encouraged to be fully prepared for any and all conditions. The route is remote and therefore, will include signage to help prevent riders from getting off course., Joel Grimmett, 512-751-8940, [email protected], thegunnigrinder.com

September 7, 2024Boise Gravel Gala, Boise, ID, 61, 80, and 105 mile gravel options, Chris Stuart, [email protected] , boisegravelgala.com

September 8, 2024Walla Walla Grit, Walla Walla, WA, This Grit has three course lengths which include long, medium, and short routes. The long course starts at 6 a.m., medium begins at 8 a.m., and the short course commences at 9 a.m., 45, 65, 96 mile options, Michael Austin, 509-386-1149, 509-525-4949, [email protected], Kathryn Austin, 509-964-8951, [email protected], allegrocyclery.com/events/walla-walla-grit-pg117.htm

September 8, 2024Dirty Buff Buffalo Bicycle Classic, Boulder, CO, The Elevations Credit Union Buffalo Bicycle Classic is a scholarship fundraiser for CU Boulder. We have 5 road courses, 2 gravel courses and a family ride. Our Epic routes head up Boulder Canyon which is closed to traffic. Ride Bikes. Change Lives, Jenny Anderson, 303-898-8900, [email protected], buffalobicycleclassic.com

September 8, 2024USA Cycling GravelNational Championships, Gering, NE, Shawn Brett, 719-434-4200, [email protected], usacycling.org

September 14, 2024Mammoth Tuff (Gravel), Mammoth Lakes, CA, The short course is around 45 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing and will circle the famous caldera. The long course is around 100 miles with 8,000 feet of elevation gain and travels through the Volcanic Tableland formed by the Long Valley Caldera., Amanda Naumann, [email protected], mammothtuff.com

September 14, 2024West End Gravel Rush, Nucla, CO, Colorado’s West End is an unspoiled and unknown corner of Colorado. Once bustling with mining activity, the area is now a riders dream with a vast network of quiet and minimally travelled gravel roads. It’s high desert canyon country , surrounded by big mountain views and dark skies at night. This is a first year, grassroots event where the entire community chips in- no UCI points, no worlds ambitions, or big podiums, but there will be a great post-ride party and some good ol’ fashion desert weirdness. Come make a weekend of it and see what the West End has to offer! 45miles, 4000’ climbing, 75 miles, 7000’ climbing, Tim Tait, [email protected], thewestendgravelrush.com

September 14, 2024Salida 76, Salida, CO, 2 options: Race it like you stole it. Timing and prizes for age and pro categories, Party Pace – No timing, no pressure. Cut-offs still apply, but go on, enjoy yourself; 76 miles of spectacular gravel, views, and friendly competition, 3 stocked aid stations, Full SAG and support, Finish food, beer and party at Riverside Park, Jennifer Barbour, 303-503-4616, [email protected], Kim Nordquist, 303-249-6168, [email protected], Caprice Bass, 303-720-4509, [email protected], salida76.com, teamevergreen.org

September 14, 2024Pinewood Showdown, Show Low, AZ, Held at scenic Wilderness Ranch, 25, 50, or 100 mile routes, Seth Bush, 505-554-0059, [email protected], ziarides.com

September 20-22, 2024Mountains to Meadows, Lost Sierra Triple Crown, Mt. Shasta, CA, The perfect blend of pavement, dirt, and gravel roads over 35, 60, or 100 miles of epically beautiful gravel riding in the Lost Sierra. Followed by live music, expo, beer, and awesome food with lots of good people. More than a ride, L&F is a whole weekend of Lost Sierra fun dedicated to raising funds for the Lost Sierra Route., Greg Williams, [email protected], Sierra Trails , [email protected], grinduro.com

September 20-22, 2024Last Grizzley Gravel, Ogden, UT, The adventure starts in Northern Utah before heading across the border into Idaho traversing the the Bear Mountain Range in Wasatch/Cache National Forest. Come witness the amazing brilliance of golds of the high aspens to the cobalt colors of Northern Utah’s famous Bear Lake., Chad Sperry, [email protected], https://www.lastgrizzlygravel.com/

September 21-22, 2024Belgian Waffle Ride – British Columbia, TRIPEL CROWN OF GRAVEL, Duncan, BC, The Hell of the Great White North, Held at Providence Farm on Vancouver Island with accompanying BWR Unroad Cycling Festival will feature music, a massive beer garden, a variety of food options, and all sorts of family fun, Michael Marckx, 760-815-0927, [email protected], belgianwaffleride.bike

September 28, 2024Chino Grinder, Chino Valley, AZ, Endurance Cycling Event- Gravel road cycling adventure with 150, 115, 62, 44 and 25 mile options., Shannon Lindner, 602-363-7725, [email protected], Jake Hernandez, 602-363-7725, [email protected], shendocatracing.com

September 28, 2024Dirty Roads 101, Steamboat Springs, CO, Dirty Roads 101 is a virtual gravel riding challenge paying homage to the public lands we ride on!� Formerly Gravel Fest, we have now opened this event to the entire gravel community and have shifted the focus to doing a big one-day �classic-style� ride. The challenge is to ride 101 miles or 101 kilometers using a dirt/gravel road theme on your route., JR , [email protected], dirtyroads101.com

October 5, 2024Rexy, Queen of the Desert!, Fruita, CO, A Point-to-Point ride from Moab, Cisco, or the Utah border to Downtown Fruita, Co. Amazing gravel, bonfire finish, food, beer, and music. Do you have what it takes to tame her? Here are your options: 200 mile solo or relay team, 100 mile Moe solo or relay, 50 mile solo, Morgan Murri, 303-475-6053, [email protected], desertgravel.com

October 5, 2024The AlKEMist Gravel Fest, Mandan, ND, 30 and 55 mile options, Melissa Marquardt, 701-221-9833, [email protected], 701cycleandsport.com

October 5, 2024AlKemist Gravel Fest, Graner Park/Sugarloaf Bottoms, ND, Combine your love for cycling with the changing of the seasons at the AlKemist Gravel Fest. This event will have you climbing your way out of the Missouri River Valley onto the bluffs of Morton County. The 55-mile course will test you with minimum maintenance roads, fast descents and some of the longest climbs around, but your effort does not go unrewarded as the views are spectacular as well., Melissa Marquardt, 701-221-9833, [email protected], 701cycleandsport.com

October 12, 2024Holy Grit Gravel Grinder, Blanco, NM, Ride on parts of the Old Spanish Trail, a historic trade route that connected the northern New Mexico settlements of (or near) Santa Fe, New Mexico with those of Los Angeles, California and southern California dating back to the 1800s. The ride is a great way to experience the beauty of Northwestern New Mexico and to challenge yourself both physically and mentally, 15-mile distance and 43-mile distance options, multiple category options, Neil Hannum, 970-759-2126, [email protected], William Farmer, 505-402-3959, [email protected], aztec-adventures.com

October 26-27, 2024Day of the Tread Gravel, Albuquerque, NM, The Bone Shaker Gravel Grinder which will be held on Saturday, October 28. The event features 7-, 17- and 34-mile routes. Proceeds will benefit Make A Wish Foundation New Mexico, the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation and other non-profit organizations that benefit New Mexico’s young people., Joanie Griffin, 505-261-4444, [email protected], dayofthetread.com

November 2, 2024Spirit World 100, Patagonia, AZ, 10 hours to ride your gravel bike from Patagonia, Arizona to the border of Mexico and back, 100, 80, or 50 miles, 3 days, Group Rides, Camping, Regional Food trucks, Coffee, Beer, Wine, Heidi Rentz, [email protected], thespiritworld100.com

November 16, 2024Apacheria Gravel, Douglas, AZ, Secure your spot today and experience the thrill of a lifetime. Our event welcomes cyclists of all levels, from seasoned pros to first-time riders. With comprehensive support, top-notch amenities, and a commitment to excellence, Apacheria Gravel promises an unforgettable adventure for all who dare to join. 88, 68, 38-mile course options., Mike Miller, 720-231-0521, [email protected], apacheriagravel.com

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