Looking for a list of gravel rides to conquer on your bike? We’ve gathered up all the gravel rides we could find so that you can browse them all in one spot. Know of a gravel ride or race that we missed? Please leave a comment and tell us about it so we can add it. Feedback about any of these you’ve actually ridden is also welcome.
Natchaug Epic 2.0 – Thompson, CT
This new event aims to gather all types of cyclists. Class-1 e-bikes are allowed at the event as well.
The Mix Tape – Lakeville, MA
The mixed event is neither a Gran Fondo nor a race. It combines various gravel and road surfaces in a 50-mile ride so road bikes are not recommended for participants.
Rasputitsa – Burke, VT
Taking riders across some of the most remote gravel trails in Vermont, the event has now grown significantly. It attracts riders from 30 states.
Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo V8 – Jenkins Township, PA
There are 50 miles of untravelled roads to tackle within the event. They cover Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming counties.
13th Annual Waterbury Gravel Grinder – Waterbury, VT
With 25 miles of climbing, the event aims to raise funds for the trails of the local area. The Big 40-mile Grind has also been introduced recently for avid riders.
Cranko de Mayo@Lawson’s Finest Brewery – Waitsfield, VT
Guided by marked routes, the ride has 30-mile and 40-mile versions. It takes participants to the backroads of the Mad River Valley.
Dirty Kanza “All Things Gravel” Outdoor Expo – Emporia, Kansas
One of the most famous gravel rides. Fills up early each year/
The Kandango G2 Gravel Grinder – Blue Earth Plaza, Manhattan
With multiple versions, gravel road riders of the event intersect at various points along the way during the grinder. Most daily gravel rides run up to 50 miles.
The Lost and Found – Lake Davis Portola, CA
The long gravel route takes riders to elevations of 7.000 feet and a maximum distance of 106 miles. Shorter alternatives are marked at 35 and 67 miles.
TTT 130 – Tomahawk, WI
33 and 66-mile options are available at the event. It takes riders over Wisconsin’s highest point through Tripoli.
Extreme North Dakota Terrifically Intense Country Klassic – Lake Park, MN
With a variety of wild terrains and weather conditions, the event stretches to 130 miles. Multiple small towns are passed through during the event.
Finger Lakes Gravel Challenge p/b SMP – Springwater, NY
Debuting at the Harriet Hollister Spencer State Park, the event takes riders on the shores of Honeoye Lake. Plenty of hills are part of the 48-mile ride.
Airline Trail / East Hampton to Pomfret – East Hampton, CT
Passing viaducts and old rail trails, the 41-mile event is based in a developing area. Eventually, the Airline trail will be connected to the Connecticut River.
Kantdu Kanza – Sanger, TX
200 miles and 100-mile versions are available at the event. Refreshments are offered at the finish line.
The Dead Swede – Sheridan, WY
Based in the scenic Sheridan County, the event stretched to 100 miles. Kids can join their 20-mile course version.
Hiawatha’s Revenge – Munising, Michigan
Touring the Hiawatha National Forest, the event debuts at the Valley Spur parking lot. From there, it takes riders to a maximum course length of 100 miles.
Keep Gravel Weird – Spring Valley, Minnesota
The ride starts and finishes at Spring Valley’s Masonic Park. No registration is required.
Raid Rockingham – Newmarket, NH
With one major climbing segment, the 60-mile event is addressed to all types of riding skills. Stops at local pubs are included.
Rusch Academy- #GravelLessTraveled Camp – Ketchum, Idaho
With an average daily mileage between 20 and 75 miles, the event is based on gravel roads and paths. Elevation also varies from 1.400 to 4.200 feet.
Gold Rush Gravel Grinder – Spearfish, SD
The remote race of the Black Hills will find riders along for hours. Using a personal GPS device is recommended for this event.
Sancho 200 – Traverse City, MI
Registration is required for this event. While it is not a race, many avid bikers can compete for time with the event’s 200-mile version.
Volcano Fire Road 120K – Veyo, UT
The event passes next to forests, lakes, and mountains. With a steep climb section, it can be demanding on its gravel sections.
West Side Dirty Benjamin – Chaska, MN
The event’s increasing popularity requires riders to pre-register for the 100-mile ride. A maximum number of 350 participants is accepted.
VT Monster Gravel Grinder – Ludlow, VT
With plenty of climbing sections, the ride is mostly planned for dedicated cyclists. It is one of the most intense recreational rides.
Prairie Burn 100 – Grinnell, Iowa
Comprising of 4 25-mile loops, the event has a fundraising purpose. Refreshments and live music can be enjoyed at the finish line.
Black Fly Challenge 2019 – Indian Lake, NY
Limited to 1.000 entries, the event is enjoying growing popularity. Separate challenges are available for men, women, and kids.
Endless Mountains Gravel – Muncy Valley, PA
The non-competitive event and it aims to raise funds for the Pensylvania Interschilastic Cycling League. Brochures with local history are handed to all participants.
Analog’s 4×4 Ride – Poultney, VT
4 class roads, gravel, and big climbs characterize the event. 40 miles of rocky terrains are enjoyed by gravel ride fans.
Green River Rip – Dover, VT
Set in an agricultural location, the ride starts next to the historic Copper Hill Inn. Rivers and wooden bridges complete this scenic event.
Luce Line Loops – East Hutchinson, MN
Beginning at a local winery, the event takes participants to the Lucie Line Trail. Most sections of the ride are met with distinct lake views.
Tour de Heifer 15-30-60 mile Vermont Dirt Road Rides – Brattleboro, VT
With added climbing sections, the ride is now more demanding than in previous years. 30 and 60 miles options are marked.
Hunt of the North – Carlsbad, CA
Endurance, cross and road plus are the categories of the event. All of these categories have a limited number of participants.
Loudoun 1725 Gravel Grinder – Middleburg, VA
Based on gravel roads dating back to the 1700s, the ride passes next to attractions such as mills, farms and adventure parks.
Dirty Donut – Martin, MI
18, 40 and 64-mile options are available for participants to choose from. All levels of experience are welcomed.
Tour of Colorado – Wellington-Roubaix – Wellington, CO
Highlighting the gravel roads of Colorado, the event is aimed at all cyclists. Its Gran Fondo alternative is more suitable for avid riders.
The Taconic 150 Summer – Ancramdale, NY
The 150km ride takes participants on dirt and paved roads. It’s now at its 14th edition and it’s growing in popularity.
Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K\200K – Glenmont, OH
Both the 100k and the 200k are demanding. Facing simultaneous climbs, riders need to be in a good shape to enjoy everything Ohio has to offer.
Here’s Mud In Your Eye Dirt-Gravel – Granville, OH
With a length of 75 miles, the ride is suitable for all types of cyclists. Amateurs can also join the event with pre-registration.
Pan Mack – Newburyport, MA
Since it is organized to raise funds, the event requires ticket purchases. Discounted rates are offered for kids.
Dirt Church – Burns Township, MN
All gravel bikes are suitable for the event. However, the ride is mostly suitable for family fun.
Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder – Fort Sisters Sisters, Oregon
Taking riders through historic settlers trails, the event offers a glimpse into the majesty of the Cascade Mountains. The multi-day event offers camping facilities.
Opal Wapoo Gravel Grinder – Excelsior Springs, MO
20-mile, 52-mile and 100-mile versions of the ride can be booked. Course directions can be downloaded on a GPS device.
Spin the District Gravel Gran Fondo – Union City, GA
Paved and gravel surfaces are present during the ride in a 50-50 balance. Plenty of alone time is expected for most participants.
Getting Happy in the Valley – Williamstown, NY
With a length of 36 miles, the ride is quite short. The event is also organized according to the participants’ age range.
Hilly Billy Roubaix – Core, WV
74 miles or 33 miles of mud and gravel are to be tackled at the event. Registration is open even since January.
Solstice Gravel Grinder – Malcolm, NE
An 100-mile grinder and a 50-mile grinder are to be considered at the event. Both options only see a checkpoint halfway through the ride.
Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder – Au Gres, MI
Held in Michigan’s lower peninsula, the event starts at Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. 210 miles are then tackled through the distinct Manistee National Forest.
Lake Tahoe Mountain Bike Race – Tahoe City, CA
There are multiple events around Lake Tahoe. On June the 22nd, gravel fans can cycle the 12.8-mile course for a win based on the most number of cycled laps.
Legion 100 – Liberty Center, IA
The fundraising event is only at its second edition. A 60-mile course has been organized for scenic countryside views.
Tour de Lyon County – Emporia, KS
Perfect for families, the event offers a short 20-mile ride. A free gift is included with every ticket purchase.
Southwest Iowa Gravel Grinder – Villisca, IA
The grinder now includes a racing profile. It takes riders on various minimally-maintained country roads.
VCVC Gravel Grinder – Macon, MO
75 miles and 42-mile courses are offered by the event. Both events start at the quirky West Winery.
Cow Pie Classic – Ionia, MI
There are two options for a long ride and for a short ride at the event. For the long ride, participants follow the green arrows. For the short ride, they follow the course marked with yellow arrows.
RAS Gravel Adventure – Peru, VT
Started to connect cycling communities, the event also helps raise awareness on some rare diseases. Hundreds of participants are expected each year.
Texas Gravel Championship – Rosebud, TX
The event is dedicated to dedicated cyclists. A Texas Gravel Champion jersey is offered to the fastest cyclists to ride the 100.8-mile course.
Buffalo Gorge x2 Gravel Stage Race – Worthington, PA
There are two stages of 30 miles to cover at the event. Difficult winter maintenance roads need to be tackled towards the end of the ride.
Central Vermont Cycling Tour “Original Gravel grinder” – Montpelier, VT
With distinct country roads to ride on, the event is dedicated to families. Kids still enjoy free access to the event.
Gridley Gravel Grind – Gridley, KS
This year’s event is now longer, stretching to 50 miles. Trophies are awarded at the end for best male and best female participants.
Iowa Gravel Classic – Coon Rapids, IA
The event offers a choice between 100 mile and 100 km rides. All participants need to be self-supportive.
Gravel Race Up Spruce Knob (GRUSK) – WV
From smooth to chunky gravel, the event is based in some of the most distinct mountain scenery. The race has plenty of climbs for the adventurous cyclist.
The Dirty Project – Hartford, VT
The event might not attract big crowds, but it is very demanding. Having a personal navigation system is a must.
JAM Fund Grand Fundo 10th Edition Southampton, MA
With over 20 miles of well-maintained gravel roads, this long-distance mass-cycling event stretches up to 68 miles. Rest stops are available.
Rock Creek Roubaix – Rock Creek, OH
The dirt state roads are fast for these types of events. Cross bikes are perfect for the various other surfaces to tackle.
Plymouth Gravel Grinder – Plymouth, MA
The total length of the popular event is 50 miles. 12 of these miles are actual gravel roads.
Raid Lamoille – Craftsbury, VT
A dirt gravel surface makes this an event good for bikes with wide tires. Climbing sections can prove demanding for the inexperienced cyclist.
Red Kite Ronde – Gambier, OH
Starting at Kenyon College in Gambier, the event is based on local attractions and gravel trails. Accommodation is available in the area at low rates.
IRR 8.0 – Irreverent Road Ride – Richmond, VT
The event is dedicated to self-sufficient participants. There are no marking along the ride.
Shannock Valley Bike Race – Rural Valley, PA
With any type of gravel bike, the event can be fun for the entire families. Kids and elder cyclists are also capable to participate.
The Bomb – Burlington, KS
With 100 miles to cross, the ride requires a lot of energy. The good news is that it’s organized at the same time as the Coffee Country Fair.
Whatcom Grind – Bellingham, WA
The July grind comes with 6.600 feet of climbing. 30 miles from 55 are on gravel alone.
Honey 100 – Sherborn, MA
Two GPS-guided routes are available at the event. The 50km route can be completed between 3 and 4.5 hours. The longer 100km route can be completed in 6 to 9 hours.
Kearsarge Klassic – Warner, NH
The relaxed event is not timed. Based in the quiet town of Warner, the event ends with delicious meals and local craft beers.
Guts Gravel Glory – Chesterfield, VA
A mountain bike or a cyclocross bike are best-suited for the demanding event. It takes place in the distinct Chesterfield State Park.
Dirty Kitten Gravel Race – Rapidan, VA
As one of the few gravel rides taking participants on privately-owned gravel roads, the event is dedicated to wildlife enthusiasts.
Middle Creek Gravel Grinder – Stevens, PA
From the Middle Creek Visitors Centre to the Middlecreek Wildlife refuge, the ride loops around the main lake. Unmaintained roads are abundant at the event.
DirtyBikenetiCrit! – Haymarket, VA
The cyclocross race allows mountain bikes to be registered before the event. This year, a new grass section has been added to the race.
D2R2 – Deerfield, MA
Set in rural Western Masachussetts, the event take advantage of local land protection programs. From 40-mile to 180k options, it is an event for all those who want to cycle dirt roads.
Rose Mountain Rumble – Lyndeborough, NH
32mm and 40mm tires are best for this event. From a 20-miler to a 100k, there are various options riders can choose from. At the moment, the event is limited to 200 participants.
The Overland – Reading, VT
With 5.700 feet of climbing, the dirt roads of the event have a historic appeal. Registration for the ride is open months ahead.
3M Bike Challenge – Cumberland, MD
The town of Cumberland is not the only attraction of this gravel event. The Great Allegheny Passage and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad of the Allegany County attract visitors as well.
Ashford Adventure Ride – Ashford, CT
The 66-mile event is open to all participants. GPS files are sent out with pre-registration emails.
The Dirty Pizza – Alstead, NH
With new marked routes, the event is now getting a much-needed refresh. Wood fired pizza is offered at the finish line.
Cabot Ride the Ridges – Cabot, VT
Both the 100k and the 60k are true gravel grinders for avid cyclists. The races are fully supported with aid stations.
Gravelcade – Barre, VT
Organised by the Vermont Bicycle Adventure Club, the event is part of a consistent calendar of events dedicated to mountain bike group rides.
Peacham Fall Fondo – Peacham, VT
Enjoying the colors of the fall, the event is based on the picture-perfect trails of Peacham. Discounted tickets are availalbe months ahead.
Greenville Gravel Grinder – Greenville, TX
From 30 miles to 70 miles, the race is mainly self-supported. Gravcel sections and hard surface roads are mainly expected at this year’s event.
Maple City Century – Honesdale, PA
Already at its 6th anniversary, the ride offers scenic dirt roads. These roads showcase the best of Wayne County.
El Camino 105 – Palestine, TX
With beautiful gravel roads protected by trees, the trails of the ride are unique. Participants fact 4.600 feet of climbing.
Tardigrade 50 – Bristol, VT
The event participation is based on pre-registration up to September 25th. High levels of professionalism are associated with the organizer also responsible for the Vermont Gran Fondo.
Alpine Loop Gran Fondo – Harrisonburg, VA
The event is growing in popularity and it aims to raise funds for charities. The event is among the top scenic rides in the gravel cycling community.
Greenwood Gravel Grinder – Abbeville, SC
With about 75% gravel roads, the event offers 50k and 100k options. 32mm bike tires are a minimum for the ride.
Mission in Motion – Big Island, VA
The gravel option of the ride has a length of 42 miles. Multiple bikes are accepted for the same cyclist.
Braintree 357 Gravel Enduro – Braintree, VT
Taking riders up and down the Braintree Hill, the event is made for the local community. Food is shared at the finish line.
unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley – Lewisburg, PA
The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail is also known as the Gateway to a Gravel Mine is the trail which leads to Lewisburg. To cross the finish line, cyclists need to head back to town.
The Dirty Apple – Goldens Bridge, NY
The gravel roads of northern Westchester are still to be chosen for the next ride. Registration is open and participants are limited to 400 cyclists.
Vermont Forest Fondo 2019 – Lincoln, VT
Cyclists can enjoy 70% gravel roads at the event. Single track and paved roads are present in short sections as well.
Wild Goose Chase Gravel Grinder – Sumner, MO
Taking participants over Missouri’s green hills, the event starts at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The event is being held at the same time as the Summer Wild Goose Festival.
Georgia Gravel Grinduro – Helen, GA
The event comes with partially marked courses. Timed segments are included for those who want a racing experience.
Gravel Gobbler – Nassau, NY
The start and finish line of the ride is at the S&S Farm Brewery. Rides of up to 38 miles are offered, mainly on farm roads.
R.A.P.T.O.R. Gravel Grinder
Three courses with a mixture of gravel and pavement are found at the event. Online registration is now open for the event which starts at the Mount Sequoyah Conference Center.