Gravel Riding

Despite the last snow flakes and crusty dirty snowbanks out there, we are heading full speed into one of Vermont’s finest (and well-known) seasons:

Mud Season – or the beginning of dirt road gravel riding season!

 

Besides our weekly Tuesday Gravel training rides, we have more than enough organized rides and races lined up for you, to get your legs in shape, clean Old Man Winter out of your muscles and get ready for a great season of bike riding!
This early spring is offering more than enough opportunities for you to get out and ride with lots of other people! Here is a short list of how to spend your upcoming weekends on the bike out on some of Vermont’s most beautiful roads!
On April 15th, the New England Randonneurs are starting the season with Piedmont Populaire 101k (68 miles) Brevet from Onion River Sports. Find all the info HERE.

The week after on April 22nd, the Rasputitsa Gravel Road Race is going off from Burke, VT. All info is to be found HERE.
On April 29th we are hosting our very own Muddy Onion Gravel Ride, leaving from Onion River Sports at 9am. This ride will take you out on some of Vermont’s most scenic and beautiful dirt roads, and you can choose between a 20mile short loop or the full 34 miles. Info and registration HERE.
May 6th is our ORS Bike Swap, and May 7th is the Waterbury WATA Gravel Grinder. Find all the info and registration HERE.
We hope we can get you as excited about riding these beautiful, quiet roads here in this great Green Mountain State, and hope to see you out on at least one of these rides! Stay in touch with out for the latest updates on events and group rides!
Wondering about WHAT TIRE TO USE?

Depending on the conditions, obviously, we recommend a wider, maybe slightly knobby tire to give you confidence on looser gravel, in turns and on longer descents. We compiled a little page for you HERE to read up more on the technology and specs of some great gravel tires.