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Aguereberry Point

Development Route
Death Valley National Park, California (South)
Explore one of the quietest areas of Death Valley NP on this ride. Highlights: a canyon, a pass, an old mining town, and "The Great View" of Death Valley according to Pete Aguereberry.
Route: Out & Back | 39 mi
Gain: 4,800 ft
Surface: 55% gravel, 45% paved
Technical Difficulty: Unknown
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 50 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Avenue of the Giants

5 Star Route
NorCal (Coast), California (North)
A mixed gravel bike ride along a river, through farmlands, and highlighted by 8 miles through giant redwood trees.
Route: Loop | 23 mi
Gain: 2,100 ft
Surface: 20% gravel, 80% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 30 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

Bay of Fires

5 Star Route
St Helens, Tasmania
There are not many places left in the world that have gravel roads that lead out to beaches, a gravel cyclist’s fantasy ride. This ride hugs the coast making several stops along the way to take in the stunning views of the Bay of Fires conservation area, then cuts inland through Doctors Peak Forest Reserve and finally rolls through farmlands back to St Helens.
Route: Lollipop | 44 mi
Gain: 3,000 ft
Surface: ~ 50% gravel, 50% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

BEAST

5 Star Route
Oakland, California (North)
An urban, mixed gravel bike ride in the Oakland hills with some of the best views in the Bay Area. (Shorter ride options available.)
Route: Loop | 63 mi
Gain: 6,600 ft
Surface: 50% gravel/dirt, 50% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: No

Big Lava

5 Star Route
Hood River, Washington
What makes this ride so special? Fun to ride roads and several “one of a kind” natural features: the Big Lava Bed, the magical disappearing lake within South Prairie, Goose Lake and one of the most impressive falls in the Columbia Gorge region, Panther Creek Falls.
Route: Loop | 54 mi
Gain: 5,200 ft
Surface: 65% gravel, 35% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

Big Mack

Development Route
Maupin, Oregon
A scenic loop highlighting the diversity of Oregon’s outback lands. First, experience classic Central Oregon high desert with rolling hills, few trees, and views for miles. The riding is fast and relatively easy. Then, follow a dirt road / trail along an old railroad grade just above the Lower Deschutes river. Much of the river is classified as Wild & Scenic. The riding is rugged, demanding and at times very slow.
Route: Loop | 88 mi
Gain: 6,400 ft
Surface: ~ 70% gravel, 5 % Single Track, 25% paved
Technical Difficulty: Advanced
Navigation: Challenging
Locale: Extremely Remote
Tire Suggestion: 50 mm+
eBike Friendly: No

Billy Lyle

5 Star Route
Death Valley National Park, California (South)
A ride through one of the largest Joshua Tree Forests in the US, scenic views down into the Panamint Valley 6000 feet below you, and a turnaround point at a historic cabin from the late 1800s.
Route: Out & Back | 27 mi
Gain: 3,300 ft
Surface: 100% gravel
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 45 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

Billy’s Playground

5 Star Route
Sisters, Oregon
Mixture of ponderosa forest, views of the Cascade Mountains, views of Lake Billy Chinook, mountains, and an old cemetery that is fun to blast through.
Route: Loop | 67 mi
Gain: 3,800 ft
Surface: 50% paved, 50% gravel / dirt roads
Technical Difficulty: Demanding
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

Black Hills

5 Star Route
Tucson, Arizona
A fun out and back with kiosks and picnic tables scattered across the route, little if any traffic, beautiful views, loads of cactus and a whole lot of history.
Route: Out & Back | 34 mi
Gain: 4,600 ft
Surface: 100% gravel
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

Bonanaza

5 Star Route
Bend, Oregon
We are sure LIttle Joe from Bonanza lives our here somewhere. A route full of history, rolling hills, and sweeping views. Best ridden in the spring when the creeks run full.
Route: Lollipop | 51 mi
Gain: 3,200 ft
Surface: 100% gravel road
Technical Difficulty: Demanding
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

Brickhouse

5 Star Route
Detroit, Oregon
If you are craving steep climbs then pull out that polka dot jersey and head to the Brickhouse route. This is a good summer route as it offers up a lot of shade.
Route: Lollipop | 33 mi
Gain: 4,300 ft
Surface: 50% gravel, 50% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

Bring a Fork

5 Star Route
Tucson, Arizona
See the diverse Sonoran Desert cacti, bask in the glorious views of the Santa Ritas, and ride past the most incredible crested saguaro. A lot of single-track fun on a drop-bar gravel bike.
Route: Figure 8 | 15 mi
Gain: 700 ft
Surface: 85% singletrack, 10% gravel, 5% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Urban Backcountry
Tire Suggestion: 50 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

Bruny Island (North)

5 Star Route
Hobart, Tasmania
Silky smooth gravel roads, stunning water views, rolling terrain, and the historic Quarantine Station. And … a ferry ride!
Route: Lollipop | 28 mi
Gain: 3,000 ft
Surface: 55% gravel, 45% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Bruny Island (South)

5 Star Route
Hobart, Tasmania
This route rides like a Bruce Springsteen song: rough, course and gritty. There is gnarly eyeball and fister gravel, sometimes loose, sometimes embedded like cobblestone. The climbs are steep and demanding. You ride deep into the forest.
Route: Lollipop | 38 mi
Gain: 4,800 ft
Surface: 65% gravel, 35% paved
Technical Difficulty: Advanced
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Bud and Bo

5 Star Route
Tucson, Arizona
This route offers up the classic big valley, big views that the Patagonia region is famous for … and it offers up a chance to think about the sacrifices of our Border Patrol agents.
Route: Loop | 44 mi
Gain: 3,000 ft
Surface: 70% gravel, 30% paved
Technical Difficulty: Demanding
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 40mm +
eBike Friendly: Yes

Buenos Aires

5 Star Route
~ Tucson, Arizona
Meander across the grasslands of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, roll through washes and past old sycamore trees, pass within a klick the Mexican border, grunt up one steep hill that provides just enough elevation for a grand view of the whole area and swing back to the start with Baboquivari Peak off in the distance, just calling you to go further.
Route: Loop | 36 mi
Gain: 2,500 ft
Surface: 100% gravel
Technical Difficulty: Demanding
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 45 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Buenos Aires- Arivaca

Development Route
Tucson, Arizona
This route is an extension of the 5 Star Buenos Aires route. It is a bit longer in distance and includes some riding on a very quiet Arizona paved road. And … it includes a stop in the the town of Arivaca where artists, makers, and growers make up the community.
Route: Lollipop | 46 mi
Gain: 2,500 ft
Surface: 80% gravel, 20% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

Camp Wood 40

5 Star Route
Prescott, Arizona
This route exemplifies beauty over continuously changing terrain. Rolling grasslands. Pinyon-juniper woodlands. A bold burn area. Ponderosa forests. // Wide open gravel roads. Small, twisty forest service roads. // Rolling hills. A long, moderate climb. A series of surprise “poppers”. A 12 mile downward trending finish.
Route: Loop | 43 mi
Gain: 3,200 ft
Surface: 100% gravel
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

Cannibal

Development Route
Oregon Coast (North), Oregon
Cannibal: a person (or in this case a route) that eats the flesh of other human beings. (Or maybe … a mountain top along the way.) This route showcases the raw beauty of the ancient Siuslaw National Forest and some of its seriously stout hills. It is a take-off of the Oregon Coast Gravel Epic (Abomination route), but instead of the start / finish in Waldport the start / finish is in Yachats.
Route: Lollipop | 68 mi
Gain: 5,500 ft
Surface: 65% gravel, 35% paved
Technical Difficulty: Advanced
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Catch and Release

5 Star Route
Sisters, Oregon
Circumnavigate the Freemont Canyon with a classic wilderness crossing of Wyches creek. Hope you don’t mind wet feet …
Route: Loop | 37 mi
Gain: 1,700 ft
Surface: 40% gravel road, 60% tarmac
Technical Difficulty: Advanced
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: No

Chehalem Vineyard Tour

Development Route
Portland, Oregon
A mixed gravel bike ride with rolling hills and a few climbs through the vineyards and woodlands of the Willamette Valley. Hard packed gravel roads. Scenic! Great early season riding.
Route: Lollipop | 32 mi
Gain: 3,700 ft
Surface: 65% gravel, 35% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

Childs Mountain

Development Route
Tucson, Arizona
A simple out & back to the top of Childs Mountain to a radar installation that was militarily important during the Cold War. Great views of the Growler Mountains and the expansive Sonoran desert.
Route: Out & Back | 17 mi
Gain: 1,700 ft
Surface: 60% gravel, 15% Roubaix, 25% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 50 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Cool & Shady

5 Star Route
Oakridge, Oregon
This route is perfect for that roasting hot day when you are sure you are going to get baked from the sun. You stay deep in the forest for a big chunk of the ride, hugging a lake for the first ten miles, and hugging a stream for the final ten. And while this has one, big long climb (a Category 1), most of it has enough shade to keep you sane.
Route: Loop | 52 mi
Gain: 4,200 ft
Surface: 40% gravel, 60% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 35 mm to 40 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

Dandelion

5 Star Route
Fossil, Oregon
An easy, scenic ride with a few punchy climbs. A great intro to gravel ride. Plus this starts in Fossil which is a real gem.
Route: Loop | 22 mi
Gain: 2,400 ft
Surface: 45% gravel road, 55% tarmac
Technical Difficulty: Easier
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes