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Best Gravel Cycling Events New England 2023/2024

Best Gravel Cycling Events New England 2023/2024

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Strambecco rates the best gravel cycling events New England 2023/2024 based on various factors, including reputation, route quality, location, rider feedback, and the overall uniqueness of the event or race.  Spanning upstate New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts,  New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Rhode Island — New England terrain features of Strambecco’s best list are typically hard-packed dirt & stone with the occasional rocky, rooty sections.  You’ll also find many rollers with short, steep climbs, including some hike-a-bike.  Of course, whether can change course conditions dramatically, especially for those Spring events where you likely throw puddles and mud.

If we had to rate the best of the best gravel cycling events New England 2023/2024, we start with Rasputista and Tour of the Battenkill, two great early-season options.  Battenkill bills itself the “Queen of the Spring Classics” and is one of the oldest gravel events in the country.  Battenkill is produced by Ventures Endurance, who are producers of the famed multi-day RAGBRAI (Ride Across Iowa) and Ride the Rockies.   The Vermont Overland is an extremely popular event in late August.

Strambecco does not list every event.  We strive to identify and review events that are special and noteworthy.  If you have suggestions on other events we should consider or review, please get in touch with us here or send us a note at

Rasputitsa Dirt

Founded in 2014 by Anthony Moccia and Heidi Myers, Rasputitsa has a mission of cycling, community, and charity.  They call it the 3 C’s philosophy.  Rasputitsa is described as more than a…

gravel cyclists at tour of the battenkill

Tour Of The Battenkill

Billed as the Queen of the Spring Classics, the Tour of the Battenkill is a 75-mile mixed surface event for riders wanting a challenging, scenic, and competitive ride/race. Selected by Strambecco as…
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VT Monster Gravel Grinder

With start-finish at the Stratton Mountain Resort, the VT Monster Gravel Grinder offers three-course options spanning 100 miles, 78, and 48 miles.  Details behind the new 100-mile course are forthcoming. However, the…
gravel cyclists at starting line at the overland event

The Overland

The Overland is one of the most popular and longest-running gravel cycling events in the US.  The scenic route spans 55 miles and features 7,000 feet of climbing, seven sectors of “Vermont…
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