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Best Gravel Events Mid-Atlantic 2023/2024

Best Gravel Events Mid-Atlantic 2023/2024

Solo Rider on dirt road in Pennsylvania

Strambecco rates the best gravel events Mid-Atlantic 2023/2024 based on various factors, including reputation, route quality, location, rider feedback, and the overall uniqueness of the event or race.  Spanning New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland — Mid-Atlantic terrain features of Strambecco’s best list often include secluded gravel farm roads, dirt/grass double track sections, rolling hills, and short, punchy climbs.  Beyond the thrilling rides, these events also provide an opportunity to explore the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region and its rich history. Cyclists pass through quaint towns, serene forests, and charming countryside, creating a sense of connection with the area and its vibrant culture.

One of several noteworthy events is unPaved of the Susquehanna River Valley, which perfectly captures the essence of the Mid-Atlantic region’s scenic beauty and challenging terrain.  Produced by Gro Races, this event has earned its spot as the area’s crown jewel of gravel grinder races.  Located in the picturesque Susquehanna River Valley, this event takes cyclists through some of the most secluded and breathtaking gravel farm roads and dirt/grass double-track sections. Riders are treated to stunning vistas of rolling hills and the tranquil Susquehanna River, making this a true adventure through the heart of nature.

Other noteworthy events include the Appalachian Mountaineer and Appalachian Journey.  Produced by Wilderness Adventure, these events celebrate the Mid-Atlantic’s rugged beauty as they take cyclists on an unforgettable journey through the Appalachian Mountains. The routes are carefully curated to showcase the region’s diverse landscape, including challenging climbs, fast descents, and captivating views that will leave participants in awe.  The Appalachian Mountaineer and Appalachian Journey embody the spirit of gravel cycling by incorporating a mix of terrain types. Cyclists will encounter everything from gravel farm roads to rocky, double tracks, making it an authentic gravel adventure. The courses are designed with the right difficulty balance, ensuring an exhilarating experience without being overly daunting.

Finally, the Jersey Gravel Grinder is noteworthy for the quality of the event and for being a Gran Fondo World Tour – Gravel Series event.

Strambecco takes pride in presenting events that stand out in the gravel cycling community. While Strambecco’s top picks undoubtedly promise unforgettable experiences, our list of best gravel events in Mid-Atlantic 2023/2024 offers numerous other gravel cycling events equally worthy of exploration. Whether you’re a seasoned gravel enthusiast or just dipping your toes into this exciting world, the Mid-Atlantic gravel events promise a memorable and enriching journey.

Strambecco is also committed to continuously exploring and featuring noteworthy events. If you know of any gravel races in the Mid-Atlantic region that deserve recognition, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Strambecco’s dedicated editors are always eager to discover new hidden gems and share them with the gravel cycling community.  Strambecco also rates the Best Road and Best MTB events in the Mid-Atlantic region To suggest an event or share your experiences, contact Strambecco at

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The Appalachian Mountaineer

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Dirty Kitten Gravel Race

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