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Fistful of Dirt 2024

September 1

Riders on course in Fistful of Dirt Gravel
Last updated July 10, 2024

In the expansive world of gravel cycling races, Fistful of Dirt stands out as a true gem, blending the rugged spirit of Wyoming with the adrenaline-pumping thrill of off-road cycling. What sets this event apart is its commitment to providing participants with an authentic and challenging gravel riding experience while immersing them in the stunning landscapes of Cody, Wyoming. The event's popularity can be attributed to its unique blend of demanding routes, breathtaking scenery, and a community atmosphere that celebrates the grit and camaraderie of gravel cycling.  Strambecco rates Fistful of Dirt as a Wyoming Best-in-Class Cycling Event and one of the Best Gravel Events spanning the Rockies.

The Trail Less Traveled: Routes and Terrains

Fistful of Dirt offers riders a selection of routes catering to various skill levels, ensuring that both seasoned gravel racers and newcomers can find a challenge that suits their abilities. The race unfolds against the backdrop of Cody's diverse terrain, featuring a mix of Smooth and chunky gravel, nicely packed dirt, some single track, some rocks, and a little bit of sand and wildlife thrown in for good measure.  The route options provide a genuine taste of the Wild West, from exclusive private ranch access to the iconic Hoodoo Ranch to the Peaks of the McCulloughs – you'll experience the very best of gravel riding in the Rockies.  Route options include The Good (20 Miles), The Drifter (40 Miles), The Bad (60 Miles), or The Ugly (100 Miles).

Rest, Relax, Ride: Accommodation Options

Cody, Wyoming, caters to the diverse preferences of Fistful of Dirt participants with a range of accommodation options. For those seeking an immersive outdoor experience, camping sites near the race start to provide a rustic yet scenic setting. Cyclists who prefer the comforts of a bed and shower can choose from a selection of hotels in Cody that offer convenient access to the event venue. Additionally, house rentals provide a cozy and communal atmosphere for groups of friends or families participating in the race. The organizers have thoughtfully collaborated with local establishments to ensure that participants can recharge after a challenging ride and indulge in Cody's warm hospitality.

Exploring Cody, Wyoming

A Fistful of Dirt is not just a race; it's an opportunity to discover the charm of Cody and its surrounding wonders. Known as the "Rodeo Capital of the World," Cody boasts a rich Western history that race participants can explore during their extended stay. The Cody Nite Rodeo, Yellowstone National Park, and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West are just a few attractions that beckon outdoor enthusiasts. Activities like fly fishing, hiking, and horseback riding are readily available for those seeking adrenaline beyond the race. Whether you're exploring the vibrant downtown or marveling at the geysers in Yellowstone, Cody offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation for gravel cyclists looking to make the most of their weekend stay.


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