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Event Category: Gravel Mixed Surface

Low Gap: Grasshopper

Ukiah, California Ukiah, CA

Low Gap is the first stop of the six-event Grasshopper Adventure Series produced by Hopper Adventures, a leading Northwest and global event producer.    This epic mixed-terrain adventure has become a “Hopper Classic.” Exactly half pavement and half dirt, the final 22 miles of dirt are tremendous, the epitome of Nor Cal adventure riding. The…

Rock Cobbler (Bianci)

Bakersfield, California Bakersfield, CA

A favorite among gravel aficionados, Bianchi Rock Cobbler, is a quirky and challenging adventure race in/around the surrounding hills of Bakersfield, California.  Rated by Strambecco as one of the best gravel grinders in California and the Southwest.  According to Pro gravel cyclist Peter Stetina, "the rock cobbler is the kookiest bike race I've ever done. …


Huffmaster Hopper

Maxwell, California Maxwell, CA

The classic Huffmaster Hopper, produced by Hopper Adventures, and the second leg of the six-part Grasshopper Adventure Series.  The event starts in Maxwell, California. West of Hwy 5 and east of the Mendocino National Forest lies miles of rolling gravel roads and lightly traveled tarmac. With two routes to choose from, 89 or 59 miles,…

Belgian Waffle Ride Arizona (Scottsdale)

Cave Creek, Arizona Cave Creek

Monuments of Cycling (MoC), a premier cycling events producer best known for its iconic Belgian Waffle Ride California (San Diego), brings its popular format to Arizona this Winter for the first time.  Created as extremely challenging races in the spirit of the great European one-day Spring Classics, BWR events are known as the most unique cycling events…

$100 – $200

The Mid South

Stillwater, Oklahoma Stillwater, OK

Since 2011, Mid South has turned into a South-Central US Winter classic.  The surrounding rural roads of Stillwater, Ok, offer virtually limitless potential for gravel cycling. Mile after mile of gravel roads ranging from smooth, hard-packed dirt to rutted, gnarly mud revealed themselves to the growing community of cyclists who ventured out to explore the…

Sherwood Adventure: Grasshopper

Caspar, California Caspar, CA

This is a true NorCal mixed-terrain Hopper Adventure and the third leg of the six-part Grasshopper Adventure Series.  The event starts in Caspar, California, a small community north of Mendocino.  On this “beyond-epic” Hopper, you will be treated to some of the region's best pavé and remote public dirt/gravel roads.  This special route combines 18…

True Grit Gravel Epic

Santa Clara, Utah UT

A seriously fun challenge with 84 miles of riding and a leg-throbbing 9000 feet of climbing.  The event is produced by Gro Races which produces many top events, including True Grit Epic MTB, which takes place the weekend prior.  Strambecco rates the True Grit Gravel Epic as one of the best gravel grinders in the…

Gran Fondo Hincapie Merced

Merced, California Merced, CA

A promising new event on the California early 2023 season gravel calendar, produced by Hincapie Events, whose namesake is former world tour rider George Hincapie, best known for riding and completing the Tour de France 16 times.  The specific event route has not been announced. Still, you can expect full enjoyment of untamed gravel, rolling…

Fish Rock

Booneville, California Booneville, CA

Fish Rock is a serious event billed as a "Road bike race for people who aren't afraid of a little hardcore gravel." Picked as one of our best gravel cycling events in California, the ride is named after the fabled Fish Rock Road in a stunning region of Northern California.  There's only one route for…

Belgian Waffle Ride California (San Diego)

San Marcos, California San Marcos, CA

The Belgian Waffle Ride is considered one of the unique cycling events in the country with 1500+ participants and stands as one of the largest gravel events in America, surpassed in size only by Unbound Gravel (Dirty Kanza) and Barry-Roubaix. Picked as one of our best gravel cycling events in California, it was originally designed…


Hastings, Michigan Hastings, MI

Barry-Roubaix is known as the World's Largest Gravel Race and is regularly recognized as one of the best gravel events/races world-over.  It is a classic road/off-road cycling race featuring a variety of terrain and surfaces, testing cyclists of all skill levels.  This is the event for you for the cyclists and racers of all levels…

Sea Otter Classic

Monterey, CA Monterey

The Sea Otter Classic, produced by Life Time Events, is a classic and the largest festival and gathering of cycling enthusiasts in North America. Picked as one of our best gravel cycling events in California, professional and amateur athletes make the annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter to participate in over 300 events. Disciplines include gravel,…