The Tour De Shunk takes place in Monroeton Pennsylvania; the race dates back to the mid-’90s where a few cycling-obsessed locals decided to link some of the best ridings in the area into a race route and a few decades later we have the well attended and physically challenging Tour De Shunk. Over the years of the Tour, proceeds have always graciously been donated to charity and the race organizers have raised over 100,000 dollars since the event’s inception! The Tour de Shunk is normally a road riding event specifically (the road event will be in a separate Strambecco listing here). 2021 brings two routes that are specifically first and gravel, suitable for a gravel bike and a lightweight mountain bike on the beautiful Pennsylvania state roads which are nicely surfaced. There will be a 74-mile distance and a 52-mile variant with close to 4,000 feet of climbing. An always positive bonus is a post-ride pasta dinner for every rider to restore their energy banks. The advanced interactive views of the routes are listed below. The Tour De Shunk is a challenging mixed Surace off-road route taking place on some beautiful roads in Northeast Pennsylvania. A recommended new race!