What is Gravel Racing?
Gravel racing is nothing new, but it is experiencing a huge surge in popularity here in the US and Michigan in particular! We have more than 30,000 miles of unpaved rural roads here in Michigan and the surface of these roads varies greatly—from hardpacked dirt to fist-sized gravel and everything in between. Dirt, crushed limestone, sand, they’re all very different to ride on. Perhaps it’s the variety of substrates that makes defining what exactly a “gravel race” is so difficult. Depending on where you live, the unpaved roads may be as smooth as asphalt, or more treacherous than your local trails. Really, the best definition we can come up with is to say that gravel racing is a lot like endurance racing, but with a little extra dose of adventure built in.
Saturday, March 25th, Barry-Roubaix hosted by Kisscross Events
Saturday, April 8th, The Lowell 50 hosted by Chain Reaction Sports, LLC
Saturday, September 2nd, Cannonsburg Double Trouble
Saturday, October 7th, Michigan Mountain Mayhem Gravel Grinder
Other Gravel Races
Sunday, April 30th, Paris Ancaster
Sunday, May 20th, Arcadia Grit and Gravel
Saturday, June 3rd, Hiawatha's Revenge
Saturday, June 10th, Sturgeon 100
Saturday, September 16, Lord of the Springs hosted by Michigan Adventure Racing
Saturday, October 28th, The Lowell 50 hosted by Chain Reaction Sports, LLC
For events from all types riding, see our consolidated calendar.