Weekend gravel rides
Posted 07 January 2016 - 12:26 PM
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If you are looking for more fun: http://www.route66bi...tyjoefondo1.pdf
and more: https://www.bikeiowa...s-it so-special
I saw a large Momentum Group on Saturday at Busch, Hopefully one of those chaps will post up some info on their fun..
Posted 07 January 2016 - 09:01 PM
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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:16 PM
The best roads, by far and away, are located in Missouri and are located south of I-44. I spend a lot of time riding gravel roads (solo) in Washington, Iron, and Reynolds counties To reach these areas will require 1.5 to 2 hours of driving. Crawford County also has some nice roads, but I don't know them that well. Outside of the group rides put on by Route 66 Bicycles in Rolla (Dirty Joe and Death by Gravel) there are no organized rides on these roads, that I'm aware of. These roads are often smooth hardpack with awesome scenery, practically zero traffic, and some very challenging hills. They are incredibly fun to ride, and also offer options to add in singletrack or ATV trails. They are easily more scenic than any road in Iowa or Kansas.
There are several great spots to park and make a gravel loop - of practically any distance. Those are Berryman Campground (Washington County), Hazel Creek (also Washington County), the DD-32 trailhead for the Ozark Trail (Iron County), and my personal favorite, Sutton Bluff Campground in Reynolds County. Grab a good map (Forest Service or USGS topo quads, avaiable for free online) and go ride. Be aware that these roads are very remote, have sparse cell service, and few houses or passers-by. You definitely want to carry more food, water, and tools than you would in other areas.
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