The Road Less Traveled
After an amazing season or riding with some of the greatest people you ask for to join on rides, we have wrapped up the gravel rides for the 2016-2017 season. The rides will resume in September 2017, so stay tuned, enjoy your summer, ride your bike, and come say hi to us in the shop! Or at our Tuesday mountain bike rides!
Get your knobbies on and meet us out in the forest to get some miles in! These rides will be 90% gravel logging roads, so minimum 33c tires are recommended, preferably with knobs. Cyclocross bikes work great for this type of riding, as do wider tire "Adventure" Road bikes. Hell you could even bring your XC bike if you think you can keep up on it! These rides will be primarily 20-30 miles (With the option to do more if the group dictates.
We meet on alternating Sundays at 10am at the Skep & Skein on the West Side of Olympia.
Why should you come on these rides? Check out these pictures of one of last years rides and see for yourself!
The Gravel rides will re-boot in September for the 2017-2018 season. Can't wait that long? Join us every Tuesday Night at 6pm for our shop mountain bike rides!
What do I bring?
We recommend some sort of Cyclocross esque "Adventure bike" for these rides. Because of the length and elevation profiles the bike should be relatively light, under 30lbs and have tires that are 36-40c minimum. Light weight cross country bikes are also appropriate, as long as you are ready to pedal 20-25 miles on it.
-Fenders (With buddy flaps)
-Raincoat that packs nicely (Endura Race Cape)
-2 pairs of gloves
-2 bottles of H2O