Gravel Cycling Classic

The Range - July 24, 2021

Rating: Premier
Distance: 127 km 
Elev Gain: 1557 m
Percent Gravel: 100%
Surface: Gravel, Dirt, Ruts
Tire: 35+mm
Road: Public and Private

This Premier route has all best elements of The Gravel Experience:  stunning scenery, serious challenges, adventure, 4 ecosystems, 3 creek crossings, varied surfaces, and an incredible ride through one of the most beautiful areas in the world.

This route includes open grasslands, dense forest of the Porcupine hills, sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains, 2-track ranch roads, and the incredible Skyline road (one of the best kept secrets in Alberta). There are 3 natural creek crossinga on a private road through Burton’s Burke Creek Ranch est. 1890.  Single truss bridges, and historic ranches are the only markers in this wilderness.

The route starts and finishes in Claresholm, AB. You can start at other locations to do portions. 

NOTE: The Range Adventure Route is not in the event. This route includes off road trails, rough terrain, and fair weather roads.  

The Range Event Route, below, is all on accessible gravel roads. 

The Rustler Route is a great shorter option (below)

Be sure to ask permission for the Private Road (pink on map) through Burke Creek Ranch. This land is private.