Gravel Cycling Classic

The Range - July 20, 2024

Rating: Premier
Distance: 122 km 
Elev Gain: 1606 m
Percent Gravel: 100%
Surface: Gravel, Packed Dirt
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, 2 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 2 natural creek crossing 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. 

The Rustler and The Rodeo Route are great shorter options (below)

Private Roads (pink on map). This land is private and can not be accessed outside the event.