“Gravel” refers to essentially any non-paved road: jeep trails, utilitarian public or private country roads for farming, ranching, or oil/gas companies, and even roads that have been decommissioned. Surfaces can be gravel, mud, packed dirt, sand, and pebbles. Gravel bikes are ready for anything: washboards, singletrack, bikepacking, and pannier-loaded errand runs.
One of the biggest differences between road, mountain bike and gravel riding are that conditions can vary more on gravel rides. Due to weather, the different types of gravel roads, and the limitations of skinnier tires when compared with mountain bikes, gravel riders must be ready for any adventure. Several gravel events have required the participants to carry their bikes for miles due to mud and difficult terrain. This is all part of the “unknown” adventure that appeals to many gravel riders! Read more
14 Best Mountain Bike Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier by Lauren Costantini Sacred Rides Boulder Here are 14 ingenious, free, easy and cheap mountain bike hacks that will help you keep your bike, body and gear running smoothlyRead More
“Mountain biking is a force for good.” If this is one of the guiding principles of the company you hire to show you a good time on the bike, then you know you’ve made the right choice. Sacred Rides wants to make it easy for you to get out, have a great experience and be pampered a bit (they pack snacks for you. Yes, like when you were a kid). Read more