Posts Tagged ‘Dirt Road Washtenaw’

Why I Ride Gravel

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

There’s been a lot of press recently about gravel road races, like Michigan’s own Barry Roubaix, and ever since I began to hear about them I wanted to learn more about their appeal. To take on the task, I picked up a copy of Rob Pulcipher’s Dirt Road Washtenaw and set out on the shortest route in the book. Before the 14-mile loop was over, I decided that I would ride all 17 routes in the book by the end of the season. Here’s five reasons why I was sold, and some tips for getting started with gravel yourself.