This week in gravel features two rides: Saturday is the Cannondale demo day from Hell, MI; Sunday is the Lake Erie Fall Ride from Monroe, MI.
Our local, lovable Cannondale rep Justin has offered up the Topstone Carbon fleet to demo on Saturday morning. There are 8 bikes available to reserve, a small, medium, large, and extra large in both Ultegra and AXS builds. Shoot Justin or myself a message if you want to ride one for the day.
The route for Saturday is 67 miles from Hell, MI with a planned stop in Unadilla at mile 31. This is a rolling, hilly route, so I encourage you to ride at your own pace. I will be leading from the back, so don't worry about getting dropped. The feature climb of the day is up Peach Mountain Observatory Road. It's long, but not at all steep.
Saturday ride info:
Start location: 4025 Patterson Lake Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169
The Monroe Cycling Club is holding it's 3rd Annual Lake Erie Fall Ride on Sunday. The gravel route is about 60 nearly flat miles. This will be a no drop group ride at a casual pace starting at 8am. Stay for a the beer tent afterwards.
Sunday ride info:
Start location: Monroe Community College, 1555 South Raisinville Road Monroe, Michigan 48161