Gravel Grinders

Do you enjoy riding smooth crushed limestone or find the North Branch Trail's parallel dirt paths irresistible? Hardcore enough to tackle the Dirty Kanza 200 or Trans Iowa 300? All of the above? Somewhere in between? Then this group is for you! 

Post and discuss anything related to riding crunchy or loose surfaces.

Members: 56
Latest Activity: Dec 22, 2022

Discussion Forum

Any monthly/routine gravel rides? 3 Replies

Hi,I am looking for bike shops or groups that have regular gravel or off road rides.  I know Boulevard Bikes used to have one long back but not sure if that is still around.Any pointers thanks for…Continue

Started by chixieonfixie. Last reply by chixieonfixie Nov 4, 2022.

Gravel route resource 2 Replies

Hey all, I'm new to both Chicago (living in Ravenswood now) and gravel riding. So far I've explored the North Branch and Des Plaines trails. I've enjoyed them both immensely. Any suggestions as to…Continue

Started by Michael Kerr. Last reply by Bill Nedza Mar 30, 2021.

Post pics of your gravel/all-road bike 15 Replies

My Macho Man Disc on a misty late November ride thru Middlefork Savanna last fall. …Continue

Started by Rich S. Last reply by Michael Kerr Mar 26, 2021.

Anyone training for the DK200? 8 Replies

Hi there - I'm new to the Chainlink and to Chicago. I got into the DK 200 this year. I've done the 100 the last two years. So I'm hoping to find some people in the area that might be training up for…Continue

Started by Stephen Leigh Garrett. Last reply by Gillian Forsyth Mar 15, 2018.

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Comment by kevin womac on October 19, 2016 at 11:19am

Hey Folks, another in a monthly series of rides is coming up. This one with the promise of coffee at the start.

Comment by Rich S on February 5, 2016 at 1:13pm
Nice reading, thanks Serge!
Comment by Rich S on June 3, 2015 at 9:08am

Ride to Palos to explore the mountain bike trails is posted on June 27. 

Comment by Rich S on May 14, 2015 at 7:13am

Best of luck and legs for those riding Almanzo this weekend! 

My next race is the Gravel Metric in DeKalb so hopefully see some of y'all there

Comment by Rich S on March 24, 2015 at 6:22am

Weather for Barry looks excellent. A small group of us will be hanging at the Bell's cafe in Kalamazoo after the race Saturday night if anyone else wants to join. 

Comment by Rich S on March 13, 2015 at 4:17am

Barry Roubaix Course Condition Report with some pics. They're reporting most of the course as dry with a few wet areas. With the upcoming weather it's looking like great conditions for Barry in a few weeks! 

Comment by Rich S on January 20, 2015 at 10:09am

Lots of smiling muddy faces! 

Comment by Kevin C Dormant on January 20, 2015 at 9:24am

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