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Mammoth TUFF

Mammoth TUFF is an adventure through the hills of the Eastern Sierra. From the iconic town of Mammoth Lakes and rolling through the TUFF terrain of the Long Valley Caldera.

The short course is around 45 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing and will circle the famous caldera. The long course is around 100 miles with 8,000 feet of elevation gain and travels through the Volcanic Tableland formed by the Long Valley Caldera. Prepare to be transported back in time on an old stagecoach route used by miners and even further back past Native American petroglyphs left by ancestors of the Paiute-Shoshone tribe.

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SLO Ride To Hell

The toughest gravel event in Central California is back on May 17th 2020. Join us in San Luis Obispo for an epic day of riding. We have three amazing routes this year to have something for everyone. 

If you’re wanting a day that mixes with some beautiful backroads with a climb up Black Mountain, we recommend the Heck route

If you want a bigger day in the saddle but aren’t so sure about the single track that Rinconada has to offer, we recommend the Hell route. 

If you want our most challenging ride—One Helluva Ride is for you.

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Belgian Waffle Ride

 The most unique cycling event in the country, the Belgian Waffle Ride, is back for its next edition of pedaling perversity. Created as an extremely challenging cycling event in the spirit of the great one-day spring classics of Belgium. 

The Belgian Waffle Ride is a one-day cycling fête nestled in the shadow of the area’s tallest peak, the famous Double Peak, which will cause serious pain near the end of the two-wheeled march of death that’s become known as the Hell of the North (County).

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Sea Otter Classic (Gravel)

NEW for 2020 – the professional gravel race is a wave start race. The race course starts at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area – you will climb the “Corkscrew” – and then travels the challenging trails and gravel roadways of the Fort Ord National Monument. Race distances approximately 30 – 40 miles.

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Black Canyon Gravel Time Trial

It’s soon that time of year again…for the annual Ranchos Gravel Challenge! This year we switched to Black Canyon road going up Black Mountain in Pamo Valley outside of Ramona. We also moved it back a month to hopefully have slightly cooler conditions. This should be a really enjoyable gravel ride on a dirt road with some nice views along the way. The Time Trial (TT) will start in Ramona at Ramona Wellfield Community Park and roll out of town and onto the fire road up the mountain. After the event you’ll be able to enjoy a cool down in the park with a BBQ of burgers and hot dogs, chips and sodas.

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by Riding Gravel 2014