By John Coffey
Published 07/07/2021; Updated 07/06/2021

NCC’s first Sunday Gravel Ride of 2021 leaves from Pulaksi Park in Northampton at 9:00 AM on July 11th!

The first gravel ride or two will be a test to gauge the popularity of gravel and whether Sunday will work.

The ride will be lead by Thursday Gravel Ride Leader Juan Hernandez. The first route can be found here.

If you want these rides to continue, vote with your cleats and be there!

It’s important to note that gravel rides can be significantly more difficult than road rides because of the resistance of the surface and because the best dirt roads are in the hills. Some routes — especially those around the Quabbin — will be in areas with no stores nearby. Be sure to be fully self sufficient with plenty of food, water and spares.

We now have a new collection of Gravel Rides in the Route Library with 15 routes to choose from.