Gravel Rides and Races

National gravel rides and races

Gravel riding and racing is growing all the time, here you can find the perfect gravel ride or race across the nation and the globe, Have fun exploring!

Local gravel rides and races

Local to me means Washington State, and the Snoqualmie region in particular. Here are a bunch of gravel rides in a few different formats – my Strava, FatMaps by Strava, and some local strava groups worth exploring.

NW Gravel Riders Facebook Group
There are 2 main rail trails in the area, one is the SnoValley Trail (SVT) which runs about 30 miles from Duvall and Rattlesnake Lake in North Bend. At Rattlesnake Lake, the Palouse to Cascades Trail (formerly the Iron Horse Trail/ John Wayne Trail) runs east across the state.

For a nice easy-access ride, bring your gravel bike, trail bike, hybrid bike or mtb and park in the big gravel lot at King and Railroad in downtown Snoqualmie.

Go across the street to Bindlestick Cafe and get a triple machiato, suck that baby down then jump on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail (SVT) at Mt. Si Golf Course and probably get to see a bunch of elk across from the couse.

Another option is to cross the bridge above Snoqualmie Falls, head behind the millpond to get to the Mainline to enter the Campbell Global tree farm.

If your plans are to hit the tree farm, you’ll need a permit ($10/day or $75/annual).
Motorized permits sell out in hours. ($300 annual)
Get Avenza Maps, download this Campbell Global map pdf and add it to the Avenza app and you’ll be set using the gps on your smart phone.