If you haven't checked out the new gravel riding scene in town, check out Front Range Gravel (FRG)
What is FRG and why would you care?
Front Range Gravel is the beginning of a gravel community with several rides throughout Colorado's Front Range. In it's early stages right now, it's two rides - the Pedal 50 on October 5th and the Greenland Gravel Grinder on October 19th. There are some talks about some others in the works, so we'll see if those come to fruition this fall or if they are in the cards for 2014 instead.
While it's been brewing in the background, "gravel grinding" has hit mainstream. Several companies have released "gravel bikes" and the ride/race calendar around the country has exploded. Gravel Grinder News has the full gravel event calendar. Colorado, especially the Front Range, seems to have overlooked the riding opportunities east of I25. Perhaps it's due to all the other great riding or just not being "a thing" or something else....we're not sure. But, that's about to change. 100's of miles of lightly traveled gravel roads with rolling hills and spectacular views of Longs Peak, Mt. Evans, and Pikes Peak just beg to be explored.
That's the goal of FRG - help you explore and share another fantastic aspect of life in Colorado.
You may care because the AntiEpic 50 will be part of the series. We've been happy to have a committed group of crazies the last two Aprils who have gutted out 160+ miles of gravel riding and are looking forward to bringing more of it all together.
Want to get involved with FRG?
If you have any questions, ideas, want to put on an event, need help putting on an event or want to get your company's/shop/product/service's name associated with Front Range Gravel, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can help you with.
Also, don't forget to mark your calendars for April 5th, 2014 for the AntiEpic 50 and 160 Gravel Grinders!