Top five US gravel getaways —and routes— to escape winter weather

Go here to escape the snow, the wet or the trainer hours

Image shows a person riding through Arizona
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In many parts of the U.S., winter for gravel bikers means braving snow and ice on the road, freezing temperatures and short days —that, or hours on the trainer. A gravel getaway is just what riders need to stay psyched on cycling and dedicated to logging some miles regardless of the conditions outside. Luckily, there are some excellent winter cycling holiday destinations with great gravel riding within a few hours’ flight, or a reasonable road trip, for most riders.

Patagonia, Arizona

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Tim Peck
Freelance writer

Tim Peck is a freelance writer based in Concord, New Hampshire, specializing in writing about all things outdoors in the Northeast. With a devotion to dirt and a need for speed, it’s no surprise Tim went from gravel-curious to gravel-obsessed faster than a double-digit grade descent. Tim believes that days on the bike and miles logged are just as important as KOMs and race results and tries to balance his time between his first love, mountain biking, and his current flame, gravel riding.