The 5 Best Gravel Events You’ve Never Heard Of

Add these to your calendar for the fall or on your 2023 bucket list

Peacham Gran Fondo
(Image credit: Peacham Gran Fondo)

Many of the big gravel races on the calendar didn’t all start that way. Many events start with humble beginnings, and the experience ignites a fire that fuels exponential growth. 

Here a few events that haven’t yet exploded on the scene, and you can ride them before they do.

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Jacob Rathe

Oregon-native Jacob Rathe is a retired professional road racer who raced for teams like Garmin-Sharp and Jelly Belly Cycling. Rathe enjoys being mildly competitive in cycling with a focus off-road, and rides for Sage Titanium and OTTOLOCK. He is a bike fitter and cycling coach in Portland, OR.