Friendly Gravel Ride
Chief Hazy Cloud Park | 6:30pm | Thursdays
hosted by Chris Bennett
MON - FRI: 10AM - 6PM | SAT 10AM - 4PM | SUN: CLOSED
This is a 23 mile, relatively easy route without major climbs. The steep stuff is short. The vibe of things is friendly and no-drop, so we’re not trying to finish the ride in record time. Most of the time, this works out be about a 90 minute ride. We want to keep the group (more or less) riding together throughout the route. This means waiting and regrouping if necessary, or soft pedaling for a bit to let riders catch up after a climb.
Meet Chris Bennett. He originally started working out of the East Paris store (rip), so you might recognize him. His whole thing with putting this ride together was to make a route that anyone could ride, and foster a vibe that encouraged people to ride gravel, try gravel, make friends, be friends, and on and on. There’s a lot of group rides out there that go fast and go for strava KOMs so if that’s your bag, they’re easy to find. This isn’t that kind of ride.