Cycling on gravel is all the rage. We don't need no stinkin' pavement to explore on bikes!
Thousands of miles of roads are maintained for managing our National Forests. They are a great compromise between road cycling, where you compete with high-speed vehicle traffic, and mountain biking that tests all your technical, sometimes acrobatic, skills.
Remember when we just enjoyed riding bikes with friends and family? Get back to your biking roots. You are likely to find a gravel or dirt road near your campground for your outing. So bring all the bikes for your next camping trip and leisurely explore the area from a new perspective.
Gravel bike races, springing up everywhere, are calling attention to some amazing riding routes. Take a look at the route for the upcoming Oregon Coast Gravel Epic on September 24, 2016 between Blackberry Campground and Tillicum Beach Campground.
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