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11/24/20 at 9:34am
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Anyone riding gravel bikes around Charlotte?  If yes, where?

  
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Re: Gravel Bike Rides
Reply #1 - 11/24/20 at 2:23pm
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Robert C. wrote on 11/24/20 at 9:34am:
Anyone riding gravel bikes around Charlotte?  If yes, where?



I try to at least once a week. Not much gravel proper in Charlotte area but I do conncet a few greenways and what not. Then there are the day trips we do to other areas.
  

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Re: Gravel Bike Rides
Reply #2 - 11/24/20 at 7:28pm
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URE for 50%/50% rides.  Love Valley near Statesville  you can 50/50 with bigger climbs.  Wilson Creek for the real deal... Its my jam these days.   
  
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Re: Gravel Bike Rides
Reply #3 - 11/24/20 at 8:31pm
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I guess my previous reply isn't exactly "around Charlotte" but more destinations to specifically seek gravel.
Check out (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links); for not all known, but many known gravel road segments.
But really you can ride your gravel bike about anywhere.  Sometimes I ride the 9 miles from my house and do a few laps at Purser and go home for example.  It's almost a road bike and almost a MTB.  If you think Sherman is boring, try it in the drops for a new challenge.
  
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Re: Gravel Bike Rides
Reply #4 - 12/03/20 at 2:23pm
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weeklyrides.com has a collection of verified gravel routes in the area.  (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)

Gravel map is good but isn't a complete list as it's user-generated info. So some of the routes may or may not be viable. 

The NCDOT GIS system has a list of NC unpaved roads mapped, 
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Unfortunately,  SC doesn't have GIS data available, that we know of.
  
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Re: Gravel Bike Rides
Reply #5 - 12/08/20 at 1:04pm
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Gravel is only a means to get from one trail to another. Please remove this forum and take it to the RoadiesLike90sMTBikes.com forums.
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Re: Gravel Bike Rides
Reply #6 - 03/02/21 at 5:13pm
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Here is one I did recently out near Uwharrie. Not very long ride but the parking area is a boat launch for the reservoir so I brought my kayak and got in a nice paddle as well as a nice ride.  Cheesy

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