October 9, 2017 veloadmin

Gravel Season 2017… It’s Here

The days are getting cooler, the leaves are beginning to fall and night is coming earlier so that only means one thing… Gravel is Coming!! Yep, that’s right probably our favorite riding season since it gets us off the usual roads and onto the back, back roads, with lots of climbing (sometimes) a little bit dirty and a whole lotta fun.

This season we will be offering a few gravel ride options.

  • Starting this Saturday, October 14th, our Saturday rides will become gravel rides; rides will roll out at 10 am.
  • Wednesday Night Gravel Rides: Starting Wednesday, November 1 from VeloConcepts at 6:30 pm
    • While the regular Wednesday Night Ride series winds down this month, we will offer an “Intro to Gravel” option (10/11, 10/18, 10/25) as part of the usual ride with an alternate “gravel” route.
  • Special “Gravel” events throughout the season: Additionally throughout the fall and winter season we will offer a few additional special “gravel” events, which will challenge and motivate those looking for adventure. More details to come.

So get off the beaten path this fall and join us for one of our many gravel rides!

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Come visit VeloConcepts in beautful Culpeper, VA. We have some of the best riding in all of Virginia and our shop speaks for itself. While we aren't around the corner, you will be glad you made the trip.

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