The course for the upcoming SPNDX Stampede Gravel Vol. 2 is a 45 mile loop consisting of 3,700 ft of climbing or 4,700 ft of climbing depending on my Wahoo computer and my Strava reading. Yes I know frustrating but ehh. The course starts on dirt for a few miles where you lead into 4.5 miles of paved. Once leaving the paved road you jump back into dirt where there are no stop lights, very minimal cars and plenty of ups and downs.
There is a bit of everything on this course from dirt, rock, sand and even some spots where you may have to unclip and walk. We will have three sag stops so plenty of places to refuel with water and food. The final part of the course has 7 miles of paved road in wine country to get back to Lorimar Winery but not first before you hit your final piece of Gravel roads.
You will want to have plenty of gearing, think more is better. At least a 32c tire with tubeless set up. Please bring extra tubes just incase. Of course this ride can be done on any bike but a road bike is not recommended and we have no problems with mountain bikes joining the fun.
Please download the Strava route here for your computer, there are very little street signs out there and the course will be very well marked but please have this course in your computer for an insurance policy.
Most of all have fun, this isn’t serious and we all come here for the adventure and good times after!