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Gravelthon - The World's Largest Urban Adventure Ride a Big Success

The first Saturday in March featured the return of Gravelthon! to the urban sprawl of Dallas, TX.

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Billed as "The world's largest urban adventure ride", Gravelthon! launched over 300 riders onto a unique journey through the Trinity River corridor that featured numerous landmarks including rare access to the picturesque Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

The ride started from said bridge which was closed to vehicular traffic to support the ride and other events throughout the day. Riders were offered routes as short a 6 miles for those trying gravel for the first time and as long as 100K for the gravel grinder veterans.

The course was marked and and comprised primarily of levee trails and dirt roads which wound through the City beside the Trinity River. Aid stations with professional mechanics, first aid and nutrition were spaced along the route for support purposes. Adventurous riders were supplied with GPS tracks which took them a little more off the beaten path and included special detours such as an unofficial brewery tour of Dallas. 
 
Gravelthon! was organized by The Spinistry and All Out Trinity in support of the organization Pedal Against PTSD as well as recreational initiatives within the Trinity River Corridor. Organizers are already outlining the 2017 edition with plans to include a formal racing option in addition to the traditional "free form" adventure rides.
 
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Spinistry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spinistry/
 
Pedal Against PTSD: http://pedalagainstptsd.org/
 
All Out Trinity: http://www.allouttrinity.com/
 

About Spinistry

Spinistry is one of Texas's leading event organisers, since 2009. Spinistry - the Church of the Bike! 
 
A true Texan network for all who are passionate about cycling. Road, dirt and everything in between. Ultra endurance cycling off the beaten path. Compete against yourself and enjoy the scenery along the way. Great rides, greater company and years of stories to share.

Here's Spinistry other main gravel events for 2016.
 
The Red River Riot is back and better than ever with the focus being the best and most challenging route possible. This is not an official “race” so don’t look for prize money, sag support, or even rules. Get your spot early because prices go up as more riders entry. Early bird entries get in for as little as $20. Every 25 riders takes the price up $5 to a maximum of $40 online. Day of registration will be available for $50.
 
Date Event Location Routes Diff  Type My Rides
Apr 02 - Apr 03 Red River Riot Muenster, Texas, USA 30, 60, 120 miles F CENTURY
May 13 - May 15 Dirty Fury Jacksboro, Texas, USA 100 miles per day D GRAVEL
Oct 10 - Oct 17 Ride Across Texas Texarkana, Arkansas, USA 900+ miles E GRAVEL

For full information, please visit spinistry.net