The Holey Roller gravel grinder starts and finishes at Rocky Hill Ranch in Smithville, TX. What is a gravel grinder, you ask? It’s an organized, self-supported bike ride on a set route on mostly dirt roads. The ideal bicycle for conquering these gravel roads would be one that could traverse them swiftly, such as, one with drop bars to allow the rider to switch hand positions and to hunker down when facing a stiff headwind. It should have enough seat and chainstay clearance to run tires with sufficient volume to take the edge of the rough and rutted roads. Your bike should provide more stability than a road racing bike, yet still be nimble enough to make quick course corrections to avoid other riders, ruts, cowpies and rattlesnakes masquerading as sticks. Both cyclocross and mountain bikes are good options.
We are limiting this ride to the first 150 registratants.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9 AM
$30. Price includes long sleeve t-shirt, lunch and 2 beers. You are responsible for $10 parking at Ranch. Please bring cash for parking.
- Bike helmet
- Method of carrying sufficient food and fluids for duration of the event, camelback or bottles
- Spare tubes and or patch kit
- Tire pump or Co2 cartridge for refilling flattened tires
- Jacket or windbreaker for inclement weather
- Compact bike tool
- Cell phone
- GPS or cycle computer