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The Climbing Index

The Climbing Index

Any time that we ride or plot out a new route there is a ratio of miles traveled to feet of vertical gained that we always pay attention to and would like to share with you.  A ride that exceeds 1000ft of elevation gain per 10 miles traveled qualifies as...
Quality vs. Quantity

Quality vs. Quantity

We here at the Dirty Roads are committed to bring you the very best rides and routes that we know and ride. We are not trying to be a clearinghouse for every possible dirty road ride that could be put together, but instead trying to provide you with the best, or at...
Bike Setup

Bike Setup

The last few years have seen an explosion of new bicycles and bicycle equipment aimed squarely at riding dirt roads.   While most of these bikes are called “gravel bikes” and are meant for “gravel grinding” we shy away from that term since some of our road...
Recommended Tire Size

Recommended Tire Size

In order to bring you a more informed riding experience, we have developed a new metric to let you know what to expect once you are out on the road. All of our rides include a minimum recommended tire size in the ride description. This size should refer to how wide...

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