Welcoming in the new year with some Gravel roads…

Another great welcome to the New Year with a choice of 50K or 100K through some epic Loudoun Gravel/Dirt roads.  Brian H nailed it again this year with some great routing to avoid (mostly) the busier pavement and keep things diverse.

A bit more climbing than some realized (4.8K feet on the 100K option) but generally through shorter hills so it wasn’t terrible.

Great turnout this year with the unseasonably warm weather.  Would guess 30+ started with about a third of those opting for the 100K.  Good times, hello 2016!

GPX files below should you want to recreate either of the routes.

50K Option

100K Option