|Location||Type of Route||Distance||Days||% Unpaved||Total Ascent|
|Fredericton||Gravel||121.6 km||1||70%||873 m|
The first ever gravel grind event was held on May 31, 2015 in conjunction with the Radical Edge. Raising over $15,000 to support Special Olympics New Brunswick. You can find more information on their website. Special Olympics Gravel Grind Fredericton
The route itself, combines a number of kilometers on multi use trails (crusher dust), dirt roads as well as asphalt. You can start the ride from a number of places within the City of Fredericton, and finish the ride at your favourite cafe, restaurant, or brewery.
This route leads out of Fredericton on the Northside trail, before venturing into the Keswick Valley on the former train bed. You’ll make your way past Zealand, and the ski hill at Crabbe Mountain, before turning right onto the gravel road. This next section includes some of the steepest and longest climbs on the route, as you make your way along the gravel roads and logging roads, with a right hand turn onto the Crow Hill Road. More gravel awaits, as you start the journey back towards Fredericton before hitting the Kingsley Road and the transition to asphalt, and the arrival back in town.
There are some remote sections on this route, so you’ll need to be prepared for the journey with some long sections on the gravel roads away from a place to stop for drink or repairs.