Ride the Oregon Trail gravel grinder next week – “When you ride the Oregon Trail you’ll know how tough you are. You’ll know who’s on your team, who’s got your back, who plays as hard as you do, and who knows how to throw down the next challenge just before you conk out after a huge day.” That all sounds pretty familiar from the game we played growing up, right?

Well, now the Oregon Trail is a point-to-point gravel stage race deep into the wild country of the Cascades, with a nightly gravel camp to keep you motivated to pedal strong day after day. 5 days, 4 nights, 400 miles. Sound perfect! OregonTrailGravelGrinder.com

Where to Ride

  • Angel Fire’s Return of the Burner is next weekend, plus bike park updates -One of the best bike parks in the Southwest & the biggest in the Rockies, Angel Fire is open for summer riding with lots of good news. On tap first is the Return of the Burner 12-hour endurance MTB race, slated for June 22 aligned to the summer solstice. Register here. Plus, with more machinery on-site, Angel Fire is cranking out more trail improvements, a few more miles of riding in the Bike Park, and expansion to the Greenbelt Trails in the village offering easy riding for beginner bikers & families. AngelFireBikePark.com

Gear Deals

  • Roll into summer with 15% off Ritchey tires – Upgrade you bike now in time for summer riding with some fresh rubber. For a limited time, you can save up to 15% on a new set of tires for whatever you ride – WCS Alpine JBs for gravel roads, WCS Race Slicks for long roads, or WCS Z-Max Evolutions for hunting secret singletrack. Every type, every size, every width is on sale now at: RitcheyLogic.com

  • Save 50% off all color Kogel ceramic pulleys for Father’s Day – Buy you dad some smooth spinning bling, with free speed and save half off (or maybe just get yourself a set too?) Celebrating Father’s Day, Kogel Bearings offers a 50% off discount on all of their colored pulleys. No codes or coupons required, just select the model in the pulley outlet section, and they’ll take care of the rest. Offer valid until June 16. Kogel.cc

Contests

  • Win a gravel adventure & 2 wheelsets – To celebrate the launch of Hunt Beyond, Hunt Bike Wheels teamed up with CyclingAndalucia.com to offer the chance to win a Gravel Cycling Adventure holiday. You can win 2 pairs of Hunt 4 Season Gravel X-Wide wheels, plus a 5-day Gravel vacation in southern Spain, in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Malaga – valued at £2000! The winner will be picked at random from subscribers to the Bikepacking/Adventure/Gravel Interest Group of Hunt’s Journal at the start of July. So all you have to do to enter is: go to Hunt Beyond, scroll to the bottom of that page & sign up via email to win.

  • Don’t forget to support MBOSC to win an Ibis! – Just a quick reminder that the Ante Up for the Santa Cruz trails donation & raffle is ending soon. But $5 towards SoCal trail advocacy before June 25 and be entered to win the new Ibis bike of your choice! The Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) will be happy. And if you win, you’ll be even happier. MBOSC.givingfuel.com

3 COMMENTS

  1. “you’ll know how tough you are. You’ll know who’s on your team, who’s got your back, who plays as hard as you do, and who knows how to throw down the next challenge just before you conk out after a huge day.”

    Spoof bro talk, right?

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