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Gravel Camp

May 18 : 8:00 am

Join Cardinal Bicycle for a weekend of gravel, fun, and friends! This is not a race—just a fun supported ride.

We will have aid stations on course, and our short and medium routes will be marked. Riders taking on the Grande Traverse will need a GPS and be able to self-navigate—this route will not be fully marked.

The Venue:

Crooked Mountain Campground is a cozy and quiet camp spot just a few miles from downtown Floyd. Make it a weekend and stay the night. Book your camping directly with Crooked Mountain.

The Scene:

We will have post-ride music from LowBrow Collective, and the Driftwood Catering food truck will be onsite for post ride food. Stay for Saturday evening bonfires, stargazing, s’mores, good times and camp shenanigans.

The Routes:  

  • Floyd Piccolo Ramble: This is a beginner-friendly 16-mile gravel route, but gravel is inherently challenging and so is this route. Riders should be comfortable with rides of at least 2.5 hours with some climbing. Riders who are not quite at that level should consider joining Cardinal Bicycle’s Tuesday ride to prepare or come to Gravel Camp Bedford for a shorter route to get started. This Floyd route is almost entirely unpaved and will have one aid station.
  • Floyd Medio Mountain Wander: This 30-mile route travels through scenic rolling farmland. Some of the climbs can get steep, but the route is fun and flows well. This ride is mostly gravel, and it will have one aid station.
  • Floyd Grande Traverse: Route coming soon! Expect about 50-60 miles of Floyd’s finest gravel (it’s all pretty fine in Floyd). Riders taking on this route should crave adventure, and also be self-sufficient. As such, the route will not be fully marked. Riders must have GPS and be able to self-navigate. This route will have two aid stations.

Not sure what route is right for you? Email with questions–you can also switch your entry at any time before registration closes.


  • 8:00 a.m.: Rider Check-in begins
  • 9:00 a.m.: Grande Traverse Riders Depart
  • 10:00 a.m.: Piccolo and Medio Riders Depart
  • 12:00 p.m.: Lunch available for purchase

Weather & Refunds:

We will ride rain or shine–the Floyd gravel rides great in all conditions! Riders will have the option to buy event insurance at checkout, which allows you to cancel your entry for covered reasons.

Included with your entry:

  • Well-stocked aid stations
  • Mechanic support
  • Fully marked courses for Piccolo and Medio riders
  • Post-ride music from LowBrow Collective
  • The best routes we could find!


May 18
8:00 am
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Crooked Mountain
1378 Shooting Creek Rd SE
Floyd, VA 24091
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