Mixed Terrain/Gravel Biking in Carson Valley

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Mixed Terrain/Gravel Biking in Carson Valley


Riding Your Bicycle Anywhere and Everywhere

Mixed Terrain, aka Gravel Riding, is all about ignoring the traditional distinction between road and dirt cycling. It’s about epic loops that take advantage of paved roads, unpaved roads, and trails. It’s about epic adventures and getting off the beaten path, about exploring and getting new perspectives, and about tackling new riding challenges and expanding your cycling skills.

The Carson Valley Adventure Ride Series provides amazing scenery, challenging terrain, and an epic adventure.

Carson Valley Adventure Ride Series
Carson Valley Adventure Ride Series

The rides are based on five epic mixed terrain loops that surround Carson Valley: The Brunswick, The Leviathan, The Slinkard, The Tahoe Ridge, and The Powerline.

Each year’s ride series features a subset of these loops. The loops range in distance from 48 to 77 miles but what they lack in distance they make up for with climbing. Each loop also has one or two shorter options to choose from. You can register to ride just one event in the series or all of them. You can opt to ride in a competitive category and be eligible to podium for an individual event or for the whole series. Or you can opt to ride in a recreational category just to enjoy a great riding adventure.  All routes feature fully stocked rest stops and a post-ride meal. All participants receive maps and can access a GPX file of their course.

Looking to preview the courses and do some training rides? We have more than a week’s worth of training ride options.

Presented By…

The Carson Valley Adventure Ride Series is a community project presented by the Alta Alpina Cycling Club and supported by Travel Nevada and The Carson Valley Visitors Authority. Alta Alpina has a long history of producing world-class events like the Death Ride™, the Alta Alpina Challenge: Riding the Wild Sierra, the Pinenut Cracker, and the Carson Valley Classic.


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