There are no wrong roads to anywhere.

- Norton Juster

About Us

Steve and Phil are two dads who ride bikes in Vermont. They like riding bikes on gravel. They especially like riding up hills on bikes on gravel. They started GravelDads because it was fun. 

GravelDads is for anyone who likes riding bikes, especially on dirt roads. You can be a GravelDad too!

We have lots of fun things to look at on our website. Remember, always wear a helmet, and have fun on your bike!


We feature some of our favorite Vermont gravel routes here.  We only post routes that we have personally ridden and can recommend with the certainty of experience:

100% GravelDads approved.

Ranger Warmup (Route)

// Ranger Warmup Route Distance: 17.8 miles Elevation gain: ~1,173 ft (GPS devices vary) Road Surface: 58% asphalt, 35% gravel; 7% Class IV An easy 18-mile lollipop with one climb over a manageable Class IV sector, this route is designed as a shake-out option to ride in advance of The Ranger, one of our favorite…

The Spinney (Route)

// The Spinney Distance: 23.6 miles Elevation gain: ~2,300 ft (GPS devices vary) Road Surface: 19% asphalt, 80% gravel; 1% Class IV A solid gravel route through some of the most scenic gravel territory in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, this route is named after the inaugural concoction of our sponsor, Wild Branch Cider. This loop starts…

Bayley Hazen Military Road (Route)

A gravel bike adventure through the annals of Vermont history! We set out to retrace the route of the Bayley Hazen military road, a fascinating piece of historical lore from the Revolutionary War era.

Peacham Delight (Route)

Punchy climbs, sweeping descents, astounding views, classic Vermont scenery, alpacas, horses, sugarbushes, farms and more gravel than you can shake a stick at: this route has it all.

Berlin Pond (Route)

This short little loop has all the things that make a great gravel ride in a compact package.

Quattro Pugni (Route)

A punchy 40-mile route featuring a quartet of solid climbs, each of which rewards you with fantastic views and cruising descents

Dirty Gaps (Route)

An epic journey over four of Vermont's mountain passes and several other substantial climbs, almost entirely on gravel and Class IV.

See all of our routes here


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