The Mammoth Gravel Loop was derived from a now defunct gravel race that took place in northwestern Wisconsin called the Mammoth Gravel Classic. Only an hour from the Twin Cities the route is a great opportunity to dip your toes into bikepacking or just get away for a quick overnighter.
Created By: Bill Biwer
Originally published on Bikepacking.com and featured here with their permission.
From BIKEPACKING.COM: This 110 mile route is over 80% gravel roads, most of which are well maintained and fairly hard-packed. If you ride just after a heavy rain, which can wash out the crusher fines on the hills, expect to find exposed baby head rocks. To give riders a taste of the other riding options in the area, we included 3 1/2 miles of rough, looser ATV trail, a similar length of easy CAMBA single track and the last 12 miles are on low-traffic, rolling, freshly-paved town roads. Think of the ATV trail and single track as the amuse-bouche, gravel as the main course, and the pavement as dessert.
Mammoth Gravel Bikepacking Route Map:
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