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Best Gravel/Road Rides

Best Paved Routes:

We have free Rolla/Phelps County Bike Maps in bulk quantities at the shop.  Stop by and grab one to help plan your rides.  Or explore some of the routes below:

Acorn Trail (Rolla's off-street bike path network)

St. James-Maramec Iron Works Bike Path  (St. James' off-street bike path network)

Tour of the Ozarks Century Route  (100+miles of quiet rural highways)

Tour of the Ozarks 26-mile Route  (Out-and-back to historic Arlington)

Ozarks Hellbender  (Home of MO State Road Race for several years)

68/F Loop  (40-50 miles, best done early on a weekend to avoid traffic)

Pie Ride  (Any ride that goes past the Town Cafe in Edgar Springs)

Hwy F to Pink Bridge rd, BB to St James, V hwy  (~25 miles, a good quick ride)

Tour of the Ozarks 12-mile Route  (~13 miles of quiet roads to Doolittle and back)

Our Favorite Rural Assaultâ„¢ Rides:

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The Famous Burley Joe Dirt Ride (25ish miles, 100% gravel, very scenic, lots of climbing) Strava Route HERE

Little Prairie Grinder (25 miles 1200ft climbing, Great night ride, start/finish at Little Prairie Lake) Strava Route HERE

Gravel Pie  (48 miles, 1800ft climbing, great long ride only 3 big hills, Pie stop in Edgar Springs) Strava Route HERE

Rolla to Salem (~33 miles one way, not much climbing) GPX File HERE

Death by Gravel (Huge Ride, starts in Steelville.  90+ miles 7000ft climbing, food stops at  44, and 70 miles) Strava Route HERE

Serious Injury by Gravel  (50 miles with some hard climbs, food stop around mile 30) Strava Route HERE

The Waterfall Ride (Easy and close to Rolla) GPX File HERE

Firecracker Five-O  GPX File HERE

Mill Creek Masher (easy 25 miles clockwise from Mill Creek Picnic Area) GPX File HERE

Mill Creek Masher plus ten (cool clockwise loop added at south end of the Masher) GPX File HERE

Boiling Spring Bonanza (Rolla to Boiling Spring Access)  GPX File HERE

Lake Nutt-Coma (easy 25 miles from Lake Spring MO Post Office) GPX File HERE

Maries County Mangleur

Kaintuck Hollow Grinder

MCNBCC Grinder (Mill Creek Natural Bridge Corn Creek, 23 miles, lots of hills)

Spring Creek 20-mile Grinder

North Rolla 25-mile Grinder

Tour de Traileur

CIRREM (Central Iowa Rocky Road Endurance Metric)

Dirty Kanza (200 miles of bad roads in Kansas)