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July 9, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Think you’ve got what it takes to take on one of the longest and toughest gravel rides in the Northeast?

Day of registration is available – fill out this GOOGLE FORM and please bring cash to expedite getting you set up.

Meet at Pueblo Viejo 180 Rt 52 Carmel Hamlet, NY


7 AM Packet Pickup Open

8 AM Mega Start

8:15 AM Adventure Start

Updated Routes on RideWithGPS

You’d better be, as this year’s Empire Gravel Mega route is no joke. You may have to give in to the dark side to complete the MEGA 100+ miles of mixed surface riding and 10,000+ feet of climbing (or ADVENTURE 63 miles / 6,850 ft). Within the course is close to nine miles of incredible multiuse trails in Fahnestock State Park as well as many other surprises to challenge riders.

Empire Gravel doubles as a fundraiser for Project Echelon who’s mission is to help veterans find community and healing through exercise and competition. We’ve kept registration fees as low as possible to cover permits, insurance, etc and encourage you to donate via PledgeReg to Project Echelon.

The first 25 sign ups will get a limited edition Empire Gravel super soft T shirt included for free ($20 value).

It’s been close to a year of work developing this event. While we were looking to provide both a start to finish chip timed race as well a Gran Fondo experience, it’s just not in the cards this year. So just to be clear, we’re structuring the event as as a ride not a race, though we’re sure many of you will ride it hard.

This event is different from all of the other Ready Set Go Adventures gravel events. Signage will be minimal and you will be using your bike computer or RideWithGPS to navigate the course. We will arrange for some basic aid stations along the route for you to refill water bottles, but beyond that you should be self-sustained. Plan is to have post ride food and drinks (most likely a food truck like we had at Jersey Gravel).

While much of the course is on unpaved roads and trails, you are riding on open roads and expect to encounter cars, cyclists, hikers and maybe even some storm troopers. Please be extra mindful and respectful of others, as this year’s ride is a test to hopefully enable Empire Gravel to become a fully realized race and fondo experience in the future. For those that would like to compare their times with others, we will set up leaderboards on RideWithGPS and segments on STRAVA. You will aslo be able to view segment results in the Ready Set Go Adventures Strava club.

Start/Finish will be at Pueblo Viejo, so you can enjoy a post event meal on us, plus we’ve secured happy hour specials for our riders.




July 9, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Ready Set Go Adventures
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Pueblo Viejo
180 NY-52
Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512
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