I have always wanted to do some sort of epic ride but never found anything that I felt comfortable enough with. That is until my father offered up his condo in Jackson Hole in early May to me and my brother-in-law, Will, to stay at and do some riding. After buying our airline tickets I did some digging for Gravel Routes in the area and poured over satellite imagery looking for dirt roads. I found some in Jackson Hole but in neighboring Teton County, Idaho, there were tons.
Once the bikes were assembled and we changed into our kit we rode over to Fitzgerald Cycles. This was the shop where I rented a fat bike from last year and had a great time with it. At the bike shop we bought CO2 cartridges and I bought another piece of Fitzigear - a really nice jersey. The bike shop looked over the routes that I planned and gave some really good advice about where we could find gravel, as well as where we shouldn't be riding.
May 5th: Hoback Roubaix
Distance: 49 miles, 7 miles of gravel
May 6th: The Dirty Grand Loop
Distance: 82 miles, 9 miles of gravel
May 7th: Susie's Nipple Gravel Grinder
Distance: 80 miles, est 65 miles of gravel
Distance: 60 miles, 52 miles of gravel
May 9th: Gros Ventre Gravel Grinder
Type: Out and Back
Distance: 41 miles, 35 miles of gravel