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Old 08-10-2019, 12:39 PM
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Everyone Loves Raymond Gravel Grind 11/16/19 Raymond, CA (central CA)

Our local riding club (Fresno Cycling Club) put on this event for the first time in 2018 and it was a fun day and great success. I'm helping on the organizing committee, so I had some input on determining the routes. This is in the Central CA foothills in the town of Raymond.
3 routes - 90 miles/7900', 60 miles/5600', and 35 miles/2800'
Route maps are available on the event page link below.
Low traffic with more than 50% (as much as 65%?) dirt and gravel roads.
Nice catered taco lunch (w/ veg option), long sleeve tee. Limited camping spots at the venue.
Fees are $75 for all distances
We have an event page at https://fresnocycling.com/event-3369504
We also have a Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Evereyonelovesraymondgravel/

Would be happy to answer any questions regarding the ride or local landscape.

Thx
Henry

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Old 10-01-2019, 07:02 PM
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Bump to the top.
November 16 we ride!
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Wow, very cool. Less than 2 hrs from my alternate home. On my radar for sure, thanks for posting!
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For those of us who don't like camping, got any recommendations for places to stay nearby?

Also, what sized tires would you recommend for this?
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Why is it named ‘Everybody Loves Raymond?’
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Why is it named ‘Everybody Loves Raymond?’
Town of Raymond, CA.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:37 AM
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Closest motels are located in Madera or further up the mountain in Oakhurst. There are Airbnb rentals available in Raymond and Coarsegold. Any of these are within a 45 minute drive from the event.
Madera hotel search
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As for tire choices, the non paved surfaces range from soft dirt and sand to rocky dirt to actual gravel. We have had riders use 25c road tires to 29+ (the 25c guy told me never again). I like 35-40c gravel tires like Riddlers or Ramblers. I have not ridden Gravel Kings, but I think they would work well (especially in the SK tread)
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For those of us who don't like camping, got any recommendations for places to stay nearby?

Also, what sized tires would you recommend for this?
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Everyone Loves Raymond Gravel Grind 11/16/19 Raymond, CA (central CA)

Had a fun time last weekend in Raymond. Did anyone here ride?
150 riders total. Good times.







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