Why ride Gravel Tours
We'll guide you on gravel and mountain bike rides that perfectly fit your ability and schedule. Gravel Tours clients can consult with us to completely customize their adventure. We know all of the best roads and trails all over Vermont and neighboring states. We ride everything from "mild to wild!"
Owner of Gravel Tours and Lead Guide
I was born and raised in Vermont, but had the opportunity to live in other regions of the country. Those included the mid-west and Florida. I served in the United States Coast Guard, stationed in Kodiak, Alaska and also lived in Washington State. All of the traveling was great and also really let me realize how badly I wanted to return home.
When I moved back to Vermont, I worked as the head mechanic at a really cool bike shop in Bennington. It was there that I met Roseanne. We traveled all over New England, riding mountain bikes. I started riding more than ever, all over the southern portion of the state. I dipped my toes in mountain bike racing and was really good at it, and I credit not "training"-- weighing my food and heart rate monitors -- but just riding countless hours, fast! Since racing, I have become a board member of the Vermont Bikepackers chapter of Vermont Mountainbike Association (VMBA) helping to establish a 500+ mile bikepacking route through the entire state of Vermont. I have participated in an endurance bikepacking race around the Adirondack Park called the T.A.T.R last September.
A grueling 550+ mile route going as fast as you can, which often meant riding in the middle of the night! I hope to take Gravel Tours clients on bikepacking expeditions, as well as riding dirt roads or singletrack trails throughout this amazing state!
What we offer
Fully van-supported or self-contained rides led by an expert rider and mechanic
Current road and trail conditions only a local can provide
Rental bikes ideally suited for the terrain we ride
The ultimate knowledge of the best rides, great spots to eat, camp and stay
Kirk has been living and riding in the Woodstock area for 18 years and participates regularly in events such as the Vermont Overland, the Vermont 50, Rasputitsa and many other gravel and off-road rides. He loves learning new roads, trails and routes, and enjoys sharing the beauty and adventure of Vermont riding with like-minded cyclists.
Roseanne handles travel planning, reservations, drives support, cooks meals and generally handles everything outside of route planning. She also leads womens' tours and is a vital part of Gravel Tours.
Roseanne has lived in Southern Vermont for 25 years. She has a chiropractic practice in Manchester, specializing in kinesiology and sports medicine.
Roseanne got her first taste of mountain biking during her time at chiropractic college, and it became even more her passion once in the hills of Vermont. That love for riding is what brought her and Kris together.
She has been riding mountain, gravel and road alongside Kris for 30 years. Now their two boys share that same love for riding!
Wesley and Luca
Wesley is 15 and Luca just 11.
Skiing and biking... It's what they do!
These two will be a joyful addition to tours!