Based in the Gravel Cycling Mecca that is Canada’s National Capital Region, Brendan Gorman created Gravel Cup to share his passion for gravel riding, and to provide a platform for gravel cycling enthusiasts to explore new routes, and challenge themselves on a variety of gravel genres.
He’s spent countless hours literally lost in the woods, curating the best gravel routes that Ottawa and it’s surrounding counties have to offer. Pick a Gravel Cup route and ride it on your own terms, or better yet, join us for a Gravel Cup event and share the journey with fellow Gravel Grinders.
The Gravel Cup is a gravel cycling series open to both recreational and competitive cyclists. Taking place in a Gravel Cycling Mecca, the routes take riders on primarily gravel and unmaintained roads in Canada’s National Capital Region and surrounding counties. Events are self-supported and open to both licensed and un-licensed riders of all experience levels. While riders should be self-reliant, the events do include:
Free race photos
Medals/Podium Presentation for each category
The series consists of 7 events offering an “EPIC” course and a shorter “ADVENTURE” course. Participants accumulate points for every EPIC course event completed. Riders, (Female and Male) accumulating the most points at the end of the series will be crowned the Canada Gravel Cup Champion, will have their name inscribed into history on the coveted GRAVEL CUP, and take home the final series leaders jersey.