Your Gravel Map to Backroads Adventure

Just grab your GPS and GO!

Rust Belt Gravel makes it easy for you to find the perfect ride.

We’ve put in hundreds of hours riding, researching, and stitching together the best gravel road routes to create some of the most scenic and memorable riding loops.

Best of all, it’s FREE and it’s easy.

Join our RidewithGPS account, Rust Belt Gravel, and receive access to curated gravel routes, all mapped and ready to ride.

We also provide a variety of lengths, notes, and more to help guide you along the way. Just download the route to your GPS or smartphone and begin your adventure!

Got a Route? Recommend Your Route Today

Rust Belt Gravel Grinders is all about building a cycling community that explores the extensive heritage and natural beauty of the Rust Belt States. Help build our cycling community by recommending your route for inclusion in RustBeltGravel.com.

This community is all about sharing our favorite rides with cyclists. And our community loves unique or challenging routes, especially routes that display an area’s special character. Point us in the right direction by using the contact form below. We’ll take it from there and give you credit as a RustBeltGravel.com contributor when your recommendation is published. 

Here are a few things to keep in mind.

  • We are looking for the best routes, the kind you would ride with your friends if they came to visit for the weekend.
  • Routes should be gravel and/or mixed-surface road and gravel. We love MTB and a little bit of singletrack can sauce things up but MTB routes aren’t what this site is about. 
  • Routes created in RidewithGPS are awesome! But we will take Strava, routes too. 
  • Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia only. We’re looking for routes in all of Pennsylvania. Bonus Points for Ohio and West Virginia routes located within 2 hours drive time from Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Routes should be legally accessible to cyclists and their bikes. We don’t want anyone to get hurt or in trouble so no stealth shortcuts through private property, please. Also let us know if trails or land access requires a permit or are off limits at specific months/days.

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