Let’s go off road!
Grab your best flannel shirt and strap on your top tube bag, it’s time to ride some of the BEST gravel on FulGaz.
An emerging style of riding on the app, this virtual gravel series is all about exploring the road (and routes) less ridden. This collection will take your breath away, both literally and figuratively…
Join Gravel Epic and FulGaz to win an entry to Gravel Epic Switzerland in September. It is pretty straightforward, get the bike saddled up to the indoor trainer, fill the water bottles and clip in for some digital(and real world) gravel exploration all from the comfort of your home.
- Ride the stages in any order
- You can attempt each stage once
- Complete all stages by midnight 6 March
- This is a free event
- It’s a personal challenge, there’s no prize for coming first.
- Have FUN!
1. Falls Creek Gravel Trail
Join World Champion mountain biker Paul van der Ploeg as he takes us on some of the remote gravel roads hidden out the back of Falls Creek. Testing climbs on the way to the summit of Mount McKay, stunning views and even snow make this experience both spectacular and challenging.MORE INFO
2. Cederberg Mountains
The Cederberg Mountain region is only two hours from the magical city of Cape Town and yet the landscape is completely different: wilder, warmer with a raw, dramatic beauty, it’s beautiful towering mountains, brilliant purple and orange sunsets offer an exceptional botanical diversity, being part of the Cape Floral Kingdom of South Africa, and among the twisted rock formations, farmers cultivate the world-famous healthy rooibos tea, found only in the Cederberg of South Africa.MORE INFO
This ride starts from Niedernsill and goes up to the Alpenvereinshütte. It is a popular ride in this part of Austria. The first 6 Km/4 miles are on tarmac before the gravel section starts. Enjoy the awesome views and mountain panoramas.MORE INFO
4. Boulder Roubaix
The Boulder Roubaix is a tribute to the European classic Paris Roubaix. BR is held every other year and utilizes a rolling course with a mix of gravel and pavement. The route is a loop through farm and horse country north of Boulder.MORE INFO
5. Fall Colors Pa Gravel – NEW
The gravel near the state borders of Pa and Md is characterized by a combination of open farmland, following streams, and occasional super steep rises. Though we start at Muddy Creek near some serious steeps, we mostly avoid the steeps for a longer gradual climb from the creek to the open farmland. What follows is a mixture of gravel roads along open farmland, gravel roads through the woods alongside accompanying streams, and the occasional twisty paved road to connect it all. Enjoy the near cloudless blue sky with burgeoning Fall colors and a more restrained pace.
6. Gloucester Gravel Ride
A delightful spring ride in the Maine countryside, these gravel roads are popular amongst cyclist looking for a quieter experience. As with most gravel roads, there are numerous short climbs to stretch the legs on.
1. Download FulGaz and set up a free account
Downloading the trial gives you full access to FulGaz with no restrictions on content, or how often or how far you ride.
2. Connect your devices
When you load up FulGaz and hit Get Started, you’ll be greeted with a pairing screen. Here your smart bike/trainer/speed sensor will be picked up and listed. Select the devices you’d like to connect and click Let’s Ride.
Pro Tip If you can’t see your devices when trying to connect, they are most likely paired with another app (RGT, Rouvy, Zwift). You will need to deselect your trainer from that app’s pairing screen, quit that app, and restart FulGaz.
3. Set your preferences, weight and slope scaling
Click the settings icon to take a moment to set your display preference (metric or imperial). For the most realistic experience, enter your weight and bike weight. There are many other settings here also; it’s best to get a feel for riding FulGaz first before adjusting these. Start at around 60% uphill to get the feel. You can adjust this in ride also.
Pro Tip If you find the hills too hard, you can adjust the Slope Scaling, this is essentially the “trainer difficulty”. Adjusting this won’t make you faster, but it will make hills easier!
4. Download a video and ride
We always suggest downloading the video ahead of time. For any event you must download the video. Before the event, test your set up with something from the Easy collection. These rides will give you a good “feel” for how FulGaz looks and interacts with your trainer or smart bike.
5. Get event-ready
Before you start your event, make sure you turn up at the start line ready.
Here’s a quick checklist
- Download the ride ahead of time
- Stay hydrated – have at least two bottles of water available
- Have a towel and fan to help you cool down.
To participate in this event from the comfort of your own home you will need some cycling equipment.
- Road Bike
- Smart Trainer (e.g Wahoo Kickr, Elite Suito,) or a smart bike.
- Road Bike
- Standard Trainer (Check out some options here)
- Speed Sensor if using Standard trainer.
FulGaz works on Apple TV, MacOS or an iPhone or iPad as well as Windows and Android devices. To get started you will need to download the app onto your respective device. For an amazing viewing (and riding) experience we highly recommend using an Apple TV connected to your lounge room TV or monitor.
Please note rides in ‘event mode’ will force you to download the ride prior to starting. This ensures an uninterrupted riding experience so make sure you download each stage well ahead of time to avoid delays.
You can ride these routes in any order you like, just make sure you finish before the event finishes on the 6 March, 2022. (Midnight GMT)
All stages are available to download and ride from Monday 16 Feb.