|You might just be climbing this same hill on the Jingle Cross Fondo.|
Well, as one might expect with such a big event, there are lots of satellite events and happenings going on within the umbrella of Jingle Cross weekend. One of those is actually a gravel ride, which the Jingle Cross brass have loaded down with some corporate, unmemorable name that rolls off the tongue like a train wreck. So, I am taking the liberty of calling it "Jingle Grind".
I got to ride down that way on the last Geezer Ride this past Spring and it is amazing territory to ride through. I would highly recommend the ride based just upon that factor alone. However; maybe you are star-struck and would get off riding with some former Pro roadie dudes. Well, Jingle Grind has that as well. Then there is the whole World Cup CX deal, which you get entry to as well. I guess it will be quite the scene. Maybe you'd like that as well? Go for it. The gravel will be a welcomed respite from the cray-cray of the cyclo cross madness.
Anyway, I find it quite remarkable that they added a gravel ride, and it actually is mostly gravel. Cool.