A few days ago, Lost Monongahela posted about an 1895 bicycle race that attracted 3000 spectators to the “Race Track” (or at that time, the “Driving Park”) on Park Avenue. I just wanted to let you know of another local bicycle race coming in May 2023 called the Whiskey Rebellion Gravel Race. For 2023 it will be held 40 minutes from Monongahela in Clarksville, PA, just west of Washington, PA, off of Interstate 70.
What is a bicycle Gravel Race?
Gravel races or rides are held on rural roads; they are a combination of gravel roads with paved sections. If you are unfamiliar with this event, don’t let the term “Gravel Race” scare you off. The Whiskey Rebellion Gravel Race has special routes for everybody from beginner to expert. Below are informational links:
- Whiskey Rebellion Gravel website is a little outdated, but it gives you an idea of what to expect.
- Ride PA Gravel Facebook page – check here for the latest info
- Official race registration information page on BikeReg – lots of information about the various routes from easy to expert.
- Ride PA Gravel Instagram page – up-to-date information and great photos.
This event sells out quickly, so get started if you want to go. Wouldn’t it be great to host something like this in Monongahela?